Latin's contribution to English grammar
Tanya Chilcott reports that (In your report,) the head of curriculum at a Brisbane private school planning to make Latin compulsory for Year 7 students thinks that a knowledge of this dead language will provide a deeper understanding of English grammar (“Fail Caesar”, 20/6).
That may be so, but learning any foreign language will, by contrast, make the grammatical patterns of one’s first language more apparent.
If the aim is to develop explicit knowledge of the grammar of English (English grammar), that could be achieved more efficiently by increasing the time allocation for (the) subject (of) English in schools.
Since I started teaching high school English more than 40 years ago, the territory of the subject has expanded considerably but the time allocation has remained static.
President, Australian Association for the Teaching of English
Essential English: Community of Practice 2021
Following on from the success of last year's event for teachers of Essential English, we will be running this event again this year with some modifications. The program is available and registrations are now open. Venue: Deception Bay SHS, Phillip Street, DECEPTION BAY. Registrations will close on Saturday 30 October. Interes...
Grammar PD term 4
To assist attendees to develop their understandings of grammar in order to fully comprehend and to effectively teach the Australia Curriculum: English (AC:E), a further session will be held on Saturday 20 November at John Paul College. The flyer gives further details. Registration will close on 14 November. ...
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