The English for Erasmus Communication course is aimed at staff from educational institutions with a B2 English language level who wish to develop their English language and intercultural communication skills, especially for participating in Erasmus projects.
Hurrah! Erasmus is still alive in the UK! Long live Erasmus!
This ‘on request’ course runs for 25 hours per week in the UNESCO world heritage city of Bath, UK and is delivered in a spacious and comfortable facility that provides wifi access and free refreshments.It is eligible for Erasmus funding such as KA1.
We invite teachers to request course dates as early as possible.
With a minimum of two teachers we will open up a fixed-date one or two week group course at the group participant rate. If you need a group course but can only send one teacher, we recommend contacting us several months (4-6) in advance and being as flexible as possible with your dates.
‘We really enjoyed the fact that the course was highly relevant to our needs and aims‘. Kerstin V, Germany
Typical Course Outcomes
The exact focus of the course depends on the mix of participants so when you apply we will ask you to give us some detail about your specific course aims; however below are some examples of typical course outcomes:
*More confident speaking skills
*More accurate and appropriate writing skills
*Broader vocabulary for discussing (or micro-teaching if desired) a range of issues such as: youth, education, culture, work and society, migration, business, politics, economics
*Familiarity with cross-cultural communication concepts and (secondary/tertiary) classroom activities
*More focussed strategies for finding partners and creating a project
* Improved correspondence materials for your institution
‘In our experience, it is not easy to find a suitable project partner. The course leader provided really useful advice and tools to help us meet that challenge‘. Janine G, Germany
All course materials will be provided.
Most days we split the day into 3 hours per morning and 2 hours per afternoon with a 3-hour lunch break to enable our participants to recharge and enjoy Bath’s many cultural opportunities during opening hours.
Museums and shops are open all day from 09.30/10.00 -17.30/18.00. Supermarkets stay open longer.
To celebrate the CULTURAL HERITAGE of Bath your course will include a guided history walk around Bath and a visit to the Georgian museum No 1 in Bath’s stunning Royal Crescent.
EMB can help participants to plan and book evening and weekend cultural activities to enhance their cultural experience and promote the use of English outside the classroom.
Group course €610 per week
One to One course €990 per week
This includes the booking fee but does not include accommodation. See below.
We’ll provide your teaching institution with the necessary course information to complete its Erasmus documentation before or during the course, as desired.
PIC number: 920212229
At the end of the course you will receive an EMB English for Erasmus Communication course certificate.
Application / Preparation
Please note: This course is broadly aimed at B2 level participants who wish to combine language improvement with culture and intercultural communication awareness.
1 Please email Course Leader (click) Sara Helm
Give your: name(s) / language level / job title / name and address of your institution / preferred course date(s).
2 We will send you a course factsheet and application form. Complete and return it asap!
3 We will send you a course registration document +a host family profile and contact details (if applicable) when your course is confirmed.
4 We invite you or your school to send us a digital copy of your Erasmus course contract for signature.
5 We will send you or your school the course invoice(s) to be paid one month before the course.
6 We send final joining information and a programme shortly before the course.
Stay with one of our friendly host families to give you the ‘total immersion’ experience! A host family stay guarantees you an authentic taste of Bath life and provides the opportunity for conversation and friendship building.
Our host families are couples or single people who generally do not have children living at home. They live within a 30-minute walk of the course venue. Our host family charge including breakfast and dinner is £340 / €400 for 5 to 7 nights. It is important to book early to guarantee a host family.
“My accommodation was great. Close to the centre of town, lovely home, food was tasty and my hostess was very nice.” Kaie S, Estonia
Over the summer holiday period we hope to provide families at a reduced fee of €350 based on distance to the course, amenities, etc.
Alternatively, we can recommend web links to bed and breakfast, hotel, apartment or hostel.
“The centrally located YMCA was perfect for me and my family.” Matjaž V, Slovenia