English for Intercultural Communication

English for Intercultural Communication Course Overview

The English for Intercultural Communication course  is aimed at adults who wish to refresh their English language and intercultural communication skills. It is also eligible for  KA1 Erasmus staff mobility funding.  

On this very specific English language course teachers will enjoy a high level of customisation and attention. With a minimum of three teachers we will confirm an agreed date, which can be extended to two weeks. 

The English for Intercultural Communication course runs for 25 hours per week in the UNESCO world heritage city of Bath, UK. It is delivered in a comfortable central location that provides free wi-fi and refreshments.

Course Leader – Sara Helm 

Sara has over 25 years’ experience of teaching  English and intercultural communication skills to a wide range of people in the fields of business, politics, the civil service, medicine and education as well as teacher training. 
 
She has also written English for Business and Specific Purposes resources for Macmillan, Pearson ELT, Thomson Heinle and York Press. 

BREXIT UPDATE

Please note that as the UK Government ‘without a majority’ is currently threatening a NO DEAL BREXIT, the Erasmus agencies in other countries of the EU are therefore naturally advising schools that the UK is leaving the Erasmus Scheme on 31st October 2019. Our Parliament is doing everything it can to avoid this situation. We hope to have a resolution to this potential disaster very shortly, following a People’s Vote or a General Election. Until such a time, we are unable to confirm any courses. Please do continue to contact us regarding courses. We love to hear from you and we will start offering courses again as soon as we can. Promise.
Sara Helm – Course Director

English for Intercultural Communication

Course Outcomes 

*Greater confidence in using the English language

*Expanded business English vocabulary

*More accurate language structures

*Clearer pronunciation and delivery

*Discussion skills on a range of social and cultural themes

*Awareness of intercultural communication concepts and related activities

Course Content

Topics and course materials reflect the level, skills and topics relevant to the group. The exact content of your course will be based on discussion with you and other participants before and during the course, but will generally include sessions on:

  • Communication survival techniques
  • Vocabulary building
  • Topical reading comprehension
  • Topical listening comprehension
  • Emailing and short writing activities
  • Key functional language and grammar
  • Discussion activities
  • Problem solving activities
  • Intercultural communication activities 
  • Visit to Roman Baths
  • Visit to N01 Royal Crescent

Typical Course Timings

09.30 – 12.30 / 15.30 – 17.30 
 
Participants generally enjoy a long lunch break in order to take advantage of the many cultural opportunities in our UNESCO city, such as:
 
“Bath is one of those places that you have to visit at least once in a life time. I had really great time there, it was peaceful and without any stress.” Kaspars G, Latvia 
 
There are many more sights and museums to visit in UNESCO Bath. 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.

English for Intercultural Communication

Optional Social Activities

On all of our courses, depending on weather and programmes on offer, activities generally include one or more of the following:

 

Certification and Erasmus Documentation

EMB provides a course certificate. You can use the information on this page to complete an Erasmus contract and/or a Europass Mobility Document for us to sign on the course, if desired. The contract can also be sent prior to the course. 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

 

English for Intercultural Communication Course Dates     

Courses dates available many weeks of the year on request.

English for Intercultural Communication Course Fee     

One week €630 

Two weeks €1220

This includes a booking fee but does not include accommodation. See below. 

 

image of Roman Baths in Bath

 

What some of you said :-)

“I really had the time of my life there and I came back restored, with plenty of new ideas and, I hope, with a better pronunciation and a little more fluent English. I definitely recommend EMB to anyone who wish to enhance their professional, cultural and social skills!” Roberta R. Italy

 

“I’ve visited many Gin Bars in my time and your Canary Gin Bar in Bath is definitely the best!” Thorsten W, Germany

Accommodation

image of English Means Business Host Family

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 6 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

“As per my host family, I must say it couldn’t have been better! My hostess was to me like an aunt and I really felt at home.” Roberta R, Italy

Alternatively, we can recommend web links to accommodation sites. 

 “The centrally located YMCA was perfect for me and my family.” Matjaž V, Slovenia

How to apply

Email Course Leader (click) Sara Helm

Please include:

  • your name(s)
  • your school and school address (if applicable) or region/country
  • the course date you are interested in
  • the age group(s) / typical profile of your learners (if applicable)
  • whether or not you need a host family
  • your WhatsApp contact details!

I will usually contact you within 24 hours for further information. Looking forward to meeting you!

Download the course brochure:   EfIC factsheet

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