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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 in Languages

Certificate Dutch Language Level 2 (A1+) Mid August

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 Dutch Language Level 2 (A1+) Mid August course at Utrecht Summer School offers you the opportunity to learn the Dutch language fast and well.

Babel Language Institute
Certificate Dutch Language Level 2 (A1+) Mid July

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 Language Level 2 (A1+) mid July course at Utrecht Summer School offers you the opportunity to learn the Dutch language fast and well.

Babel Language Institute
Certificate Dutch Language for Beginners (A2) mid July

Are you looking for a course that gives you a firm grounding in the Dutch language? Do you want to be able to express yourself in a range of contexts? This Dutch Language for Beginners (A2) mid July course at Utrecht Summer School delivers on both counts: it offers you the opportunity to learn the Dutch language fast and well. You will start at beginners’ level and aim to reach level A2.

Babel Language Institute
Short Course IELTS Express

IELTS Express is a fast online preparation course for the IELTS test. Our easy to use, step by step course takes 45 days to complete, covering all four IELTS modules. With over 100 activities and approximately 200 study pages, IELTS Express will boost your confidence and help improve your IELTS score.