This Wiki is our portal to English A Language & Literature

  • Before the Workshop page will contain items about what to bring, instructions, logistics, etc.
  • During the Workshop page will used for various general IB documents, subject-specific documents for Lang & Lit, items we will be using for group activities, as well as samples and examples for your use
  • Sample Papers and Written Tasks will be used during and after the workshop as a resource for activities and for your continued use
  • The Orals and Course Planning page will be used during and after the workshop as a resource for activities and for your continued use
  • After the Workshop page will be the place we put resources for you to use on an on-going basis as you prepare for and teach Lang & Lit

Here is the link to the Pre-Course Survey

Workshop Leader

Dr. Jonathan E. Bates

Dr. Bates is an educator, lawyer and published author. Before returning to education, Dr. Bates was Of Counsel as an international business attorney with a major international law firm. He has been involved with IB programmes for the past thirteen years having taught MYP Language A, DP English A1 HL & SL, DP English A: Language and Literature, English B HL and Theory of Knowledge. Dr. Bates has served as an Examiner for English A1 Literature HL for several years. He has been Acting Vice Principal (Academic), Head of English, Assistant Head of English and TOK Coordinator in such diverse locations as Oregon (USA), Cairo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. Dr. Bates was Theory of Knowledge Coordinator and teacher of English A: Literature and English A: Language & Literature at the IB DP level, Language & Literature at the IGCSE level and Theory of Knowledge at an international school in Singapore. He was recently Senior Teacher of English A: Literature and TOK in a highly selective, all IB school in Brisbane where he was the Lead Teacher of English A: Language & Literature. In his role as a Workshop Leader in English A: Literature, English A: Language & Literature and Theory of Knowledge he has led workshops in Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Chennai, Mumbai, Guangzhou, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Manila and Auckland.