Language of the Month

At West Borough Primary School, we are proud of the diversity of our school community. Through mutual respect and equality we celebrate the faiths and languages we have in our school.

Each month, we try to learn a little bit about one of the 38 languages spoken in our school. If you would like to know more, this website can help support!

April - Italian

Our language of the month for April is Italian. 

There are about 63,000,000 people in Italy, Switzerland, Canada, France, San Marino, Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Yugoslavia, Slovenia, Australia and the United States of America who speak Italian.

Here are some words we may practice speaking in class:

English

Italian

welcome

benvenuti

hello

ciao

goodbye

arrivederci

good morning

buon giorno

thank you

grazie

sorry

scusa

please

Per favore

yes

si

no

no

well done

bravo

January - Lithuanian

Our language of the month for January is Lithuanian.

Lithuanian is the native language of Lithuania, where it is spoken by about 3,000,000 people.

Altogether, there are about 4,000,000 people in the world who can speak Lithuanian.

Here are some words that you may wish to share.

labas - hello

labas rytas - good morning

laba diena – good afternoon

Ačiū – thank you

taip - yes

ne - no

puiku – well done

This website is useful for finding out about the language and for pronunciation.

 

November -Malayalam

 

 

Our language of the month for November is Malayalam.

Malayalam is mainly spoken in South West India. Malayalam is the third most common first language spoken at West Borough.

Here are some words that you may wish to share.
nameste - hello
suprabhaatam - good morning
nameste – good afternoon
nanni – thank you
athey - yes
illa - no
valare nanaierikannu – well done

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