British council shakespeare download course

Learn english online using our highquality resources to quickly improve your english. William shakespeare learnenglish kids british council. Write and tell us about a famous writer from your country. The pack celebrates shakespeare as a writer who still speaks for all people and nations, addressing big questions and themes about the human experience and. Playtime helps your child build confidence in english speaking and improve listening skills. Macbeth, one of shakespeares bestloved plays, is a tale of murder, guilt, magic and lots of drama. Shakespeare hamlet learnenglish teens british council. This free online course will look at the life and works of william shakespeare and take you from his birthplace in stratforduponavon to the globe theatre in london, from where he secured his central place in english literature. All the materials on these pages are free for you to download and copy for educational use only. British council is offering an open online course to explore english. British actor james garnon explains how shakespeares verse and expressions have captured the hearts of so many people.

Explore the english language through shakespeares plays. Rereading, rewriting, recontextualizing shakespeare is an international conference organised by the british council and alexandru ioan cuza university of iasi to mark 400 years since shakespeares death and to celebrate his work. We are on the ground in six continents and over 100 countries, bringing international opportunity to life, every day. University life in the uk this course will give you all the help you need to study and thrive in the uk.

Scotland is at war, and has just won a great battle. You will work with a group of teachers from around the world. The digitally remastered film of this academy awardwinning adaptation of romeo and juliet was included in our touring package of outstanding british film adaptations of shakespeare s work, delivered by the british council, the british film institute, film london and other partners. The british council is a charity with the registration numbers 2091 england and wales and sc037733 scotland. The british council is the united kingdoms international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. This project is devoted to william shakespeare, and explores myths about him, his most remarkable plays and their destiny in the theatre during and after the authors life. When you write quickly, it is easy to make mistakes. You should study as much english as possible, but also make sure you know what to expect on the test day by registering for an ielts preparation course tips for success. If youre planning a professional career in translation and are looking for an internationally recognised qualification, the professional translation course leading to the chartered institute of linguists diploma in translation is the right choice for you. Ashlie learns more about the greatest english playwright, while stephen tries to find out what his part is. Find out what a mooc is and how does it work, and register for our upcoming courses. Learn more about british council moocs that you can sign up for. This website is created for adult learners of english by the british council, the worlds english teaching experts. Shakespeares language teachingenglish british council.

You may not redistribute, sell or place these materials on any other web site without written permission from the bbc and british council. Free online english course on shakespeare now available. Shakespeare scene 1 word on the street shakespeare. Are you thinking of studying at a uk university, college, or boarding school, or learning english in the uk. Shakespeare macbeth learnenglish teens british council. English for the workplace course is extremely flexible and will only take up to two hours of your time per week, over the period of four weeks, so you can practise at any time that suits you. Its main objectives are for learners to enjoy working with a shakespearean text which can be very motivating and improve their confidence with language which is at first glance beyond them. According to linguist david crystal, only 5 to 10 per cent of shakespearean english is different from modern english. Online teacher development training british council. Our free open online courses moocs british council. The british council and educational project arzamas are launching the free online course entire shakespeare available from april 28. Many of the online resources produced as part of the programme remain relevant and available. The british council brings british culture and the english language to millions across the globe. Shakespeare on our english language learning websites shakespearebased videos, activities and lesson plans for english language learners will launch from march 2016 on our learnenglish, learnenglish teens and teachingenglish websites.

Global celebration of william shakespeare to reach millions the british council and the great britain campaign announce shakespeare lives, a major global programme for 2016 celebrating shakespeares works and his influence on culture, education and society on the 400th anniversary of his death. Boost your skills with one of our professional development programmes. Shakespeare and comedy teachingenglish british council bbc. This free online course will take us through life and works of william shakespeare, from his birthplace in stratforduponavon to the globe theatre in london. Hamlets play contains a scene in which someone murders a king by putting poison in his ear exactly what the ghost said had happened to him. We will look at five of shakespeare s plays with the help of actors and experts from around the world. You can sign up from now until the very last day of the course. Professional translation course british council greece. Ben crystal continues his visit to stratforduponavon, learning about shakespeare s education, marriage and the lost years before he moved to london. Download and read our information for candidates, which contains important information about the test format, the question types and the test results.

The digitally remastered film of this academy awardwinning adaptation of romeo and juliet was included in our touring package of outstanding british film adaptations of shakespeares work, delivered by the british council, the british film institute, film london and other partners. Stephens got a job as an actor, and he and ashlie go to the globe theatre in london to pick up his costume and to find out about englands most famous writer, william shakespeare. Developed by the university of southampton and the british council, last year this course was take by 120. Learning english with the british council will help you unlock a whole new world of opportunity. Shakespeare speaks was produced by bbc learning english in partnership with the open university. We will look at five of shakespeares plays with the help of actors and experts from around the world. Our shakespeare resources build on the british council s shakespearelives project, a yearlong global programme of events and activities which celebrated the 400th anniversary of william shakespeare s death in 2016. British council, the uks international organization for promoting cultural relations and educational opportunities, launched a free, sixweek.

Choose from a wide range of resources to give your class a glimpse into other cultures and provide a base to develop international partnerships. The shakespeare lives schools pack has been created by the british council in. The british council is the united kingdoms international organisation for. Shakespeare lives in the english language british council. A global celebration of william shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death. They tell him that he is going to be promoted, and that he will be given more money, land. Specially designed to encourage learning across the curriculum, the resource is split into five key. Shakespeare lives in croatia competition british council. If you want to get the result you deserve, youll need to prepare for the test in advance. The united kingdom offers you a worldleading education system, with uk qualifications that can make a real difference to your career. Session 2 1 activity about shakespeare speaks 05 jan 2016.

Shakespeare mooc free online course shakespeare lives is pleased to present exploring english. On his way home afterwards, macbeth and his friend meet three mysterious witches. Learnenglish british council, london, united kingdom. However, even that small percentage can confuse students and make the plays and poems seem quite inaccessible. Shakespeare this lesson looks at a very wellknown shakespeare text, hamlets soliloquy, which begins to be or not to be. There is a superstition in the theatre that saying the name macbeth will. Our work in arts and english reflects this goal, and the english channel combines arts content with englishlanguage learning. Shakespeare has long played an important role in the british councils work. It is a good idea to keep a list of words you have spelled wrongly in the past.

Always check your email carefully before you send it. The overall objective of this course is to improve english language skills by looking at the life and works of william shakespeare and. The material is designed for nonnative english speakers who have studied english to around intermediate level approximately b1 on the cefr. Dec 20, 2016 british council is offering an open online course to explore english. The sam wanamaker festival 2015 at shakespeares globe. The shakespeare lives schools pack was created by the british council in partnership with the royal shakespeare company to mark the 400th anniversary of shakespeares death in 2016. Shakespeare lives school pack british council france. Book your test at an official ielts test centre british council. Writing a free online course from the british council. Join our free massive open online courses mooc to improve your english, gain knowledge on a variety of different subjects and connect with learners across the globe. The british council is on the ground in six continents and over 100 countries.

The shakespeare lives 2016 website is a treasure trove of all things shakespeare, including a major feature on welsh production company omidazes all women production of henry vi. They then practise question formation and speaking with an informationgap reading activity about shakespeares life and legacy and a theatrethemed find someone who. Through our teacher training courses, expert advice, teaching tips, materials and support networks, were here to help you become a more effective english teacher. Brought to you by the british council and the great britain campaign, the programme is an invitation to the world to join in the celebrations by experiencing the work of shakespeare directly on stage, through film, exhibitions, in schools and online. This sixweek course is for people who are learning english and interested in the language and legacy of william shakespeare. All lessons take place in a fullyequipped computer lab. The british council is the uks international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Based on the british councils highquality language learning content this course is for people who are learning english and interested in the language and legacy of william shakespeare. We think that he still relevent in our days, because his plays evolves with time, more than that, he teaches us how was. Shakespeare scene 1 word on the street shakespeare british council. We are global experts in teaching english both in our online. Poradajicimi organizacemi byly british council, narodni ustav pro vzdelavani a amate asociaci metodiku cizich jazyku. In this programme, young people will be encouraged to engage with shakespeares language through a practical exploration of his plays and through experiencing live performance. In this lesson, learners are introduced to shakespeare as the topic for the lesson and pool the knowledge that they already have about him with a mind map and quiz activities.

Practising english teachers seeking an internationally recognised qualification. British actor james garnon explains how shakespeare s verse and expressions have captured the hearts of so many people. Take our free english test to help you find your level. Rowling, william shakespeare, stephen king, charles dickens and ilkka remes. Whatever motivates you to learn english, well help you succeed. In this lesson, students will learn about grammatical changes since shakespeares time, and, depending on their. As the worlds english language experts, were passionate about english and those who teach it. The first two days of the conference are open to the public on 27 and 28 october and are being organised at universitatea alexandru ioan cuza aula. Weve been teaching english for more than 75 years and have helped over 100 million people around the world learn english and improve their language skills. Shakespeare will look at the huge legacy of words and phrases shakespeare introduced to the english language. British council in france societe par actions simplifiee unipersonnelle is a company registered in france with the registration number rcs paris n 847 719 473. Animated plays for children on the british councils learnenglish kids. First of all congratulations to all of our shakespeare y yo monologuistas. Shakespeares language teachingenglish british council bbc.

The british councils english experts will guide the audiences through the course by placing special emphasis on some of the words and expressions that shakespeare introduced to the english language. Why do shakespeares plays attract audiences around the world. British council and the bbc have been working together to bring shakespeare lives to as wide an audience as possible. They will also find out about shakespeares relationship with the modern world by researching his connections with role models from their own culture. Macbeth, a general in the scottish army, is the hero of the battle. Improve your english language skills by looking at the life and works of william shakespeare and his enduring popularity. Maria won a summer course at regents university london. In february 2016 british council croatia invited teachers and students of primary and secondary schools to join the competition celebrating shakespeares life and work in the year of the 400th anniversary of shakespeares death. A free online course from the british council lets you, and your students, explore shakespeares plays and language. They will explain and explore the universal themes shakespeare addressed in his work.

Use this list to check that you have spelled them correctly. Shakespeare is a genius, he shows in his plays some themes who is still present today, like. Selfaccess modules are online courses you can start at any time. The programme was run by the british council and the great britain campaign and celebrated shakespeare as a. Moderated courses are online courses led by a british council emoderator who is an experienced online teacher trainer. The english channel the british councils english channel.

Shakespeare and money teachingenglish british council bbc. This course is for people who are learning english and interested in the language and legacy of william shakespeare. Why does caliban in the tempest choose forgiveness and mercy over revenge. To cultivate students ability to work out the meaning of a word from context. Keep up to date with global elt news and local events organised by the british council. Explore english through shakespeare speakeasy news. Fun english games for kids learnenglish kids british council.

Shakespeare lives was a yearlong global programme of events and activities celebrating william shakespeares work on the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016. The british council is the uks international organisation for cultural relations and education opportunities. Shakespeare lives in 2016 global celebration of william shakespeare to reach millions the british council and the great britain campaign announce shakespeare lives, a major global programme for 2016 celebrating shakespeares works and his influence on culture, education and society on the 400th anniversary of his death. Through joint projects with other schools, we help you discover new ways of embedding. Learnenglish is the british councils website for learners of english. So whether you want to learn online, join us at a facetoface class or study english in the uk, this is the place to start. Free online course entire shakespeare british council. Download the schools pack material from the link below. This course will look at the life and works of william shakespeare and take you from his birthplace in stratforduponavon to the globe theatre in london, from where he secured his central place in english literature. Will viola take off her disguise and tell the truth. We enjoyed all of the performances during the final and judges had a difficult decision to make when awarding the prizes. The british councils team of educators will guide you through the course and you will get the opportunity to share your ideas and opinions with people from all. You should study as much english as possible, but also make sure you know what to expect on the test day by registering for an ielts preparation course.

Please note that ielts is not recommended for test takers under the age of 16. Why do shakespeare s plays attract audiences around the world. The short clips by the british council are excellent as introductions. Hamlets plan is to watch king claudius during the play, and see how he reacts when he sees his own. This free, sixweek online course will look at the life, works and legacy of william shakespeare, while giving participants the chance to practise their english language skills.

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