Page images
PDF
EPUB

APPROVED SCHOOL BOOKS BY DR. CORNWELL, F.R.G.S.

With very

"We are qualified by ample trial of the books in our own classes to speak to their great efficiency and value. We have never known so much interest evinced or so much progress made as since we have employed these as our school books."— Educational Times. A SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY. 88th Edition, 3s. 6d. ; or with THE YOUNG COMPOSER: Progressive Exercises in English 30 Maps, 58. 6d.

Composition. 48th Edition, 1s. 6d. KEY, 3s. "Very superior to the common run of such books. It contains a good “ The plan of the work is very superior. We are persuaded this little deal of useful matter of a more practical kind than usual, which the exer: work will be found valuable to the intelligent instructor."-Westminster cises are likely to impress on the mind more deeply than by the parrot Review. system."-Atheneum.

POETRY FOR BEGINNERS: a Selection of Short and Easy A SCHOOL ATLAS.—Consisting of 30 Small Maps. A com

Poems for Reading and Recitation. 13th Edition, 18. panion Atlas to the Author's “School Geography." 2s. 6d., or 4s. coloured.

SPELLING FOR BEGINNERS: & Method of Teaching GEOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS. 68th Edition, 1s. ; or,

Reading and Spelling at the same time, 4th Edition, 18. with 48 pp. of Questions, 1s. 4d. Questions, 6d.

THE SCIENCE OF ARITHMETIC: a Systematic Course "A very useful Series of Educational Works, of which Dr. Cornwell is of Numerical Reasoning and Computations. either author or editor. It ('The Geography for Beginners') is an admir- numerous Exercises. By JAMES CORNWELL, Ph.D., and able introduction. There is a vast difficulty in writing a good elementary

Sir JOSHUA G. FITCH, LL.D. 26th Edition, 4s. 6d. book, and Dr. Cornwell has shown himself possessed of that rare combination of faculties which is required for the task.”—John Bull.

"The best work on Arithmetic which has yet appeared. It is both scien. ALLEN AND CORNWELL'S SCHOOL GRAMMAR. 65th

tific and practical in the best and fullest sense."-London Quarterly.

10.

KEY TO SCIENCE OF ARITHM Edition, 2s, red leather, or 1s. 9d. cloth.

With the Method "The excellence of the Grammar published by the late Dr. Allen and

of Solution to every Question. 4s. 6d. Dr. Cornwell makes us almost despair of witnessing any decided improve- SCHOOL ARITHMETIC. 18th Edition, 1s. 60. KEY, 4s. 6d. ment in this department."- Athenæum.

"Eminently practical, well stored with examples of wider range and GRAMMAR FOR BEGINNERS: an Introduction to Allen

more varied character than are usually given in such books, and, its and Cornwell's “School Grammar." 88th Edition, ls. method of treatment being thoroughly inductive, it is pre-eminently the cloth, 9d. sewed.

book for general use." — English Journal of Education. "This simple Introduction is as good a book as can be used."-Spectator,

ARITHMETIC FOR BEGINNERS. Combines simplicity The book is enlarged by a Section on Word-building, and fulness in teaching the First Four Rules and Elewith Exercises for Young Children.

mentary Fractions. 9th Edition, 1s. London : SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, HAMILTON, KENT & CO., LIMITED. Edinburgh : OLIVER & BOYD.

THE

THE ASSOCIATED BOARD OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC
AND ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC FOR LOCAL

EXAMINATIONS IN MUSIC.
PRESIDENT :-H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES.

HE DATCHELOR TRAINING

COLLEGE, CAMBERWELL GROVE, S.E.
In connexion with the Datchelor Collegiate School for Girls. Governing
Body-The Worshipful Company of Cloth workers of the City of London.

Principal-Miss Rigg.
Mistress of Method and Lecturer-Miss CARPENTER ; Assisted by other
Teachers and Lecturers.

This College provides a full Course of Professional Training for Women Teachers, together with abundant opportunity for regular class teaching in a School of over 400 pupils. Special provision is made for instruction in Physiology and Hygiene, Elocution, Drawing, and Ling's Swedish Drill. Students are prepared for the Examination of the Cambridge Teachers' Training Syndicate. A comfortable Hall of Residence is provided for Students in the Training College. Terms moderate.

A Free Studentship will be awarded in September to a University graduate.

There is also a Junior Division in which students are prepared for Cambridge Higher Local or Inter. Arts. Spring term begins January 22nd.

LOCAL CENTRE EXAMINATIONS, 1901.
Entries will be received by the Honorary Local Representatives, or by the
Secretary, up to February 15th, 1901, or, with extra fee, to March ist, 1901.
For particulars see SYI.LABUS A.

SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS, 1901.
Entries for the March and April Examinations must be received at the
Central Office on or before February ist, 1901, or with extra fee, on or before
February 16th, 1901. For particulars see SYLLABUS B.

Copies of Syllabus A and B will be sent Post Free on application to the
Secretary,

Theory Papers set in 1896, 1897, 1898, and 1899 can be obtained on application, price 3d. per set, per year, post free.

JAMES MUIR, Secretary, 32, Maddox Street, London, W. Telegraphic Address :-"Associa, London."

TUTORIAL CORRESPONDENCE CLASSES

Principal-J. CARDEW BEDWELL, B.Sc. Lond. CAMBRIDGE HIGHER LOCAL Pass (per Group), from

81 178. Bd. Distinction (per Group), from £2 158. Arithmetio (Pass), from £1 18. Scheme of Work, Notes, and Tests provided. Ordinary Course consists of 20 to 21 Lessons. Fees payable by instalments.

Also L.L.A. and S.K. Examinations.
Prospectus, de., post free from St. Andrews House, Colchester.

SOUTHPORT PHYSICAL TRAINING COLLEGE.
The most perfectly appointed institute in the country for Physical

Training. Beautifully situated close to the Sea.

President-LORD CHARLES BERESFORD, R.N.
Principals: A. ALEXANDER, F.R.G.S. (Late Director L'pool Gym.)

Mrs. ALEXANDER, and assistants.
Lecturers : FRANCIS NEWSHAM, F.R.C.S., Rev. W. A. BULPIT, M.A.,

Dr. EMILY RYK, M.B.
Objects : To train Ladies as Scientific Teachers of Physical Education.
All branches and systems tanght. Educational establishments supplied
with efficient teachers.

JOINT AGENCY FOR WOMEN TEACHERS.
(Under the management of a Committee appointed by the Teachers' Guild,
College of Preceptors, Headmistresses' Association, Association of
Assistant-Mistresses, and Private Schools' Association.)

Address74, GOWER STREET, LONDON, W.C.

Registrar-Miss AGNES G. COOPER. This Agency has been established for the purpose of enabling Teachers to find work without unnecessary cost. All fees have therefore been calculated on the lowest basis to cover the working expenses.

Headmistresses of Public and Private Schools, and Parents requiring Teachers, or Teachers seeking appointments, are invited to apply to this Agency.

Many Graduates and Trained Teachers for Schools and Private Families ; Visiting Teachers for Music, Art, and other special subjects; Foreign Teachers of various nationalities; Kindergarten and other Teachers are on the Register, and every endeavour is made to supply suitable candidates for any vacancy.

School Partnerships and Transfers are arranged.

Office hours-9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Miss Cooper's hours for interviews are from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., and 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesdays to 1.30 p.m. only.

CENTRAL REGISTRY FOR TEACHERS.

25, CRAVEN STREET, CHARING Cross, W.C.

(Telegraphic Address~"DIDASKALOS, LONDON."')
Conducted by Miss LOUISA BROUGH, late Registrar of the Teachers'
Guild, formerly Secretary of the Women's Education Union, Teachers'
Training and Registration Society, &c.

Miss BROUGH supplies University Graduates, Trained and Certificated
Teachers for Public High Schools and Private Schools, Visiting Teachers
of Special Subjects, Kindergarten Mistresses, &c., as well as English and
Foreign Governesses for Private Families.

No charge is made to employers until an engagement is effected.

THE ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN TEACHERS Supplies highly qualified and experienced Teachers, with University distinctions in Classics, Mathematics, English Langnage and Literature, History, Economics, French, German, Italian and Science to PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS, as : (1) ASSISTANT MISTRESSES. (2) RESIDENT AND YISITING TEACHERS. (3) LECTURERS for short courses, with Lantern views. (4) EXAMINERS.

Apply-SECRETARY, 48, Mall Chambers, Kensington, W.

For other Tutorial Advertisements see page iv.

[merged small][merged small][graphic][subsumed][merged small][subsumed][subsumed][merged small][subsumed][subsumed][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]

JOHN BALE, Sons & DANIELSSON, Ltd., Oxford House, 88-89, Great Titchfield Street, Oxford Street, W.

[blocks in formation]

81

84

...

87

...

89

COMMON EXAMINATION ERRORS. IY: French. By CLOUDESLEY BRERETON, M.A.
A MODERN LANGUAGE-MASTER'S LIBRARY OF FRENCH AND GERMAN. By OTTO SIEPMANN
A MODERN LANGUAGE AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO A CLASSICAL LANGUAGE AT THE UNIVERSITIES.

By E. L. MILNER-BARRY, M.A.
MODERN LANGUAGES: WHY, WHEN, AND HOW ? By Prof. WALTER RIPPMANN, M.A.
THE TEACHING OF MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES. By Prof. HERBERT A. STRONG, LL.D.
THE COLLOQUIAL TEACHING OF FRENCH. By S. BARLET, B.Sc.
CURRENT GEOGRAPHICAL TOPICS. (Illustrated.) By Dr. A. J. HERBERTSON, F.R.G.S. ...

The Aim of Technical and Commercial Education
ITEMS OF INTEREST. General; Welsh ; Scottish ; Irish ; Current History
ENGLISH PREPARATORY SCHOOLS

94

[ocr errors]

... ...

96

...

99

[ocr errors]

...

100

...

..

[blocks in formation]
[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small]

REVIEWS OF RECENT SCHOOL BOOKS. (Illustrated)
SENIOR OXFORD LOCAL EXAMINATION, July, 1901. Revision Tests, No. 1
JUNIOR OXFORD LOCAL EXAMINATION, July, 1901. Revision Tests, No. 1
PRELIMINARY OXFORD LOCAL EXAMINATION, July, 1901. Revision Tests, No. 1
CORRESPONDENCE :

The Heuristic Method of Teaching Science. By Dr. BEVAN LEAN
Examination Answers in English History. By EXAMINER
Mercator's Projection and the Central Cylindrical Projection. By Dr. A. J. HERBERTSON, F.R.G.S.

The Social Position of Assistant-Masters. By A CAMBRIDGE MAN
PRIZE COMPETITION. No. 13

[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]
[merged small][ocr errors]

| FRENCH AND GERMAN.-THE NEW METHOD.
Elementary Object Lessons in French. Book I. By ALEC CRAN, M.A.

With many
Illustrations. Post Svo, cloth, price is. 6d.
Elementary French and German Object Lesson Wall Sheets. A Series of Eleven

Sheets, 21 inches by 31 inches, printed in tints on strong Manilla paper and mounted on roller.

Price 159. per Set.
Phonetic Drill Sheets. For Use with Cran's Elementary Object Lessons in French. A Series of

Seven Sheets, 394 inches by 28 inches, printed on strong Manilla paper and mounted on roller.

Price 155.

PERIODS OF ENGLISH HISTORY. A NEW SERIES OF HISTORIES, with Notes

on Contemporary History in Scotland and Abroad, Summaries of the Constitution, Glossaries of Historical Terins, and Sketch Maps. Edited by W. Scott DALGLEISH, M.A., LL.D. *** Period III, exactly covers the require.

ments of the Cambridge Local Examina.

tion, 1901. Period 1.-Mediæval England. From

the English Settlement to the Reformation (449-1509). Price 2s. MEDIÆVAL ENGLAND. Part Ii.

--Henry III. to Henry VII. (1216.

1509). Price 1s. Period 11.-The Reformation and

the Revolution (1509-1688). Price 2s. Period III.-Great Britain and Ire.

land (1689-1887). Price as.

Object Lessons in French. Book II. By Alec Cran, M.A. Post 8vo, cloth. With many

Illustrations. Price Is. 6d.
French and German Object Lesson Wall Sheets. A Series of Eleven Sheets, 21 inches

by 31 inches, printed in tints on strong Manilla paper, and mounted on roller. Price 155. per Set. Méthode Naturelle pour Apprendre le Français. Fondée sur l'Enseignement Intuitif.

By GEORGE HOGBEN, M.A. Illustrated. 332 pages. Post 8vo, cloth, price 35. 6d.
Also issued in Two Parts.

Part I., 25.

Part II., 28. od.
Set of Picture Wall Sheets. To accompany “Méthode Naturelle." Price 215.
Object Lessons in German. By J. J. Trotter, M.A., German Master Royal High School,

Edinburgh. Based on "Object Lessons in French." Illustrated. Post Svo, cloth, price 2s.
Nelson's First German Reader. Edited by J. J. TROTTER, M.A. Post 8vo, cloth, price as.

RECENT ADDITIONS TO THE ROYAL SCHOOL SERIES. Greek and Roman Heroes. Selections from Plutarch's Lives adapted for Class Reading by H. Spenser, LL.D., Classical

Master in the Edinburgh Academy. With Illustrations. Cloth boards, price 25. A Short History of Ancient Greece. For the Young By HENRY JOHNSTONE, of the Edinburgh Academy. 173 pages.

With numerous Illustrations. Cloth boards, price is. 6d. Trésor des Fèves et Fleur des Pois. (Conte des Fées.). Par CHARLES NODIER. Edited, with Notes and Vocabulary, by

Emile B. LE François, French Master to the Bristol School Board; Editor of " Achille et Patrocle," &c. Cloth, price is.

*.* Complete Catalogue of the Royal School Series post free on application.

THOMAS NELSON & SONS, 35 & 36, Paternoster Row, London, E.C.; Parkside, Edinburgh ; and New York. HOSSFELD'S EDUCATIONAL WORKS.

THE MOST APPROVED METHOD FOR TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGES.

S. d.

2

6

FRENCH. English-French Grammar, by Hossfeld's New Method, New Edition, arranged for Classes, Schools, and Private Lessons

3 0 Elementary French Grammar

1 0 Essentials of French Granimar

1 0 Advanced French Grammar

2 6 French Composition and Idioms

2 6 Conjugation of French Regular and Irregular Verbs

0 6 Polyglot Correspondent (English, French, German, Spanish).. net 3 6 English-French Commercial Correspondent

2 0 English-French Dictionary

1 0 French-English Dictionary

1 0 The two Dictionaries in one volume

2 0 French Reader by Huguenet..

2 0 Manual of French Conversation

16 100 Passages for Translation into English and German..

2 0 100 Passages for Translation into German and French ..

2 Anecdotes, with notes, by Larmoyer

1 0 New English and French Vocabulary

2 6 French Dialogues

1 6 SPANISH. English-Spanish Grammar, by Hossfeld's New Method, New Edition, arranged for Classes, Schools, and Private Lessous

3 Spanish-English Grammar, by Hossfeld's New Method

4 0 Key to above

2 0 Spanish Composition and Idioms, by J. Boedo Yanez :

2 0 Correspondencia Comercial, by Boedo Yanez

1 6 Conjugation of the Spanish Regular and Irregular Verbs

06 English-Spanish Commercial Correspondent

2 0 German-Spanish Commercial Correspondent

2 0 French Spanish Commercial Correspondent

2 0 A new Spanish-English and English-Spanish Dictionary

2 6 Ditto, by Velasquez

B 0 Ditto, by Velasqnez (Large Edition)

24 0 Hossfeld's Spanish Reader

2 0 German-Spanish Reader

2 0 Hossfeld's Spanish Dialogues..

1 6 Gil Blas in Spanish

2 0 Don Quixote, in Spanish

2 0 Engineering Translations in English and Spanish

net 3 6 Spanish Technological Dictionary, by N. Ponce de León :Vol. 1.- English-Spanish

36 0 Vol. II.-Spanish-English

32 0

SPANISH-continued.

s. d. First Spanish Reader, by Nunez

2 6 Second ditto

3 0 GERMAN. English German Grammar, by Hossfeld's New Method, New Edition, arranged for Classes, Schools, and Private Lessons

3 0 Mengel's German Exercises and Idioms

2 6 German Composition and Idioms

2 6 Conjugation of German Regular and Irregular Verbs

06 Hossfeld's German Reader

2 0 English-Gerinan Commercial Correspondent

20 English-German Dictionary

1 0 German-English Dictionary

1 0 The two Dictionaries in one volume

2 0 Select German Stories ..

16 German Dialogues

1 6 ITALIAN English-Italian Grammar, by Hossfeld's New Method, arranged for Classes, Schools, and Private Lessons

3 0 Italian Composition and Idioms Conjugation of Italian Regular and Irregular Verbs

0 6 English-Italian and Italian-English Dictionary, by Melzi

76 Ditto, by Millhouse (2 vols.), New Edition

12 0 Ditto, by Hossfeld

2 0 Italian Reader, by Dr. C. Scotti Italian Pronunciation, by Comba

2 0 PORTUGUESE. Portuguese Grammar, by Grauert

0 Portuguese Dialogues ..

6 DUTCH English-Dutch and Dutch-English Dictionary Dutch Dialogues

1 RUSSIAN. Manual of Russian and English Conversation

4 6 English-Russian and Russian-English Dictionary

SWEDISH.
English-Swedish and Swedish-English Dictionary

DANO-NORWEGIAN.
English-Dapo-Norwegian and Dano-Norwegian-English Dictionary

0

2

0

5

6

[blocks in formation]

HIRSCHFELD BROS., 13, FURNIVAL STREET, HOLBORN, LONDON, E.C.

The School World

A Monthly Magazine of Educational Work and Progress.

No. 27

MARCH, 1901.

SIXPENCE.

[ocr errors]

seem

broussailles et épines as a sort of “chasse défendueand COMMON EXAMINATION ERRORS. eschew setting any question that bears on them.

Unfortunately, however, there are certain points IV.FRENCH.

affected by the decree which will be always turnBy CloudESLEY BRERETON, M. A. Cantab.,

ing up in practice, as, for instance, the agreement Licencié-és-Lettres.

of the past participles. In the present article it

certainly seems best to leave all these thorny T is rather difficult at the present time to write points in abeyance, especially as many of them

an article on common mistakes in French ex- are such as should only be set for the most ad.

aminations. When the French Ministry last vanced students. July took the bull by the horns and issued their Besides, there are many amongst us who believe statesmanlike Edict of Tolerance for the numerous there are other and better methods of learning a peccadilloes and petty offences in orthography and language than by commencing to master the exsyntax that the grammatical casuists of the seven- ceptions, which the older type of examiner seemed teenth and eighteenth centuries had managed to to presume to be the correct way. We are in introduce into the code which governs the correct favour of setting typical rather than catch queswriting and spelling of French, the reform was tions, unless the latter are of every day occurrence greeted with enthusiam by the primary teachers of in the language. Anyone who has had a spell of the country, and their joy found an echo in every teaching is well aware that the pupil of fourteen land where French is taught. But the Ministry knows so little, and one would rather try to find

to have reckoned without those literary out what he does know than what he doesn't Pharisees, so numerous in France, to whom every know. The latter at best is but a negative test; jot and tittle, be it but a hyphen or an apo- and then again, one is certain, a priori, that his strophe, is as precious as the language itself. The ignorance far surpasses his knowledge, and that Academy has intervened, and the Decree has been examinations, in so far as they tend to the withdrawn.

learning of mere tips, of things useful in exIn no country was the decree welcomed with amination, but not in real life, are not to be engreater delight than in England. For years the couraged. papers set in our public examinations, with certain Perhaps, however, the most difficult point conexceptions, have been crowded with many of these nected with the discussion of common mistakes in Chinese puzzles, so dear to the old-fashioned type examinations, and an attempt to give hints about of examiners who, knowing neither the real diffi- them, is that it is impossible in the nature of culties of candidates, whether “small or great,” things that a really satisfactory examination paper nor what was veritably essential to a working can be framed to suit more than one form of knowledge of French, were fond of setting these teaching ; whereas at the present time there are hair-splitting problems, which would test the at least two distinct methods of teaching in the knowledge of an average bachelier. To English field, not to mention the numerous sub-varieties. teachers the ministerial decree reads like a general Considering that the great majority of teaching is proscription of the unhappy entanglements that it still on the orthodox semi-classical lines, it is was once lawful, and indeed usual, to set for the clear that the papers set must be principally luckiess candidates in modern languages whom the framed to fit in with that form of instruction. old-fashioned examiner looked on so many

But the fact remains that many of the mistakes feræ naturæ that it was his bounden duty to entrap that a pupil brought up on the direct method and ensnare.

would make are not those which one under classiBut the present suspension, for practically it is cal training would be likely to commit, and vice a suspension, of these numerous rules lands us in versa. Take, for instance, the common confusion a worse plight than when they were in full vigour made by French people and phonetically-taught and rigour. What are teachers to teach and ex- children between quand and quant. The Latinaminers to set ? Probably the best thing for the taught pupil having always quantum and quando latter would be to look on all these grammatical before his eyes will, even in a piece of dictation,

No. 27, Vol. 3.]

as

H

« ՆախորդըՇարունակել »