Pub

In a strange way pubs bring the best in people. 
Desmond Morris (Pubwatching, 1993) 
English, zoologist, ethologist, and surrealist painter, as well as a popular author in human sociobiology. 

Background

We are now experiencing a new wave of popularity of drinks imported from Britain and Ireland: ales, stouts, bitters, milds and others. There is a convincing historical and contemporary evidence to show that the adoption of “foreign” drinks often involves the adoption of the drinking patterns, attitudes & behaviours of the alien culture.

By far, a pub is a central part of English life and culture. It is obvious now why the number of these kinds of establishments has noticeably increased in our country. Introduction of pubs brings about their “special alchemy” that balances the disinhibiting effects of beer by the gentle restraint of etiquette, combines a sense of freedom with a reassuring familiarity and promotes friendly interaction with every rule and ritual. By simulating pub-specific interactions and mastering the topical vocabulary, we will help you to gain the key language skills necessary to cope effectively with the social dis-ease of the English in their natural habitat. 

These days you may inevitably witness your identity at the verge of change. To understand where you are heading to, you need to look more closely at the Englishness of English drinking.

Outlay

  • Scope: 8 get-togethers;
  • Time: 2 hrs each (or as long as we get stuck) from 6 to 8 pm;
  • Days: to be announced;
  • Fee: 4,45 BYN;
  • Venue: Ale House Pub;

* A certificate of completion is available upon request.

See the schedule below for further details on the offers.

The Rules of the English Coffeehouse

April 24, 2019

The Rules of the English Coffeehouse

The Coffee Ring Question

April 10, 2019

The Coffee Ring Question

The Rules of Christmas Tea – January

December 24, 2018

The Rules of Christmas Tea – January

The Rules of Choice

May 23, 2017

The Rules of Choice

The Rules of Party

May 23, 2017

The Rules of Party

The Rules of Consumption

May 23, 2017

The Rules of Consumption

The Rules of Having Fun

May 23, 2017

The Rules of Having Fun

The Rules of Talk

May 10, 2017

The Rules of Talk

The Fundamentals of Pub Etiquette

May 3, 2017

The Fundamentals of Pub Etiquette

The Rules of Beer Choice

April 12, 2017

The Rules of Beer Choice

At Roots of Civilization

April 5, 2017

At Roots of Civilization

You are What You Drink

March 29, 2017

You are What You Drink

Who is Who?

March 22, 2017

Who is Who?

The Rules of Pub Choice

March 15, 2017

The Rules of Pub Choice

Enduring Appeal of the Local

March 1, 2017

Enduring Appeal of the Local