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British Life and Culture

Explore contemporary British life and culture, gaining ideas on how to introduce these topics into your classroom.


Explore contemporary British life and culture.

This course teaches you about contemporary British life and culture, exploring topics such as the arts, media, politics, and history. It also gives you practical ideas for introducing culture into your classroom and promoting intercultural awareness among your students. You will improve your awareness of the differences between your own culture and those of your peers. This course develops English language competencies by exploring subjects like language change, new English words, humour and contemporary British slang.

Minimum Age
Minimum language level
B2 or above
Course start dates
31 July 2023 - 11 August 2023
Course length
2 weeks
Bell Teacher Academy
2-week course £1,830

Course Overview

On this course, you will gain:

  • A broader understanding of different aspects of contemporary British culture.
  • A deeper understanding of British culture, moving beyond stereotypes and traditions.
  • A greater intercultural awareness, including social, linguistic and cultural diversity.
  • Practical ideas for helping students compare their own culture with new cultures.
  • Improved language competencies and greater confidence in your own English.
  • A greater appreciation of the link between culture and language and the ability to share this with your students.


Who is this course for?


This course is ideal for teachers who want to develop a deeper awareness of contemporary British culture, and to help their students have a better understanding of cultural differences and to teach English through cultural topics. It is also perfect for teachers wanting to expand their range of expression and update their use of contemporary English.

Topics covered:

Each course we run is tailored by our expert tutors to the professional needs and priorities of the participants so content may be adapted to best suit the needs of your group.

British Education, media and institutions
Family life, youth culture and multicultural Britain
Eccentric Britain and humour
The city of Cambridge, the historic university and its life
The arts, including a visit to some Cambridge museums
Pubs – a look at everyday life
From Reggae to Radiohead – the contemporary music scene
The changing language and teaching culture
Cross cultural awareness in the classroom
Exploiting materials to teach culture

Sample timetable


Course Dates

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Bell Teacher Academy

31 July 2023 - 11 August 2023

1 Red Cross Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 0QU

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