Course

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? 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 study, work and social  environments. You’ll work on improving your English skills through practising 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.

Effective Communication Intermediate 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 2nd edition - Upper intermediate Flexi Students' Book 1 (Pack)      ISBN:  9781292161020

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

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

Also of interest for you

Would you like to improve your English for work or study purposes and obtain an internationally recognised certificate that confirms your proficiency in English? Then you could consider taking one of our Cambridge English courses. For more information see Cambridge courses.

Or do you need to have proof of your proficiency in English for a college admission or a new job? Would you like to make sure that you are taking an English proficiency test feeling completely prepared? Then the IELTS preparation course may just be what you are looking for. For more information see IELTS preparation course.

Effective Communication Advanced 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 2nd Edition - Advanced Flexi Students' Book 1  (+ MyEnglishLab)      ISBN:  9781292160924

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

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

Admission requirements

The next round of English courses will start in September 2019. You can register for these courses via our online registration form. Before starting a course it is mandatory to do an (online) intake test in order to make sure that the course fits your level and wishes. Please send an e-mail to languages-intake-eng[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl  (please specify on which days + times you are available for an intake).

 

Fee

The price for a 10-class course is:

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

Certificate and ECTS credits

After completing the course, you will receive a certificate and two ECTS credits. If you’ve attended at least 8 out of the 10 sessions, you’ll receive a Maastricht University Language Centre certificate.