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Teaching English language at GCSE

Discussion in 'English' started by Julia0204, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Hi there - was wondering if anyone could recommend a good book for helping to guide a non- English language specialist with the teaching of GCSE? I am a Literature specialist and have no A'Level English language knowledge. Would be very grateful if someone could point me in the right direction of a good book so that I can self-teach...many thanks! (Preferably with explanations to 'extended noun phrases' etc...)
  2. roamingteacher

    roamingteacher Established commenter Forum guide

    David Crystal's 'Discover Grammar' book is a really easy guide if that's what it is you are not feeling confident about. There is another book called 'Grammar for English Language teachers' by Martin Parrott that helped me enormously when teaching EFL and A-Level Language.

    I don't teach the English Language course - is there really so much grammar in it? I didn't realise.
  3. sleepyhead

    sleepyhead New commenter

    Not really. I mark the H tier GCSE, and even the A* students don't mention extended noun phrases. GCSE Lang is nothing like A Level lang, if that's what the OP is concerned about.

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