British culture for teachers
As an international teacher, it's essential to have a good understanding of British culture.
On this interactive programme you will learn about all aspects of British culture. You'll gain deeper knowledge of British life, language and culture and learn about the key principles of teaching in an English language teaching setting.
- Location – York campus
This course aims to increase your awareness of British culture and offers you the opportunity to practice your English. While you're with us you'll gain a wider understanding of the key issues in teaching culture in an English language teaching setting. Your classes will take place on our city centre campus. Located minutes from the historic city of York you'll be fully immersed in British culture. By the end of your stay you'll be a more confident and competent user of the English language.
To further enhance your experience and learning, classroom training will be supplemented by at least three guest speakers from various sectors in the local community. We can also arrange for the group to visit places of interest in and around York.
You'll study a number of subjects during this course. Some of these include:
- Authentic modern English
- Issues of class and gender in British society
- Youth culture
- Changes in education and how this affects parents, teachers and students
- Crime, subculture and the disadvantaged
- Stereotypes of Britain and the British
- Multiculturalism in Britain
- The relationship between language and culture
- Political correctness
- British humour
Get in touch
For more information about the course, or to register your interest, contact us.
Fees and funding
This course qualifies for Erasmus funding. Your institution can apply for Erasmus+ funding for our teacher training courses. Check with your institution to see if they have already received a grant. You can find out more on the Erasmus+ website.
To participate in this programme you should have an upper-intermediate and above level of English (B2+).