Five Fascinating Facts
English is the most widespread language in the world.2.
English is spoken as a foreign language by over 700 million people.3.
According to the Illinois state law, it is illegal to speak 'English'. The official language is 'American'.4.
The sentence 'The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog' uses every letter in the English alphabet.5. German
is considered to be the sister tongue of English.Check out our UK section
for more information on a year abroad in England
, Northern Ireland
.Thinking of going further afield?
Find out more about studying or working in New Zealand
, or the USA
Collins Easy Learning English Idioms
This little book of English idioms is a wonderful resource to take away with you. Allow your new friends/flatmates/colleagues to discover the meaning of all those funny English phrases you use which baffle them! Also, if you’re planning on teaching English abroad, this book of idioms can provide ideas and materials for lessons with pupils who want to speak natural English just like you!