- Subject(s):English Language and Literature
- Qualification:IB Diploma
- Author(s):Brad Philpot
- Available from: July 2011
For students studying the new Language A Language and Literature syllabus for the IB Diploma.
Written by an experienced, practising IB English teacher, this new title is an in-depth and accessible guide for Standard and Higher Level students of the new Language A Language and Literature syllabus for the IB Diploma. This lively, well structured coursebook is available in both print and e-book formats and includes: key concepts in studying language and literature; text extracts from World literature (in English and in translation); international media and language sources; a wide variety of activities to build skills; materials for exam preparation; guidance on assessment; Theory of Knowledge links; and Extended essay opportunities.
Structured activities to build study skills in both language and literature. Annotated and deconstructed texts, highlighting media and author techniques.
Materials for exam preparation, covering each assessment type with information and guidance on assessment, explaining the syllabus in practice.
Theory of Knowledge boxes with question ideas to stimulate thought. Extended Essay ideas linking to Creativity Activity Service explore for Language and Literature.
Sample student work, providing examples for reference and criticism alongside definitions of key terms in the margin for easy reference, as well as a fully glossary.
- Part I. Language in Cultural Context: 1. The English language
- 2. Text and context
- Part II. Language and Mass Communication: 3. The media
- 4. The language of persuasion
- Part III. Literature, Text and Context: 5. The context of interpretation
- 6. The context of composition
- Part IV. Literature, a Critical Study: 7. The mechanics of fiction
- 8. What makes English poetic
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