Saint George International Students Are Looking to the Burns Night in London for Language and Fun



Released on: February 10, 2011, 6:39 am
Author: St Georges
Industry: Education

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 Fond Kiss”.

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.

Contact Details: 79-80 Margaret Street
United Kingdom



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