CREATIVE LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (CLD)
PROGRAMME FOR INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATES (PIP)
FUTURE SKILLS FORUM (FSF)
WRITING RETREAT (WR)
VALUE Grad incorporates a range of academic skills and personal development opportunities for Taught Master’s students at the University of Kent. It comprises four discrete programmes: Creative Language Development (CLD), Programme for International Postgraduates (PIP), the Future Skills Forum (FSF)/Improving your prospects by knowing your strengths, and a Writing Retreat. Each series of activities addresses key challenges that Master’s students face during their studies, especially international/ESL students who might well be studying in English for the first time.
Creative Language Development (CLD)
Creative Language Development is a course of study designed to help international /ESL students improve their English language skills in a creative and enjoyable way. It uses a variety of media – plays, short stories, poetry, music and lyrics, news articles, etc. – and involves no preparation work or additional study commitments; the emphasis is on enjoyment and involvement.
The course is designed to boost participants’ confidence in the core language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. It also provides an opportunity to increase vocabulary and practise pronunciation, using both academic and every day terminology.
Building language fluency in this way is a unique and enjoyable way to enrich your communication skills, increase your chances of success at university and improve your employment prospects.
Future dates - Creative Language Development (CLD)
- Winter Vacation Week 4 - Wednesday 10/01/2018. 11am - 3pm Canterbury Campus
- Spring Vacation Week 4 - Wednesday 02/05/2018. 11am - 3pm Canterbury Campus
- Summer Vacation Week 1 - Wednesday 20/06/2018. 11am - 3pm Canterbury Campus