Language is a fundamental peace of society. It is how we communicate with each other and express emotions explicitly. We are taught the language of our country when we are young and later in our education we are required to take a foreign language. But questions like where it came from, how did it progress, who first scripted it are never answered in these traditional classrooms. I propose a separate class that is devoted to describing and answering these questions in detail. Language is such an important part of our lives and learning where it all came from will give us a better understanding of our culture built around that language as a whole.
How the language begins will be the first segment of this class. This will be the introduction to the whole class. In this segment the students will learn who is responsible for starting the language. Then they will be shown how the culture and geography affected that area so much. This will be accomplished by looking first far back into history to our ancient ancestors and how they communicate with each other through signs and noises. Then through the progression of time this signs become a written language. And the noises will develop into the auditory language. Then through the division of mountains and rivers, two different tribes of people will develop different forms of the same word. For instance how in america we call it the elevator and in england they call it the lift. Through the same light students will be shown how the culture begins to push the language in one direction or the other. This will be further explored in the second segment and will be used as a segway. This is the first segment of the class which shall introduce children to the intricacy of how language works.
With the finishing of this segment we will expand more on the culture.The second segment will consist of the growth of this language through that culture. This will begin with the introduction of the people and values held in a group of people. Going further into depth of how their written language has become more complex over the years into what we know today. Ending with a discussion of how that language changed from what it started as to what it is now. Once this is done the instructor will then compare and contrast the different cultures and help the students realise the connections. This will be done by looking at two languages and groups of people and noticing their similarities and differences. Then they will begin to look where these two civilisations split off in ideas and understanding. This will give the students a better understanding of different cultures which is the main focus of this segment.
Finally we will go into further the writing style of the language and how it had formed. To do this we must look fare back in time when cave drawings were the major form of communication. Now as we know the terrain has change how people form their culture which forms their language. With this knowledge students will have the ability to learn how the writing style had changed then comparing it to their own. This will give them a deeper perspective of how what we use today to communicate with each other had changed so drastically over many years. This will also give students the chance to try and write the language themselves helping them slowly learn what writing was like for their ancestors.
The goal of this class is to give students a better understanding of language. They will be able to understand what language consists of and how it first became a communication device. One thing I love about this class is its ability to open students minds to new roads of language. they will be shown the history of it and be exposed to several values and principles of their ancestors culture. They will be allowed to experience a small part of understanding that language then they can decide for themselves if they want to pursue this further. Language is such a fundamental part of society, yet very few people know where it comes from. I believe that my system will help achieve this.