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Cultures of Europe Literacy Rate and Language I have sound!! Turn on Speakers
Literacy Rate • A literate person is one who can read and write. • Being literate is a major factor in whether a person can get a job and be successful in the workplace. • Literacy rate is the percentage of a country’s population over the age of 15 that can read and write. • The United States has a very high literacy rate. • About 99% of Americans are literate.
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Economic Impact • Countries with high literacy rates are generally wealthier. • They can compete in the world economy. • Having a high literacy rate is important to the success of the people in a country. • People who can read get better jobs, earn more money, and can afford to buy better things. • They can afford housing, food,
Standard of Living • The standard of living (economic level of the people in the country) is often higher in countries where the literacy rate is high. High Literacy Rate = Living High Standard of
Standard of Living • This measures how well-off the people are in a country. • Housing, food, health care, educational opportunities, and income can be part of the standard of living. • Basically: what it costs a family to live
Cycle of Poverty • • Having basic reading & writing skills is very important. • Without skills, workers are stuck in the lowestpaying jobs. A cycle of poverty can develop when people cannot get an education. • Illiterate people are forced to get low-paying jobs, so they cannot get enough money to pay for their children’s education…This cycle can continue for generations. • The standard of living remains low for these families because their education level is low.
Europe • Most European countries have high literacy rates. • Many European countries are industrialized —they depend on manufacturing rather than farming for their wealth. • The increased wealth allows these countries to provide better education and health care. • The standard of living is also high.
Languages Of Europe Over 200 native languages in Europe Most can be put into three categories - Germanic -( English and German). The largest native group with 20% of European speaking a Germanic Language. - Romance -( Italian, French & Spanish). These language come from Latin- the language of the Roman Empire- Romance. - Slavic- mostly Northern and Eastern European Countries. Include Russia. Written in the Cyrillic Alphabet.
Languages Of Europe - The European Union ( EU) recognizes 23 official languages in Europe. - Because of the language diversity European school children usually learn 1 -2 other languages in addition to their native one. - Over ½ ( 400 million) Europeans speak English because it is often a choice for their 2 nd language.
Germany: Language The official language of Germany and Austria is German. - Germanic Language
Germany: Literacy Rate • The literacy rate in Germany is 99 -100% * Students in Germany must attend school through the 9 th grade. After that students either go to a trade school or keep attending public school until the 13 th grade ( roughly 18 years old) If they want to go to college. *
Russia: Language Russian is a Slavic Language Between 145 -160 million speak Russian ( based on 2008 estimation) A Russian Proverb Руководитель без народа, что цветок без солнца Translation: A ruler without a nation is like a flower without the sun
RUSSIA: Literacy Rate Russia’s Literacy rate is 99 -100% Russia has a free education system guaranteed to all citizens by the Constitution and has a literacy rate of 99. 4%. Entry to higher education is highly competitive. As a result of great emphasis on science and technology in education, Russian medical, mathematical, scientific, Follow link to here the Russian alphabet and space and aviation research is generally of a high order- from http: //en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Russian_alphabet Wikipedia. com
Russia • Russia has the most poverty of these 3 European countries. • In the former Soviet Union, the government assigned everyone a job. • Today, workers must show that they are skilled & valuable to the business in order to keep their jobs. • Russia’s government is now spending large amounts of money to train workers & educate youth so that they have more opportunities to be successful in the economy.
France: Language -French is the official language of French -French is one of the Romance Languages
France: Literacy Rate The Literacy rate in France is 99% Children in France must go to school until they are 16 years old.
Italy: Language - Italian is the official language of Italy - Italian is one of the Romance languages. Follow the link to hear some phrases in Italian http: //www. bbc. co. uk/langu ages/italian/guide/phrases. s html How to say hello in Italian: Ciao an informal term for Hello. It can also be used for Goodbye.
Italy: Literacy Rate • The literacy rate in Italy is 98% • Children in Italy go to school from age 6 -15.
United Kingdom: Language English is the official Language of the United Kingdom. It is a Germanic Language. Other Languages commonly spoke in the UK are Gaelic (Irish), Celtic (Scottish), and Welsh (Wales)
United Kingdom: Literacy Rate The Literacy Rate is 99%. The UK is home to some very famous and old university's such as Oxford (England), Cambridge (England), & St. Andrews (Scotland).
U. K. & Germany • The literacy rate of both countries is nearly 100%. • Both countries have made large investments in human capital. • The workforce is very well trained and educated. • This has helped the standard of living in these countries improve over time.
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