English for Erasmus Communication

English for Erasmus Communication

The English for Erasmus Communication course is aimed at staff from educational institutions who wish to develop their English language and intercultural communication skills, mostly for participating in Erasmus projects. It is eligible for Erasmus funding such as KA1. 

This is NOT A FIXED DATE COURSE. It can be requested by a minimum of two teachers many weeks of the year. We will do our best to offer a course on your preferred date, or agree an alternative date.

Our course runs over five or ten days, depending on your need (5 hours per day) in the UNESCO world heritage city of Bath, UK. It is delivered in a spacious and comfortable facility that provides wifi access and free refreshments.

Course Aim

The aim is to offer Erasmus project managers and co-ordinators the chance to improve the impact of their spoken and written communications during an Erasmus project. In certain cases, you may still be looking for the right project or etwinning ideas and partners.

We really enjoyed the fact that the course has been fully adapted to our needs and aims‘. Kerstin V, Germany

Typical Course Outcomes

Due to the highly customised nature of this course, we will talk to you before the course to agree your exact course aims; however below are some examples of typical course outcomes:

*Greater confidence in talking about Erasmus projects

*More focussed strategies for finding partners and creating a project

*A set of customised marketing and correspondence materials for your institution

*Raised awareness of cross-cultural communication issues and activities

*Greater confidence in teaching in English (optional)

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

Course Materials

All course materials will be provided.

Teachers who wish to micro-teach should provide basic materials for their own lessons. These can be further developed in class. 

Cultural Visits

To celebrate the EUROPEAN YEAR of CULTURAL HERITAGE your course will include a visit to the world famous Roman Baths and the Georgian museum No 1 in Bath’s stunning Royal Crescent. Bath also offers free guided walking tours several evenings per week. 

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.

Course Fee

1 week €650

2 weeks €1200

4+ teacher discount €590 / €1100

This does not include accommodation. See below.

Erasmus Documentation

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

Certification

At the end of the course you will receive an EMB English for Erasmus  Communication course certificate.

Application / Preparation

1 Please email Course Leader (click) Sara Helm

Request an application form for the English for Erasmus Communication course. Give your: name(s) / school / location and the date(s) you are interested in.

2 Receive a course registration document for your school. Complete and return it asap!

3 Have a Skype or Whatsapp chat with us to clarify your exact needs

4 Receive a host family profile and contact details (if applicable)

5 Receive an invoice for you or your school administration to be paid one month before your course

 

Accommodation

image of English Means Business Host FamilyStay 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 £320 / €400 for 5 to 7 nights. It is important to book early to guarantee a host family. 

Alternatively, we can recommend web links to bed and breakfast, hotel, apartment or hostel. 

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