British Studies 29.-31.7.2020

Perinteinen kesäkurssimme järjestetään ensi kesänä 29.-31.7.2020 Turussa.

Luennoitsijana toimii meille jo aikaisemmilta kesäkursseilta tuttu Tom Wishart ja kurssin teemana on ”Should I Stay or Should I Go?”. Kurssi järjestetään Turun parhaalla paikalla, jokirannassa Marina Palace –hotellissa. Kurssihintaan kuuluu opastettu vierailu Turun linnassa teemalla ”Everyday life and Festivities at Turku Castle” sekä kävelykierros muissa Turun historiallisissa kohteissa. Vapaaehtoisena iltaohjelmana järjestämme uhkarohkeille kurssilaisille funikulaarikyydin Kakolan ruusu –ravintolaan (kävelemälläkin pääsee onneksi perille!). 

Alustava kurssin hinta 320€ (ilman majoitusta ja ravintolaillallista).

Ilmoittautuminen 18.5.2020 mennessä. Tarkemmat tiedot kurssiohjelmasta päivitetään kevään aikana. Ohessa Tom Wishartin kuvaus kurssista. 

British Studies 2020: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Three and a half years have passed since the EU referendum and the UK still doesn’t appear to know if – in the words of the classic song – it will stay or go. In the first session we will examine the last twelve months of modern British history – peeking behind the headlines at what is really going on behind the repetitive Brexit headline.

The Br—t word will be banished from the rest of day 1, and our gaze will turn to other (non-political) social, cultural and institutional developments in the UK before we then spend the last part of the day learning about further education after many years of reform and constant change.

On day two we will start by sinking our teeth into the main political news generated during the previous twelve months in Washington, before heading back across the Pond to learn more about one of the UK’s most beloved institutions – the BBC. The aim of this lecture is to take you on an entertaining and informative amble through the first seventy years of the corporation’s history. Finally, we will look at some of the British comedy canon – a session vital to anybody who seeks to enlighten others about UK life while teaching English.

On day three we will be talking about trends in the English language (with a particular focus on new vocabulary) and also using your questions and requests to ensure you start your journey home full of even more knowledge, energy and ideas for the school year ahead. 

See you in July!

PS: if you are still weighing up whether to attend, or not (and bearing the title of the course in mind) you should most certainly go.:) -Tom

Ilmoittautumislomake on tulossa kotisivuille tammikuun aikana.