York, United Kingdom

English Language, Academic and Intercultural Skills

when 2 August 2023 - 16 August 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1450

English is a global language, and as such, it serves a variety of purposes for people around the world. For some, it’s purely functional, for others, it’s a gateway to other cultures.

In this module, you will develop your functional English language skills so that you can be a more effective communicator. You will also explore what intercultural communication is and will become better aware of cultural differences. Finally, you will enhance your academic English language skills.

This course is offered by the Centre for Global Programmes.

You need to have at least an intermediate level of English (ca. IELTS 4.5).

Target group

Our international Undergraduate Summer School is open to all students currently undertaking an undergraduate (Bachelors) degree.

You must have had your 18th birthday before your programme starts.

We welcome students from all nationalities and backgrounds; however, as we aim to have an international student body on this programme, we can only accept a limited number of participants from any one country.

Course aim

The aim of this module is to develop your English language, academic and intercultural communication skills.

In particular, it helps you:

develop your English language skills through a communicative and functional language based approach
broaden your cultural horizons and enhance your intercultural competence
enhance your academic English language skills through an integrated skills and context-based approach with a focus on effective communication.

Credits info

5 EC
We aim to provide credits for this course; however, this is pending University approval.

You will receive a certificate from the University of York stating the hours of study and the result of the assessments.

Fee info

GBP 1450: Programme fee
GBP 550: Accommodation fee including breakfast