Part 1

  • Language in cultural context focuses on: how language develops in specific contexts, how meaning is determined by context and how people express their identities throught language. 
  • In this part of the course students are introduced to a range of text types, centered around various themes and topics.
  • The development of close reading skills is paramount to the study of language and culture.

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Outcomes 30 August 2016

Below are the three learning outcomes that one should aim to meet while studying Part 1 of the English Language and Literature...
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Requirements 18 July 2013

Part 1 - Language in cultural context is the study of non-literary texts. We look at how culture and context both shape...
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Topics 6 May 2013

The IB has stipulated several suggested topics for Part 1. You may want to cover a few of them in depth or more of them...
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Cultural sensitivity 10 March 2012

As we analyze how audience and purpose affect the structure and content of texts (first learning outcome for Part 1),...
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Strategies for Critical Thinking: A Plurality of Readings 14 August 2018

In the course of your teaching, you may have noticed that asking students to ‘think harder’ or ‘think critically’...
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Discourse Analysis 1: Words, Words, Words 27 August 2015

N.B. In the English Language and Literature course, students are asked to do ‘textual’ analysis. Here, we use the term...
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