Which countries are native speakers of English?
English originated from England, so that would be the original native country.
The main English-speaking countries are:
- The United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Isles, Gibraltar, Virgin Isles, Falklands, etc)
- The United States
- New Zealand
Other English-speaking countries are:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Marshall Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- Trinidad and Tobago
English is the most widespread and popular language in the world, with an approximate 20%-24% of the world's population able to speak English.
English has the most speakers with approximately 2 billion speakers worldwide or 30% of the world's population. Most people mistake Mandarin for having the most speakers with 935,000,000 speakers, but Mandarin is the language with the most native speakers. English has the most speakers total. Only about 600,000,000 native speakers for English.
These countries have the largest numbers of speakers of English: United States (270-300 million) India (excludes English users)* United Kingdom Philippines Germany Canada France Pakistan Australia Italy *The most users of English would be in India and in China (where it is a required language in education, but not widely spoken), and in Nigeria where the pidgin English (creole) is a primary language. By native speakers: US, UK, Canada, Australia, and Ireland.
Studies suggest that background noise is more likely to interfere with the understanding of non-native speakers than native speakers. This is likely because native speakers are more familiar with the natural rhythms of English speech and are able to unconsciously fill in gaps in hearing, while English-learners would have to rely almost entirely on hearing every word in order to assemble meaning.
20 -25% speak English as a native or second language. There are 300 million Chinese studying English and many more from India, Korea and the Arab world. ------- There are about 200 languages that have a million or more "native" speakers. Mandarin Chinese is the most common, being spoken by around 874,000,000 people as a native language. English is a distant third with approximately 341,000,000 native speakers.
Yes. This is a simple question, as English has become the internationally spoken language and is/approaching mandatory in several countries. However, the main issue is with the sounds emitted in the English alphabet, which the Japanese alphabet lacks several. Therefore, English can be considered difficult for most native Japanese speakers.
Non-native English speakers get their accent in large part from their native language. For instance, French-speakers have difficulty with the "th" sound in English and instead pronounce a zed. The "h" is usually silent in French also, and French-speakers can't aspirate it, so the English "this is the help I need" would be pronounced "Zis is the 'elp I need". In addition, non-native speakers pick up the accent of the English they have learned, so…
English today is probably the third largest language by number of native speakers, after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. However, when combining native and non-native speakers it is probably the most commonly spoken language in the world, though possibly second to a combination of the Chinese languages (depending on whether or not distinctions in the latter are classified as “languages” or “dialects”). Estimates that include second language speakers vary greatly from 470 million to over a…
The difficulty of a language depends on many things. Native speakers of English can learn Spanish with less difficulty than Native Korean speakers, since English is closer to Spanish than Korean is. On top of that some languages are considered easy to learn to speak, but difficult to learn to write and vice versa. An example would be Mandarin Chinese, from the perspective of Native English speakers it is considered easy to learn to speak…
TESOL is an acronym for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Other acronyms used interchangeably with this include: - TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) - TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) These all refer to the industry of teaching English to non-native English speakers.
Not really because there are countries that have their own languages. But because of global communication, the English language is becoming more relevant. The English language is the most common language in the world, as it is used in official business worldwide. We still have some other languages that are widely used (e.g. French, Arabic, etc.). Mandarin is the most spoken language by native speakers, but English is the most spoken language by total speakers.
It is a general term for any written or spoken English that is badly constructed. Often, when people including native speakers try to use formal English they will make errors that are very humorous. It also refers to what can result when native speakers of other languages attempt to translate something into English. See link for some examples that may or may not be authentic.
A native English speaker is a person whose first language they learn as a baby is English, so its not something you can become unless you are born to it. If your antive language is another language you can lean to speak English like a native by listening carefully to English speakers and practicing saying words the way they do.