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What is the course about?

Develop your fluency and confidence so you can communicate more easily for work or personal reasons. As a participant in this group course, you will take part in discussions on a range of up-to-date topics of general interest, including current affairs, travel, culture and latest trends. By following this course, you will also develop the key skills necessary for effective communication with people from different backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Working professionals looking to develop their English and communication skills

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 York to prepare participants for their cultural experience

At the end of the course, you will:

  • improve your spoken confidence and fluency
  • improve your grammatical accuracy
  • improve your vocabulary and pronunication

Optional online support
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.
If you need to cancel or defer your course:
  • We understand that your plans may change quickly during this unprecedented time. If you need to defer your course, we will not charge any fees on tuition, as long as you notify us by 16:00hrs on the Friday before your course begins. We will defer your course and any fees paid for up to 12 months from your original start date.  If you need to cancel your course and are unable to defer to a later date, we regret we will not be able to refund your fees unless you have given us a minimum of 4 weeks’ notice of cancellation.
  • If we have arranged homestay accommodation for you, we will not charge any cancellation fees if you notify us at least 48 hours before you are due to arrive. If you notify us with less than 48 hours’ notice, you will need to pay for three nights’ accommodation
  • If we have arranged hotel or self-catering accommodation for you, the cancellation conditions will vary according to the type and location of the accommodation, and we will confirm them to you individually when we send your accommodation details
  • If you need to leave your course early for any reason, we may be able to offer the following options:
    • You may continue your course online using a combination of virtual lessons with your trainer and self-study
    • In some cases, particularly where the total course duration exceeds four weeks, we may decide to cancel your programme and refund your course fees for any unused weeks
    • In other cases, we will issue a voucher for any unused complete weeks, for you to return to York Associates at a later date
  • If you need to leave your accommodation early, we will require a minimum of 3 days’ notice. After this, all accommodation fees will be refunded to you

Do you have any more questions?

Fast Facts

Start date(s)
Whenever you'd like
Max. group size
8
Min. age
21
Minimum CEF level
Starting from A2
Course materials
Included
Is Erasmus+ funding available?
In York Course Formats
Price
Individual 1 hour session
15 group hours
£400
15 group + 10 individual hours
£1020
Online Course Formats
Price
Individual (from 15 hours)
From £695
Small Closed Group (from 15 hours)
From £275
Large Closed Group (from 15 hours)
From £200
Booking fee
£55
Training in 4 Dimensions

York Associates’ unique and industry-leading approach integrates 4 dimensions into its language and international communication training. Find out more.

1: English language skills
2: Professional communication skills
3: Intercultural skills
4: International collaboration skills

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