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October 13, 2019
by Claire Smith
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Did you say ‘let’s read?’ Oh… I’d love to!

Reading week is here. (Almost.) And that reminds me of letters, words and sentences: are they the raw essentials for a book? I think letters create words. I wonder if words can act as sentences alone? I see that most sentences need a verb. That’s how we all started learning English – and essentially, university … Continue reading “Did you say ‘let’s read?’ Oh… I’d love to!” Continue reading

November 7, 2018
by Chloe Davidson
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Stepping into the light of modern languages

I have always felt guilty whilst visiting other countries that most of the natives can speak conversational English, when I can barely speak a word of their language. I believe this has allowed English speakers to become lazy and too comfortable in their own culture. We should explore different languages and cultures to fully engage …

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January 23, 2016
by Ruth Duck
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Importance of Nursery Rhymes in teaching mathematical language!

This term at University we are studying a mathematics and science module. This is really intriguing to me as personally I was never the most passionate about these subjects during my own time at school. However as a trainee teacher it fascinates me how we can best teach children, in my mind, these complicated concepts […] Continue reading

November 17, 2015
by Rebecca Dickson
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Just a little poetry

Following a Language module input surrounding poetry, I took quite an interest of how poetry is devised, the messages poetry can portray and the overall structure and genre of a poem.   This is a continuation of a poem by Anna Robb – what you read here is my created addition. We were set the […] Continue reading

November 15, 2015
by Rebecca Dickson
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‘The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds’

I recently watched ‘The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds‘ broadcast by Channel 4 on Tuesday 3rd November (Watch here – http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-secret-life-of-4-5-and-6-year-olds). As the episode progressed, I found myself realising I have definitely been underestimating children as young as four years old. The hour-long duration of the programme was enough to capture the essence of the life of […] Continue reading

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