Saint George International Students Are Looking to the Burns Night in London for Language and Fun
Released on: February 10, 2011, 6:39 am
Saint George International students are looking forward to the
Burns Night in London because it allows them to immerse themselves in
the language and the culture of the British Isles.
After 50 years, St George knows the importance of not only teaching and drilling
grammar but also exposure to the culture that surrounds the language. The Burns
Night in London is a celebration of one of Scotland’s greatest poets; bring Scottish
culture and food to the heart of this capital.
Hundreds of restaurants are participating in this night, making menus that feature
Scottish classics like haggis and Scottish whiskey. Comedy venues have invited some
of Scotland’s best comedians to come down for that night and there will be poetry
readings and folk music across the city.
Some less traditional celebrations are happening as well. The London Cyclist
Campaign has a fundraiser every year on this date for their organization and many
restaurants are running interesting deals for unusual guests. Kettners, for example,
is giving away a free glass of champagne to each customer who comes in a kilt.
Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet, was born 252 years ago on January 25. He
pioneered both the Romantic poetry movement and also what would be later the
political concepts of liberalism and socialism. His English poetry was highly
critical of the political climate in which it was written and he enjoyed a huge
celebrity during his lifetime. Some great poems of his include “Auld Lang Syne”, “A
Red, Red Rose”, “A Man's A Man for A' That”, “To a Louse”, “To a Mouse”, and “Ae
For English language learners these London festivities can be a great way to learn
about the multiple cultures and identities that exist within the United Kingdom.
Even for English speaker in London, this festival is a great way to celebrate one of
Scotland’s greatest poets. With festivals like these if you are looking to learn French London is a great place to do so because you get access to great schools and events. This is true of any language. If you want to learn Spanish London and SGI
make a great combination.
About Saint George International: Saint George International is a language school
offering a wide range of language courses from its training centre in London, in the
homes and offices of its clients across the UK, and in collaboration with its
partner language schools throughout Europe. http://www.stgeorges.co.uk/foreign-languages/
Contact Details: 79-80 Margaret Street
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