Short Courses in Languages

The complex discipline of languages aims at preparing student 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

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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Summer School: Management Studies, French Culture and Leisure Activities Short Course Summer School: Management Studies, French Culture and Leisure Activities
  • Dec 2016
  • EEA € 2,150 per month
  • Non-EEA € 2,150 per month
  • 23 days

The Summer School in Management Studies, French Culture and Leisure Activities offered by the Universit Catholique de Lyon is a great way to give a real international dimension to your studies. You will join a group of students from all over the world who have come to the UCLy to enjoy and ideal mix of studies, culture and leisure. Professors of different nationalities will set out their business, law and cultural experience to the E.U.

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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 for Business Short Course English for Business
  • Jun 2016
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA £ 1,475 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 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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General English Year Abroad Short Course General English Year Abroad
  • Jan 2017
  • Feb 2017
  • Mar 2016
  • EEA £ 185 per week
  • Non-EEA £ 185 per week
  • 12 months

Long term courses of six or nine months based around special interest areas such as British culture and society, English literature, advanced grammar and vocabulary, and business English.

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Masterpieces of Short Fiction Short Course Masterpieces of Short Fiction
  • Any time
  • National $ 129 per module
  • International $ 129 per module
  • Not specified

As Masterpieces of Short Fiction demonstrates, however, that flash can reveal many different kinds of truths. For example, in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," an embittered nobleman entombs his rival in a dank crypt, while in Grace Paley's "An Interest in Life," a deserted housewife maintains her good humor and hope while trying to raise her children. Throughout the course, you encounter both of these extremesthe extraordinary and the ordinary moments of lifewhile you examine the craft of short fiction.

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The Western Literary Canon in Context Short Course The Western Literary Canon in Context
  • Any time
  • National $ 199 per module
  • International $ 199 per module
  • Not specified

You explore these and other thought-provoking questions in The Western Literary Canon in Context, a thorough investigation of more than 30 key works of the Western canon and the critical roles they playedand continue to playin the development of Western literature. Over the course of 36 lectures, award-winning professor and author John M. Bowers of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas takes you from the formation of the Bible to the postcolonial literature of the late 20th century, revealing the exciting stories behind these classic works and their often surprising connections with one another.

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Story of Human Language Short Course Story of Human Language
  • Any time
  • National $ 319 per module
  • International $ 319 per module
  • Not specified

Dr. John McWhorter, one of America's leading linguists and a frequent commentator on network television and National Public Radio, addresses these and other questions as he takes you on an in-depth, 36-lecture tour of the development of human language, showing how a single tongue spoken 150,000 years ago has evolved into the estimated 6,000 languages used around the world today.

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Dutch level 2 (Mid July) Certificate Dutch level 2 (Mid July)
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 500 per module
  • Non-EEA € 500 per module
  • 12 days

Can you already understand a few words of Dutch? Are you able to answer basic questions at the supermarket check-out? Then this is the course for you. This beginners-plus Dutch level 2 (Mid July) course at Utrecht Summer School offers you the opportunity to learn the Dutch language fast and well. It covers the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. During the course, you will also become familiar with Dutch customs and manners. The course aim is to reach level A1+

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Summer school: The Romanovs and St. Petersburg Certificate Summer school: The Romanovs and St. Petersburg
  • Jun 2016
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 300 per module
  • Non-EEA € 300 per module
  • 7 days

Outcome (diploma or credits): Language practice in Russian. Understanding of Russian economics, politics and social life, history, culture and science. The certificate showing the number of earned 3 ECTS credits.

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Yale English Language Institute

Short Course University Preparation for High School Students
  • Jul 2016
  • National $ 3,025 per module
  • International $ 3,025 per module
  • 21 days

The University Preparation for High School Students course is offered at Yale English Language Institute. This three week program is for international high school students with strong English skills who want to prepare for study at an American university. All students in the program will be housed together with other pre-college students attending Yale Summer Session.

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