EMC CPD Online: Starting to Teach English Language A Level (6.7.21 Full day)

Course content

If you are (or are about to be) teaching English Language for the first time, this course will give you an introduction to most of the key areas and suggest ways to develop both your own knowledge and your students’ understanding of the building blocks of language analysis and the main approaches to sociolinguistic research used on all AS & A Level courses. Assuming no prior knowledge of English Language teaching and not focused on one particular specification, this course will equip you to take on the first year of teaching with confidence.

What will the course cover?

  • How to develop confidence, knowledge and skills for analysing texts
  • A look at the different types of text and data typically found at A level
  • An introduction to sociolinguistic topic areas such as gender, ethnicity, accent and language change
  • A survey of some of the main debates and arguments about language
  • How to encourage student-led research and writing.

Further details

  • This course will be limited to 30 participants.
  • On these longer EMC online courses we try to make good use of Zoom's interactive features, such as breakout rooms and live Q&A. This requires people to unmute their microphones and, preferably, to turn on their camera. If you would like to take part but will not be able to unmute your microphone, please email kate@englishandmedia.co.uk to discuss whether the course is suitable for you.
  • As participants may be audible and visible, this course will not be recorded.
  • This course will pick up from some of the texts and approaches in May 2021’s Introduction to English Language A level but develop these substantially and offer new texts and resources.

Resources

  • Course materials will be sent out in advance. Please either print these out or have them available on screen during the session.
  • After the session you will receive the PowerPoint presentation, any resources used on the course and a £10 voucher to use against any purchase on www.englishandmedia.co.uk
  • All teachers attending will receive a free download of EMC’s Language Frameworks (usual price £45).

Course tutor: Dan Clayton

Dan Clayton is an education consultant at the EMC and specialises in English Language work at A Level and language education across the secondary curriculum. He has been a teacher of A Level English for over 20 years, senior examiner and moderator for an awarding body and is author/editor of many books for A Level English Language, including ones for Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press & Routledge, as well as publications for the EMC and NATE. Dan has worked closely with many universities to help develop links between A level and HE, worked as a research fellow at UCL and runs the EngLangBlog site and @EngLangBlog twitter account. He has also taught Media and Film Studies and is Associate Editor of MediaMagazine

How to book your place

Bookings for this course will close at 8am on Friday 2nd July, or when capacity is reached, whichever is the sooner.

  • This course must be booked online. If you pay by card that is a big help to us as a small, not-for-profit organisation. Please only ask to be invoiced if required by your school. If you need to pay by invoice, you must be signed into a 'School User' account. You will not be able to request an invoice if you have one of the short courses in your basket at the same time. These must be paid for in advance.
  • To book a place on this course, first sign in to your account on the website, or register one if you need to.
  • Click 'Book online' (right-hand column) and fill in the name and email address of the person attending the course. The joining information and post-course email will be sent to this address.
  • If you are booking for more than one person, repeat the process.
  • Then hover over your basket (top right) and click checkout. You cannot update number of places booked from within your basket. If you want to book another place on the course, return to the course page and go through the same process.
  • Once you have booked your place, you will see a screen 'Your order was a success!' You may want to make a note of your order number. You will also receive an automatic acknowledgement of your booking.
  • Your email with all the information you need to join the session will be sent out on Monday 5th July. You will be sent a reminder on the day of the course. Please check your junk or promotions folder. Still no luck? Email courses@englishandmedia.co.uk.

Testimonials

Really knowledgeable, and not only eliminated my fears of teaching this new subject but made me excited to teach it too.

Rosalynne Ellis, Brockenhurst on ‘Starting to Teach English Language A Level’.

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