English for Local and National Government Purposes

Entry requirements: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent
Course length: Four weeks
Max class size: 15
Classroom hours per week: 20

Minimum age: You must be at least 18 years of age prior to commencing the course.

This course is for groups only. Businesses and organisations can find out more about this course by contacting:

E: englishlanguage@dmu.ac.uk

Course aims

This course focuses on upgrading the specific English language skills government officials need to engage with business and commerce both at home and abroad. There is also a programme of activities including visits to the Houses of Parliament, local government offices, and a local crown court.

There are two modules included on the course, the first focused on proficiency in English language, grammar, context and communication; and the second on the types of language used in local and national government. These will allow you to understand and be understood within intercultural business and political contexts.

English study support

You will be placed in small classes, giving you plenty of direct contact with your tutors. Our qualified tutors have taught English for many years, in many different countries (China, Russia, Libya, UK and many others).

You will be well looked after by our Centre support team from the moment you arrive. You will live in a homestay, so you can experience typical British life in the UK and improve your English outside class. Or you can opt for accommodation in our high quality University Halls of residence.

The team also arranges sight-seeing trips so you can enjoy all of the attractions that the UK has to offer!

We offer a full range of technical support, from our audio-visual classrooms to our computer lab and the Kimberlin Library.

Sample Timetable

English for Local and National Government Purposes
Monday UK government since 1800 Lunch English
Tuesday Mediation and conflict resolution Lunch Lecture
Wednesday Delivering presentations Lunch Social activity
Thursday Education in the UK Lunch Pronunciation workshop
Friday The language of meetings Lunch Social activity
Saturday and Sunday

Organised trip or Free time

British Council Accredited

In 2008, The Centre for English Language Learning (CELL) was granted British Council Accreditation.   

For more information contact CELL:

E: englishlanguage@dmu.ac.uk

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How to apply

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