1 Language as knowledge, language as educational medium

In a course like this, in which we are concerned with the teaching and learning of a language, we have the difficult task of simultaneously maintaining two conceptions of ‘language’. The first is as the subject matter of teaching and learning: the nature of the language which is being taught, the ways in which this language is defined by the curriculum of schools, and the ways it is used in the world which learners in teachers of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) classes are
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2.3.2 The content of Philip's essay

Paragraph 1: Introductionsocial context

  1. Ellis – a portrait of C18 women whose fathers/husbands were of landowning class.

  2. Men were country-oriented → expected wife/daughters to fit into high-status rural life-style.

  3. Women were under-privileged [?], owing to the boredom of country life.

  4. Contrast with modern woman – who can combine marriage, children and career.

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Subtraction of numbers can be used to answer questions such as 'what's the difference between two values?' or 'if something has decreased by a certain amount, what's its new value?' Subtraction can also be thought of as undoing the process of addition. For instance, instead of saying '£10 take away £7.85 leaves how much?' you could say, 'what do I have to add to £7.85 to get back to £10?'

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