English Language and Linguistics
- What is the English language?
- How do speakers/writers choose to use the English language based on different contexts?
- Why is it that some English speakers do not understand each other even though they speak the same language?
- Does language determine thought?
- Why do we need to be aware of the linguistic choices we make especially in areas of politics, institutions, and news media?
- Apply their understanding of linguistic features, concepts, methods and approaches to the construction and analysis of meanings in written, spoken and multimodal texts.
- Analyse and evaluate the influence of contextual and cultural factors in the production and reception of the English language.
- Demonstrate expertise in the use of English which is informed by linguistic study and the use of appropriate linguistic terminology.
Curriculum and Assessment
- Section A: Comparative analysis of 2 textsStudents are required to identify, analyse and compare the linguistic features of 2 texts in relation to purpose, audience, context and culture.
- Section B: Adaptive writing and evaluative commentaryStudents are required to adapt texts for a variety of audiences and purposes, and comment on their linguistic choices and their effects on the audience.
- Students are required to write 3 essays in total (answering at least 1 question from each section).
- Each answer must be linked to material printed on the question paper, include examples from the material and make reference to features of lexis, grammar, syntax, phonology and discourse, as appropriate.
- Students should be able to offer detailed appraisal of linguistic features of the English language and to show evidence of knowledge of wider geographical/historical/social perspectives (as appropriate) in their answers.
- Topics include the following:
CJC is an MOE English Language Elective Programme Centre
How do I qualify for the English Language Elective Programme?
● Applicants will be selected based on their performance in a written selection test upon successful admission to CJC.
● Before applying, students should consider their interest in the English language and performance in the relevant subjects, especially English language.