English is my 2nd language and I learn it for 8 years now (school).
I think it's one of the easiest languages to learn as there's e.g. no conjugation (except from "be") and no female/male/neuter words like in other languages (in Germany, a chair is male while a school is female, in English it's always "a" or "the" which makes it very easy).
In contrast to German, English also hasn't capitalization (only the start of record and proper names are written in capitals) and in contrast to French (my 3rd language), there are no accents.
I'm also going to take English major next grade, which is not the easy English (vocabulary, grammar and short stories) anymore but also reading novels and writing essays.
Of course I don't know every word and need to look some words up but I think English is fun and today it's important to speak many languages to discuss with other people all around the world (globalisation).
I somehow noticed that in the USA / Great-Britain and in France, the native language is very important and that many people (not all!) are lazy with speaking other languages.
In Germany, it's compulsory to have at least English in school (and in grammar school at least 2 foreign languages) and than you really can speak it.
I used to have an exchange with a French guy 2 years ago and his English/German was so bad for learning the languages already for several years.
It seems like in other countries, it's enough to speak just one language and in Germany, the motto is "the more the better