I have been given the onerous task of teaching AS Level Language for the first time this year. I have really enjoyed the analysis of written texts but I cannot quite get to grips with the spoken language analysis coursework. Students have to produce their own transcripts from language in the media (chat shows etc.) I have never in my academic life studied spoken language apart from language acquisition. Therefore, I actually cannot give valuable advice to students about whether their transcripts are worthy of analysis. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.