One of the most interesting aspects of English has to be the variations of the language that are spoken globally. English is spoken in countries which are on the other side of the world from each other, and this offers some staggering diversity.
In the last few years, German as a foreign language has gained a lot of popularity, all over Europe and the world, people suddenly want to learn German. German is in fashion, though no one is as surprised as the native speakers. Were we not always told ‘German is too difficult’ and ‘it always sounds as though you are fighting’? Well, yes. And maybe little has changed about that. Yet thanks to the strong economic position of the German region in Europe, my mother tongue has suddenly taken on a whole new meaning and more and more people are discovering the interesting, beautiful and logical sides that I also want to open up to you today.
How much do you know about the Maltese language? Not much? In this new episode of our series “My language, my home” you can find out more about the language spoken in the small island of Malta.
In this first instalment of our new series of MH articles, “My language, my home”, we present the Catalan language. Each language is home to a unique culture, with a vision of the world slightly different to the rest. In this series, we get native speakers from different parts of Europe to explain what their language means to them and why it’s so important to keep it alive.