Those countries that McNight mentions are mostly third world countries that have little, if any political power on the world stage. Most developed countries such as Germany, France and Japan learn english because of Americas importance and dominance and you can tell as they speak with an American accent.
Yeah, Simon is British, but he lives in Belgium.
Ed you are a moron.
Your comments are pointless.
Face it english is the worlds dominant language in buisness and government beacause of the industrial revolution instigated by the british.
Nothing to do with the USA at all.
Why not read some books you ignorant american.
to: A russian
Please keep responses on an intellectual level.
that means smart, or brainy, or.......forget it you wouldn't understand.