23 to 25 August 2019
23 to 25 August 2019
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Paralanguage31 January 2014
Aspects of communication functioning in conjunction with verbal language. For example, facial expression and body posture. more
Noun Phrase31 January 2014
A word or group of words with a noun at its head (i.e. the noun is the essential word), often with added information in the form of modifiers. Premodifiers precede the head, and post-modifiers follow... more
Semantic Field31 January 2014
A group of words that are related or analogous in meaning, and are often connected with a particular context of use. An alternative, similar term sometimes used by linguists is lexical cluster. Thus,... more
Translation23 January 2014
The fourth ‘texts to go’ takes translation as its focus. Views differ widely on translation. Some would suggest it just can’t be done; unavoidably, meaning is always lost. Others view translation... more
Written Tasks: A Student's Guide to Getting it Right16 January 2014
Written Tasks are an excellent opportunity for students to produce high quality work that achieves a good grade. Whilst the IB Diploma is a demanding course of study, and students have much to do beyond... more
Language in the News9 January 2014
Review: Language in the News: Discourse and Ideology in the Press. Roger Fowler. 1991. Several years ago, I attended a teacher-training workshop for English A2, the course that, to some degree, was... more
Mother Tongue1 January 2014
Review: Mother Tongue. Bill Bryson. 1990. Around the time I was finishing my first degree in politics and sociology, I read Bill Bryson’s Mother Tongue (1990). I had read Bryson before; he is the... more
Letters in Context5 December 2013
The Language and Literature course has nine aims. These include (developing) an appreciation of the aesthetic qualities of texts, promoting enjoyment in language and literature, and understanding the... more
WT SL (Hinglish)28 November 2013
The following Written Task doesn’t quite get it right. It’s not, in fact, bad. Indeed, the rationale is reasonably promising; it suggests the student has adequate insight into her Part 1 studies.... more