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!

 

English Language Course and Cultural Program in The Hague (Netherlands) from 12th July to 7th August 2016

We invite you to participate in the English Language Course and Cultural Program in The Hague  that will be held from 12th July  to 7th August 2016. A 2-weeks  or 1 month program immersion in the English language – classes with native speakers 5 times a week, a cultural program during the day and party / casual chat in the evenings! 2 weeks or 1 month in the Hague will allow you to improve your language skills and to overcome the language barriers!

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!

We have already had courses before in Amsterdam and it was very nice 🙂

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 at university residences or private apartments. Participants of the program will be accommodated in single and double rooms in various buildings in the city centre. If the participant wishes to stay in a single bedroom there will increase slightly.

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

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 length of the course can be 2 weeks or 1 month, the student will make this choice.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

 Participation fee:

12th July to 7th August 2016 :

with accomodation 970 euros

490 euros with no accomodation

12th July to 25th July 2016:

790 euros with accomodation

390 euros with no accomodation

26th July to 7th August 2016:

790 euros with accomodation

390 with no accomodation

The participation fee covers accommodation in double bedroom and cultural activities.

 The apartments where the participants will live include kitchen so you can buy your food and prepare it as you wish. Food is not included in the program, you are responsible to buy it.

Flight or VISA is not included in the program. However, we will help you for you to get your Shengen Visa to the Netherlands. We have a lot of experience giving invitation letter to participants from Russia, African countries, Asia or Latin America, and all applicants successfully got their visas.

HOW CAN YOU APPLY FOR THIS COURSE?

Please, complete this form and we will contact you in a short time:

click here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gJuRpXgz1Jn9t49cVry8Zn9B1zD1ohN4fTOSYoeN_Tc/viewform

Or you also can send us email to infolibertasinternational@gmail.com

Encuentro Internacional de jóvenes LOOK & LISTEN - THEATRE en Eslöv (Suecia) del 26 de julio al 5 de agosto de 2015

Si te gusta el teatro este verano apúntate al encuentro internacional de jóvenes sobre teatro LOOK & LISTEN – THEATRE del 26 de julio al 5 de agosto de 2015 en Eslöv (Suecia).

Participarán 24 jóvenes de Bielorrusia, Turquía, Suecia, República Checa y España. El objetivo es que a través del teatro podamos enseñar a los jóvenes una via de empleabilidad y aprender a trabajar con jóvenes de otros países teniendo el idioma como una barrera. ¿Será el idioma una barrera o la música conseguirá quitar todos los obstáculos?

Éste es el 4º proyecto que hacemos en Suecia con este socio y siempre hemos obtenido resultados positivos. Los proyectos anteriores fueron sobre cine, música, Social Media e inclusión social.

Buscamos a 5 jóvenes de entre 16 y 30 años y un líder de grupo sin límite de edad para participar en este proyecto.

Los participantes deben tener nociones de teatro y saber comunicarse en inglés

DESCRIPCIÓN DEL PROYECTO (en inglés)

During your stay you will be divided in five groups each consisting of five actors from five nationalities and you will be able to practice your social skills as well as the quality of your acting. There will be a variety of actors with different skills anything from comedy to drama. The project is very interesting as you will experience different acting styles. It will be a challenge to mix these styles for all of you but I am sure you will learn from each other. The scripts for the theatre you will be writing will reflect the main theme and you will focus on Youth unemployment in the EU, based on five different sub-themes such as how does it feel to be unemployed? How did we get into this situation? What can we do about it??? We will have access to various venues and acting facilities. You will be outside as well, so please bring suitable clothing and comfortable shoes. Maybe some of you have already have experience in sound engineering and other music recording software that can help you in the process of producing the music.

In the second week we will have done five theatre acts by the five groups each reflecting the five topics in a logical order. The time for each act we will decide when you are here but it should be between 5 to 15 minutes per act. We will have cultural evenings and we would like to ask you to bring some typical food, drinks and other cultural information/things or clothes of your country so we can learn more about each other. Each country will be responsible for their own cultural evening and will have to cook traditional food of your country for all the participants. Other activities will be prepared for an intensive two weeks! In the end of the day we have a clear objective and that is to produce a five theatre acts about EU youth unemployment and you all will be taking part in this exciting project)))) We will put the end result on social media and send it to the EU, that will tell the story by means of music about the disastrous situation of a whole generation of young and bright people without a job and future!!! It is after all a very unique project and the EU Erasmus plus program has high expectations of us all!!!

ORGANIZACIÓN DE ACTIVIDADES

Los participantes estarán organizados en grupos. El tiempo estará dividido de la siguiente manera:

1) Por la mañana hasta las 08:00 a 10:00 los participantes prepararán y tomarán el desayuno y ordenarán el espacio común.

2) de 10.00 hasta las 13:00 será horario de trabajo en las diferentes instalaciones

3) De 13:00 a 14:00 los participantes comerán en el restaurante del centro polivalente

4) De 14:00 a 20:00 será horario de trabajo en las diferentes instalaciones

5) A las 20:00 será la cena. Cada dia un grupo organizará la cena.

¿DONDE SE REALIZARÁ EL EVENTO?

El encuentro de jóvenes tendrá lugar en centro polivalente Gladan en la localidad de Eslöv. Los participantes serán repartidos para alojarse entre este centro y otro centro que está a 5 minutos del mismo.

El centro Gladan tiene varios espacios para el bienestar (sala de yoga y espacio de danza, etc.). Los participantes dispondrán de un sistema de karaoke, varios instrumentos, salas comunes para el tiempo libre y trabajar. También hay spa y peluquería.

Estará totalmente prohibido fumar dentro del centro.

Los participantes de los diferentes países prepararán una noche intercultural y cocinarán la cena para sus compañeros, mostrando la gastronomía, música, danzas y cultura de sus países.

¿QUÉ TIENE DE ESPECIAL ESLÖV?

Eslöv es una pequeña ciudad al lado de la famosa Lund, que es ciudad universitaria internacional. Eslöv tiene 3 castillos impresionantes que los participantes visitarán durante una excursión organizada. Hay muchas zonas verdes y parques naturales muy bien cuidados.

CONDICIONES DE PARTICIPACIÓN

Los participantes deberán de ser socios de Libertas International. Si todavía no eres socio de Libertas International es muy fácil adherirte a nuestro grupo internacional de jóvenes. Haz click en la pestaña de socios/membership de nuestra página web.

El alojamiento y comidas están incluidos por nuestro programa, también el uso de los estudios musicales en Suecia y las actividades culturales. Los gastos de viaje serán reembolsados ida y vuelta. El límite de gastos de viaje para los participantes españoles será de 270 euros. Los participantes deberán conservar las facturas, billetes de avión, tarjetas de embarque, tickets y toda prueba de pago del transporte. Serán reembolsados billetes de avión, tren, autobús o metro en clase turista. Las facturas de taxi no serán reembolsadas.

Los participantes pueden llegar 2 dias antes de que empiece el evento y volver hasta 2 dias después de que termine el evento. El aeropuerto más conveniente es el Aeropuerto Internacional de Copenague. Desde el mismo aeropuerto los participantes tomarán un tren hasta Lund, y desde allí otro tren de cercanias hasta Eslöv. Desde el aeropuerto hasta Eslöv se tardan 50 minutos en total contando los 2 trenes. Salen trenes cada 20 minutos. en Lund, Eslöv, Malmö y Copenague está todo muy bien conectado.

Los participantes deben tener entre 18 y 30 años y el líder de grupo sin límite de edad.

Hay una tasa de participación de 22 euros para gastos administrativos de nuestra asociación.

CERTIFICADO DE PARTICIPACIÓN

Los participantes recibierán el certificado de participación YOUTHPASS del programa educativo de la Unión Europea Erasmus+.

¿Cómo puedes participar?

Envíanos tu CV y tu motivación para participar en este programa por email a infolibertasinternational@gmail.com. Si eres actor/actriz envíanos tus links de videos de youtube para que te podamos ver tus habilidades.

 

 

 

Study visit at the UN Office in Vienna from 7th to 12th May 2015

We invite students, recent graduates, as well as anyone interested in international relations to participate in a fascinating study trip to one of the 4 headquarters of the United Nations – to the UN headquarters in Vienna (other headquarters are located in Geneva (Switzerland), Nairobi (Kenya) and New York (USA).

During the trip, students will be able to not only visit the UN building, but also communicate with the staff of the United Nations and learn about their daily work. And especially for the group a series of lectures about the UN as a whole and its individual units located in Vienna will be organised. The lectures will be conducted by the employees of various departments of the United Nations.

Thus, on one hand, the trip will give an idea of the immediate work of the UN; and on the other hand, will allow to directly communicate with the staff of various departments. In addition, the program has entertaining and cultural elements. Participants will explore the city and visit the main attractions of Vienna. Also, students will have free time in the city. After the program students will receive a document confirming participation in a study trip to the United Nations in Vienna.

Study trip to the United Nations – an extremely interesting event that combines educational, cultural and entertaining elements in one programs!

OBJECTIVES

The main purpose of the study trip to the United Nations in Vienna is to introduce students to the work of one of the 4 headquarters of the United Nations – to the UN headquarters in Austria.

In the UN students will:

  • See the UN complex from inside and outside;
  • Know general information about the work of the UN in Austria and in the world;
  • Learn about some of the individual units of the United Nations;
  • Personally communicate with the staff of the United Nations in Vienna, ask questions;
  • Directly observe the working process at the UN;
  • Get information about internship opportunities at the United Nations, know how to develop a career in the UN.

AGENDA

You can consult the agenda doing click AGENDA

LANGUAGE OF THE PROGRAM

The program will be conducted in English. All lectures and excursions to the UN will be held in English. Thus, the program, among other things, aims to develop English language skills and is an excellent opportunity to practice.

ABOUT VIENNA

Vienna – the capital of the mighty Austro-Hungarian Empire – is indeed one of the most beautiful cities in Europe! The city developed as the capital of one of the most powerful empires in Europe; thus the city flourished and a lot of magnificent buildings are still there!

Vienna is more than three thousand years old! The architecture of Vienna covers all major styles from Gothic and Renaissance to postmodernism.

It is also a center for music due to a long line of famous musicians who lived and worked in this city: Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, Brahms, etc. Also various musical events (such as New Year’s Concert or annual ball at the Vienna Opera) are taking place there. Study trip to the United Nations also makes time to explore this amazing city. A city tour for students is be organised. Also a whole day for leisure activities and museum visits is planed.

UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS IN VIENNA

It is also a center for music due to a long line of famous musicians who lived and worked in this city: Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, Brahms, etc. Also various musical events (such as New Year’s Concert or annual ball at the Vienna Opera) are taking place there. Study trip to the United Nations also makes time to explore this amazing city. A city tour for students is be organised. Also a whole day for leisure activities and museum visits is planned.

UN headquarters in Vienna includes following units:

  • United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • International Money Laundering Information Network (IMOLIN)
  • International Narcotics Control Board (INCB)
  • Office for Outer Space Affairs United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA)
  • United Nations Information Service (UNIS)
  • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
  • United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR)
  • International Trade Law Division of the United Nations Secretariat / United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
  • Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • United Nations Environment Programme – Interim Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention (UNEP Vienna ISCC)
  • United Nations Register of Damage Caused by the Construction of the Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (UNRoD)

ACCOMODATION

Accommodation is provided. Students will live in the hostel in the center of Vienna or close to it. Students will live together with other students from the group. The cost of accommodation is included in the program.

To get around the city, students will be asked to purchase travel cards for public transport. They will be informed about the different kinds of transport cards.

The cost of transportation card is not included in the price and must be paid separately.

KEY FEATURES

An important feature of the program is that it is not only introducing the UN and the city; creating an environment for english language practice, but also giving a chance for a personal contact with the United Nations’ staff. The program has a range of elements – cultural, educational, entertaining, and linguistic!

Thus, the objectives are:

  • Introduction to the UN;
  • Visitation of Vienna and its major attractions;
  • Development of an understanding of the mechanisms of the United Nations;
  • Encounter with local youth and acquaintance with the life of modern Europeans;
  • Development of English language communication skills;
  • Presentation of the internship and career opportunities within UN.

PARTICIPATION FEE

The program costs 390 euros.

You will be able to pay by bank transfer or PayPal.

This price includes accommodation, program in the UN, cultural program (sightseeing tour), and curator services in Vienna. Meals and flight tickets are not included.

HOW CAN YOU APPLY?

The deadline for applicants to participate in the study trip to the United Nations in Vienna is until the 15th of April 2015!

To apply, you have to fill in this form online doing click here

PREVIOUS TRIPS

The first visit to the UN in Vienna was organized by the Institute of Humanitarian Development in the October of 2011! Students visited the headquarters of the United Nations, listened the lectures of representatives from different units, interacted with the UN staff, learned about the internship program at the United Nations, and enjoyed one of the most beautiful cities in Europe – Vienna! The second visit took place in the November of 2012!

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