Last week, we looked at the events of the year 1066. This week, we examine how the English language changed after a French-speaking king took over the English crown.
They didn’t know it at the time, but the year 1066 was going to change everything in England; the king, the culture, the government, and the language.
Today we tell the story of two of the most common words in English: Hello and Goodbye! Used by people who have never studied English, and, of course, by The Beatles!
Why do you have to study English? Why not Fench or Arabic or Chinese or some other language. In fact, why do we have one global language at all? Listen to find out.
The Vikings had a significant impact on the development of the English language and are the reason for one good thing and one terrible thing for English language learners.
In this episode, we look at the origins of English. Where did it come from? Why did it start on the island of Britain? Who were the Anglo Saxons?