Towards an A-level in Linguistics

This project was initially set up as a working group of the Subject Centre in Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies.

(last changed 27 August 2009; relocated October 2015 – please tell me if links don’t work)


Some key documents

  • The background to the project and the agreed overall structure of the proposed A-level course.
  • Descriptions of the four modules.
  • An article about the proposed course written for English teachers.

Pilot units

Some relevant links


The educational context

A-level‘ means ‘Advanced Level’. Typically, relatively ‘academic’ students in England and Wales spend their last two years at school, Years 12 and 13, taking three A-level courses. (Some take one or even two more, some take fewer.) Consequently our proposed course would occupy about a third of the teaching over two years. But several other possibilities exist:






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