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Learning area

The study of English is central to developing a student’s literacy, communication and critical-enquiry skills.

About the selection

This selection of works of art assists students in analysing, deconstructing and communicating their interpretations of language. The works reflect the diversity of the study of English, incorporating themes of literature, poetry, journals, narratives, modality and the construction and deconstruction of language.


They can be used as a starting point to introduce themes into classroom discussion and as inspiration for creative and critical writing. Students can begin to visualise language, improving their understanding of Australian English, its standards and how it has changedover time, from place to place and in different regions of the world. Consequently, both contemporary and canonical references are privileged in this selection, with a particular emphasis on Australian themes.

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