The aim of this course is to help improve your confidence and ability to communicate successfully with both UK home students and other international students in everyday social situations.
Although many international students hope to integrate socially with home students and international students from other countries, barriers such as a lack of understanding of UK cultural references, home students’ use of informal, idiomatic expressions and the wide range of accents you may encounter here at The University of Edinburgh, can sometimes make social interaction with home students and students from other countries challenging.
The course covers a range of communication strategies typically encountered when engaging in social communication. These will include:
The classes will consist of tutor input, pair work and small and whole group discussion tasks and role-plays. The teacher will provide feedback on grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary.
There will be a maximum of 18 students in a class.
By the end of the course, you should:
From week beginning 16 October:
Mondays or Wednesdays 14.10-16.00 for 5 weeks.
Paterson’s Land, Holyrood Road.
All undergraduates and taught master’s degree students currently studying at Edinburgh University. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Please complete and submit the following online form :
The application deadline is Friday 6 October 2017.