English Language and Culture: Summer course

Short course, english course (From 2 weeks)

Cambridge

July 2017, August 2017

Overview

Our English Language and Culture course offers a great opportunity to develop your language skills and immerse yourself in British culture. It is based at our vibrant university campus just a few minutes’ walk from the beautiful, historic city centre of Cambridge.

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Full description

Course Content

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The English and Culture programme comprises of 15 study hours a week. The course content includes the following:

English language skills

  • Fluency focus- speak better
  • Reading, listening and writing skills
  • Pronunciation focus
  • New vocabulary
  • Grammar practice- using language accurately
Topics include:
  • British class systems and the Royal Family
  • British cuisine
  • Customs and celebrations
  • British media and newspapers

There will be an active social programme. This will include full and half day excursions to enhance your cultural experience in the UK. As well as fun sports activities on/off campus.

1 full day visit and 1 half day visit per week

Full day visits may include:
  • London
  • Warwick
  • Stratford Upon Avon
  • Oxford
Half day visits may include:
  • Cream tea in Grantchester
  • Ely city visit
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Punting on the River Cam
  • Visit to English Heritage site

Sample timetable

Download our English and Culture sample timetable.

Course Dates and Fees

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We run our English Language and Culture course in the summer and you can choose from attending a two or four week course. We welcome both individual and group bookings.

Course Length Start Date End Date Course Fee
2 weeks 17 July 2017 28 July 2017 £1,550
2 weeks 31 July 2017 11 August 2017 £1,550
4 weeks 17 July 2017 11 August 2017 £3,000


The course fee includes:

  • 15 hours per week of language and cultural classes
  • Weekly day trips to cultural tourist attractions
  • Local visits and activities both on/off campus
  • Campus accommodation in Cambridge (with free Wi-Fi)
  • Free airport pick-up

The course does not include meals but you will have access to a full equipped kitchen and there are plenty of restaurants and cafes on campus and close to the university.

Assessment

At the end of the course there is no formal assessment but you will receive a certificate of attendance. You’ll also be invited to a leaving ceremony to celebrate the end of your course with your classmates and with our LSU staff.

Where you will study

Your faculty

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Whether you aim to work in the creative industries or the social sciences, the legal profession or public service, the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for professional life.

Our lively, diverse community and ambitious academic environment will broaden your horizons and help you develop your full potential - many of our courses give you the chance to learn another language, study abroad or undertake work placements as you study.

If you’re interested in art, music, drama or film, check out our packed programme of events. Together with our partners in the creative and cultural industries, we’re always working to enrich the cultural life of the university and the wider community.

Our research is groundbreaking and internationally recognised, with real social impact. We support the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE), whose projects include interactive music apps and documenting lifesaving childbirth procedures, as well as nine international research clusters, such as the Centre for Children's Book Studies and the Labour History Research Unit.

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, six of our subject areas were awarded world-leading status: Law; Art and Design; English Language and Literature, Communication, Cultural and Media Studies; History; Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts.

Where can I study?

Cambridge
Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

Explore our Cambridge campus

How to apply

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To apply for this course you will need to complete the application form and email this to lsu@anglia.ac.uk

Once we have received your application form you will be sent an offer letter by email.  You will need to return the acceptance slip (included in the offer letter) and pay for the English Language course fee in full.

Before you start your course we will send you a pre-arrival guide with information on your accommodation and how to arrange your free airport pick-up.

Please note we will not be able to confirm your place on the English Language and Culture Course and reserve your accommodation until we have received the acceptance slip from you offer letter and received full payment.

Entry requirements

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Your English should be at intermediate level or above. To join this course you may need to apply for a Short term study visa, (if you are applying as an international student). You should be aged 18 or over at the start of this course.