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International Summer School English Short Courses 2014


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I had a great time and I want to go back to England again! Masaki Takada

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I attended the WLV summer session programme in 2012 with my university students. The curriculum offered in the course was both practical and academic, and I was especially impressed by their active teaching/learning method. My students enjoyed the whole programme very much. The interviewing practise in the city centre was a particularly great experience for them. Lisa Mizushima, Teacher, Sapporo Gakiun University, Japan


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Contents 03 Welcome 04 The Course 05 Why Wolverhampton? 09 English programme 10 Option classes 15 Social programme 17 Explore 18 Accommodation 18 Wellbeing


03 WELCOME

Welcome The University of Wolverhampton invites you to study with us this summer 2014. With an excellent reputation for academic and language teaching we offer very competitive inclusive 4-week courses that uniquely enable students to improve their English language communication skills whilst studying an optional subject they may be studying at their home university. With accommodation and trips included we feel that we have developed a package that gives international students a taster of university life in the UK and at the same time helps to develop deeper relationships with our international partners.

Geoff Layer Vice-Chancellor University of Wolverhampton


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The Course Students on a 4 week course will receive per week: · 10 hours of English classes – page 9 · 1 hour Intercultural Communication class – page 10 · 5 hours in their chosen option class – pages 10-14 · 1 day trip per week – pages 15-16 · Accommodation – page 18 · Social activities – page 18


05 Why come to the heart of England?

Wolverhampton is in the heart of England, only 20 minutes from Birmingham, England’s second city. There are some beautiful places locally to explore and as it is so centrally positioned with excellent train links, you can explore the whole country either on organised trips or independently.

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07 Why Wolverhampton?

Why the University of Wolverhampton?


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The University of Wolverhampton is a large modern university with over 23,000 students across our three campuses in Wolverhampton, Telford and Walsall. We have invested ÂŁ125 million in the last 15 years, providing world-class facilities and with a reputation for worldleading research and excellent teaching. The new International Academy, situated in the attractive Priorslee Hall at the Telford Campus, is where most teaching over the summer time will take place.


09 English programme

English programme Millions of students study English in their home country but rarely have the opportunity to practise in an English speaking environment. The English programme focuses on developing spoken fluency and confidence through practical activities and project work in the English speaking environment as well as developing language accuracy.


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Intercultural communication All courses include an intercultural communication session per week. Students learn about UK and each other’s cultures through discussion and discovery. This is also a chance to make friends with those from different parts of the world. Not only do students find this an opportunity to practise their English skills in a meaningful way but also develop better intercultural awareness and communication skills.

Option classes Alongside your language classes you can choose 1 or 2 optional classes. All the options are practical in nature. You will learn about the subject, develop new skills related to your option and take part in excursions where you can experience the subject in action. Uniquely at the University of Wolverhampton, alongside your English classes you can choose to study a subject you are studying at university or simply have an interest in. Option classes are a total of 5 hours per week.


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Classes are available in:

Media and broadcasting Want to work in TV, radio or newspapers? Sign up to our media and broadcasting option, which gives you instruction in the language and vocabulary of the media, and also offers you the chance to visit a real local radio or TV station.


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Art and design Are you studying art and design, or simply have an interest in it? Our summer art and design programme will teach you an interesting blend of practical skills and knowledge. Be inspired by museum visits and use technology to create your own stop motion animation. You won’t regret choosing this option.


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Professional and international communication Interested in improving your career prospects? Today, more than ever, in the business and academic world it is important to be a good communicator across cultures. Learn about different cultures and how best to communicate and develop professional relationships through appropriate written and spoken communications.

English for law Are you currently studying law and interested developing your knowledge and vocabulary in English? Not only will you learn important language but you will also visit a law court and watch live trials.

English for business Want a career in business? This course will give you the important vocabulary you need as well as introduce business theory through case studies and class discussions.


15 Social programme

Social programme As well as your classes, our international summer school includes a comprehensive social programme. This includes a weekly day-trip to cities and places of interest around the UK.

Popular trips include:

Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Enjoy the morning exploring the Tudor streets of Shakespeare’s home town then spend the afternoon at one of England’s most famous castles.


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Cambridge Discover this beautiful university city, with its enchanting university colleges, take a stroll down it historic streets, visit some world famous museums or simply enjoy the sights on a relaxing punt down the river.

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We went to Cambridge with a group of Saudi Arabian students. There were a lot of beautiful buildings there. The Saudi students were very friendly - I couldn’t speak English well, but they talked to me and were very kind. Yuna Hirai, Japan

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury is one of Britain’s hidden treasures. Birthplace of Charles Darwin, it has a castle, charming medieval streets, churches, town square and impressive parks and gardens. Shrewsbury is a quintessential English market town. We won’t just take you to these places, we will teach you about these places to give you better understanding of Britain and British culture past and present.


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Explore In the centre of England, Wolverhampton is 1 hour 40 minutes from London by train, 1 hour 15 from Liverpool and Manchester and only 20 minutes from England’s second city Birmingham. Good rail networks make independent weekend travel very simple. We encourage our students to make the most of their weekends – helping to plan your weekend excursions and arrange group tours.


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Accommodation You will enjoy a good standard of accommodation during your stay with us in university halls of residence. All rooms are private with an en-suite bathroom. You will share a kitchen and living area with 4 to 7 other students where you can cook, relax or watch TV. All rooms have Wi-Fi connection so you can keep in touch with friends back home or do homework exercises you have been set. Bed linen and kitchen utensils are provided.

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I learned a lot at the University and fell in love with London! Thanks for everything. Monica Huerta, Spain

Wellbeing We understand how important it is for you to feel safe and well supported, while also having the freedom to enjoy your free time. This is why a dedicated member of staff is responsible for student welfare, and available on a 24-hour emergency contact number. They will also be able to help and advise you on your plans for your free time.

Social Activities Sports and social activities such as barbeques and film nights will also be incorporated in to the social programme.


Course dates 7th July – 1st August 4th August – 30th August 4 week course includes: • • • • • •

10 hours English per week 5 hours option class 1 hour Intercultural Communication class One Day trip per week Accommodation Social Activities

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Find out more If you have any questions or would like to apply, email us at: adam.yardley@wlv.ac.uk


English Short Courses in 2014