Leslie Mazur-Park


Leslie Mazur-Park is a teacher and musician who lives in the Southwest of England. He is passionate about language learning and has learnt Spanish, German, Swedish, Russian and… Cornish.. A graduate in both Arts and Science of the Open University and holder of many diplomas he has an academic background. But everyday work takes him into schools as a teacher and after that there is music composition, practice and of course language study with daily speaking practice. Leslie has given many presentations and greatly enjoys communicating the love of learning to others. Recently he has travelled around Poland teaching English.


 English or Cornish?

Event type: Workshop
Facilitator: Leslie Mazur-Park
Minimum age: 13 – 17
Level: Elementary / Pre-intermediate / Intermediate
Time: 60 min.
* On demand contents, level and timing can be tailored to groups’ needs.     
 

The history of the British Isles is the history of peoples speaking many languages. The English language first found its voice in about AD 447 as the Anglo Saxons steadily pushed the ancient Celtic languages of Britain into the far west corners of Britain. Some of these languages are still spoken today. Cornish is one of them. Let us take a journey from the Speakers home town of Tavistock in Devon across the river Tamar into the magical land of Cornwall. Although still part of England this land has its unique identity and culture and language. We arrive in the ancient capital of Cornwall, today called Launceston and through English learn how to ask for our tea, coffee, apple juice and cake in the Cornish language. You might travel to Cornwall one day and be able to use this Cornish.


The United Kingdom

Event type: Workshop
Facilitator: Leslie Mazur-Park
Minimum age: 13 – 17
Level: Elementary / Pre-intermediate / Intermediate
Time: 60 min.
On demand contents, level and timing can be tailored to groups’ needs.       
 
The United Kingdom is a union of many different countries united by the English Language. The countries of the UK each have a rich and diverse culture. A brief look at the history of the English language, which pushed the Celtic languages and culture to the Western parts of Britain, will lead to an understanding of why Britain is so multi-national and interesting. Let’s take a journey around Britain and explore the cities, landscapes, and art of each country. Learn a sentence in each Celtic language and ask the question. If I were to live in the UK, in which country would I choose to live.

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