This new three week course will help participants to communicate confidently and effectively in the global society by developing their English language and intercultural skills.
The programme is designed for individual university students and small groups and will allow for greater integration with different cultures and nationalities. Students receive the very best English language support from our experienced team of professional English language tutors, as well as focussed development of their presentation skills with voice workshops and creative writing.
Key features of the course
- English language development
- Strategies for intercultural communication
- Presentation skills
- A focus on culture in the Arts and Media
- Diverse, creative teaching methods that support learning
- Cultural experience through guided visits include Warwick Castle, Stratford Upon Avon (including Shakespeare’s birthplace) and London.
Half-board accommodation will be on campus, where participants can enjoy all the facilities of this world-leading university or in homestay, depending on availability.
- English Language Development focussing on listening and speaking. Aiming to enhance grammatical accuracy and fluency.
- Strategies for Intercultural Communication, through the exploration of communication across different cultures and social groups. Focus on building skills to help organisations benefit from diversity, minimise misunderstandings and strengthen inclusivity. This module uses diverse teaching strategies and class activities.
- Culture in the Arts and Media. An overview of the similarities and differences between the classics of English literature and more contemporary texts including Shakespeare and other British dramatists.
- Contemporary Topics designed to prepare participants for life in the UK, offering an introduction to British culture and attitudes.
- Presentation Skills to include structuring and signalling phrases, 'chunking', intensive pronunciation practice, voice projection and handling questions.
- Cultural Research Project, working in groups of three or four, participants research areas of interest relating to their chosen project. Supporting sessions including how to structure and organise a report, linking phrases and academic language are also included.
- Diverse, creative teaching methods including Open Space Learning. Employing drama techniques used by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, participants are encouraged to move fluidly within the teaching space and become energised and empowered.
- Guided Cultural Visits to Warwick Castle (including a British Afternoon Tea), Stratford Upon Avon (including Shakespeare's birthplace) and London. Maps and summaries of destinations are provided before each accompanied trip.
Campus accommodation includes Eat at Warwick meal cards with £10 per day pre-loaded onto them. Also self-catering facilities and Wi-Fi.
Carefully selected homestay families provide half board meals during the week, and full board at weekends. All host families are close to bus routes to enable easy access to and from campus. Travel cards are also included.
Course Dates - Campus Accommodation
- 2nd - 20th July
- 23rd July - 10th August
- 13th - 31st August
Applications open on 6th November 2017
£1995 to include all tuition fees, accommodation and meal provision as outlined above. Does not include flights, transfers or visa costs.
For more information click "Further official information" below.