“The course really improved my English. Miti opened my mind and helped me to understand the importance of communication, especially in my job. Miti is not only a teacher but is really a coach! Her course was very interactive and she was able to understand my needs and build my personal course around these.”Vedrana Cokic, Account Manager, Hilti Italia
Who this course is for
When you speak in English, do you sometimes find that what you say isn’t what you mean?
Do you feel as if you’re simply translating words, rather than communicating an idea, feeling or understanding?
Do you feel as if you’re not connecting with people?
If English isn’t your native language, but in your career you’re expected to communicate as if it is, we can help.
Our English immersion course is for people who are not native English speakers and who would like to improve their English language skills so they can progress in their career.
This course will help you improve both your English language and communication skills. You’ll learn how to translate from your native language into English. And you’ll develop the skills you need to communicate effectively in real world situations and speak clear, relevant English with confidence, impact and presence.
Once you’ve completed the course and reached the required level you’ll be able to progress on to one of our Innovative Communicator programmes.
What to expect
The course is suitable for individuals or small groups. We tailor each one to suit the needs of every participant.
The course runs for 20 hours over one week. It is made up of three modules:
This module covers speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. It will help you increase your vocabulary and improve your grammar.
Conversation and Pronunciation
This module will help you build your vocabulary further, including idioms, phrasal verbs and common expressions. It will also help you improve your pronunciation so you can have conversations in English with fluency and confidence.
This module shows you the benefits of effective communication and will help you develop your own effective communication skills.
We explore the challenges you face in becoming a more effective communicator and give you a range of techniques to help you improve. We’ll help you understand your own strengths and see things from another point of view. By the end you’ll be able to communicate in English with confidence, including dealing with difficult people or situations.
To help you develop fluency and confidence, we focus on practical communication throughout the course. This means you’ll have lots of opportunity to practice speaking English through discussions, debates and conversational activities such as role-play and pair- work.
We use a variety of teaching methods with a focus on group interaction supported by individual coaching. And because we always work with small groups, you can be sure your teacher will give you the personal attention you need. You’ll find it’s hard work but great fun.
As the course is an immersion course, we encourage you to choose the residential option. This will give you extra time to practice your English language skills. It will also give you the opportunity to learn from and network with the other course participants.
We include cultural tours as standard on all our residential courses. This is because we believe you can only learn to communicate like a native English speaker when you combine language training with an understanding of the culture behind the language.
If you would rather, you can arrange your own accommodation. If you do you can still take part in the cultural tours although we will need to charge an additional fee to cover their cost.