The courses will be made available through the EPICUR Virtual Campus which is the newly developed virtual inter-university campus environment, which will be tested during this pilot phase. Applications can be submitted from 12 February onwards via the EPICUR Virtual Campus. Please keep in mind that the first deadlines are already set on 19 February 2021. For more information on how to register please download the Guidance-Notes-Applications-EPICUR-Language-and-Culture-Pilot-Courses-2021
Why choose EPICUR Language and Culture Courses?
❖ Boost your future career by learning and improving your European language skills
❖ Immerse in European cultures and participate in international classrooms with students from across Europe
❖ Gain international experience and earn credit points by studying abroad virtually
What are EPICUR Language and Culture Pilot Courses?
The EPICUR language pilot courses are a selection of existing language and culture courses offered by the 8 EPICUR universities that are made available for the first time to students from all levels and disciplinary backgrounds enrolled at EPICUR partner universities. This spring semester, language acquisition courses will be offered in Croatian, Finnish, Modern Greek and Polish alongside thematic courses, such as Nordic Cinema, Cultural Heritage and Modern Greek Identity, and The Canon of the Central European Literature. Due to the current travel restrictions, all courses will be offered online. In the future EPICUR students will also be encouraged to travel to one of the 6 EPICUR countries to take part in physical and/or blended/hybrid courses.
The EPICUR Project in short
The ambitious EU-funded project EPICUR (The European Partnership for Innovative Campus Unifying Regions) aims to build an attractive innovative European university through the strategic EPICUR alliance consisting of eight European universities. Our vision is to create a university experience to prepare well-informed, open-minded and responsible European citizens capable of creating new knowledge and becoming drivers of transnational innovation. This means that the way we teach, we learn, we carry out research or develop innovation should embrace societal challenges, academic and technological developments and educational innovation.
Since the start of the ambitious EPICUR project, all eight partner universities are jointly experimenting with different approaches in multilingualism and European linguistic diversity, in student-centred learning and collaborative teaching, and in new forms of mobility (physical, virtual, blended) via the (virtual) EPICUR inter-university campus.
Starting from 12 February, the call for application to all pilot courses for the spring semester 2021 will be opened on the EPICUR Virtual Campus, where you can find more details about the courses and about how to apply. Please be reminded that basic and course-specific criteria are applicable. More courses will be offered in the coming semesters. If you wish to receive general information about EPICUR language and culture courses, please contact the EPICUR Multilingualism team at the University of Amsterdam by e-mail.
If you answered yes to at least one of these questions and you are a students at one of the eight EPICUR universities, you will be glad to learn that from early 2021 the EPICUR European University alliance will start a pilot by offering (online) short language courses in Modern Greek, Nordic/Scandinavian and Slavonic languages . In addition to language acquisition courses, you can also choose from courses that focus on culture, society, literature or history in relation to the above mentioned languages and regions. You will be able to earn credit points after successful completion of the course.
The pilot courses will be offered via our newly developed EPICUR (Virtual) Campus and are open to students from all levels and backgrounds enrolled at one of the 8 EPICUR partner universities . Please check the detailed admission criteria for each offered cour se, which will be announced on the EPICUR website and by your home university early next year.
EPICUR promotes multilingualism in Europe and we are working hard to make it easier for you to learn at least one new European language, in addition to your nat ive language and English. Please stay tuned for the announcement of course offerings in early 2021 and don’t miss the chance to improve your language skills and gain better access to European knowledge and understanding.