Spoken Language Controlled Assessment – Official Information Sheet
Oct10
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Homework: Spoken Language Study
Oct10

Homework: Spoken Language Study

Building towards our first major GCSE Controlled Assessment, the boys’ focus is now moving from analysis and understanding to writing and explaining. The best way to be able to independently write this up-coming essay assessment is to get plenty of practice and seek feedback. That job starts tonight with the following...

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Homework: Analyse Your Own
Oct09

Homework: Analyse Your Own

Today everyone embarked on the process of evaluating their own spoken language transcripts in order to find the features of language that made them unique and that were characteristic of spoken conversation in general. This is the same analytical approach as we performed as a class previously so the boys were encouraged to look back at that work to guide their work today. These transcripts will be used in the actual controlled...

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Danny and Jordan talk MW3

The next step in the Spoken Language Study is to transcribe this conversation – after which the boys will analyse the text for the unique features of spoken language present. The video provides good evidence of the importance of prosody and paralinguistic features in creating meaning when speaking.

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Danny and Cameron, Strolling and Talking

As part of their GCSE Spoken Language study, these boys recorded samples of everyday conversation. From this they will generate transcripts which they will analyse for features unique to spoken language.

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Albert and Haris Have an Idiosyncratic Moment
Oct03

Albert and Haris Have an Idiosyncratic Moment

As part of their spoken language study, these students were charged with the task of recording some ‘natural’ speech. In true idiosyncratic London Nautical School style, Albert and Haris have a conversation in an annexe to my basement classroom that says it all.

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