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

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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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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Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan Short Course Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan
  • Jul 2017
  • 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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Intensive English for College Students Short Course Intensive English for College Students
  • Jun 2017
  • National $ 5,135 per module
  • International $ 5,135 per module
  • 42 days

The Intensive English for College Students course is offered at Yale English Language Institute. This program is for college students who want to improve their academic English language skills.

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Short Course Famous Greeks
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

One of the most instructive and intriguing ways to learn history is through biography. By pondering the lives of great individuals—people who leave deep marks on both their own times and distant posterity—you can chart broad currents of events while also studying virtue and vice, folly and wisdom, success and failure. Moreover, you can appreciate them in the real circumstances of their times.

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Summer School Short Course Summer School
  • Jul 2017
  • EEA € 1,850 per module
  • International € 1,850 per module
  • 28 days

Why don't you combine fun with learning in your summer holiday? In this 4-week programme you can make friends in English while exploring Budapest.

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Short Course Great American Bestsellers: The Books That Shaped America
  • Any time
  • National $ 129 per module
  • International $ 129 per module
  • Not specified

Best-selling books have played a critical role in influencing the tastes and purchasing habits of American readers for more than 100 years. Weekly best-seller lists appear in various national newspapers. Nationwide reading clubs help propel books (and authors) into mass popularity. Strategic marketing campaigns help embed the importance of a particular work in the American public's consciousness.

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Introduction to Academic Writing Short Course Introduction to Academic Writing
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 800 per module
  • International € 800 per module
  • 9 days

Are you required to write academic essays and reports in English? Then Introduction to Academic Writing course from University of Twente (UT), Twente Summer School is for you!

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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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European Politics and French Certificate European Politics and French
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 5,500 per semester
  • International € 5,500 per semester
  • 6 months

Starting in September 2016, this new programme will offer undergraduate and graduate students the unique opportunity to study European Politics and French in Lille.

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English for Business Short Course English for Business
  • Jun 2017
  • National € 6,045 per module
  • International € 6,045 per module
  • 42 days

The English for Business course is offered at Yale English Language Institute. Make international connections and learn business communication through case studies and discussions.

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IELTS Master Plus Short Course IELTS Master Plus
  • Any time
  • International AUD 299 per module
  • 3 months

IELTS Master Plus contains all the comprehensive content of IELTS Master, plus personalised assessment and feedback from qualified IELTS instructors.

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