here we are! - intensive spoken english
29.7.-2.8. 2018 (course fee 480 €/participant. If your team is 5 or more, we give you 30€ discount/person). From this link to pre-registration. Maximum amount of participants: 20 person. Course place: Joensuu, Finland
27.7.-31.7. 2019 (course fee 480 €/participant. If your team is 5 or more, we give you 30€ discount/person). From this link to pre-registration.
28.7.-1.8. 2020 (course fee 480€/participant. If your team is 5 or more, we give you 30€ discount/person). From this link to pre-registration.
This course is meant for non-native English speakers with a need to develop their spoken English skills both inside and outside the classroom, and for those who are seeking to gain more confidence when participating in international projects or for those working or planning to work in English-speaking environments.
The aim of the course is to equip the participants with communication skills suitable for educational and social contexts. In addition, those participating in the training will aim at perfecting their English pronunciation with various pronunciation exercises. What is more, listening is a vital part of communication skills and improving the participants' listening comprehension will be part of the objectives of the course.
NEXT DEADLINE FOR ERASMUS+ KA1 APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOLS is 12:00 o´clock midday CET 1st February 2018. Read more from here!
COURSE PLACE: Joensuun yhteiskoulu upper secondary school, address: Papinkatu 3, Joensuu, Finland.
ACCOMODATION: We do get 2018 accomodation offer from local Sokos hotel Kimmel latest in November 2017. Of course you are free to choose your accomodation everywhere. You can check 2017 summer hotel room rates from other courses.
COURSE FEE: 480 €/participant. Course fee does not include meals or accomodation. If your group is five or more, we give you 30 € discount/participant.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers, principals and head teachers of all levels, people working or planning to work in international projects or multinational businesses.
MAXIMUM amount of participants is 20 person. We take in twenty quickest final registrated person. Pre-registration form is informal for us and it shows your interest for this course. If course is very popular there can be more similar sessions in same time.
Entry level: CEFR A2-B1(B2). (You have studied some English before you arrive to this course.)
Contact hours: 36 hours
1st day: Getting to know one another and introducing/planning the contents of the course/week. Some basic communication, pronunciation and listening exercises.
2nd day: Listening comprehension exercises, pronunciation practice (individual sounds) and spoken English exercises.
3rd day: Practising pronunciation in more depth: word stress, sentence stress, intonation. Communication skills theory and practice.
4th day: Putting spoken English skills into practice outside the classroom: Trip to the countryside and Koli National Park. Learning more about Finnish nature, culture, traditions and their relevance in everyday life and education in Finland. The day continues with traditional Finnish activities in the evening: sauna, music and barbecue.
5th day: Further communication skills theory and practice. Perfecting pronunciation. Advanced spoken exercises: debates, speeches etc. Certificates
N.B.! The course may also include grammar activities, depending on the wishes and needs of the participants.