A history of the English language


When you speak and study English, you realise just how many other languages and cultures have influenced it. We borrow words from any language you can think of, and English vocabulary is very much a mish-mash of diverse borrowings from as close to home as France and as far away as India!

The infographic below shows a brief history of how the English language developed, and will be really quick and interesting for your students to have a look at and discuss.

‘The History of the English Language’ courtesy of Brighton School of Business and Management.






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