Tuesday 31 December 2019

The origins of the English language

Part 1

The history of the English language really started with the arrival of three Germanic tribes who invaded Britain during the 5th century AD. These tribes, the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes, crossed the North Sea from what today is Denmark and northern Germany. At that time the inhabitants of Britain spoke a Celtic language. 

Most of the Celtic speakers were pushed west and north by the invaders - mainly into what is now Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The Angles came from "Englaland" and their language was called "Englisc" - from which the words "England" and "English" are derived.

Monday 30 December 2019


Welcome to our new blogspot, over the coming weeks in the new year we will be adding to this blog on a regular basis. So stayed tuned and check back later to see our content.

Happy New Year to all our students, past,present and future from the team here at Only English Academy.