|British Studies Now - Issue 12|
Readers respond to our
childhood questionnaire from Albania, Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Japan, Malaysia,
Malta, Morocco, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Taiwan,
Turkey, the UK and from Belgrade. The results make fascinating reading for
all of us - as teachers, parents and adults - who want to compare
similarity and difference through time and space. If you're a language
teacher, try our
The work of Beatrix Potter lies at the heart of classic English children's' literature. Taking a closer look at Potter's English Rabbits, Jopi Nyman casts these adventurous yet fugitive characters in a significant drama of national identity.
Elena Tarasheva of the Institute for Foreign Students, Sofia and Leah Davcheva of the British Council, Sofia, write about a unique intercultural training project for trainee teachers of English, Geography and Biology which focuses on the magic of mountains.
Maureen Haddock, Headteacher at Eustace Street Primary School in Oldham, UK, travels to Bangladesh to learn more about the cultural background of her pupils. (From the website of the BBC)
Featured text books (coming soon)
In secondary sector, we look at how two text books, Crossing Cultures and Lifestyles, are being designed for very different contexts in Romania and the Czech Republic.
new books and materials (coming soon)
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