Currently, there are about 6,000 languages spoken around the world. By the end of the century, some experts predict there will only be several hundred.
English is quickly becoming the universal language. Even in countries with an official national language, English is frequently taught to kids and spoken fluently alongside their first language. English dominates the internet, with an estimated 52 percent of websites featuring the language (the second closest is Russian, with a mere 6 percent). What's more, new technology is being developed that is amazing at translating spoken voice into another language in real time.
Is there a reason to learn more than English these days? Absolutely.