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Confusing Linguistic Terminology: English

  When I started learning languages (being British) I had never heard so much as a single mention of IPA or other such linguistic terminology like Place/Manner of Articulation in my language classes. 755 more words


Curriculum and Assessment in English 3 to 19: A Better Plan

by John Richmond

The National Curriculum for English then…

In the late 1980s, when the idea of a National Curriculum was proposed, I welcomed the principle that all children and young people in state schools have a common entitlement to a range of knowledge, understanding, competences and skills in the major school subjects. 1,114 more words

Accountability Pressures

Boethius & Lambert on the requirements for significative speech

In an attempt to get more people reading medieval philosophy, I’ve been smuggling medieval authors into the philosophy of language courses I teach at Durham. This year, I had my 2nd years read Book 1, Ch. 493 more words

Hot Seating.

We have been learning about our whole school play ‘A Faerie’s Tail’. We hot seated characters from Cinderella and asked the characters different questions. It was great fun. 15 more words


Question Time.

We asked Farmer Derek questions about his animals and his farm. Skybimi asked ” How do you make the animals pay?” And Joseph R wanted to know ” How do you check the animals don’t have tuberculosis?”. 11 more words