The topic in our English class this week will be British culture. Today, curry is as British as football, Agatha Christie and Queen Elizabeth II. Still, when Norwegians travel to London most of us spend more time on Oxford street than on Brick lane or Brixton market. In class we will take some time to reflect upon what we think of as typically British. Afterwards I will give a short presentation about immigration to Britain and finally the students will work in groups and make short presentations about Britain as a multicultural society. My colleague Liv Kristin made this lesson plan: What does it mean to be British? and my presentation is available on slideshare. In order to introduce our students to the topic we watched the film East is east last week. Take a look at what LK wrote about the film here.
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