Short Courses in Languages

Language studies aim at preparing students to build a deep understanding of a culture based on its individual language and literature, using the spoken and written forms of expression. Gaining in-depth knowledge of a foreign language helps students understand and value cultural diversity, helps build connections between societies, and makes the world a smaller, more open place to live in.

Courses explore a wide range of fields including: literature, film, critical theory, philosophy, linguistics, politics and ethics, etc. Students who want to learn a foreign language may find short-courses, summer courses as well as advanced undergraduate and postgraduate language programmes. They may choose to study a popular international language such as English, French, German or Spanish, to use in international professional contexts. Alternatively, they may learn a less-known foreign language, or an old language gaining a good entry into a specialised field of work such as translations, interpreting, business or archaeology. Examples include Chinese, Arabic, Latin, Sanskrit or ancient Greek. Students of languages are able to speak, write, listen and read in one or more foreign languages at an advanced level. Speaking and learning a foreign language enhances creativity, memory and problem-solving skills.

Languages graduates can find jobs in many areas working as: translators, teachers, linguists, international relations consultant, historians, research and more.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

Spanish for Foreigners Short Course Spanish for Foreigners
  • Any time
  • International $ 250
  • 18 days

At Course Of Spanish For Foreigners from Universidad del Rosario participants are offered the possibility to approach Spanish language in a communicative context, and explore ways to perform in basic interaction situations, especially in daily-life and academic contexts.

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Intensive Hebrew Winter Ulpan Short Course Intensive Hebrew Winter Ulpan
  • Jan 2017
  • National $ 1,280 per module
  • International $ 1,280 per module
  • 24 days

The Intensive Hebrew Winter Ulpan course at the University of Haifa brings students from around the world to the University of Haifa to study Hebrew in one of the most effective language learning programs in Israel.

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Arabic Media and Culture Short Course Arabic Media and Culture
  • Jan 2017
  • Not specified
  • 24 days

The Arabic Media and Culture course at the University of Haifa introduces students whose proficiency in Arabic is on the high intermediate level to the language used in Arabic audio and written media.

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English Language Summer Programme Short Course English Language Summer Programme
  • Jul 2016
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA £ 2,500 per month
  • International £ 2,500 per month
  • 28 days

The English Language Summer Programme from Edge Hill University is designed to help you improve your English language skills in a friendly and effective learning environment. The focus of the programme is to develop your English language skills through the exploration of British traditions.

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English for Business Short Course English for Business
  • Jun 2016
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA £ 1,475 per module
  • International £ 1,475 per module
  • 21 days

The English for Business course is offered at Westminster Summer School. English is the key language for communication in international business. Acquisition of communicative competence and the range of skills necessary to perform in business will provide students with a competitive edge when entering the job market.

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Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan Short Course Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan
  • Jul 2016
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 1,280 per module
  • International $ 1,280 per module
  • 19 days

The Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan at University of Haifa International School is designed for those who want to immerse themselves in an intensive language acquisition experience that is personally enriching as well as academically demanding. Instruction is offered on all levels from beginning to advance.

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Español para Profesionales de la Medicina Short Course Español para Profesionales de la Medicina
  • Any time
  • International $ 616
  • 18 days

At Español Para Profesionales De La Medicina Participants from Universidad del Rosario is offered the possibility to approach Spanish language in a communicative context, and explore ways to perform in basic interaction situations, especially in daily-life and academic contexts related to medicine practice.

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Dutch level 3 (Mid August) Certificate Dutch level 3 (Mid August)
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 500 per module
  • International € 500 per module
  • 12 days

You can have a simple conversation with people in Dutch, but you want more. Develop your Dutch language skills in this pre-intermediate course. The course offers you the opportunity to learn the Dutch language fast and well. The course aim is to reach level A2. It covers the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. During the course, you will also become more familiar with Dutch customs and manners. The following themes will be covered: health, describing people, work, education, and making a phone call. The Dutch level 3 (Mid August) course is offered at Utrecht Summer School.

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History of the English Language, 2nd Edition Short Course History of the English Language, 2nd Edition
  • Any time
  • National $ 84 per module
  • International $ 84 per module
  • Not specified

Sixteen centuries ago a wave of settlers from northern Europe came to the British Isles speaking a mix of Germanic dialects thick with consonants and complex grammatical forms. Today we call that dialect Old English, the ancestor of the language nearly one in five people in the world speaks every day.

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Bilingualism Certificate Bilingualism
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 150 per module
  • International € 150 per module
  • 5 days

The Bilingualism course is offered at Utrecht Summer School. Ask someone their opinion on bilingualism and youre likely to hear statements such as: Learning two languages from birth confuses children and impairs their cognitive development, Bilingual children cant speak either of their two languages properly or you can only become bilingual if you start acquiring your second language as a young child.

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