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English: Effective communication

Would you like to become confident in English? Do you want to be more skilled at using English in day-to-day life? And would you like to take a course that specifically focusses on improving the English that you’ll use in real-life situations? Then you should consider taking one of our Effective Communication courses. These courses will help you communicate more accurately and effectively in both study and work environments. You’ll work on improving your English skills through practicing a variety of tasks, such as discussions, negotiations, and teamwork reports. After you’ve taken this course you’ll be able to interact in English with a higher degree of fluency and spontaneity.

Upper-Intermediate Effective Communication B2 (E-EC B2)

This course is perfect if you would like to improve your communication skills and acquire a better understanding of grammar, spoken English, listening comprehension and writing skills.

Compulsory literature:

  • Speakout 2e Flexi Students' Book 1 with MyEnglishLab Pack  9781292161020

the book enables you to access an online component, My English lab, where you can continue learning and practicing also after the course is finished. Please make sure to buy a new book as the online access code is unique.

Please contact languages-intake-eng[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl for an online test.

 

It is possible to extend this course with another 10 sessions if there is enough interest. An additional book is then used.

Advanced Effective Communication C1 (E-EC C1)

This advanced course is ideal for people who have acquired a good standard of English but want to reach a higher level of fluency and accuracy.

Compulsory literature:

  • Speakout 2e Flexi Students' Book 1 with MyEnglishLab Pack  9781292160924

The book enables you to access an online component, My English lab, where you can continue learning and practicing also after the course is finished. Please make sure to buy a new book as the online access code is unique.

Please contact languages-intake-eng[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl for an online test.

 

It is possible to extend this course with another 10 sessions if there is enough interest. An additional book is then used.

Admission requirements

This course is open to UM students, employees and external clients. You are required to attend an intake interview prior to the course to ensure that the course matches your level of English proficiency.

Certificate and ECTS credits

After completing the course, you will receive a certificate and two ECTS credits. After you’ve taken this course, you will be able to communicate in English with a higher degree of fluency. If you’ve attended at least 8 out of the 10 sessions, you’ll receive a Maastricht University Language Centre certificate.

Fees

The price for a 10-class course is:

  • UM student € 295
  • UM staff € 350
  • Others € 395