British Language and Culture (BLC)
A2/B1 (ages 15+)

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Suitability

This course is for students in their early or middle years of secondary education who would like to combine a week of English learning with the opportunity to discover more about everyday life in Britain.

Sample ‘can do’ statements

  • I can talk about places in the UK
  • I can say some things about Britain and its culture
  • I can give information about popular music festivals in Britain
  • I can talk about how people behave in Britain
  • I can invent a new sport or game and describe how to play it
  • I can present both sides of an argument

Why choose this course?

This course is ideal for learners who want a week of communicative language practice, but with a strong cultural element. It is also a great option for intermediate level classes who may already have taken a general English course, but would like a week that incorporates a range of different topics and content.

Learning activities include:

  • Class mingling activities
  • Matching games
  • Rank-ordering activities
  • Q and A games
  • Board races
  • Role plays
  • Surveys
  • Presentations
  • Jigsaw readings
  • Creative design sessions
  • Discussions
  • Dialogue writing and acting

CORE WORKBOOK LESSONS

  • Similar But Different
  • British Geography
  • Family
  • British Homes
  • British Television
  • Come Learn With Me
  • School Uniform
  • Music Festivals
  • Booking a Band
  • Strange British Sports
  • How to Behave in Britain
  • The Great British Picture Quiz

GENERAL ENGLISH COURSES – WEEKLY PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lesson 1 Similar But Different British Homes School Uniform Strange British Sports Revision activities

 

End of course games

 

Learning review

Lesson 2 British Geography British Television Music Festivals How to Behave in Britain
Lesson 3 Family Come Learn With Me Booking a Band The Great British Picture Quiz
Lesson 4 Tailored lessons Project completion
Lesson 5 Project groups and topic choices Initial project preparation Ongoing work on projects Ongoing work on projects Afternoon show performance or preparation for evening performance
Lesson 6 Preparation and rehearsals for end of course show or presentation