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English Club for school pupils

Centre of International Youth Public Diplomacy

English Club for school pupils

Culture Studies of English-Speaking countries

 Study programme

 

English Club is one of Linguistics School’s Centre of International Public Diplomacy projects as part of our extra-curricular education programme. A distinctive feature of this course lies in its openness: pupils from other establishments are invited to participate in each session, thus allowing for contact with Moscow schools and extending the bounds of communication for our pupils. This project is public in nature. The Culture Studies elective aims to provide a differential and individual curriculum taking into account pupils’ interests, inclinations and abilities and creating the right conditions for communication and education of all pupils according to their future vocational interests, values and aims in relation to their further education.

The course aims at developing pupil abilities to use the English language as an educational and self-study tool in culture, country and language studies as well as developing their aesthetic perceptions through their study of English and other cultures in order to satisfy their modern cognitive interests in finding out more about the world they live in and improving their inter-cultural communication skills. The course encourages pupil mobility giving them the opportunity to learn and communicate freely in a foreign language. International studies also carry developmental aims. Pupils develop such positive personal characteristics as citizenship, patriotism, tolerance and empathy.

The club’s themes include the study of the historico-cultural roots of British civilization, symbols, the cultural-historical vector in the development of Britain, the sociocultural features of the British education model, the linguistic, architectural and religious heritage of Britain, a sociocultural portrait of a British family not to mention Britain’s political system.

After each stage in the study cycle general non-standard sessions are conducted in which pupils present their creative projects individually, in pairs or in groups.

Sessions are conducted by our English teacher and Director of British Programmes, sessions every Tuesday at 15.30Daryl Robert McCreery.

We welcome all those wishing to take part in English Club

Telephone enquiries.: (499) 264-44-95, (499) 264-10-51

Linguistics School English Club Programme

The themes are all connected with British Cultural Studies

General Area

Themes

Date / Time

Total Hours

History

A brief history of the English language

 

 

A brief history of Great Britain

15.10.12

15:30– 16.50

 

22.10.12

15:30 – 16.50

2

 

 

2

Political Institutions

Politics and life:

·         ‘British’ democracy

·         The constitution and common law

·         The party system

·         Politics  and modern life

The monarchy

·         The role of the monarch

·         The value of the monarch

·         Alternatives

·         The future

The government

·         The cabinet

·         The Prime Minister

·         The civil service

·         Local government

Parliament:

·         The business of parliament

·         The party system and parliament

·         The House of Commons

·         The House of Lords

Elections:

·         The system

·         Formalities

·         The campaign

 The law:

·         The police

·         The criminal justice system

05.11.12

15:30 – 16:50

 

 

 

12.11.12

15:30 – 16:50

 

 

 

03.12.12

15:30 – 16:50

 

 

 

10.12.12

15:30 – 16:50

 

 

 

17.12.12

15:30 – 16:50

 

 

 

19.01.13

15:30 – 16:50

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

Society and People

Geography:

·         Climate

·         Land and settlement

·         The regions: the South, the Midlands, the North, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland

Identity:

·         Ethnic and geographical identity

·         The family

·         Class (social)

·         The sexes

Attitudes:

·         Stereotypes

·         English vs. British

·         Society and the individual

·         Formality and informality

04.02.13

15:30 – 16:50

 

 

 

11.02.13

15:30 – 16:50

 

 

 

25.02.13

15:30 – 16:50

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

Social Institutions and the Economy

Education and Transport

 

 

Social Welfare and Housing

 

 

The economy and everyday life

 

 

The media and The arts and culture

 

 

Food, drink, sport, holidays and special occasions

04.03.13

15:30 – 16:50

 

11.03.13

15:30 – 16:50

 

18.03.13

15:30 – 16:50

 

25.03.13

15:30 – 16:50

 

01.04.13

15:30 – 16:50

2

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

2

Religion

·         Anglicanism (and the Reformation)

·         Catholicism (and the Counter-Reformation)

·         Conformist and non-conformist Christian churches

·         Other religions

·         Religion and politics

08.04.13

15:30 – 16:50

 

 

15.04.13

15:30 – 16:50

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