This activity was designed to be played in an English Garden Party, to help guests and hosts get to know each other better and to give an opportunity for students to practise their English in a relaxed environment.
An activity using objects to introduce aspects of English/Welsh/Scottish/Irish culture, and how these might be different from home cultures.
A cafe evening to help prepare students to return home
A brief explantion of pancake Tuesday & Lent, palm crosses, Maundy Thursday, Maundy money & the last supper, Good Friday & hot cross buns, and Easter and easter eggs! Can be used as the basis of a cafe talk.
8 questions leading to a group discussion. (Note: There are explanatory notes under most of the answer slides.)
A presentation about Nov 5th in PowerPoint format for easy adaptation. Background info provided in "note" to each slide. (Material gathered from cafe teams in Oxford, Lancaster & Manchester.)
A small collection of Christmas themed discussion questions, quizzes and crafts.
Instructions and handouts for a Cafe evening introducing British food. (PowerPoint slides below.)
PowerPoint slides showing British table settings (answers to a challenge described in "Intro to British Food part 1").
Instructions and handouts for for an engaging Halloween themed evening. Some of the questions are quite serious and the content explicitly Christian. Adapt as appropriate for your cafe at this point in the year. (Download "Halloween Evening part 2" for the PowerPoint slides.)
PowerPoint slides for "Halloween Evening". See "Halloween Evening part 1" for instructions and handouts.
An activity and questions to help students discuss different practices related to food and meals.
Identify which country these famous chocolate brands come from.
A wide list of ideas for themed events at international cafes.
An interactive way of telling the Easter Story in a Globe Cafe setting or at an Easter meal. Easily adapted for your context.
5 quiz questions to introduce some interesting facts about Pancake Day.
An introduction to the "Cultural Calendar" resources. Sets out 1) why organise social events, 2) using social events for the gospel and 3) giving presentations.
The "Cultural Calendar" resources are designed to give you easy access to the history behind Britain’s traditional folk customs and to help you make use of them effectively in your social events for international students.