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Let our children learn “that” language so they don’t fall behind

Let our children learn “that” language so they don’t fall behind by Jared Seah on August 26, 2011 The English language at Elizabethan times was merely a local “dialect” that’s part of the Germanic language family. For the nobility and the intellectuals in England at that time, French was used instead to set themselves apart from the “common folks”. It’s with the advent of Shakespeare that the English developed the self-confidence that it’s OK to speak with pride in their mother tongue. Of course, another main driving force of this new found confidence and self-believe is it coincides with the reign of Queen Elizabeth the first – when Britain defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588. Spain was the strongest and wealthiest European power at the time. This set forth the foundation for Britain to rule the waves and the expansion of the British Empire, challenging the other European...

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