ICA consists of weekly conversation sessions with people from all over the world.

Each week there is a particular topic to discuss, with suggested questions sent to participants in advance.

It's also a great opportunity to make new friends and become more knowledgeable about other cultures.

Course aims

  • To improve both your speaking and listening skills through informal conversation
  • To improve your understanding of different world cultures

Levels

Pre-intermediate and above (IELTS 4.0+)

Dates

Weekly on Wednesdays (12pm UK Time) and Thursdays (4pm UK Time)

Certificate

No certificate is available for this course

Sessions and materials

Title

Materials

Books and Reading 

Also available as: Books and Reading (PDF , 107kb)

Childhood   Also available as: Childhood (PDF , 2,526kb)
 Cinema

Also available as: Cinema (PDF , 101kb).

Crime and Punishment

Also available as: Crime and Punishment (PDF , 107kb)

Cultural Icons

Also available as: Cultural Icons (PDF , 208kb).

 

Culture

Also available as: Culture (PDF , 107kb).

The Environment

Also available as: The Environment (PDF , 101kb)

Famous People and Celebrities

Also available as: Famous People and Celebrities (PDF , 15,724kb)

Festivals and Celebrations

Also available as: Festivals and Celebrations (PDF , 103kb).

 
Food and Cooking

Also available as: Food and Cooking (PDF , 185kb)

Free Time 

Also available as: Free Time (PDF , 162kb).

Gender Roles

Also available as: Gender Roles (PDF , 113kb).

 
Ghosts and the Supernatural 

Also available as: Ghosts and the Supernatural (PDF , 99kb)

Guy Fawkes

Also available as: Guy Fawkes night (PDF , 5,966kb)

Halloween

Also available as: Halloween (PDF , 319kb)

Healthy lifestyles

Also available as: Healthy Lifestyle (PDF , 1,206kb)

Holidays

Also available as: Holidays (PDF , 368kb)

 
Love and Marriage

Also available as: Love and Marriage (PDF , 108kb)

Manners

Also available as: Manners (PDF , 106kb)

Money and Shopping

Also available as: Money and Shopping (PDF , 141kb)

Music 

Also available as: Music (PDF , 97kb).

Pub Culture 

Also available as: Pub Culture (PDF , 238kb).

School Days

Also available as: School Days (PDF , 98kb)

 
Social Media

Also available as: Social Media (PDF , 157kb)

Sport

Also available as: Sport (PDF , 99kb).

Stereotypes

Also available as: Stereotypes (PDF , 155kb).

Superstitions 

Also available as: Superstitions (PDF , 164kb).

Tea Culture

Also available as: Tea Culture (PDF , 105kb).

Technology and Inventions

Also available as: Technology and Inventions (PDF , 156kb)

Understanding Britain

Also available as: Understanding Britain (PDF , 108kb)

University Life

Also available as: University Life (PDF , 114kb).

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