Originally published in 1931, this book was written to provide teachers with 'detailed suggestions for the planning of English work in schools'. These suggestions were based on the author's experience of teaching in secondary schools and were intended to offer practical solutions, incorporating an understanding of the restraints imposed by examinations and timetabling. The text is divided into three main sections: 'General principles', 'The syllabus' and 'Aids'. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the teaching of English and the history of education.
Preface; Part I. General Principles: 1. Speaking; 2. Reading; 3. Writing; Part II. The Syllabus: 1. Preliminary; 2. First year of School Certificate Course; 3. Second year; 4. Third year; 5. Fourth year; 6. Fifth year (School Certificate year); 7. Advanced; Part III. Aids: 1. Class and school magazines; 2. School societies; 3. Libraries; 4. For the teacher.