23 to 25 August 2019
23 to 25 August 2019
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Super crunchingfree10 February 2016
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Constructing Readers and Writersfree28 January 2016
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TOKfree14 January 2016
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WT1 SL (Language and Identity)31 December 2015
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WT1 SL (Reviving Gaelic)17 December 2015
The following written task emerges from the Part 1 study of language death (and language revival). Described by its author as an ‘opinion article’, the task discusses the possible revival of Gaelic... more
Comparative Textual Analysis: Working With Genre3 December 2015
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