Bring British culture to the classroom


Who is this course for?

This course offers an insight into contemporary issues in British life and culture and increases confidence in sourcing and adapting authentic materials to use in class.

What will you achieve?

Take this course to:

  • Increase your confidence in sourcing and adapting up-to-date authentic materials for use in class
  • Gain greater awareness of contemporary issues and culture in Britain
  • Share teaching experiences with other professionals

Course outline

The course includes guided visits and excursions in and around London. The teacher will demonstrate teaching techniques as they lead the classes. The course will improve your use of ‘everyday’ English in the classroom, and your understanding of contemporary British culture.

At the beginning of the course your tutor will ask for input on what topics are of particular interest to you and content will be negotiated by the class.

Areas of study could include:

  • Multicultural Britain
  • The Royal Family
  • Politics and the political system
  • Press and media
  • Employment
  • Sport
  • Arts

Cultural excursions

A cultural programme is organised for this course with morning (or afternoon depending on your course date) and evening excursions to places of cultural interest around London. Activities can include:

  • Art exhibitions
  • West End shows
  • Alternative London guided tours
  • Leisure activities
  • A pub quiz

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We are always happy to help you find the perfect teacher training course.

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  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

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Superior homestay

Superior Homestay

From £275 per week

Spacious, well-presented homes, with large bedrooms and shared bathroom facilities. Enjoy excellent home cooked meals.

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Chapter Kings Cross IH London accommodation

Chapter Kings Cross

Rate: £497 per week

Close to the central King’s Cross St Pancras train station, Chapter was recently completely refurbished and has great modern facilities. Studio with private bathroom and kitchenette. On-site gym, cinema room, games area with table tennis, pool table and table football, study areas, social spaces and courtyard. Zone 1.

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Chapter Highbury

Chapter Highbury

Rate: £387 per week

A modern student residence located in vibrant north London. It is moments from Holloway Road and is just two tube stops away from King’s Cross, making it the ideal location for easy connections across the city. Cinema, on-site gym, great study space, games and karaoke room, social space, study booths and TV area. Single rooms with private bathrooms. Zone 2.

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Accommodation Homestay

Standard Homestay

From £225 per week

Comfortable homes with cosy bedrooms and shared bathroom facilities. Enjoy excellent home cooked meals.

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Executive Homestay

From £326 per week

Spacious, well-presented homes, with large bedrooms and private bathrooms. Enjoy excellent home cooked meals.

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We have a range of accommodation options to suit you, including homestay with a host, one of our modern student residences, a boutique-style guest house, or even a hotel if you prefer.

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Why train with us?

At IH London, we really believe in the best teaching and always have. We are a charitable trust and our founders created the very first EFL qualification, now known as the CELTA.

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