Birmingham, United Kingdom

English and Culture

when 17 July 2023 - 4 August 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 1800

Small class sizes, ranging from 8 to 15
students per group, will give everyone
the opportunity to speak and receive
personalised feedback from their teachers.
English classes take an integrated
skills approach: instead of being taught
separately, the four macro skills – listening,
reading, speaking and writing – are taught
simultaneously in a way that better motivates
students with a wider range of activities and
better reflects authentic language use in the
real world outside the classroom.

During the three-week programme, students
will have integrated classes, as well as
Project work sessions focused 21st century
skills, such as Collaboration, Creativity and
Critical Thinking.

Based around the cultural programme,
students will participate in group projects
that involve fact-finding and presentation
giving. They will take trips to local
attractions, such as Birmingham’s Botanical
Gardens and Think Tank, which are a few
minutes’ walk from our campuses, and to
places like London, Bath, and York. On these
trips, they will be given targets for finding
out information which involve using English
they have learnt in class. After the trips,
they’ll have time to work on their projects in
groups and to prepare presentations for the
classmates and teachers on what they have
learnt and experienced.

Course leader

International Centre for English

Target group

University students

English language requirement: No formal qualification required; however all classes will be taught in English

Academic Pre-requisites: Level 3 or equivalent

Course aim

Students will be allocated to specifically
tailored classes based on the results of
the pre-programme level testing. During
classes as well as the sports, cultural and
social activities, students will be encouraged
to always speak English, allowing them to
develop their English language skills and

Credits info

Practice based - non credit bearing

Fee info

• Academic course
• Accommodation for three weeks
• Birmingham airport pick-up and
• Cultural visits to London, Bath and
• Programme of social events
• International Summer School T-shirt

*Please note travel to the UK, visa costs and other personal
travel and living expenses are not included e.g. meals.
There are many shops, canteens, cafes, and restaurants
on or near the campus. We suggest that students should
budget a figure of approximately £10 50 per day for
additional food and drink.