The Cornish language (Kernewek) is one of the Brittonic languages, which dates back to pre-Roman times and the Celtic races that inhabited this part of Europe.
The language faded out towards the end of the 18th century but has experienced resurgence over the past 100 years.
The Cornish language is closely related to Welsh and Breton, which have influenced the resurrection of this ancient language.
Where is Cornish spoken?
The people of Cornwall speak the Cornish language. A land defined by its spectacular coastline, which tapers out into the Atlantic Ocean.
What’s special about Cornwall?
Cornwall is famous for its pasties and cream teas, not to mention the Cornish bagpipes, which have been used as part of ceremonies and celebrations as early as the 14th century.
The scenic granite cliffs of Land’s End, picturesque harbours, and the sandy beaches of the north coast have all made Cornwall a holiday favourite for generations.
KEY LEARNING POINTS
Identify the alphabet and the sounds in Cornish
Introduce yourself and others
Talk about colours
Use numbers 1-20
Use the days of the week
Use simple greetings
Talk about professions
Talk about countries and where you live
Tell the time
Give your phone number and contact details
Talk about food and drinks
ADVANTAGES OF THIS COURSE
Studying and completing the course online means you will have the flexibility to learn from any device, any place at a time that best fits around your existing commitments.
This course will help you explore Cornish culture and heritage
Learning this language is fun and beneficial at all ages, as medical studies have shown the positive effects learning a second language has on the brain.
Studies showed that learning a second language significantly delayed the onset of many brain related diseases such as Alzheimer and dementia, compared to those who can only speak their native tongue.