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. ERASMUS OID: E10095182
The UK will continue to enjoy participation in Erasmus Plus activities with our European friends until the end of 2020, under the transition period agreement negotiated with the EU.
Post-2020, the UK Government is also keen to continue our links with EU teaching and training institutions. Please follow the following link to our UK Erasmus Status page to see the latest UK Erasmus agency statement.
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
English for Intercultural Communication
*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
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
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:
EMB checks the suitability of the requested course for each participant and conducts a pre-course needs analysis that informs course content. Teachers and staff benefit from meeting staff from relevant organisations in other countries. We provide our participants with pre-course preparation tips and materials and set up a WhatsApp group for them. During the course we present, or invite participants to present the Erasmus eTwinning opportunities. Digital learning tools / materials are highlighted on the course and ongoing learning and professional development advice is given. Where relevant, end of course testing is conducted and verbal / written feedback is obtained and is used to inform content of future courses. Teachers are invited to stay connected and share ideas after the course through the course WhatsApp group.
Certification and Erasmus Documentation
ERASMUS OID: E10095182
EMB provides a course certificate. You can use the information on this page to complete an Erasmus contract and a Europass Mobility Document for us to sign. Documentation can also be sent prior to the course.
English for Intercultural Communication Course Dates
Courses dates are available many weeks of the year from March to mid – December on request.
We have a separate regularly updated page for course dates. We will give you access to it, if you are interested in taking this course.
If your institution is waiting for May/June results of a February funding application, it is advisable to request a course date after August 17 at the earliest.
English for Intercultural Communication Course Fee
One week €630
Two weeks €1220
This includes a booking fee but does not include accommodation. See below.
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
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
- 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)
- If Erasmus funded – is your institution’s funding already in place?
- 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!