My stay in Valencia was from 10 June till 14 June. I attended an English University Staff course. It was an intensive fiveday course that aimed to enhance the fluency. So we worked hard to make much progress in the English language. Our teacher accompanied us very professionally. We had the opportunity to work on our oral communication skills in an authentic academic setting. The group consisted of 18 students. The work sessions involved short lectures in international communicating. Specific learning tasks, group work, vocabulary-building and pronunciation exercises were practiced. Different topics were offered to train our skills in writing emails to business partners. We were also informed about Valencia and its sights. All the participants had the opportunity to present their fields of activity. So we got to know each other‘s area of responsibility in the different institutions very quickly. After the daily courses we met for dinner or just for a drink and carried on practicing our English. We also opened a „what´s app“ group to keep in contact. Even a video confernce is going to be planned by our group next term. It was a very exhausting but nice stay, where I got to know very nice people from other countries.
Mag. Kornelia Lehner-Simonis