Understanding Muslim Culture

Having been in the Middle East and North Africa for so long now, I am quite accustomed to the culture of the countries I’ve lived in. And so came the course “Understanding Muslim Culture” for people who would like to visit or do business in a Muslim environment and improve their English at the same […]

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Friday Couscous

Friday is a special day for most Moroccans here and although it is a working day and business is open as usual, Friday lunch is a 1) communal 2) affair. Everyone takes a longer break at lunch; my daughter has a two-and-a-half hour break between classes! A big plate of couscous is served in the […]

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Saint George’s Day

What is it? Well, here are some helpful sites to help you find out: Saint George’s Day – Lesson Activities, Quizzes and Worksheets St. George’s Day – cOOl stuFF (links to some activities here) BBC – Religions – Christianity: Saint George (information about St George) St George’s Day – Activities For Kids The English Blog: […]

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Religion anyone?

I had a conversation with a fellow teacher on the telephone which lasted for one hour! What did we talk about? Religion. And our *take on it in the classroom and staffroom. Having travelled to many different countries, I have been lucky to know not just more about other people’s cultures but their religious beliefs […]

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St. Patrick’s Day

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and is an occasion that is widely celebrated in the US and Ireland. To find out more about this day, have a look at this video: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKf-Do0VGjc] You can also try some of these resources below. St. Patrick’s Day Worksheets ESL HolidayLessons.com: Saint Patrick’s Day (text + mp3) ESLVideo.com :: History […]

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