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.
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.
- 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 Christmas TeaJanuary 5, 2018
Let joy or ease, let affluence or content,
The Rules of ChoiceMay 23, 2017
“In vino Veritas. In Aqua satietas. In… What is…
The Rules of PartyMay 23, 2017
“My hour for tea is half-past five, and my buttered…
The Rules of ConsumptionMay 23, 2017
“You cannot make tea so fast as I can…
The Rules of Having FunMay 23, 2017
‘Ecstasy is a glass of tea and a piece of sugar in the mouth’
Alexander Pushkin, the icon (1799-1837)
The Rules of TalkMay 10, 2017
Another thing that always fascinated me about…
The Fundamentals of Pub EtiquetteMay 3, 2017
‘Just as drinking and its effects are imbedded in other aspects of culture,…
The Rules of Beer ChoiceApril 12, 2017
Beer! Beer! We want more beer! All the lads are cheering’, Get the blooming…
At Roots of CivilizationApril 5, 2017
I liked the taste of beer, its live, white lather, its brass-bright depths, the…
You are What You DrinkMarch 29, 2017
Everyone is drunk, but drunk joylessly, gloomily and…
Who is Who?March 22, 2017
…common elements come together in the…
The Rules of Pub ChoiceMarch 15, 2017
There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves as well as at a capital…
Enduring Appeal of the LocalMarch 1, 2017
To write of the English inn is almost to write about England itself… as…