Knowledge of English Speaking Countries (or Introduction to English Speaking Countries) is a common course for second-year Education majors in China.
It is an academic course focusing on geographical and historical facts, and the political, economic, and social systems of English-speaking countries.
Chinese English teachers often teach this course, but occasionally native English teachers are asked to teach the course.
There are two textbooks that are usually assigned with the course that are published in China, The Society and Culture of Major English-Speaking Countries.
Book 1 is mainly about the UK and Book 2 is mainly about the US.
The syllabus for this course was designed for a class of 20 – 30 students. The course is 16 lessons with each lesson containing 90 minutes of material.
See the Downloads section for the Course Outline. Complete lesson plans with printable materials are below.
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