Immersion day

This immersion day is aimed at people with a good C1 or C2 level who want
to practice and improve their English through engaging and stimulating
activities in a glorious rural setting, away from the hustle and bustle of the city,
just an hour from Madrid.

The programme

9.30 – 9.45 Welcome breakfast

9.45 – 10.45 A light-hearted warm-up quiz-game activity based on the QI
General Ignorance book series.

10.50 – 11.50 What’s in the news, and how is it being reported?
In this session we will discuss some important current events and look at the
way they have been reported in different news outlets such as the BBC, The
Guardian, The Economist, Daily Mirror and the English version of El Pais.

11.50 – 12.oo Break

12.00 – 14.oo
London Perspectives.
Through a mixture of written texts, paintings, music and films, this session will
focus on London, as a historical location, a centre of the arts and a city with
many strange and unusual histories.

14.00 – 15.30 Lunch, followed by a short walk or you can take advantage of
the lovely garden to sit and read, rest or reflect!

15.30 – 18.00
The afternoon session is based on the questionnaire sent out in advance in
which participants are asked to express their interests and preferences, it
might, for example, include reading a short story, watching and discussing
part of a documentary, problem-solving activities, writing activities, role-play,
discussing a film or series or working with specific language areas such as
idioms, rhetorical devices, slang, speaking in public or negotiating.

18.00 – 19.00
Light snacks and drinks to finish off the day.

About the Location:


http://www.casamanantalia.com/
Getting there and getting back: By car
http://www.casamanantalia.com/comollegar.html
Number of participants: 4-6

Price: 175€

About your teacher:

DR. STEPHEN DANIEL BRINT
I graduated from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne with a first class
honours degree in English Literature in 1981. From 1981 until 1986 I was a
post-graduate student at Cambridge University and a member of Gonville and
Caius College. I received my PhD in English Literature in 1986. I began
teaching when I was a post-graduate, supervising undergraduate
dissertations and teaching literature and language for a number of Cambridge
schools. I also taught intensive courses in secondary schools in Cremona and
Padova, Italy. In 1984 I was awarded a fellowship to pursue research in the
USA and spent a term in the Huntington Library, Pasadena. I moved to
Madrid in 1992, initially working as a teacher and ADOS for King’s College.
From 1993 I work for the British Council teaching adults, as a teacher trainer
and in materials development. Literature was, and is, my passion but I greatly
enjoy language teaching and the challenge of helping students realize their
potential as learners. I try and identify not only what students need, but also
the best way of helping them develop according to their interests, objectives
and learning style. My teacher training work includes courses for CAM, CRIF
Acacias, CEP Inca and Manacor, TESOL and British Council Teacher
conferences. This work is immensely rewarding and ensures my ideas about
theories of teaching are rooted in the realities facing teachers on a daily basis.
I am also a published writer and my work includes academic articles, poetry
and course book materials. Upper Street is a school for students of English
language – where for specific purposes such as exams, or general interest,
people who want to learn about literature and drama in English and for
teachers who wish to develop their skills and interests. If you are interested in
any of those areas, I look forward to welcoming you to our school.