Erasmus+ Enhanced English Skills

This course is designed for educators and professionals from any sector who wish to rapidly improve their English skills. Courses are open to applicants of any English level from institutions throughout the EU and other countries participating in the Erasmus + programme.

Course Description

The Erasmus+ Enhanced English Skills course gives participants the opportunity to improve their English skills in small groups with a maximum of 10 participants. Courses focus on spoken English and fluency through speaking the language as much as possible. Skills in reading, writing and listening are also integrated into each lesson.

Participants will study General English in the morning from 09:30 to 12:45 before moving onto the Spoken Performance part of the course from 13:45 to 15.15 every afternoon. The course will include the following:

  • Grammar activities and vocabulary development
  • Common error correction
  • Pronunciation, rhythm, intonation and stress
  • Idiomatic and colloquial language and phrasal verbs
  • Telling a story – describing and linking words and expressions
  • Discussions on UK culture and current affairs
  • Reading and Writing skills including letter & report writing, note-taking, register and expressing attitudes & ideas.

The course will include discussions on UK culture and current affairs as well as a cultural component. Students are given an introduction to Edinburgh and Scotland through the social programme of activities included in the course.

Sample Programme

Please note the below timetables are examples only and may be subject to change depending on availability and time of year.
During the month of August, we include Edinburgh Festival activities.

Programme Overview :

Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9.30 – 12.45 General English General English General English General English General English Optional one/two day tour of the Scottish Highlands with a tour company (supplimentary charge applies)
12.45 –12.45 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13.45 –15.15 Spoken Performance Spoken Performance Spoken Performance Rosslyn Chapel Spoken Performance
15.15 –17.00 Tour of Edinburgh Excursion to Georgian House Excursion to the Royal Botanic Gardens Visit to National Gallery of Scotland
20.00 Traditional Scottish pub evening Whisky tasting with an expert from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Traditional Scottish ceilidh dancing

 

Week 2 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.30 – 12.45 General English General English General English General English General English
12.45 –12.45 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13.45 –15.15 Spoken Performance Spoken Performance Spoken Performance Spoken Performance Spoken Performance
15.15 –17.00 Excursion to the Scottish Parliament Excursion to Holyrood Palace

 

Excursion to the National Gallery of Modern Art Excursion to Gladstone’s Land Excursion to the National Portrait Gallery
20.00 Traditional Scottish folk music concert Traditional Scottish pub evening
Why choose inlingua Edinburgh?

Our courses are led by qualified and experienced English trainers who work for inlingua Edinburgh, Edinburgh University and other educational establishments in the UK.

We believe in offering continuous professional development and try to design a suitable course around your individual needs and requirements. We hope to make your stay in Edinburgh both educational and enjoyable, and to give you the opportunity of meeting other professionals and educators from all over the world. For more reasons to undertake your training in this beautiful city, check out these 20 reasons to come to Edinburgh!

Preparation

Participants will be asked to complete a pre-course online inlingua language test at http://www.i-e-learn.com/ to evaluate their language proficiency. On the first day, all participants will be assessed in person before beginning their lessons.

Courses Dates and Prices

Courses start every Monday all year round:
The price for one week course is 530.00€ and 1,060.00€ for 2 weeks.
This includes full day group course and social programme

It is recommended that participants study for a minimum of two weeks but one-week stays are also accepted.

How can I apply for Erasmus + funding?
1. Before you apply
Check your institution’s eligibility for Erasmus + funding and the relevant deadlines for your project. Please note that applications must be made by the institution and not by individuals.

 

2. Create your European Development Plan for in-service training
Your institution must decide on a project by choosing an appropriate course for its employees and giving reasons why you are choosing this kind of training for them. Your application for funding will be judged by your National Agency. inlingua Edinburgh can offer tailor-made courses for closed groups (min. 5 participants)

 

3. Register your school
To apply for funding, you must register your institution on ECAS and obtain a Personal Identification Code (PIC) here.

 

4. Fill in the relevant eForm
This can normally be obtained through your National Agency. They will also be able to give you advice on your application as well as information on deadlines, eligibility, etc. You can find details of your National Agency here.

 

5. Enrol at inlingua Edinburgh
We would be delighted to welcome you to inlingua Edinburgh. Please contact us with details of your request and the number of teachers you would like to enrol. We are always happy to help. Our PIC number is 946680425
Accommodation

inlingua Edinburgh can offer you accommodation in one of our host-families. This will consist of a private room, dinner, and bed & breakfast.

Subject to availability (half board, single room)

  • Shared bathroom 240€per week
  • Private bathroom 280€ per week
  • Executive standard, private bathroom €330 per week

Accommodation booking fee of 55€ applies.

 

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