Good English Matters
For Jobs, For Study, For your own self-confidence
Employers and university teachers no longer trust school examinations. Many young people feel let down; they should be taught well, rather than trained for examinations, encouraged to achieve beyond their own expectations and become independent of their teachers.
What, How and Why: a manual of better English
is aimed at:
· Anyone who worries about their English
· Anyone who needs to improve their English
· Anyone who wants to help them
2. First Chapter
4. How the book works
5. Essentials for tutors – Chapter One
6. Tearaway and Teacher both praise the book
7. Responses to What, How and Why
8. Peter’s advice on reading – The Times website
I know what it’s like…
· I failed English Literature at school.
· I earned a degree by part-time study.
· I taught English for thirty years.
· I marked A-level and IB exams.
The material has been tested in three schools, in a prison, with educational charities, and with individual young people. One said he liked being in an imaginary classroom where there are no disruptives, only a friendly teacher; another liked the encouraging ‘presence’ of an imaginary teacher.
From Cambridge Assessment
“Peter Inson’s book is the kind of text which we need in the education system in this country – a rich and wide-ranging resource which does not reduce the acquisition of facility in and understanding of English language to a narrow diet of examination preparation. But far from looking away from the requirements of public examinations, the book encourages the kind of learning which is associated with higher attainment in exams, through a deeper understanding of language structures.
So often, books have to be discarded the moment a new exam specification is produced. Not so with this text. It promises to be an enduring resource for teachers and learners which can support learning associated with different exam boards, different awards, and remain relevant and supportive as exams specifications shift and change.” Tim Oates Group Director
An experienced teacher wrote: