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.

Please note: due to the COVID-19 situation, we will provide this course in an online setting.

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 Student's Book & MyEnglishLab      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.

 

Other English courses we offer

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

Before starting this course it is mandatory to do an online intake test in order to make sure that the course fits your level. Please send an e-mail to languages-intake-eng[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl  expressing your interest for the Effective Communication course and ask for an online test token.

 

Fee

The price for a 10-class course is:

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

Certificate and ECTS credits

After successfully completing a course, you will receive a certificate. To be eligible for such a certificate, you must attend at least 8 of the 10 lessons, be present at the final exam and have satisfactory results.

One course is worth 2 ECTS credits. Please consult with your faculty / home university if these credits will be accepted as part of your programme and, if necessary, converted to the credit system acknowledged by your faculty/ home university.