London’s East End: from Huguenots to Tandoori (C1)

London’s East End: from Huguenots to Tandoori (C1)

Friday 4 June de 9:00 à 11:15


A fascinating look into London’s microcosm of immigrant communities from the 17th century to today.

Online lecture in English level C1 ( Advanced)

Have you ever looked up at the oldest houses in the East End and noticed wide windows in the rooftops? Ever wondered who lived inside? Imagine large families gathered around a weaving loom, or women sewing clothes until the early hours of the morning…

We will follow the successive waves of European immigrants fleeing persecution in their homelands and appreciate how, in the 20th and 21st centuries, the area has continued to welcome communities from the old Empire’s farthest colonies.

We will talk about the poor and the destitute so poignantly described by Jack London and we will also reveal the individuals and institutions that helped and supported these communities.

A look at the East End beyond Jack the Ripper and Street Art!

What you will improve in:

  • Language: quiz on relative pronouns
  • Culture: a precise list of nouns, verbs and adjectives specifically related to this topic