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Teaching English Language 16 - 19
A comprehensive guide for teachers of AS/A2 level English Language

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ISBN 9780415528252
Published September 10, 2012 by Routledge
144 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This uniquely structured and practical resource book will empower teachers new to the study of language to feel confident about leading a stimulating and successful course. Covering all areas of linguistic investigation across the different exam board specifications, this accessible text rooted in theoretical perspectives is underpinned by years of teaching experience and is rich with practical classroom activities.

Each of the sections included in this book is either an examined area of study from the AS and A2 specifications or deals with the supporting frameworks of linguistic analysis, and is helpfully split into two parts:

  • An overview of how to teach that area of study, and a discussion of the appropriate level of knowledge that students will require;
  • Individual lesson ideas and plans, with resources provided throughout.

Teaching English Language 16 – 19 opens with a brief introductory section that outlines the reasoning behind taking an investigative approach to the study of language. A sequence of suggested lesson ideas for the opening lessons of a typical course, amounting to some eight lessons with homework research and discussion preparation tasks, is also included.

Students on initial teacher education courses, as well as practising teachers undertaking the teaching of language for the first time, will welcome this highly practical resource.

Table of Contents

Preface  Contents Page Overview  1. Introductory sequence of lessons  2. Audience, Purpose, Context  3. Frameworks – Grammar, Lexis & Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse, Phonology, Graphology, Redundancy  4. Conventions of Spoken and Written English  5. Language in Society – Gender, Power, Technology  6. Coursework – Original Writing  7. Bridging Unit  8. Language Change – History, Cooking, Home  9. Language Acquisition – Talking, Writing, Reading  10. Coursework – Investigation  Concluding Remarks

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Martin Illingworth is a consultant teacher with the National Association for the Teaching of English and works at Woodlands School in Derby and at The University of Nottingham, UK.

Nick Hall is East Midlands Regional Director at Teach First, and was previously Head of English and an Advanced Skills Teacher at Woodlands School, Derby, UK.