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  • 1. Why are languages important?
  • 2. Languages are important because...
    It’s a multilingual world…
    Test your knowledge - Languages of the European Union
    Match the language to the percentage of its native speakers in the EU
    All others
    Español
    Français
    Nederlands
    11%
    11%
    Deutsch
    6%
    Italiano
    Español
    Deutsch
    24%
    Italiano
    16%
    English
    Nederlands
    All others
    16%
    16%
    Français
    English
  • 3. Languages are important because...
    It’s a multilingual world…
    Test your knowledge – Closer to home
    Do you know how many different languages are spoken by young people in
    England…
    300 languages
    Scotland…
    104 languages
    Wales…
    98 languages
    8? 19? 39? 98? 104? 144? 251? 300?
  • 4. Languages are important because...
    It’s a multilingual world…
    Test your knowledge – Even closer to home
    Do you know how many different languages are spoken in your school?
    43 languages
    8? 15? 43? 97? 108?
  • 5. Pyramid of Power
    What is the most important reason for learning a language?
  • 6. Give yourself the edge… they did!
    Match the names on the left to the degrees on the right:
    J. K. RowlingAuthor (Harry Potter)
    Chinese Language and Culture(1990)
    J. K. RowlingAuthor (Harry Potter)
    Chinese Language and Culture(1990)
    Paula RadcliffeAthlete
    European Studies(1982)
    Paula RadcliffeAthlete
    European Studies(1982)
    French and German
    (1983)
    Lucy LiuFilm star
    Lucy LiuFilm star
    French and German
    (1983)
    Jonathan RossTV and Radio Presenter
    Modern European Studies(1996)
    Modern European Studies(1996)
    Jonathan RossTV and Radio Presenter
    Rory Bremner
    Comedian
    Greek and Latin(1999)
    Rory Bremner
    Comedian
    Greek and Latin(1999)
    Fiona Bruce
    Newsreader
    French and Classics(1987)
    French and Classics(1987)
    Fiona Bruce
    Newsreader
    Medieval and Modern Languages
    (1983)
    Chris MartinMusician (Coldplay)
    Chris MartinMusician (Coldplay)
    Medieval and Modern Languages
    (1983)
    Nigella Lawson
    TV Chef
    French and Italian
    (1986)
    French and Italian
    (1986)
    Nigella Lawson
    TV Chef