Introduction: Worlds of English
Competence aims in focus:
The aims of the studies are to enable pupils to
- give examples of other varieties of English than those that are used in the Anglo-American core area, and reflect on their distinctive character
- employ a nuanced, well-developed vocabulary – for both general and specialized use
- use and communicate information based on figures and statistics
The history of English in 10 minutes
Not everything which is claimed here is necessarily 100% historically correct, but the animation is still worth checking out.
Where did English come from?
This animation is shorter, but also a little bit more advanced when it comes to content.
com)A few pointers from Professor David Crystal, English language expert.
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