22nd – 26th January
30th – 4th May
21st – 25th May
16th – 20th July
13th – 17th August
17th – 21st September
1st – 5th October
The British Culture Course aims to promote teaching of English through engagement with British Culture. It aims to provide teachers with a body of first-hand knowledge of topics and a practical set of classroom ideas developed with guidance from their course tutor through workshops and discussion. Our location in central London means this course is able to involve many iconic British sights and address topics in British culture many teachers may be familiar with through course materials already.
The course is for teachers who want to deepen their understanding of British culture and history in order to be able to use this to construct more engaging, varied and relevant lessons for their own students. The course will also help teachers address issues of intercultural awareness.
The British Culture Programme is designed to provide an engaging and memorable experience which will consolidate and update participants’ knowledge about the UK by allowing them to see, hear and feel the history, culture, traditions and modern life of the country for themselves, and suggest ways in which this can be used to enhance their work in English language teaching.
The course promotes the approach to learning English language through the medium of understanding English Culture. The course will help participants to develop professionally by exploring their own experience and sharing ideas with colleagues from other European countries, whilst discovering the full range of attractions and cultural opportunities that London has to offer
The course is hands-on and interactive, enabling participants to be fully immersed in the subject matter.
Trainer-led sessions use the techniques and approaches being discussed so that the practical application of methods can be experienced within the programme. This is supported by in-depth discussion group work. Participants will build up a bank of ideas to take back to their countries. Throughout the course, participants will be encouraged to experiment and think “outside the box”.
The programme includes daily afternoon visits to the best of London’s attractions and sites of cultural importance, to give the participants first-hand experience of British life and culture.
Participants will return to their home countries with a deeper insight and renewed enthusiasm for their profession. They will also receive: