23 to 25 August 2019
23 to 25 August 2019
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Language and campaignsfree23 February 2012
One of the suggested topics for Part 2 from the Language A: Language and Literature guide is 'language and presentation of speeches and campaigns'. As we explore how various media are used to persuade... more
Popular culturefree23 February 2012
One of the suggested topics for Part 2 of the Language A: Language and Literature guide is 'popular culture'. "What's current creates currency," Marshal McLuhan once said. This mantra holds true for... more
Stereotypesfree23 February 2012
One of the suggested topics for Part 2 of the Language A: Language and Literature guide is 'stereotypes'. For this topic, we look at how various ethnic or gender stereotypes are created in the media.... more
Textual biasfree23 February 2012
One of the suggested topics for Part 2 in the Language A: Language and Literature guide is 'textual bias'. Perhaps you have read a text and thought: 'This has been written with a particular agenda.'... more
Figurative languagefree21 February 2012
Language can be used to stretch our imagination, to make the impossible sound possible, and to bring abstract ideas to life. What kind of language use are we talking about? Figurative language is a broad... more
Worksfree18 February 2012
The nature of Part 3 means that lessons are organized around literary works. Because Part 3 works should be contextually rich in order to meet the intended learning outcomes, they may require research... more
Decontextualization18 February 2012
To understand the importance of the terms 'audience' and 'purpose', we need to ask ourselves: 'What do we know about the context in which a particular text was written?' Often times we look for contextual... more
Social languages18 February 2012
In his book, An Introduction to Discourse Analysis, James Gee explains that each one of us uses many languages in the course of our daily lives. Although we may always be speaking English (or Korean... more
Chinese poem18 February 2012
By examining different translations of the same poem, we can begin to identify some of the difficulties that translators face. Questions about word choice, rhyme, point of view and tone help develop... more