Brexit is scheduled to happen at the end of this month, but nobody is really ready for what will come next. At the moment, politicians and government workers are trying hard to come up with an agreement, a “deal” that will protect the economy and markets on both sides.
The purpose of this class is to use the medium of English to help students become better-informed citizens of the world. To accomplish this, we will examine internationally important current events and emerging trends through the use of English texts and videos adapted for language learners. Topics will be drawn from daily news and will likely include cultural, economic, political, and technological events. Students will gain practice in writing well-structured summaries and paragraph-length reflections on those texts and videos.