York, United Kingdom

English Language, British Culture and Intercultural Skills (Session 1)

when 3 July 2024 - 17 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 1500

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 course you will develop your functional English language skills and deepen your knowledge of British culture through a variety of lessons and workshops with our experienced tutors alongside a series of visits and trips in York and Yorkshire to put your learning into context. Specific sessions on intercultural skills will help you to explore cultural differences and strengthen your competency and communication in this area. A taster of the University’s flagship York Strengths programme will assist you in enhancing your employability skills. You will have the opportunity to put the skills and knowledge you have learnt into practice through a group research project.

The course lasts for 2 weeks and we offer two sessions.

Target group

This course is open to anyone aged 18+ who have been learning English as a second or foreign language. Applicants should have an intermediate level of English (minimum B1 CEFR or IELTS 4.5 or equivalent).

Course aim

The aim of this course is to develop your English language and intercultural communication skills.

In particular it helps you:

- Strengthen your English language skills through a communicative and functional language based approach
- Broaden your cultural horizons and enhance your intercultural competence
- Develop and demonstrate in-demand and transferable professional skills for your future career or studies

Credits info

This is a non-credit programme.

Fee info

GBP 1500: Take advantage of our early bird discount on tuition fees for applications received on or before 29th March 2024. The fee from 30th March onwards is £1,750.

The fee includes: all tuition and course materials, transport and entry fees for timetabled trips and visits, a welcome dinner, optional free time activities, Wi-Fi on campus and in York city centre and a certificate of completion.
GBP 550: Accommodation is optional and the fee includes accommodation for 14 nights in a single room on campus and daily breakfast.