Teaching English Culture

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What is the course about?

This highly interactive teacher training course provides the opportunity to look at the role of the native versus the non native speaker of English and the chance to explore the reasons behind teaching the English that we teach.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is aimed at teachers of English and subject teachers using English in class, who wish to combine the chance to further develop their own English language skills with the opportunity to better understand the challenges of teaching English Culture. You will learn about how and why English has become a lingua franca, the controversies surrounding Globish, how to improve intelligibility in an intercultural environment and how culture affects how language is used. Participants need to be at a minimum B1 level of English.

After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:

At the end of the course, you will:

Teachers are asked to reflect on the activities, inviting discussion with regard to their own knowledge and experience, teaching methods and contexts, and on adaptation of activities to their own teaching and learning situations. Participants are also introduced to key resources related to the further development of their teaching skills and personal professional development. Both theory and practice are explored, analyzed and discussed, further enabling the participants’ use and development of their teaching and classroom management skills regarding teaching English Culture.

The course ends with an evaluation session, where teachers are asked to reflect upon the value of the knowledge gained on the course. They are also encouraged in this session to create a Personal Development Action Plan, and select activities which they would like to try out in their own classes. They are invited to join the York Associates Community, which allows networking and contact with the trainers and fellow colleagues, and with participants from other courses.

If you are from a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need a visa. Students from certain countries do not need to apply for a visa before arriving in the UK. You can check if you need to apply for a visa on the UK Visas and Immigration website.
We can recommend a few accommodation options. Find out about them on our accommodation page.

In the unlikely event of a course not recruiting sufficient numbers you would be offered an alternative.

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Start date(s)
Max. group size
12
Min. age
21
Minimum CEF level
Starting from B1
Course materials
Included
Is Erasmus+ funding available?
In York Course Formats
Price
21 hours
£395
Booking fee
£55

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Sample Course Programme

 Session OneSession TwoSession Three
MONDAYIce-breaker
Introduction to the course: objectives and methodology
What are we teaching?

CLIL, ESP, EMI vs EAP
The history of English language and why is became a global language
TUESDAYWhat is the Culture of English?

Definitions of English as a lingua franca
EFL vs ELF
Pros and cons of ELF
The concept of “standard English”
WEDNESDAYKachru’s model of Global Englishes 
(the Inner, Outer and Expanding Circles)The Four Dimensions of Monolithism
Adaptation and accommodation:
Native and Non- Native English Speakers
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