Celebrating the English language at the UN (United Nations)
English Language Day at the UN is celebrated on 23 April, the date traditionally observed as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare.
Did you know?
There are 983 million people in the world who speak English, or 13% of the world's population. It is estimated 372 million speak English as their first language, while 611 million speak English as a second language.
English is an international language used in areas such as education, health, tourism, business and entertainment.
What about you? What do you like about the English language? Why are you learning English?