ESOL group tours
Guided tours for ESOL learners studying for QCA Skills for Life qualifications. Suitable for all Entry levels (pre-Entry, Entry 1–3, and Levels 1–2).
Core ESOL group tours
General introductory tour
Learners are introduced to the history, purpose and collection of the British Museum by experienced language teachers. This is followed by a tour including the Great Court, Enlightenment Gallery, Egyptian and Assyrian Sculpture Galleries and the Parthenon Gallery.
Gallery-based activities appropriate to Entry level are designed to develop learners’ grammar and vocabulary of both historical and everyday words. Activities can cover Africa, Asia, the Islamic world, and ancient Greece. Suitable for Literacy learners.
Citizenship – Making of the UK
Learners are introduced to the settlement and development of the British Isles from prehistory to the Tudor period.
The guided tour looks at the different migrations of people from Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Norman French and their impact on the development of the English language.
History of Writing
Explore the history of ancient Mesopotamia with this hands-on workshop designed for ESOL and literacy students.
Learners will explore the history of writing through the British Museum’s permanent collections and practice writing the ancient script of cuneiform. Suitable for Literacy learners.
Word in Islamic art
This workshop explores the power of the word in art and architecture. Learners will look at the Islamic collections and look at the impact of the word in art. Learners will create their own tile to take away. Suitable for Literacy learners.
Nebamun: life and afterlife
This workshop looks at the tomb paintings of Nebamun from ancient Egypt and considers the objects and things that we value in this life and the afterlife. Learners will make a visual description of their own to take away.
ESOL and numbers
This workshop look at the ways that numbers are used in the Museum. Using the Enlightenment Gallery and Museum materials, learners will use their numerical literacy skills to decode the Museum. Includes handling with ancient and modern coins.
Booking and enquiries
Tours are free, 20 places per tour.
Tours are at 11.00–12.30 and 13.30–15.00.
Please book at least 3 weeks in advance.