There are far more similarities than differences when it comes to comparing the Christmas traditions of these two English speaking countries. There is the turkey dinner with cranberries and stuffing, mistletoe, presents on Christmas morning and the tradition of non-religious, fun Christmas songs. But in our blog today we’ll be mentioning 5 things that Americans do not have as a part of their Christmas celebrations and that they may not even be aware of.Czytaj całość »
Spectacular tragedy. Go see it. You won’t be sorry.
Around this time of year, you may have heard several times the term Black Friday in reference to a shopping day or type of sales event at some of your favourite stores. Many countries have incorporated a kind of ‘light’ version of this promotional sales practice but are you aware of the origins of this day and what it all means? That is the topic of our blog this time around.
As part of the MultiCulture Britain project, Multikino and British Council present Depeche Mode: Spirits in the Forest, a unique concert film starring Depeche Mode. Czytaj całość »
For the purposes of this blog, we will need to review 2 very important kinds of sounds in English – consonants and vowels.
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While the people in Northern Ireland speak the Queen’s English, they have a very special dialect. It is so special that I have chosen to write it all down, just in case you decide to visit this amazing wee country. Imagine my day of discovery.
There are many famous British pairings – Wallace and Gromit, footy and beer, Ant and Dec and of course fish and …….? You said it! Chips.
Students do not like grammar lessons! Although not always true, this is a fairly accurate assessment of most students’ feelings when learning a language. Much the way parents will disguise healthy broccoli from their kids by hiding it beneath a layer of melted cheese, teachers will do everything to try to disguise grammar beneath a layer of „melted” fun or distraction…or something.
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Every country has its customs which are unique to the summer season. Americans send their kids off to summer camps and get 2-litre Slurpees, while Canadians go fishing with a 24 of beer. The Brits are not alone in the fact that once the days get a bit longer and warmer certain foods, activities and rituals begin to pop up. Here are a few.
We all know that a one-size-fits-all approach towards a language lesson isn’t what our students expect. And they’re right. Each person contributes to lessons in a different way by sharing their knowledge, experiences and motivation. We should observe our learners to identify their strengths and areas for improvement and once it’s done, we can put into practice a range of differentiation strategies. If you have just started racking your brains trying to remember what differentiation is all about, here’s a little hint: it’s all about designing and delivering lessons factoring in a variety of learning styles and needs. How do we do that? Keep reading to find out!
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