intensive English language course in The Hague (Netherlands) from 1st to 28th August 2018

Since 2009 we are implementing a program of learning English language in one of the most unique countries in the world – the Netherlands! Coming summer we invite you to the Summer English learning program in the Netherlands, where you can significantly improve your language skills, as well as spend time in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and meet lots of people from all over the world!

This is not just an English language course! It is a program full of unforgettable experiences, new encounters and much more in one of the most amazing cities in the world – The Hague!

BACKGROUND

The main objective of the project is to give young people a chance to practice English and improve their language skills. In addition, the project also allows students to learn more about the culture of an amazing country – the Netherlands, spending 2 weeks or 1 month in one of the most unique cities of Europe – The Hague. The project has wide cultural and social elements – excursions, visits to various organizations, meetings with interesting people, leisure activities that enable students not only to improve the English language skills (cultural program is also conducted in English ), but also learn a lot about the country, in which education takes place!

Learning a foreign language abroad – is not just a trend, this is the most effective method to learn the language if you want to achieve results in the short term! Immersion in the foreign language environment is the best way to overcome the language barrier and make significant break in the study of a language!

SYLLABUS

English teachers in this program are native speakers from UK, USA and Australia.

Every weekday English classes will be offered to students. Emphasis will be made on the development of students’ speaking skills in order to overcome the language barrier. At the same time, students will be able to learn all the aspects related to grammar as well.

The communicative method of teaching is widely practiced during the course. In this method students are encouraged to speak the language as much as possible in order to overcome language barrier. Upon arrival, students’ proficiency in English will be tested and they will be divided into groups according to their levels. Classes will be conducted 5 days a week and will last 4 academic hours per day.

ACCOMODATION

Accommodation will be provided in the student residency of the university. Students will live in double rooms (single rooms are possible for an additional fee).

The Course will take place in the Hague from 1st till 28th August 2018.

The Hague is a highly international and great location for English language course!

Besides, the Netherlands is a very small country and you can easily travel within the country during your free time. To give an idea about the distances – it takes only 45 min to get from the Hague to Amsterdam. The biggest airport of the Netherlands – Schiphol – is only 15 min train ride from the city center of Amsterdam and half an hour – from the Hague!

Besides lessons, we will offer an additional social program – we will meet people, visit organizations, conduct seminars on various topics. The Hague is one of the international centers for UN and other international institutions. You will find here the International Court of Justice, International Criminal Tribunal, International Organization for Migration and a lot of other UN-related and other international organizations.

CULTURAL PROGRAM

In addition to English language classes students will be invited to participate in various activities – a bike tour, a tour of “Secret Hague”, “List Hunt”, visiting different organizations, evening games with local youth and other activities where working language will be English, so they will be able to practice it even outside their study room.

Among the most popular visits there will be:

Van Gogh Museum

Anna Frank House

Vondelpark

Rembrant House Museum

Royal Palace of Amsterdam

Heineken Factory

Verzetsmuseum

Oude Kerk

Jordan District

Rijksmuseum

Jordan District

Rijksmuseum

Hermitage Amsterdam

The National Maritim Museum

Photography Museum

Olympic Stadium

De Gooyer Windmild

Basilica of Saint Nicholas

The cultural program aims to develop communication skills, as well as introduce to culture of the Netherlands and other countries!

HOW LONG IS THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSE?

The course takes 2 or 4 weeks

You can combine English language with Dutch language too.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The fee for the course is the following:

4 weeks course – the fee will be 1290 euro.

2 weeks course – the fee will be 990 euro.

Business English 4 weeks course – the fee will be 1590 euros

Individual classes – the fee will be 1990 euro. If you come with girlfriend/boyfriend and want to learn language together, the program in a group of 2 will cost 1750 euros per person.

4 weeks Dutch language course – the fee will be 490 euro (Please note, you can take this course as an additional to English language course. The class time will not coincide with English lessons).

If you want to join 2 weeks of the program you can choose – the first 2 weeks or the second 2 weeks of the program.

The fee includes:

Accommodation

Classes from Monday to Friday – 3 hours of classes per day

Cultural and social activities in afternoons and evenings.

HOW TO APPLY?

Please, complete this form

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejkbacLORk8pvBbWjZoGJr1SBy7qDMC-1lQtcQzOIBczUVng/viewform

We reply all the emails with the applications. If you have not received a reply from us within 2 working days – please, email us again, probably we have not got your email.

VISA

 We provide a visa invitation for the visa to the Netherlands. Please note – visa invitation is not a visa – with the invitation that we will send, you will still need to go to the closest Dutch Consulate and apply for a visa.

Together with the visa invitation you will need to provide other documents – usually those documents include passport, passport size photo, filled application form, insurance, proof of means, proof of work/study and other documents. The list of the documents might slightly differ depending on the country where you apply for a visa. Please check the website of the closest Dutch Consulate to see what is the list of the documents you need to prepare.

In most of cases before applying for a visa you need to make an appointment at the Consulate. Some times you can only make an appointment 1-2 months in advance. We recommend you to contact the Consulate as soon as possible to make an appointment.

The fee for the visa might differ depending on the country where you apply – you might have your visa free of charge or might need to pay for it 35 or 60 euro. Those are the fees in case you apply for a visa directly at the Consulate. If you apply via Visa Center of the Dutch Consulate, Visa Center, Travel agency or another organization – those organizations might charge extra fees for their services.

If you submit all the requested documents on time the chance for the rejection of a visa is very small. In our experience the visas are mostly rejected if an applicant provides false information to the Consulate. This could be the major reason for rejections. We kindly ask you to check the documents before the application and make sure you only provide the correct information to the Consulate and in that case you most probably will receive a visa without any difficulties.

And of course if you have any questions regarding the visa application procedure we would be happy to assist at any stage of your application!

QUESTIONS

 If you have any questions about Language Summer School we would be more than happy to assist you and answer all your questions! You can contact us though the email – infolibertasinternational@gmail.com

Most of the questions are already answered on the website. However, if you still have any, please do not hesitate to contact us!

 

long term training course NIO FAR in Sassari (Italy) 05-12 July 2018 and Ziguinchor (Senegal) 26th October -1 nov 2018

Nio Far will aims to create a sustainable cooperation between Africa and Europe in the youth field through activities which will address the needs of the organizations by empowering their youth workers with competencies and tools to become multipliers of more effective actions to promote youth active participation and to contribute to foster inclusiveness within their communities.

In this respect, it aims to:

  •   Strengthen the cooperation between Europe and Senegal;
  •   Strengthen the quality of youth work and to contribute to the recognition of its value and its potential;
  •   Reinforce synergies with other sectors, such as other education systems, the work field and society.To contribute to the achievement of these objectives, NIO FAR proposes a path aimed at:
  •   Encouraging the acquisition of skills and in particular to promote a new or a greater (in the case of participants from Senegal) familiarity with non-formal education methodology and with theimplementation of the skills acquired;
  •   Allowing the use of open source tools for training and understanding the potential of using ICT tools

    as a means to promote inclusion;
    To achieve this goal the project will consist of:

    A Long Term Training Course made of:

    •   6 days residential part (Sassari from 05/07/2018 to 12/07/2018)
    •   Online part (through an opensource platforme)
    •   Local multiplying events
    •   Final conference (Ziguinchor 26/10/2018 to 1/11/2018)
      1. LEARNING OUTCOMESParticipants will:
        •   To improve their social, civic and linguistic skills;
        •   To increase their cultural baggage;
        •   To develop soft skills and competence on using IT platform for on line education,
        •   Learning to learn, manage, mediate, solve conflicts and difficult situations;
        •   To work in teams and in interpersonal contexts;
        •   To practice active listening and mutual respect;
        •   To develop mediation skills and critical thinking.
    •   To develop project management and networking skills

      Participants will become “multipliers” of the results achieved by involving other young people and associations in a process of positive change and improvement of living conditions. PARTICIPANTS

      The project aims to involve 21 participants between 18 and 30 years old from 3 countries (Italy, Senegal and Spain). Participants will   Youth interested in becoming active but with few experiences in training and facilitating;  Young people from the partner organisations who are already engaged in training and education

      The processes of young people at local level. Participants are required to basic English language knowldege.

      The selection will respect the principle of gender balance.

      The project will cover travel costs, accommodation and all costs for participants.

      If you want to take part in this project please send us an email to infolibertasinternational@gmail.com

youth exchange EUROPEAN FOOD CULTURE from 15th to 30th July 2018 in Mailáthpuszta (Hungary)

EUROPEAN FOOD CULTURE 

celebrating cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue in Europe 

We are very glad to have by 5th time a partnership with the organization Ormansag Nonprofit Ltd. This year the theme for our partnership is EUROPEAN FOOD CULTURE.

“European Food Culture” project will be the 8th large youth exchange project in history of Sustainable Ormánság Nonprofit Ltd. Since 2015 migration crisis and future of EU are more and more serious topics and dividing EU countries. In the present political and media situation we would like to bring closer different culture without any negativity like it is commonly presented. We would like to show that EU political problems connected to the new migrants situation don’t suppose to close our European society to the other people. Interculturalism this is the field which contains ideas like tolerance, commends distinctness which make the base for integration. Because it is so important to promote that and see it wider then only the problem of the contemporary Europe. Our goal is integration of the participants, expanding the knowledge of the participants regarding intercultural subject, expanding the knowledge of the participants regarding the history of Europe, expanding the knowledge regarding the presence of the new culture in Europe. European cuisine is as varied as the many countries that make up Europe. While there are many differences between the various cuisines that fall under the term of European cuisine, there are also similarities. The history of Europe can be tasted in the food, as many of these dishes are thousands of years old. The culture of European countries is maintained in their dishes which are able to formalize unity and ensure easy recognition of European values such respecting cultural and linguistic diversity. In addition the project activities promoting self sufficient and healthy lifestyle, creative entrepreneurship, intercultural dialogue and common European heritage. Participants are going to live in a camp and holiday homes, commute by bike and explore rural lifestyle. In between we are going to focus on current topics of EU, like Euroscepticism, socio-economic situation of EU, protection of European heritage, solidarity and social inclusion in Europe. We would like to bring closer all these topics to the local people also for better understanding of unity in diversity concept.

4 WORKSHOPS:

· Make your own food and beverages − baking brad and pastry, brewing beer, making fruit juice

· Design a cookbook − with recipes and history of dishes each participating country

· Blog design − articles, short videos, analog photography and social media

· Dinner show − performances with folk music and dance in 3 villages, cooking together with locals

From our organization Libertas International 5 young people and 1 group leader will take part in this program that we have been waiting to happen for a long time.

We already did the selection of participants but you can write us if you are interested in other programs to infolibertasinternational@gmail.com

Libertas International is a youth organization composed by young experts from several countries willing to work together to make this world better