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Education for Teachers
The series of "Education for Teachers" aims at providing opportunity for teachers developlment in the field of innovative teaching, such as Stylistic Analysis (Understand how skilled authors subtly influence the delivery of meaning) and British English Elocution for Teachers.
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The course is specially designed for teachers who need to pass on their English language knowledge and skills to our children, our pillars of tomorrow, and who wish to improve their professional image by sounding more like a native British English speaker.
This course aims to give students a working understanding of stylistics so that they may employ stylistic techniques in their own work.
Stylistic analysis is the identification and description of style features in written (and spoken) language to explain how such stylistic features evoke particular feelings and responses, intended by the author, in the mind of the reader (or listener). The discipline relates linguistic facts (linguistic description) to meaning (interpretation) in as objective and explicit a way as possible, given that some stylistic techniques can be indirect and have a subliminal effect. In short, we aim to understand how skilled authors subtly influence the delivery of meaning.
The course provides guided critical readings of a wide variety of texts of different genres (fiction, drama, poetry, advertising, business, journalism, legal texts, etc.) to expand students’ lexical and rhetorical repertoire, and to apply the skills and vocabulary thereby gained through working on: