English – the new lingua franca.

9 09 2016

11th and 12th graders, click on the pic to find all the info you need.


1. (A primer = basic information about a subject) Prepare a primer on the United Kingdom vs Great Britain vs England.

2. Now prepare a primer on the English-speaking world. Name at least 6 countries,  outside the UK, where English is widely spoken and say why English is spoken in some of those countries. Find out more by clicking on the pic.



3. What is a mania? Why are so many people across the planet learning English today? According to the speaker, is the present “English mania” a threat or an opportunity?

 4. Let’s make a humorous pause here with a British Citizenship Test by stand-up comedian Imran Yusuf.

5. Watch & listen for at least 10 important moments and/ or influences in the evolution of the English language. Find HERE a recap of the main steps. And learn more HERE  

5. Under the British Flag. Click on the pic to learn more about your task.

6. BBC Poetry Season – Zephaniah and students perform The British. This may serve as inspiration for your final task. Find the full text of the poem HERE


6. Why is English important? Click on the poster and do these activities.


7. Hollywood goes to China. Read more about the topic HERE


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