Bring British culture to the classroom


This course is now sold out for 2022, please contact us for 2023 dates.


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
  • 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 exhibition
  • West End show
  • Alternative London guided tour
  • Leisure activity
  • Pub quiz

Advance your career

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

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  2. Personal details
  3. Transfer
  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

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Course price

Life in Britain


Superior homestay

Superior Homestay

From £252 per week

Live with an English-speaking host, practise your English and immerse yourself in British culture. Very good homes, in zone 4, with great homecooking. Larger rooms with extra comfort and a shared bathroom.

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Chapter Kings Cross IH London accommodation

Chapter Kings Cross

Rate: £469 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: £369 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 £206 per week

Live with an English-speaking host, practise your English and immerse yourself in British culture. Good homes, in zone 4, with homecooking and single rooms with a shared bathroom.

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Executive Homestay

From £299 per week

Live with an English-speaking host, practise your English and immerse yourself in British culture. Excellent homes, in zone 3, with large rooms, high standard of comfort and a private bathroom. 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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