English 5 intensive summer course

This is a practical rather than a theoretical language course which aims to involve learners’ thoughts, opinions and knowledge as they are practising. To this end, you will frequently work in pairs and groups, and there will also be a lot of student-teacher interaction in open-class discussions, as well as other fluency tasks.

Practical Information

No. of lessons: 15 lessons of 3 hours each (including breaks)
Preparation: Approximately 2 hours per lesson
Target group: Students, university staff and others 
Max. number of participants: 18
Language of instruction English
Conclusion Final test and certificate (min. 80% attendence)
Course load: The course load is 112 hours. On request a Course load declaration form can be issued. The student should enquire with their department whether course participation can be converted into credits.


Course Fees

Course Programme and Enrolment

For information on the current programme and in order to enrol, please follow the link below. Individuals can pay by Credit Card (Mastercard or VISA) or iDeal.  
  
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Target Group and Admission Requirements

This is an intensive English summer course at advanced level, designed to meet the practical language needs of learners who wish to practise and improve their communication skills and their overall command of the language in a relatively informal setting for work, study, and for socialising confidently in English.

This course requires knowledge of the English language. Participants who have obtained the certificate for the previous course at the Academic Language Centre can register directly. Other participants are strongly advised  to take a placement test in order to find out which level suits your current knowledge of the English language. You can simply complete the online placement test at home. When you are in doubt, contact us: 071 - 5272332 / talencentrum@hum.leidenuniv.nl

If you wish, you may also take the test at the reception desk of the Academic Language Centre on working days between 9:00 and 15:30 o'clock. It is not necessary to make an appointment.

Course Material

- Life Advanced with DVD by Paul Dummet and Heinle (Cengage Learning Inc.) ISBN 978-1-133-31573-5 
- Oxford Business English Business Grammar and Practice by Michael Duckworth. ISBN 978-0-19-457079-4

You are requested to arrange your own purchase of the course material. The books are available at most good bookstores.

Level

The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Skills Starting level     Target level
listening B2 C1
Reading B2 C1
Speaking production     B2 C1
Speaking interaction B2 C1
Writing  B2 C1

Click on the skills for further clarification.   

 

Course Description

This is a practical rather than a theoretical language course which aims to involve learners’ thoughts, opinions and knowledge as they are practising. To this end, you will frequently work in pairs and groups, and there will also be a lot of student-teacher interaction in open-class discussions, as well as other fluency tasks. Pronunciation (Standard English) is practised together and individually in class with the help of the language laboratory equipment. The course material makes learning enjoyable, with thought-provoking texts and motivating practice activities, including interviewing, role-playing, participation in group discussions, and watching-and-listening exercises based on clips from films or recent television programmes. Fluency is practised individually, in pairs and groups. The language of instruction is English. 
The target level is C1 in accordance with the European Common Framework of Reference for Languages.

Last Modified: 15-06-2017