Nyesze Longman Conf. 29 April 2006

Saturday 29th April 2006 at the International Business School Coal Mines and Mining Disasters This illustration comes from the site: http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/. Written by a collier who worked underground for some 30 years it is a useful and interesting source – and something intensely personal. It’s about the love-hate relationship miners …

Stage 2: Investigations and essays: Task 2

‘Singlish’ in the classroom: A full essay of two to three hand written pages (1000 words), computer generated cover sheet, computer generated, original or photocopied illustrations relevant to the essay, properly annotated and appendices including a bibliography (showing where the material comes from) and the material sources they’ve used. Marking …

Student vocabulary:

‘Singlish’ in the Classroom Throughout the course students will collect a vocabulary which should be formatted into columns on the computer. This will have two sections (or more if desirable) Verbs, with both the present and past forms, should be separated from other words . Other words can be separated …

Grouping Songs

‘Singlish’ in the Classroom Most of the songs used tend to fall into one of the following categories and often into more than one: 1. Industrial Ballads including mining, work in mills, sea songs and shanties. 2. Historical songs including Glencoe, marching songs, recruiting ballads 3. Transportation ballads, Australia, USA …

Generating enthusiasm:

‘Singlish’ in the Classroom There is every reason to look at songs which they enjoy and take exactly the same approach as we have with our folk and contemporary songs. The opportunity of making comparisons should not be missed. Important note: Watch the language as many modern songs have meanings …