Middle English: an introduction

Course Dates: 10/05/22 - 14/06/22
Time: 17:30 - 19:30
Location: Online
Tutors: 
How did English language change after the Norman conquest? How were the vocabulary and grammar influenced by the French spoken by the new Norman rulers? Come along and discover where today's English come from.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £79.00

Course Code: RE284

Tue, eve, 10 May - 14 Jun '22

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course introduces you to Middle English, spoken between the 12th and the late 15th century.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

More information will be provided soon.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory course. Understanding of linguistic terminology would be useful but is not essential. Certain linguistic terminology (such as parsing, classes, etc. which have already been mentioned in this course outline) will be covered in the class, and we will introduce grammatical and linguistic terminology.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Demonstration, and individual and group tasks.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Other ancient languages or civilisation classes. Check the website for details.

Steven Breeze

Steven teaches medieval literature, including Old and Middle English, Old Norse literature, and modern interpretations of medieval works and the medieval period for the Culture and Humanities department at City Lit. He has taught at City Lit since 2013, and he also has experience teaching in higher education and in secondary schools. Steven completed a PhD at Birkbeck, University of London, in 2018, and has degrees in English and anthropology, a master’s degree in ethnomusicology and a PGCE. He is currently writing a book about performance in Old English poetry, which will be published in 2021 by Boydell and Brewer. In addition to his specialist work in Culture and Humanities, Steven also teaches in the Business and Technology department.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.