English Language students at Solihull Sixth Form College got a taste of Higher Education this week, thanks to a lecture on linguistics from a representative from Birmingham City University.
Dr Mark McGlashan from Birmingham City University came into College to talk to A level students about how to design their linguistic research. He talked about the different forms of linguistics open to the students for study, ranging from speech to the different kinds of written word. He also explored the concept of dialects and compared the way people in Birmingham speak to the dialect of Liverpool. The methods of collecting and analysing linguistic data was also explored.
Curriculum Leader Jane McCard commented:
“Given that the students will have to produce their own linguistic research project, which forms 20% of their overall A level grade, this masterclass provided a timely insight into the methods they will need to employ in their own work. We are very grateful to Mark for giving up his time to share his expertise.”
As well as English Language, the College offers an A level in English Literature. Prospective students and parents wishing to learn more about these courses are invited to come to Open Day on Saturday 19 October. Pre-registrations are currently being accepted for this event.
7 October 2019