The History of English

Since I’m teaching at the faculty of philology, I usually try to give my students some insight into history. Brigit Viney’s The History of English (OUP, Stage 4, 1400 words, appropriate for pre-int) is very nice and clear. It summarizes the history of English without stuffing up the readers with long scientific words, which is sooo valuable when teaching young adults:)

This documentary, on the other hand, does tend to be a little boring, but it’s got landscapes, ancient scrolls, and attempts to speak in Old English, so, could be a great material for a cosy and sleepy follow-up lesson if you lack preparation time:)