Beowulf to the rescue


If your students are unhappy about some complexities of English spelling, or irregular plurals, just quote Beowulf to them! This rendition of Beowulf in the original can help your prepare. There is an interesting article to go with it, with quotes from the performer, who is an MIT medievalist:

“Besides being the language of Rohan in the novels of Tolkien, Old English is a language of long, cold, and lonely winters; of haunting beauty found in unexpected places; and of unshakable resolve in the face of insurmountable odds.”

Beautiful, isn’t it?


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