English Language Day


English Language Day is celebrated since it is one of the six official languages of the United Nations, and it honors the birth and death of the famous playwright and poet William Shakespeare.
He is one of the most celebrated English poets who left behind his work in the form of plays and sonnets that are still used in English plays and taught to students in literature classes.

English is a West Germanic language that originated from Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Britain in the mid-5th to 7th centuries AD.
It spread throughout the world via British colonization and is now a dominant global language.
It is termed as ‘lingua Franca’, meaning a bridge language for communication and trading, spoken by a total of 1,132 million people.