History of the English language can be divided into four stages, which have such names: old english, middle english, early new English and new English language. The first phase lasted for VX centuries AD. In V-VI centuries BC, crossed the North Sea, Britain seized the Anglo-Saxons. Language tribes of Angles, Saxons, Frisians and Jutes belonged to the Germanic group of Indo-European languages, more precisely, to the western subgroup. And in the IX century AD expression "English" applied to all Germanic dialects that were distributed at that time in Britain.
Modern English, in some measure, akin to German, Dutch and Flemish language, which belong to the West German sub-languages, and has some differences from the Danish, Icelandic, Swedish and Norwegian language relating to the North German subgroup. The language which is spoken in Iceland, retained the features of Old English language today, whereas in modern British English they totally lost. Educational history of settlements in Britain and the history of England described in his work "Ecclesiastical History of the people of England" Bede (Anglo-Saxon monk and chronicler) in 731 AD. Thus, in studying his writings, you can see that in the year 449 AD on the island invaded by Jutes Tenet, who came from Jutland. With time they settled down and started the Isle of Wight, southern Hampshire and Kent. The rest of Britain, on the south side of the River Thames taken Saxons who came from Holstein. The northern part of the lands conquered England, who came from Schleswig. Further details can be found at Senator of Arizona, an internet resource.
How to choose English language courses? In recent years, Russia has a host of schools and English language courses. And if you decide to start to learn English, to understand at once is not easy. How timely to distinguish Professionals from fraud, how to choose the most suitable courses for you? Before you start looking for suitable courses in English, clearly specify their goals and decide for yourself what exactly the results you can expect from training. Make it easier to advance by asking yourself two questions: What kind of English I really need? Numerous courses in English are ready to offer you a huge selection of programs: Business English, preparation for international exams in English language, English language courses in foreign universities. However, despite all the variety of proposals, it can be argued that the English language you need primarily for communication.
Curricula 'General English' and 'Spoken English' – not the same thing. Spoken English does not involve grammar or complex lexical structures who devotes a lot of time on the course of general English. In the classroom for spoken English you going to do the development of basic grammar and vocabulary. The main objective of this course – to help you overcome the language barrier and make you speak English as their mother. Certainly not worth spending many months solely on learning the complex rules that are likely will never be used, hack special terms that you will forget in two weeks after the course.
However, you should be aware of and that learning a foreign language for 2 week – an unrealistic goal, even for exceptionally gifted people. Short courses are designed to strengthen and develop the language skills and are based on previously acquired knowledge. Fluency in English – is means not only able to read with a dictionary, but also to perceive fluent English speech at the hearing, to present in English their thoughts freely and with the right accent. And if you are not experiencing psychological difficulties in communicating in English, if you have enough vocabulary and speak a modern vocabulary, you will not lose in any situation, be able to explain and a taxi driver, and with the head at work, and with the supervisor in University.