Presentation on theme: "(R14) (R14) European Culture: Language(s). Today’s Standard describecultural characteristicsEurope SS6G11 The student will describe the cultural characteristics."— Presentation transcript:
Today’s Standard describecultural characteristicsEurope SS6G11 The student will describe the cultural characteristics of Europe. a. Explain the diversity of European languages as seen in a comparison of German, English, Russian, French, and Italian.
Intro to our……. “Essential Question(s)” How does the diversity of languages in Europe reflect its unique cultural characteristics?
Origin Example Language Official Language In: Approximate # Of European Native Speakers Other Countries in which versions of this language family is spoken West Germanic Languages Slavic Languages Romance Languages Derived from languages of Germanic tribes (750BC-1AD) *Largest Language Group in Europe German Germany Austria Luxembourg *European Union 100 Million English United Kingdom Ireland *European Union 62 Million Netherlands Denmark Norway Sweden Iceland Russian is the most widely spoken Slavic language Russian Russia Belarus 140 Million Czech Republic Slovakia Poland Ukraine Bulgaria Slovenia Macedonia Bosnia & Herzegovina Croatia Serbia Derived from Latin, the official language of the Roman Empire (44BC-476AD) French France Belgium *European Union 65-80 Million Italian Italy *European Union 63 Million Spain Portugal Romania Moldova