“This week I have discovered the wonder of Latin.Latin is an important language because it is the origin of many languages. It is also very important because Latin provides a key to the Romance languages, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese etc. Latin is the universal language of western civilisation. Actually, Latin provides the blueprint for any language we may be learning later in life: German, Russian, Chinese, or any other one. … Furthermore, Latin is all around us. I enjoyed learning Latin because it was a new language and i was very pleased to have been introduced to it. You may ask what year latin dates back to? To put it briefly — about 2,700 years old  i really loved learning about a language that people before us spoke.” Eleanor