After the British colonization of North America, English became the dominant language in the United States and in Canada. The growing cultural and economical influence of the US and its status as a global superpower since World War II have significantly increased the language's spread across the world. Today, American English is predominantly influential, because of the USA's dominance in television, popular music,cinema, trade and technology (including the Internet). Most website's on the internet are in English. Popular American movies and tv programmes which people watch all over the world are in English. People listen to American music and English is the language mostly used for business. So the world has been exposed to english in many ways and that's why most people know the english language and would like to study it.