in this course we will look at various aspects of British, Japanese and world culture. There will be short lectures, with videos about Britain, with some pair work activities in most classes. There will also be 5 Internet Days, and we will use the internet and the course website to review and learn more about the topics of the main lectures. There will be 1 short report (300 words), 2 ‘class notes’, and a final report of 600 words.
Lesson 1 An Introduction to Britain April 13th
Lesson 2 What is Culture? April 20th
Lesson 3 Places to Visit in Britain-London, Edinburgh & British Holidays. April 27th
***Report 1 The topic is one from lessons 1, 2 or 3, (300 Words). Hand the report in lesson 4
Lesson 4 Internet Day 1 (Room 7 ‘Free Computer’ room) May 11th
Lesson 5 British Homes. June 2nd
Lesson 6 The Class System (write class notes, words, hand in next week). June 8th
Lesson 7 The Media. June15TH
Lesson 8 Internet Day 2 ( Room 7 ‘Free Computer’ room) June 22nd
Lesson 9 British Education
Lesson 10 Politics July 6th
***Report 2 The topic is one from lessons 5, 6 or 7, (300 Words). Hand in lesson 11
Lesson 11 Internet Day 3 (Room 7-‘Free Computer’ room) July 20th
Lesson 12 Internet Day 5 (Room 7-‘Free Computer’ room) July 27th
THIS IS THE LAST CLASS AND TITLES FOR THE FINAL REPORT WILL BE GIVEN
Textbook: IN BRITAIN (VAUGHAN-REES, SWEENEY, CASSIDY). MACMILLAN LANGUAGEHOUSE, ISBN 4-7773-6052-0.
Grading: 40% from active participation, (asking questions and helping to make a good class), and attendance. 20% from reports & class notes. 40% from the final written report.
*Late reports will have one grade per week deducted*.
*There is no sleeping allowed in this class. This may cause you to fail*.
*There is speaking and listening time in this course. Listen when it is listening time, and speak about the topic when it is speaking time*.