For the third year running, the Language Laboratory at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche is offering IRIS UMH, a free blended-instruction program for learning English. What’s more, a new feature this year is LLUMH, a similar program for learning the Valencian language. Both programs are open to undergraduate and graduate students alike, as well as UMH faculty, research personnel, staff, and alumni, in addition to employees at the UMH Scientific Park. The IRIS UMH and LLUMH platforms, as well as the classroom sessions, will be available starting October 2.
IRIS UMH is comprised of five courses: A2, B1.1, B1.2, B2.1, and B2.2. LLUMH has four that cover all the official levels of the Valencian language: LLUMH B1, LLUMH B2, LLUMH C1, and LLUMH C2. The aim is for students to continue their English and Valencian language training, thus increasing their employability possibilities thanks to improved linguistic knowledge.
Both programs contain online instruction and classroom sessions. The online portions are available on a platform that enables students to learn and practice all the skills from the selected language and level. Classroom sessions take place once a week for one hour at all four UMH campuses (Elche, Sant Joan d’Alacant, Orihuela, and Altea). Moreover, IRIS UMH and LLUMH students have the option of attending weekly Use of English and Valencià a l’ús reinforcement sessions. These are free classroom sessions, also an hour long, wherein those enrolled can resolve doubts about contents, practical exercises, etc.
Registering for both programs is accomplished via one of the following means: a level test in the chosen language or by an official English or Valencian language certificate. After taking the level test, students receive an email indicating their assigned course level. Individuals in possession of official certification may register by sending an email to one of the following two addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, depending upon the language they are registering in. Students need to provide some personal information (full name, National ID card, date of birth, address, telephone, and email) and indicate the UMH group they belong to (undergraduate, master, or doctoral student; faculty, research personnel, staff, UMH alumnus, or UMH Scientific Park employee).
Those who want to certify their English level may do so through the UMH Language Laboratory, as it is an authorized exam center of Cambridge English, or through the UMH, an official examination center of the Association of Language Centres in Higher Education (ACLES). Likewise, those interested in certifying their Valencian level may do so either through the UMH, which is an official examination center of the Interuniversity Commission of Standardization of Accreditations of Knowledge of Valencian (CIEACOVA), or through the Qualification Board of Valencian Knowledge (JQCV).
For further information about these programs and their registration methods, go to www.idiomasumh.es.