How many people can speak English? Some experts estimate that 1.5 billion people (around one-quarter of the world´s population ) can comunícate reasonably well in English.
Never in recorded history has a language been as widely spoken as is English today. The reason why millions are learning it is simple: it is the language of international bussines and therefore the key to prosperity. It is not just that multinational companies such as Microsoft and Google conduct their bussiness in English; it is the language in which the Chinese speak to Brazilians and Germans to Indonesians.