What will I learn?
✓ How British people behave at work, in public, at home
✓ My dinner with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip
✓ How to start conversations
✓ How to greet and say goodbye
✓ How British people celebrate (birthdays, mother’s day, New Year’s Eve, etc)
✓ How to use the transport in London
✓ Big Ben history, castles and palaces’ history
✓ How to register with a local doctor to be able to use hospitals
✓ The school system from kindergarten to university
✓ Types of food and drinks
✓ Types of properties
✓ Your rights and obligations when renting a property in the UK
- No previous experience needed. You just need to be able to understand English well – and hopefully understand my accent too
Rafael dos Santos is a Brazilian-British multi-award winning entrepreneur in London. Rafael has been living in the UK for almost 16 years and has worked for companies like Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Hugo Boss, Selfridges and much more. Rafael is married to a Brit and is doing an MBA and most of his classmates are British, so you can rest assured Rafael knows the culture really well. In 2002 Rafael had dinner with the Queen and Prince Phillip, so trust Rafael can share some knowledge of the British culture and the Royal Family. A few things Rafael has achieved while living in London
- He started and successfully sold a property business between 2002-14
- Rafael has a Diploma in Digital Marketing, issues by the Chartered Institute of Marketing
- ‘Moving Abroad, One Step At A Time’, is a book published by Rafael and available on Amazon
- Rafael won 6 business awards in the UK and Europe
- Rafael is married to a Brit and so is his sister and they all live in London
- Rafael has visited most major cities in the UK (London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bath, Cambridge, Oxford, Liverpool, Bristol, Devon Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Sandringham, to name a few
- Rafael has visited most of the royal castles and palaces around the UK
Who is this course for?
- Migrants, immigrants, expats, refugees, foreigners who are planning to move to the UK or have already moved and need to get used to the culture;
- Men and women (boys or girls) from as early as 12 to 50 (it’s child-friendly) and it’s very comprehensive from serious subjects like schools to fun subjects like dinner parties;
- It’s a very simple and easy vocabulary to understand
- This course is for Europeans, North and South Americans, Asian, African and Middle Eastern
What are you going to achieve if you buy this course?
- You will have a great understanding of the British culture, how people speak and behave, how they live their everyday life and how you can integrate more easily into the culture and make friends with English people.
This video is the introduction to the course.
Any culture can seem intimidating when you are an outsider. Trust me, I’ve been there, done that, and know exactly how it feels. Now that I’ve lived here for 15 years and truly immersed myself in the British culture, I can proudly say that I have become an expert in their way of life. I mean, not to brag or anything, but I have had dinner with the Queen and it does not get more British than that, believe me. As you begin your own British adventure, I hope you will find my insider information handy. And while the infamous British weather may not always be fun, I promise my lessons will be both fun and informative. So sit back, relax, grab a cup of tea, and let’s get started.
If the idea of meeting new people and making small talk makes you shudder and break into a sweat, relax! In this lesson, you will learn all about introductions, small talk, greetings, and goodbyes. For starters, how do you introduce yourself when you meet someone new? When are a hug and kiss appropriate and when should you stick to a handshake? What should you say? What shouldn’t you say? How do you take their leave? What are the rules? It may all sound a little intimidating but trust me, once you’ve gone through my lesson, you will be ready to go forth and conquer. Of course, when in doubt, you can always use our unpredictable weather as an ice breaker in your conversation. See, that’s one reason to love it!
Now let’s talk a little bit about the education system here in the UK. This lesson is particularly important if you’re moving here as a student or have children who will be going to school here. As with most systems worldwide, the British education system also begins at the Nursery level and is attended by kids aged 3-5. This is followed by the Primary school until the age of 12, and then secondary school from the ages of 12 to 16. After completing secondary school, you take the GCSEs which will then enable you to take your A-levels and move on to university. Simple enough, right?