Presenter: Christian Saunders

As a teacher you want to give your students the language that will be the most useful, will allow them to communicate with as many people as possible, and take advantage of all the opportunities that a good language user has. So a type of English called ‘Standard English’ seems very attractive. Especially when you are told that this is the English that is used at schools all over the world, in dictionaries, by newsreaders, and even the smart assistant on your telephone. But what exactly is ‘Standard English’? The slides from this workshop include the origins, the evolution, and the hidden prejudices behind Standard English. This knowledge will transform the way that you interpret and teach language.

The Ugly Truth About Standard English – First Literacy Workshop Slides

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