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Welcome to the Oxford Study Courses Teacher Blog for DP English. The most recent blog posts are listed below and you can access the blog archive by following the appropriate link in the panel on the left.

The aspect’s the thing…

March 23, 2010

World Literature Assignment 1 Tip for the Day

The key to success with World Literature Assignment  1 is the student coming up with a good linking aspect .

Teachers and candidates should ask themselves:

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Writers on Literature

March 22, 2010

 ”The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose.” Margaret Atwood

“Literature is the question minus the answer.” Roland Barthes

“The Bible is literature, not dogma.” George Santayana

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Filed under: English — Tags: , , , — Linda Olson @ 1:13 pm

IB English A1/A2 and Language Extinction

March 20, 2010

“About half of the known languages of the world have vanished in the last five hundred years” (Nettle and Romaine, 2). Another 50-90% percent  (of approximately 6000) will die in the next 100 (Nettle and Romaine, cover).

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IB English A2 Googlefish versus Babblefish? Love online…

March 18, 2010

Check it out!

Universal translovetion happening right now!?!  http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/superpower/spn.shtml

Filed under: English — Tags: , , , — Linda Olson @ 5:07 pm

IB English A2 Language and Culture ‘Old news is good news’

A genetic mutation led to speech.  Without it, there would probably have been no culture.  Read all about it: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/sci/tech/2192969.stm

Note that this article will be equally relevant to the new ‘Group 1 Literature and Language’ course being launched in 2011.

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Filed under: English — Tags: , , , — Linda Olson @ 3:50 pm

IB English A1 Aim: Lifelong Love of Literature

March 16, 2010

The heart of the course…

Filed under: English — Tags: , — Linda Olson @ 3:56 pm

IB English A1 Help Desk

March 15, 2010

IB English A1 is a literature appreciation course.  The following clip humorously reminds us that technologies, ways of writing, and theories change over time–and that we have to continue to learn as we go along… 

Read more on IB English A1 Help Desk…

Filed under: English — Tags: , , , , , , , — Linda Olson @ 3:30 pm