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European Week of Languages 2010.

CAITLIN WATTERS

Last week it was the European Week of Languages 2010, a week where all over Europe, people celebrated the event by making a go to learn a new language or languages. The week as a whole aims to unite people of all ages and all backgrounds by all participating in the same task - learning and finding out about different languages (if you haven't guessed it alreadyWink)

But in all truth it isn't just about that.  Its also about delving into it, finding out much more than a language. Its about knowing how it is written or where it is spoken, finding out what the country's like and its culture. For example, Portobello High School launched a new cross-curicular project last week for S1 on the country of Haiti. I'm sure all pupils will learn much more than the language and geography of the country.

Here are some interesting facts that I found out :-

  • Language with the most words - ENGLISH (approx. 250,000 words)
  • Language with the least words - TAKI TAKI ( 340 words)
  • Largest alphabet - KHMER (74 letters)
  • Shortest alphabet - ROTOKAS ( 12 letters)
  • Most widely published language - ENGLISH

 

 
Allons en Haïti!

Ms Forrest

As part of European Week of Languages at Porty, S1 pupils in the Modern Languages and Geography Departments will be doing a cross-curricular project on the French speaking country of Haiti.  (more about this over the next couple of weeks from your French and Geography teachers).

Map of Haiti

 
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