Fluency and English Language Development


What is the course about?

This one-week course aims to improve the English language and fluency of the participants to enable them to work and relate in an international context. As a participant in this group course, participants will take part in discussions on a range of up-to-date topics of general interest, including current affairs, travel, culture and latest trends as well as teaching related issues. By following this course, you will also develop the key skills necessary for effective communication with people from different backgrounds. Participants need to be at A2 level of English. This course is eligible for Erasmus plus funding.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is for all teachers who would like to improve their confidence when speaking and writing English in the classroom with their learners.

After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:

  1. a pre-course questionnaire which will enable trainers to learn about the participants’ backgrounds
  2. information about the Europass Mobility Certificate
  3. a recommended reading list to prepare participants for various aspects of the course
  4. information about York to prepare teachers for their cultural experience.

At the end of the course, you will:

  • improved English language skills, confidence and fluency through increased command of vocabulary around specific subject areas and general themes and command of core grammar.
  • developed their general communication skills
  • built relationships with other international participants

Participants will be encouraged to use the networking opportunities available via the York Associates community. Participants may also wish to continue their training and development with one of our other teacher training 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.
We can recommend a few accommodation options. Find out about them on our accommodation page.

In the unlikely event of a course not recruiting sufficient numbers you would be offered an alternative.

Do you have any more questions?


Fast Facts

Start date(s)
  • July 19th 2021
  • July 26th 2021
  • August 2nd 2021
  • August 9th 2021
  • August 16th 2021
  • August 23rd 2021
  • August 30th 2021
  • September 6th 2021
  • September 13th 2021
  • October 4th 2021
  • October 11th 2021
  • October 18th 2021
Max. group size
Min. age
Minimum CEF level
Starting from B1
Course materials
Is Erasmus+ funding available?
In York Course Formats
21 hours
Online Course Formats
Individual (from 15 hours)
From £695
Small Closed Group (from 15 hours)
From £275
Large Closed Group (from 15 hours)
From £200
Booking fee


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Sample Course Programme

 Session OneSession Two
Session Three
MONDAYIntroduction to the course: objectives and methodologyFluency development:
Welcome to Britain
(Culture and Lifestyle)
Which English?
Globish, International English, and English as a Lingua Franca
TUESDAYA functional approach to developing your grammarCommunication across cultures: key challengesFluency development:
Current political and social issues
WEDNESDAYEnglish language skills development
Vocabulary building
Writing skills:
Solving problems
Communication across cultures
Fluency development:
THURSDAYDiscussion topic: Social Media and Fake NewsUsing video and discussion to develop your fluencySelf Study
(Preparing your presentation)
FRIDAYEnglish language skills development:
Vocabulary building
Fluency development:
Personal Action Plan and further professional development
Review and feedback
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