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English for Latin language backgrounds

Maastricht Summer School
Netherlands, Maastricht
Maastricht Summer School Netherlands, Bonnefantenstraat 2, 611 KL Maastricht, The Netherlands
Tuition fee €400.00 per programme

Overview

Registration is closed for the 2018 programme. If you would like to register for the Summer of 2019, please come back again after February 1, 2019.

The FR.IT.ES Summer School Course is tailored for students from Latin Language backgrounds, such as French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. Research on language performance and linguistic background when studying in a university where English is the medium of instruction has found that students from Latin-based languages face more difficulties when expressing themselves in class. Therefore, this course will work on building your confidence to speak your mind in an academic environment and reduce your pronunciation and structural mistakes to a minimum. The course focuses on pronunciation, discourse structure and useful expressions. This will be done via debates and presentations while engaging with other pupils that have the same issues and similar backgrounds as you, in an intensive one-week course. This course provides you with a great environment where you will feel safe to make mistakes and get the proper feedback to help you improve your communication skills, which will be useful not only for an academic setting, but also for your future work environment. Thus, this engaging course will assist you in becoming more confident and competent in communicating with your peers and academic staff and will ensure that you hit the ground running at the beginning of the new academic year.

Goals
• Become confident in communicating in English
• Improve pronunciation
• Develop argumentation and presentation skills in English
• Cultural knowledge

Coordinators
N. Wylie

Apply now!
Application start
Feb 1, 2019
Application deadline
Jun 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Amsterdam time
Apply now!
Application start
Feb 1, 2019
Application deadline
Jun 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Amsterdam time

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States