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Language, Culture and Society, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 days
    Duration
University rank #171 (QS) ,
The aim of this Language, Culture and Society course at the University of Bergen is to discuss the role of language and language use in a series of societal challenges and in various cultural contexts.

About

  • Language is a crucial means for communication and interaction. Language not only reflects and expresses facts and observations, it also influences attitudes and behaviour. It thus constitutes a vital component of the cultural prerequisites underlying societal development.
  • Through different approaches (theories and methods) illustrated through a diversity of cultural and societal settings, the Language, Culture and Society course at the University of Bergen will focus on the role of language in relation to the following topics: politics, media, climate change, poverty, migration, business and norms.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 8 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Lectures

  • Linguistic culture and norm negotiation
  • The framing of climate change in the media
  • Migration, language and workplace interaction
  • Establishing understanding in conversations with second language speakers
  • Responsibility and blame. Verbal argument structure in Colombian newspaper articles treating poverty
  • Language and identity in migrant narratives

Audience

  

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • The Bergen Summer Research School offers PhD candidates and junior researchers the opportunity to work together with internationally renowned scholars.
  • In order to participate, you need to have a good command of the English language. Full participation in the course-specific modules, reading of the provided literature prior to the summer school, and participation in all plenary events and roundtables is required.
  • Participants may take only one of the seven parallel courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    412 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 412 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 8 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    412 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 412 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 8 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
The registration fee for attending the Bergen Summer Research School is NOK 4,000 

Living costs for Bergen

  • 10362 - 16830 NOK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

 

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