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Summer School Ireland

The Summer School in Limerick/Ireland will take place from 16 - 28 July 2018. It is a two week block module which is part of the Aufbaumodul Business English Communication. The course takes place at the University of Limerick on the west coast of Ireland. These two weeks are a perfect opportunity to improve and hone your English skills by attending a professional Business English course and spending your free-time in a native-speaking environment.

What is the Summer School about?

The Aufbaumodul Business English Communication starts already at the FH Münster where the first lessons are held during the summer semester, just like the other English courses. The course also has the same content, exam and credit points as any other BEC course during the semester; the only difference is that it finishes in Ireland and not in Münster.

The lessons in Münster will help the students to get to know each other, to build teams, and to prepare together for the trip to Ireland. In the summer semester 2018, these lessons will take place at selected dates on Thursday morning. Students must first apply for the summer school in Ireland; once they are accepted, they will be booked into this Thursday course. 

Who can come to Ireland?

  • Students studying for a BA in "Betriebswirtschaft" who are currently in the third semester or higher
  • Incoming CALA students
  • Erasmus students (as long as their learning agreement allows them to do an English course at the FH Münster; if you are not sure about this, please ask Nick Langer)
  • Applicants will have to complete the placement test before they apply. Students with 80 points or more can directly apply for the Summer School program. Students with less than 80 points will have to do the Refresher Course beforehand and pass the course with a 2,3 or better.

Where are we staying?

The Summer School takes place on the campus of the University of Limerick, the third biggest university in Ireland, which was voted "Irish University of the Year" in 2015. Students stay in campus accommodation: Modern flats with a shared kitchen and a shared living room, with individual bedrooms and bathrooms. Television and wi-fi access are provided; bike rental is possible. Students can also use the library, the study rooms, the different cafeterias and (for a small fee) the sports facilities.

The city centre of Limerick is a short bus trip away (about 15 minutes). Buses go every 15-30 minutes; in the evening, you can also share a taxi which costs about 12 Euros one-way.

A typical day in Limerick

From Monday to Friday, there will be lessons in the morning. The afternoon is mainly meant for students to prepare assignments (presentations, tests, etc), but there will also be activities such as a city tour, a trip to the Cliffs of Moher, a team-building activity, and so on. Students will still have enough free-time to explore Limerick and the area on their own (and maybe test a Guinness or Cider ...).

Students can use the time before or after the course to travel around in Ireland or the UK. The weekend between the two weeks of lessons is also free for students to explore Ireland, e.g. going to Dublin, Cork, or Galway.

What do I need to do if I am interested?

Download the application form below and send it to Cathrin Ruppe (cathrin.ruppefh-muensterde) by 31 January 2018. Interviews are held in February 2018. The decision about participants will be announced by the end of February.

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