English Language and Literature for the IB Diploma

English Language and Literature for the IB Diploma
Brand: Cambridge University Press
Product Code: 9781107400344
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English Language and Literature for the IB Diploma

Author: Brad Philpot

Published: August 15, 2011

Format: Paperback

Written by an experienced, practising IB English teacher, this new title is an in-depth and accessible guide for Standard and Higher Level students of the new Language A Language and Literature syllabus for the IB Diploma. This lively, well structured coursebook includes: key concepts in studying language and literature; text extracts from World literature (in English and in translation); international media and language sources; a wide variety of activities to build skills; materials for exam preparation; links to assessment criteria; Theory of Knowledge links; and Extended essay opportunities.


About the Author
Brad Philpot has taught IB Diploma English and Theory of Knowledge in Amsterdam since 2005. He has also worked as a consultant for bilingual schools in the Netherlands, and has offered workshops for students and teachers since 2008. He is an IB workshop leader for the English Language and Literature programme.

Author of Teacher Material, Daniel Lamken

Daniel Lamken has developed IB English courses at the International School of Prague since 1997. Before that, Daniel taught at a pedagogical institute in Turkmenistan and colleges and schools in Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota, USA. He is currently an IB workshop leader for the English Literature and Language & Literature programmes.



  • Structured activities to build study skills in both language and literature.
  • Annotated and deconstructed texts, highlighting media and author techniques.
  • Information and guidance on assessment, explaining the syllabus in practice.
  • Materials for exam preparation, covering each assessment type.
  • Sample student work, providing examples for reference and criticism.
  • Definitions of key terms in the margin for easy reference, as well as a fully glossary.
  • Discussion points to explore ideas further in groups or as a class.
  • Tips on study skills, exam techniques and important things to note.
  • Further resources boxes with weblinks and ideas for further reading and research.
  • Higher Level Extension boxes giving ideas for HL activities.
  • Theory of Knowledge boxes with question ideas to stimulate thought.
  • Extended Essay ideas to explore for Language and Literature.

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