Currently English is the main language of the population in several countries in the world, such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, several African countries and the Caribbean. English is the third largest language used in the world after Mandarin and Spanish. English is also studied throughout the world as a second language and the official language of the European Union, several countries that are members of the Commonwealth, United Nations, and other world organizations. Almost every dialogue on an international scale uses English dialogue in more detail.
English was first used in the early Middle Ages, which was originally western German. English appeared in the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of England which is currently in southeast Scotland. Based on the great influence of England from the 17th century to the mid-twentieth century, through the British Empire, English was widespread throughout the world. Then, one of the greatest momentum – after the British empire took over the world – was when the United States dominated the media and technology.
The term Old English first appeared on the northern coast of Great Britain by Germanic (Anglo-Saxons) immigrants in the 5th century. The English word itself, is a modern form of English, the same as the name used in the words Angles and Saxons. English was also under the influence of the Old Norse language by the Vikings in the 9th and 10th centuries. In the 11th century, the invasion and occupation of Britain joined in the Norman, Breton and French armies led by William II of Normandy, eventually bring up vocabulary and spellings that are heavily borrowed from French Norman. This changes to the Middle English term which has a shift in vowels. Modern English (Modern English) began to emerge in the 15th century.
Modern English has many vocabularies with complex and irregular spelling, especially in the vowels (vowels). That is because lending and fusion are combined from various European languages, even the world. At the moment the Oxford English dictionary has more than 250,000 different words, not including the terms science, technique, and popular language (slang). So, in learning English, we are also required to know the origin of English.