Steve Leveen Posted 8 months ago Will we eventually have one global language? Yes, I think we should and will eventually have one global language, and I think we could accomplish this while preserving native languages all over the world. This would mean that people the world over would be bilingual. I'm impressed that European Union has a language goal for its 450 million citizens, which is to learn two languages in addition to one's native language. And it appears that the EU is making progress toward this goal, with the most commonly spoken second language being English. I'd like to see the US adopt a language goal of English+1, meaning that everyone speak English fluently plus one other language of their choice. Moreover, I'd like to see the US become the most diversely bilingual nation, consistent with its heritage as a nation of immigrants.