The Professional and Social English course runs in conjunction with the six levels offered in the English as a Foreign Language course, a full-time course run over seven weeks. It is for anyone who has completed the intermediate to advanced EFL courses (Level 4, Level 5 or Level 6) and would like to continue with English, but does not want a strong academic focus.
Please note: this course is not to be confused with the English for Professional Development course - a part-time course for people who want to improve their English so that they can advance their careers.
This course focuses on fluency i.e. using Natural English to communicate in different social contexts as well as in the working environment. This Natural English course is offered at both higher and lower level. The lower level course focuses on communication skills such us keeping up a conversation on a range of everyday topics, describing personal experiences and complaining about the service in a hotel or restaurant. In the higher level course you will learn how to engage in small talk, deal with differences of opinion, give presentations on innovative ideas and use appropriate idiomatic language.
Students will receive a certificate of competence in English for Professional and Social Purposes on successful completion of the course.