This hands-on course is designed for employees, professionals and executives working in an international academic environment. The goal is to improve the required English language and communication skills to build up and maintain contact with international students, guests from abroad and / or partner organizations.
Improvement of fluency and self-confidence in discussions and the discourse of relevant academic topics, extension of vocabulary and security in the application of grammatical rules
Improvement of the vocabulary in the working context of the International Office
Professional communication skills in English – building communicative key competences
Intercultural Competences – Improving the understanding of the challenges of an international intercultural working environment with a focus on communicating with international students, partner organizations and academic colleagues
Interpersonal skills – Improving key interpersonal communication skills in English in an international academic work environment: developing effective working relationships and building trust, strategies for influencing key stakeholders in the work environment, identifying and managing conflicts, making decisions, providing feedback, Course Level: B1/B2
The course ends with an evaluation session, where teachers are asked to reflect upon the value of the knowledge gained on the course. They are also encouraged in this session to create a Personal Development Action Plan, and select activities which they would like to try out in their own classes. They are invited to join the York Associates Community, which allows networking and contact with the trainers and fellow colleagues, and with participants from other courses.
If you are from a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need a visa. Students from certain countries do not need to apply for a visa before arriving in the UK. You can check if you need to apply for a visa on the UK Visas and Immigration website.
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