For students studying the new Language A Language and Literature syllabus for the IB Diploma. Written by an experienced, practising IB English teacher, this new title is an in-depth and accessible guide for Standard and Higher Level students of the new Language A Language and Literature syllabus for the IB Diploma. This lively, well structured coursebook is available in both print and e-book formats and includes: key concepts in studying language and literature; text extracts from World literature (in English and in translation); international media and language sources; a wide variety of activities to build skills; materials for exam preparation; guidance on assessment; Theory of Knowledge links; and Extended essay opportunities.
Introduction; Part I. Language in Cultural Context: 1. The English language; 2. Text and context; Part II. Language and Mass Communication: 3. The media; 4. The language of persuasion; Part III. Literature, Text and Context: 5. The context of interpretation; 6. The context of composition; Part IV. Literature, a Critical Study: 7. The mechanics of fiction; 8. What makes English poetic; Glossary; Acknowledgements; Index.