Intercultural Communication Skills

Intercultural Communication Skills

Our Intercultural Communication Skills course is aimed at adults and staff from educational institutions who wish to develop their English and gain a basic foundation in the field of Intercultural Communication, in order to:

A B2 level of English is advised.

  • improve the outcomes of their own or their learners’ international activities, such as Erasmus Mobilities or business travel
  • enhance a subject they teach, such as English for Business or International Relations. 

We realise that there is concern over the UK’s ongoing ability to participate in the Erasmus scheme after March 29 2019 and we will update any applicants as soon as we can confirm one way or another. Please do not book flights beyond that date until our Brexit status is confirmed. That will hopefully be very soon!

Courses confirmed  so far – places available
February 11-15
March 18-22 
June 20-24   

On Request Dates

We invite teachers to request additional ‘on request’ course dates as early as possible. With a minimum of three teachers we will confirm a course.  We recommend contacting us several months (4-6) in advance to allow us to advertise, and being as flexible as possible with your dates. 

Course Outcomes

The main course outcomes are to:

  • learn about intercultural communication research
  • develop your awareness of key intercultural communication concepts
  • explore your own cultural perspective on a number of identified cross- cultural dimensions
  • engage in a range of classroom activities
  • be able to select and develop relevant teaching materials
  • create an outline course plans for a group of learners
  • build your awareness of published and online intercultural resources
  • network with other teachers from the EU

Programme 

Our twenty-five hour programme runs over five days in the UNESCO world heritage city of Bath, UK in a comfortable venue that provides wifi and free refreshments. It is eligible for KA1 Erasmus funding. 

Course participants are provided with a full programme shortly before the course. All course materials are provided. 

Jane Austen lived here

image of Bath Abbey at night

Roman Baths in Bath
 

Intercultural Communication Skills

Course Fee

1 week €590      

This includes our booking fee but 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 Administration course certificate.

Cultural Visits

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

Your Accompanying Children (summer holidays)

Please note: We generally teach only adult teachers and professionals.

Young learners (8-11)

We occasionally arrange one-to-one lessons for young learners accompanying our KA1 course participants.

Teenagers (12-18)

We can provide you with links to the local language schools; however, we cannot provide advice about them. 

Intercultural Communication Skills

Application / Preparation

1 Please email Course Leader (click) Sara Helm

Give your: name(s) / school / location / English language level and the date of the course you are interested in. 

2 Receive a sample course programme and an application form.  

3  Complete and return it asap! 

4 Receive a course registration document for your school. 

5 Have a quick Whatsapp chat with us to discuss the programme 

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

 

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 £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

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