Jan 8, 2016

[ELTeCS_PERU] Fwd: Shakespeare Lives in 2016: Free Online Course | MOOC Exploring English: Shakespeare

Exploring English: Shakespeare
An invitation to explore the life, work and legacy of William Shakespeare
For the attention of
Cesar Klauer
Universidad de Piura

Dear Mr. Klauer::

2016 will mark 400 years since William Shakespeare’s death. It is a unique moment to celebrate his genius and the inspiration he has given to billions of people through the ages.

We want to invite you to be a part of Shakespeare Lives, a worldwide programme of activity to celebrate Shakespeare’s work and his enduring global influence and impact. The first activity which we encourage you, your colleagues or your students to join is a Shakespeare MOOC.

Our free, six-week online course will look at the life, works and legacy of William Shakespeare, while giving participants the chance to practise their English language skills.

The first week will look at Shakespeare’s life and times, using two short documentaries to take you on Shakespeare’s journey from his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to the Globe Theatre in London. For the rest of the course, we will look closely at a different play each week. Shakespearean actors from around the world will help us explain and explore the universal themes in Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest and Macbeth.

Our video tutor will guide you through the course and look at the legacy of words and phrases that Shakespeare introduced to the English language. Short quizzes will check your understanding and you’ll be asked to share your ideas and opinions on the topics Shakespeare raises.

The course will be run in partnership with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

The material is designed for non-native English speakers who have studied English to around intermediate level (approximately B1 on the CEFR)

Start date: 11th January 2016

Please feel free to share this message with your colleagues or students so that they can also join this interesting online course and that they can also become as enthusiastic as we all are about Shakespeare Lives.

If you have any questions about the Shakespeare Lives programme, our Arts Manager Luisa Michelsen (Luisa.Michelsen@britishcouncil.org) is available to assist you. You may also visit the Shakespeare Lives website for full information about the international programme.

Kind regards,

Ralph Grayson | Business Development Manager
British Council | Av. Santo Toribio 115, Piso 4, Of. 431 San Isidro, Lima | PerĂº

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