BIRMINGHAM, England, March 5 (UPI) -- British students are learning a language based on Welsh sounds invented by JRR Tolkien, author of "The Lord of the Rings."
Students at Turves Green Boys' Technology College in Birmingham, England, are being offered lessons in a conversational form of Elvish called Sindarin. The teacher behind the plan, Zainab Thorp, said she was offering the classes to boost some pupils' self-esteem, The Sun reported.
"The recent success of the 'Lord of the Rings' films has increased the interest in learning Elvish," she said. "The children really enjoy it. It breaks the idea that education should simply be aimed at getting a job."