Being a better teacher, Bits and bobs, Book notes

‘Discipline with Dignity’: Quotes

The book was written by Richard L. Curwin, Allen N. Mendler, Brian D. Mendler and I read the fourth edition which is usually a good sign: plenty of readers are there to buy the book over and over again. Thoughts on the book As stated in the title, the focus is on the discipline topics but with… Read More ‘Discipline with Dignity’: Quotes

A Level English, Bits and bobs

Paper 4 Overview (A-Level English 9093)

The logical continuation of the post about Paper 3 is to write about Paper 4 of the A Level English language course (9093, Cambridge). The papers are very different in the expectations and the approaches to the preparation, let’s have a look. Questions Question 1: English in the World. The topic includes such sub-topics as:–… Read More Paper 4 Overview (A-Level English 9093)

A Level English, Bits and bobs

Paper 3 Overview (A-Level English 9093)

Both Papers 3 and 4 in the A-level English language course by Cambridge push the students into the realm of linguistics yet look at different topics from different angles. In this overview, introductory article I am going to briefly describe the main features of the tasks and how to approach them. Questions Everything starts with… Read More Paper 3 Overview (A-Level English 9093)

A Level English, Being a better teacher

Great [extra] books for A level English course

There is no secret that the coursebook for any A Level is not enough. I don’t know about other courses, but English Language the mark scheme clearly states that to achieve a high mark the students need to include material from their wider study. It won’t be a big deal if not for the vast… Read More Great [extra] books for A level English course

A Level English

5 reasons A-Level English (9093) is my favourite course

I’ve been teaching A-Level English Language (CIE edition) for three years and it is definitely my subject of choice. Certainly, I have a bit of bias: the content overlaps nicely with my degree and includes exactly the aspects of linguistics I was most curious about. Also, I should be clear that this whole text is… Read More 5 reasons A-Level English (9093) is my favourite course