2016 ESSP Programme Concludes
On 9 September, 36 students in the 2016 English and Study Skills Programme (ESSP) completed their intensive 3-month studies. The ESSP curriculum is designed to upgrade the English language competences of the participants in Academic English for maritime purposes. It may be taken as a precursor to WMU’s M.Sc. programmes, or as a stand-alone course for professionals wishing to improve their academic skills in English in the maritime context. The core components include academic writing skills, speaking and presentation skills as well as maritime-focused academic lectures by WMU professors, and IT and library workshops.
At the Closing Ceremony, ESSP Director, Associate Professor Clive Cole, together with lecturers Anne Pazaver, Inger Battista, and Michele Galliford, presented the students with certificates of completion. This year’s cohort represented 17 countries: Angola, Bolivia, Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Mozambique, Peru, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam.
Students who enrolled for the stand alone ESSP programme will now return home while the students enrolled for the Malmö M.Sc. programme will join the orientation week that begins on 12 September for the Class of 2017.
The next ESSP programme will run from 19 June – 8 September 2017. For more information, click here.