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Planet English [INFOGRAPHIC]

The title says it all: English is everywhere you look, listen, shop, work and walk your dog. Speakers of English as either a first (L1) or second language (L2) comprise 27% of our world’s population. Even more noteworthy, perhaps, is the astounding fact that non-native speakers currently outnumber native speakers by a ratio of three to one. Planet English is indeed expanding – and quickly!

But why? The following infographic explores a few of the reasons underlying the proliferation of English speakers. If you are an ESL or EFL learner, what motivates you to master the English language?

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