English for Intercultural Communication

English for Intercultural Communication

The English for Intercultural Communication course is aimed at staff from educational institutions and other adults who wish to develop their English language and intercultural communication skills. It is eligible for Erasmus funding such as KA1. 

Our twenty-five hour programme runs over five days in the UNESCO world heritage city of Bath, UK. This mixed-level course is aimed at a high B1 / B2 level but C1 level participants are welcome to attend. It can be combined with the B1 / B2 level English for Administration the week before. 

“On this small group course we really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and opportunity for exchanges of culture and didactic practices with teachers from other countries. I liked that fact that every teacher was invited to contribute to the programme.” Agnese C, Italy 

To celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage we will explore Bath’s amazing Roman and Georgian cultural heritage through some of its many cultural sights and spaces. Historic Bath is a relatively compact city but participants on this course must be happy to spend a few hours on their feet each day!

The main course outcomes are to:

  • refresh your language skills (listening and speaking in particular)
  • learn about the Roman and Georgian cultural heritage of this UNESCO city
  • share and compare your own cultural history and perspectives
  • develop your intercultural awareness (cultural values and norms)
  • network with other school staff from Europe
  • share intercultural experiences

Programme and Cultural Visits

The final programme depends on the specific participants attending, because we invite each participant to lead a short session on their culture, teaching system or project, for example. So participants are provided with a full programme shortly before the course.

The course includes: walking tours of Bath; visit to Roman Baths and several other places of cultural interest. All course materials are provided. 

Jane Austen lived here

image of Bath Abbey at night

Roman Baths in Bath
 

English for Intercultural Communication

“The attention from the moment that I applied for information about the course was perfect.” Luis VM, Spain

Application / Preparation

1 Please email Course Leader (click) Sara Helm

Give your: name(s) / school / location and the date of the course you are interested in. State if you wish to combine it with the English for Administration course the week before.

2 Receive a sample course programme and an application form for the English for Intercultural Communication course.

3 Complete and return the form asap! 

4 Receive a course registration document for your school. 

5 Have a quick Skype or WhatsApp chat with us

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

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

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 Intercultural Communication course certificate.

English for Intercultural Communication

“I enjoyed the small group dynamic, the course leader’s sensitivity for group needs and the ‘spirit’ of the programme in this beautiful city.” Matjaž V, Slovenia

The following fixed dates are confirmed.

It is possible to open up further dates with a minimum of three participants. Please enquire. 

2018 Dates

July 23-27 

October 22-26 

2019 Dates

August 12-16 

October 21-25 

Course Fee

1 week €590      

4+ teacher discount €490

This does not include accommodation. See below. 

EMB can help participants choose evening and weekend cultural activities to enhance their cultural experience and promote the use of English outside the classroom.

Themae Spa roof top Bath,UK

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. 

“My accommodation was great. Close to the centre of town, lovely home, food was tasty and my hostess was very nice.” Kaie S, Estonia

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

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