Elvish Language Courses Offered in England

Omaha World Herald: Students at Turves Green Boys' Technology College in Birmingham, England have a rare opportunity: the chance to study conversational Elvish. Sindarin is the conversational form of Elvish spoken in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. The language is a combination of Welsh sounds and Quenya, a ceremonial Finnish language. Now, with the help of Educational Co-ordinator Zainab Thorp, students at Turves Green Boys' Technology College in Birmingham, England are learning the language in after-hours lessons.

"The recent success of the Lord of the Rings films has increased the interest in learning Elvish," Thorp said. "The children really enjoy it. It breaks the idea that education should simply be aimed at getting a job."

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