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Contemporary English and British Culture

Explore current trends in English language and British culture, while practising language use, such as idiomatic and colloquial English.

Develop teaching strategies, activities and techniques to bring British culture to life in your classroom. 

Course type
Teacher development
Age of student
18+
Language level
Upper Intermediate (B2) - Proficient (C2)
Course dates
28 June-11 July / 26 July-8 August / 9-22 August
Course Length
2 weeks
Price
From £1,695 / €2,140
Location
Bell Teacher Academy
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Choose this course if you:

  • Have a high level of English, but want to fine-tune and update your language and classroom practice
  • Want to know about new trends and changes in modern English use and deepen your understanding of contemporary British culture
  • Are looking to teach English through cultural topics and want to help your students have a better understanding of cultural differences

Learn up-to-date idiomatic and colloquial English, explore how the current cultural climate is affecting English and be aware of changes in English pronunciation and grammar. 

You will also experience a variety of effective teaching strategies, activities and techniques to use bring British culture to life in your own classroom.

Course outcomes
Improve your confidence and language competency
Including:
- Grammar
- Vocabulary, such as slang, phrasal verbs and idioms
- Pronunciation changes
Improve your language competency
Develop techniques to teach and practise
Build your knowledge of British culture
Develop a deeper understanding of contemporary British culture beyond stereotypes and traditions, such as:
- Education
- Media
- Family life
- Youth culture
- Multicultural Britain
Gain practical ideas to help your students
Investigate the link between culture and language
Share these with your students
Help students to compare their culture with new cultures

Course content

  • English and the cultural climate
  • Language, gender and political correctness
  • Lexical developments
  • Changing language and teaching culture
  • Using authentic material for learning
  • Pronunication: From RP to future English
  • Eccentric Britain and humour