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English Grammar Day 2019
July 8 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm£10
A day of talks and discussions at the British Library
Are you sat down or sitting down while reading this? Have you got or do you have a preference for one form over the other? English has a number of ways of expressing the same concept and with approximately 400 million mother-tongue speakers and an estimated 1400 million non-native speakers it has become a diverse, flexible language that continues to adapt, evolve – and provoke strong reactions.
Recent developments in the National Curriculum have placed the teaching of grammar in schools once more at centre stage and divided opinion among politicians, teachers, linguists and journalists, as well as the wider public. How have teachers implemented changes to their teaching and learning programmes to adapt to the new syllabuses and assessment criteria? What resources are available for students, teachers and the general public to learn more about English grammar? What is or should be the role of English grammar teaching in schools today and why is this so controversial? What do teachers, professionals, academics and the general public feel is the cultural and educational significance of knowledge about the language?
Join us at the British Library for a day of talks and discussion and feel free to ask our panel of experts to explore any aspect of English grammar from ain’t to innit. Download the programme here. Your ticket includes tea and coffee. Presented by University College London and the University of Oxford in association with the British Library. Supported by the Philological Society.
Cost: £10.00 / concessions
Further information on the British Library website