The American has an interesting article about the ways that English is easier than many other languages to learn. Think about it: the English language has lost its distinction between "thee" and "you," which in some languages causes new learners to stumble.
Furthermore, English has largely eliminated its use of the subjunctive, whereas in French - as in many other languages - there is a complicated system of rules to memorize.
But English is difficult in other ways. The spelling, stress, and pronunciation rules are inconsistent and sometimes chaotic.