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Welcome to yet another ESL Web Site. This site was created to offer teachers and students a variety of activities, lessons and facts suitable for individual study as well as for classroom use.
Lessons are recommended for students at and above intermediate level of English language.
Did you know that:
We don't know exactly how many languages there are currently in the world, there are estimates from 3 000 to 10 000. In reality there is probably around 4 000 to 5 000 currently living languages.
Living languages are languages which have native speakers alive who use it.
Extinct languages have no native speakers.
Top twenty languages regarding mother tongue speakers:
1. Chinese 2. English 3. Spanish 4. Hindi 5. Arabic
Top twenty language with official language population:
1. English 2. Chinese 3. Hindi 4. Spanish 5. Russian
(From: Crystal, D. (1995) The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.)