Mark Wills


Britishness: James Bond, a reflection of changes in the British society 

Event type: Workshop
Facilitator: Mark Wills
Age: 12 – 18
Level: Elementary / Pre-intermediate / Intermediate/ Advanced
Time: 60 min.
* On demand contents, level and timing can be tailored to groups’ needs.   

What exactly does ‚British’ mean? In this journey through time and space, we’ll visit curry and Bollywood in India, cricket and Usain Bolt in Jamaica, and discover who James Bond really is. James Bond represents what most people think of as British. But who is James Bond? And what about the women in his life? Queen Elizabeth II and the enigmatic Miss Moneypenny, for example … 


British Culture Through Pop Music

Event type: Workshop
Facilitator: Mark Wills
Age: 12 – 18
Level: Elementary / Pre-intermediate / Intermediate/ Advanced
Time: 60 min.
* On demand contents, level and timing can be tailored to groups’ needs.   

We will take a musical ride from Liverpool to London, stopping off at exotic (and not so exotic …) locations on the way, singing, rapping and dancing as we go. We will discover where The Beatles, Oasis and David Bowie, among others, came from and how they changed popular music forever, each with their own very local and very particular way of using language to express their thoughts and feelings about the world that they lived in.


Easter eggs, rock ‚n’ roll and the mysterious case of the people with frozen hair. 

Event type: Workshop
Facilitator: Mark Wills
Age: 10 – 18
Level: Elementary / Pre-intermediate / Intermediate/ Advanced
Time: 60 min.
* On demand contents, level and timing can be tailored to groups’ needs.   

Why are eggs the star of the British Easter show? What have they got to do with rock ‚n’ roll? And where and when might you find people with frozen hair? We’ll look at popular and peculiar celebrations around the world and in the UK, where practically anything can be used as an excuse to set up a festival. Our final destination will be a field in the south-west of England, where cows quietly chew on grass until once a year …


Mark WillsMark Wills was born in Cambridgeshire, England, but has spent most of his life on a voyage of discovery, mainly through France, Mexico, Spain and, most recently, Poland, speaking to as many people as possible on the way. He is a passionate linguist and a lover of music, world football and the local cuisine of wherever he happens to be. He has taught language through culture in secondary schools, university degree and masters courses, and various other learning contexts, and translates academic articles for publication in international journals. ‚Never stop feeding the body, the mind and the soul …’

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