Course title:
A History of the English Language: Iron Ages to Middle Ages
Tutor:
Jo Bath
Course ID:
C2527582
Start date:
27/01/2022
End date:
07/04/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 27 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 03 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 10 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 17 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 03 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 10 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 17 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 24 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 31 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 07 Apr 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 10
Total number of classroom hours: 20
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 20
Date
Thu 27 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 03 Feb 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 10 Feb 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 17 Feb 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 03 Mar 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 10 Mar 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 17 Mar 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 24 Mar 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 31 Mar 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 07 Apr 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
10
Total number of classroom hours:
20
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
20
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
whickham community centre
Front Street
Whickham
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE16 4JL
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£72.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Everything will be provided, there will also be additional resources listed if you want to pursue them further.
Course aim:
This course will follow the development of the English language from earliest times to the fifteenth century, as it was formed by encounters between the Saxons, Vikings, Normans, Arabs, and more - and learn why it ends up so odd!
Course description:
The English language is a real oddity - a Germanic language with very little Germanic grammar and only about 30 percent Germanic words. How did this happen? We'll start at the beginning, with the roots of Proto-Indo-European, before making our way past the Celts to a study of the Anglo-Saxon language and how playful the people were with it. We'll then consider how it was influenced by Scandinavian settlers, and how and why the battle between Norman invaders and English subjects - which logically should have led to us all speaking a version of French - was won by the adaptive "Middle English". Changes came with encounters with the Arabs and others, leading to the flowering of Late Middle English in works by Wycliffe and Chaucer, and on into the English of Tudor times. On the way, we'll look at the fascinating stories behind hundreds of individual words, and times when soon meant now, hazard was a dicing game and ideas about swearing were very different to our own. With lots of sources!
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Understand how English developed by taking in aspects of other languages
2. Describe some of the sources we can use to consider changes in the English language
3. Describe some aspects of the development of place names and surnames
4. Tell the stories of some individual words that are much changed in meaning over the years
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We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

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