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1 Angol célnyelvi civilizáció British and American civilization How to study? For two years in two lessons per week at least Final Exam is possible if a mark is given at the end of four terms

2 English icons: A double-decker bus or the London routmaster, and Big Ben, the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament

3 e.g. Education In the United Kingdom Education in schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland follows the National Curriculum which was introduced by the British government under the Education Reform Act It includes the core subjects English, Mathematics, and Science. The foundation subjects are: design and technology, information and communication technology (known as ICT), history, geography, modern foreign languages (MFL), music, art and design. The subjects of the basic curriculum are: physical education, citizenship plus compulsory religious education (RE) which has a unique place in British law.EnglandWalesNorthern Ireland National CurriculumBritish governmentEducation Reform Act 1988English MathematicsSciencedesign and technologyinformation and communication technologyhistorygeographymodern foreign languagesmusicart and designphysical education citizenshipreligious education In the United States of America Americans have shown a great concern for education since early colonial times. Among the first settlers there was an unusually high proportion of educated men. Harvard College was founded in 1636, Yale in Before the Revolution in 1776, nine colleges had already been opened in the colonies, most of them later becoming universities. The importance of education is also shown by the fact that by 1850 every state had provided for a system of free public schools open to all and paid for by public taxes. By then state-supported colleges and universities had already been established in many states.

4 ”I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” Martin Luther King

5 Reading original texts Authentic, useful sources (books, the Internet) Preparing for International language exams (ECL, DExam, ORIGO, Euro, etc.) Intermediate and advanced level state language exams Studying British and American culture here means four years of experience New subject: final exam – oral, intermediate 12 students have taken successful final exams so far Earlier: English study circle or English club, various similar topics, Friday afternoons

6 Topics  New possibility: twice 22 valuable topics for British and American civilization each  Result: enriching vocabulary, getting to know new grammar structures  Developing fluent speech, laboratory exercises for communication  For students with various interests, e.g. Geography, History, Economy, Holidays, Festivals Sights, Health, Customs, Sports, Music, Arts, Architecture, Writers, Films, Royalty, Science, Values and Beliefs, Religion, Traditions, TV, Radio (BBC), Newspapers, Magazines, Famous people, Food, Etiquette, Everyday life, Average Americans, etc.

7 Enriching Knowledge

8 Thanksgiving in the USA

9 Virtual Visits links The Eden Project is one of the UK's top Landmark Millennium projects created to tell the fascinating story of man's relationship with plants. It is a non- p rofit making charitable scientific organization for the 21st century with a commitment to communicate with the public through entertainment, education and involvement. The Eden Project is one of the UK's top Landmark Millennium projects created to tell the fascinating story of man's relationship with plants. It is a non- p rofit making charitable scientific organization for the 21st century with a commitment to communicate with the public through entertainment, education and involvement.

10 Colourful methods: using the Internet – tasks, taking notes discussion the summary of each topic (one-two pages) given reading, some translation – learning English other illustration: DVD, YouTube, video, books, magazines, prospectuses, cards, music, maps (old and new aids mixed)

11 Final exam acknowledged results the chairman: ”a great gift for the students” task A: fluent speech after preparation – 6 minutes task B: source analysis (one third of the time – 3 min.) Practising them in the lessons: oral answers, written exercises: ? - +

12 Next year I suggest you should take the chance: 9 th class: preparatory period – vocabulary extension way to higher level: language exam using English later with ease, near-native level native speaker - some help background knowledge to the language

13 Audio-visual aids Some especially outstanding materials:  USA timeline (book – IATEFL conference)  GB cards – from the British Embassy  Books from England, America (study visits)  personal experiences  photos  videos  DVDs, CDs

14 Collection Printable materials in a wide range of themes Photo-copiable sheets ready for studying Final exam files for all the topics JUST FOR YOU! SEE YOU IN OUR SPECIAL ENGLISH CLASSES WHERE YOU CAN LEARN ENGLISH CIVILIZATION. I have a dream …


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