Aquí podrás practicar el inglés online con un artículo que ha salido últimamente en las noticias. Leerlo y después darnos tu opinión:
The UK has ten, indigenous languages, how many can you name?
This article discusses why it’s important to learn indigenous languages and not just the main language spoken of a country.
I was originally from Wales and even though Welsh isn’t my first language, I do tend to agree with most points put across in this article.
I think that it’s important to not let these old languages die because they provide a link to the past, help us to understand our culture, heritage and even our humor.
However, I think that it’s important to keep progressing, integrate with other cultures and their languages and traditions, and not close ourselves off. Yes, I love my country, Wales, and the Welsh culture and I’d love for my children to be able to speak Welsh, but at the same time it’s important to let people from outside in.
Anyway, it’s also nice to be able to speak a little of an unusual language.
Finally, as the article says, the ten indigenous languages that are still spoken in the UK are: English, Scots, British Sign Language, Welsh, Gaelic, Irish, Cornish, Manx, Angloromani and Shelta.
I’d love to know your opinion, do you think these old languages have a place in the 21st century? What is your first language?
By Siôn ( Teacher at Optima Communication)