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ERIC Number: ED097671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 16
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Some Current Language Concerns in the Teaching of English in the United Kingdom.
Stratta, Leslie
The teaching of English in the United Kingdom has undergone change during the last decade and is presently in a state of flux. Current language concerns, mainly involving students 11-18 years old, may be viewed in three ways. Students' use of language should be encouraged in the classroom through expressive talk but with teacher guidance and example, through improvised drama, and through creative writing. Language should be studied consciously in forms other than literature, as in mass media and in everyday use--the language of gossip, interviews, children, politicians, different kinds of workers, and town signs. Teachers in the United Kingdom are finding several models of language useful, particularly those of modern linguists, the transactional model, and the restricted and elaborated code theory. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom