Peter Shaskey-Fredrick--EL teacher
Voyager Elementary, Alexandria
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30-2:15
Woodland Elementary, Alexandria
Tuesday and Friday 9:30-12:00
Discovery Middle School
Monday - Friday 9:30-10:30, 8:00-11:00
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00-10:30
Alexandria Area High School
B Monday, Tuesday, Friday 10:30-3:00
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 2:00-3:00
English Interesting Facts
Language with the most words: English, approx. 250,000 distinct words.
The non-European languages most widely used on European territory are Arabic, Chinese and Hindi, each with its own writing system.
Russia (148 million inhabitants) has by far the highest number of languages spoken on its territory: from 130 to 200 depending on the criteria.
Most European languages belong to three broad groups: Germanic, Romance and Slavic.
There are about 225 indigenous languages in Europe - roughly 3% of the world’s total.
There are between 6000 and 7000 languages in the world - spoken by six billion people divided into 189 independent states.
According to Illinois state law, it is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized language is "American."
Widow is the only female form in the English language that is shorter than its corresponding male term (widower).
Victor Hugo's Les Miserable contains one of the longest sentences in the French language 823 words without a period.
There is only ONE word in the English language with THREE CONSECUTIVE SETS OF DOUBLE LETTERS.... Bookkeeper