Minority languages: Pre-class activities

Pre-class activities

Prepare for your class by completing these activities!

Vocabulary matching


The first time you watch the video, pay special attention to the correct pronunciation of the following words:

Of the roughly 7,000 languages spoken and signed on Earth, about 500 of them are currently at risk of disappearing as the number of native speakers dwindles.
What I do is make sure that all of that content gets tracked and archived so it doesn’t get lost and so it can be used for posterity and in the long term.
When the last native speaker died, there were materials for the cultural descendants to bring them back.

Comprehension questions