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Global Citizenship English

Improve your English and develop cross-cultural communication skills to thrive in our global world of today.


  • b1+
    I can speak and understand reasonably well and can use basic tenses but have problems with more difficult grammar and vocabulary.
  • b2
    Upper Intermediate
    I can communicate without much difficulty but still make some mistakes and misunderstand sometimes.
  • c1
    I can speak and understand very well but in unfamiliar situations may have a few problems with topic-specific vocabulary.
Which level should I apply for?

This is a full-time course. It combines our General English course (15 hours) with the Global Competence Certificate lessons to receive a total of 16.5 hours per week or our General English course (15 hours) with an elective and the Global Competence Certificate lessons to receive a total of 22.5 hours per week.

Course Details

Class Size:
Maximum 10 students
Start Date:
Any Monday
Course Length:
4-11 weeks
Minimum Age:
Monday - Friday
08:45 - 12:00 (GE20) + 12:30 - 14:00 (GCC on Friday)


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Global Citizenship English (Full-time course)

When you work, live or study abroad, you have to adapt to a new cultural environment. Our GCC programme improves your understanding of the people and cultures of the world, as well as your understanding of British culture, building global competence and communication skills.

Why take our Global Citizenship English course?

This course could help you to:

  • Increase your cultural self-awareness and understanding of others
  • Interact more effectively with people of other nationalities, backgrounds and cultures
  • Integrate more effectively during your time in the UK
  • Develop your skills as a global citizen which can benefit you for future studies, work and life
  • Receive a recognised certificate for your CV or personal statement
  • Be in a mixed nationality environment where you can discuss intercultural topics

Our course also focuses on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and you will receive the Global Competence Certificate on completion.

How will you study for the Global Citizenship English course?

Our Global Citizenship English course can help you to grow as a global citizen and develop your intercultural awareness skills through a blended learning programme. By using classroom lessons and a variety of online resources, students will be able to develop intercultural competence and deal with cultural adjustment. In class, your teacher will guide you to improve your communication skills by taking part in discussions and roleplays.

What are the topics covered in the Global Citizenship course?

  • Stereotypes and Generalisations

  • Cultural Values

  • Communication Styles

  • Dealing with Conflict

  • Navigating Cultures

  • Intercultural Learning

  • British Culture and Society

Course options

General English
+ Global Competence Certificate
General English
+ Part-time elective
+ Global Competence Certificate
16.5 hours (22 lessons)
per week
22.5 hours (30 lessons)
per week

The GCC Certificate

All students who take part in and complete the GCC will receive a recognised certificate for your CV or personal statement providing you have attended the necessary workshops and completed the online programme.

Before your course

Before you arrive in the UK, you will need to complete nine interactive online modules.

During your course

While you are with us, you will complete seven more online modules and attend between two and four face to face sessions.

After your course

After you return home, you will need to complete the two final modules.

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