Here we are! - intensive spoken English!
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.
COURSE SESSIONS IN JOENSUU, FINLAND:
22.7.-28.7. 2023 Course fee 580 €/participant (seven days)
22.7.-28.7. 2024 Course fee 580 €/participant (seven days)
Maximum amount of participants: 20 person/session.
Course place: Joensuu, Finland
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.
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COURSE PLACE: Joensuun yhteiskoulu upper secondary school, address: Papinkatu 3, Joensuu, Finland.
ACCOMODATION SUGGESTIONS 2023:
Near course place you can find example ISLO hostel, rooms are also with small kitchen. Also hotel Green star is popular, www.greenstar.fi. Normal big hotels are exmple Sokos hotel Vaakuna, Scandic hotel Joensuu and hotel Lietsu. Near railway station locates our hotel Partner Sokos hotel Kimmel.
COURSE FEE: 580 €/participant. Not including meals or accomodation. Transportations and trips in prorgamme are included (not extra trips).
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. 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: 40 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: Group work, speech, gaming together with English language. English culture
6th day: Practising pronunciation in more depth: word stress, sentence stress, intonation. Communication skills theory and practice. Differences of American English and GB English.
7th 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.