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Featured Lesson: A Deep Dive into the History of the English Language
A Deep Dive into the History of the English Language
"The English language is like London: proudly barbaric yet deeply civilised, too, common yet royal, vulgar yet processional, sacred yet profane. Each sentence we produce, whether we know it or not, is a mongrel mouthful of Chaucerian, Shakespearean, Miltonic, Johnsonian, Dickensian and American." — Stephen Fry
Traditionally, when we think about "teaching English" we don't typically think about covering the history of the English language itself.
Yet doing so can give context to what we learn as English language speakers: spelling, vocabulary, history, grammar, Shakespeare's influence, the printing press, the church, science, dictionaries, modern borrowed terms, the possibilities are endless!
Rita Cevasco of Rooted in Language will join us for our webinar on February 6th as we explore how an understanding of the history of the English language can transform our children's experience of reading, writing, and literature! She'll be on hand to address your children with special needs as well.