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Planning for Online English iGCSE course

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by kaitaz, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. kaitaz

    kaitaz New commenter

    I have been asked by my local Home Ed group if I can set up and run an online/email iGCSE English course as they are struggling. I am not an English teacher but with the right support I can turn my hand to pretty much anything.

    How do I structure the course eg short, medium and long term planning
    What skills do the pupils need to learn?
    What resources should I purchase/create?

    Once I'm confident I have a workable plan the next issue will be how do I practically go about online/email teaching but I'll save that for another post

    Thanking everyone in advance
  2. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    I can't understand for the life of me how you can do this if English isn't your subject. You say you can turn your hand to pretty much anything. I was a teacher of Pitman's Shorthand. Try setting up and running an online course for this, ha ha I'm running an online poetry course now which, perhaps, is not too far removed from Pitman's shorthand inasmuch as you need good phonemic awareness for both subjects without any doubt.
    blueskydreaming likes this.
  3. Lucy2711

    Lucy2711 Occasional commenter

    I'm afraid I agree with JosieWhitehead. These questions are the equivalent of 'Where do I start?'
    Is English being seen as a less of a specialist subject than physics, for example, on the basis that we can all speak/read/write it?

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