English to remain official EU language

If the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, there will be no EU member state with English officially registered as their language of choice. EU member states Ireland and Malta both widely speak English, but on joining the EU they registered their language of choice as Irish and Maltese respectively. Yet despite this, EU diplomats have decided to keep English as an official and working EU language. So even if the home of English goes, the language of English will stay: which is perhaps fitting given the origins of the English language in what is now part of the European Union.

Germanic invaders entered Britain on the east and south coasts in the 5th century

By Josef Essberger for EnglishClub October 2019
Josef started teaching English as a foreign language in 1991 and founded EnglishClub for learners and teachers in 1997.


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