July 2nd – July 13th 2018
48 hours including visits*
Advanced Language and Culture is a short course for teachers and students of English with a level of English of C1 or C2. It contains a minimum of 48 hours with a teacher including visits and 40 hours of classroom-based lessons. It will give you confidence and familiarity with current issues, media representations, stereotypes, cultural and political figures and recent events in Britain. Material and tasks are more adult and appropriate for university-level students or simply for your own pleasure and language learning! The course combines lectures, discussions and visits within London on the connected themes
We will provide a questionnaire for participants before they arrive to express preferences or make request which we will try to incorporate in to the course if possible and where there is agreement between participants. Topics on offer cover everything form the role of class in British society to food culture to modern media. Often we will look at influential people in modern British culture and what they say about the country. Throughthese topics and the discussions they generate, we will teach you new language with a focus on colloquial language, new terms in common use in the media as well as general language at C1 and above. This means specific course content will vary from course to course.
After this course, you will:
● be more comfortable in your knowledge of contemporary UK culture
● be better able to deal with cultural references in conversation
● be better able to understand colloquial language
● go away with some material you can use in adult or university classes
What our 2017 students said:
“The course was perfect and it exceeded my expectations, though I participated in a few courses in the UK before. Our tutors took us to the places we wouldn’t find ourselves. Their language and cultural competence is outstanding!”
“Lexical Lab offers courses which help teachers grow and develop their potential. The people from Lexical Lab provide teachers with a huge amount of knowledge, but at the same time they are open to new ideas and solutions from other professionals. They run their courses in a way that is flexible and they leave space for self-development and sharing experiences by providing a wide variety of after-class activities.”
*Teaching hours for all Lexical Lab courses are 55 minutes to account for breaks and changeover.
** There is a registration fee of £100 on top of all prices that covers all materials, admin and entrance fees for timetabled activities.
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