Life in Britain - Bringing culture to the classroom
This course will improve your use of ‘everyday’ English in the classroom, and your understanding of contemporary British culture. It will help you integrate culture into your teaching of English as a foreign language.
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- English level required: Minimum B2
- Minimum age: 21
- Minimum course size: 4
- Maximum course size: 15
- Lesson days: Monday to Friday
- Cost: £795 (2 weeks)
- Course length: 2 weeks
- Study hours: 27 hours 30 minutes
- Course dates: 21 January - 1 February; 1 July - 12 July; 29 July - 9 August
- Lesson times: 13:15 to 16:15
Who is the course for?
Choose this course if you're an English language teacher that would like to introduce contemporary British culture into your lessons.
You'll need an English level of C1 advanced (CEFR) to take this course. If you're not sure of your English level, please take our English level test.
This course gives you practical techniques for teaching English. By the end of the course you will have:
- gained greater awareness of contemporary issues in British life and culture
- examined a number of issues of specific interest to you
- become more confident in sourcing and adapting up-to-date authentic materials for use in your own classes
- become more able to respond to your students’ questions about all things British
You will explore the language, literature and contemporary culture of modern Britain and other English speaking countries. 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. In this way we hope the course will be as relevant and interesting to you as possible.
Areas of study could include:
- the education system
- the legal system
- the family
- multicultural Britain
- the Royal Family
- politics and the political system
- press and media
- the arts
- youth culture
The course includes several guided visits, cultural events and excursions in and around London, to complement the areas of study.
A full cultural programme is organised for this course with daily morning (or afternoon depending on your course date) and evening excursions to places of cultural interest around London. Programmes can include:
- a London cycle tour
- an art exhibition
- a West End show
- a live music event
- an alternative London guided tour
- a leisure activity
- a pub quiz
Sample course programme
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What our students say
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