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GCSE – English Language

Chaucer Translator Get into Chaucer with these postcards from Middle England!

  • Pupils write messages which are automatically translated into middle English. They can then send the message as an email to a friend.
  • This resource is intended as a light-hearted way to introduce pupils to Chaucer and to middle English.
  • Pupils could be encouraged to think about how far language has changed over the last 600 years, comparing
    which words have remained similar and which words have changed radically.
  • for KS3 studentsfor KS4 studentsan interactive, multimedia resourcea good startergreat for whiteboards
    History of the English Language Read about the history of the English Language

  • A short introduction to the history of the English Language, from Old English to the present day.
  • This would be useful for students studying English Language.
  • for KS4 studentsfor AS and A2 studentssuitable for printing out
    English Placenames Find out about the history of English placenames with this game

  • In this game, students are asked to identify which invader (Romans, Saxons, Vikings and Normans) settled an area of the country, judging by the names of the places.
  • This is a fun way of getting students to think about the way in which the history of the English language is amongst us today.
  • for KS4 studentsfor AS and A2 studentsan interactive, multimedia resourcea good startergreat for whiteboards