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A certificate is a way for students to either qualify to pursue degree studies or help them gain a professional advantage through additional training in the workforce. This program usually takes from eight weeks to two years to complete. Students can immediately apply the skills they gain to achieve their professional or academic goals.

What is a certificate in languages? This credential gives students an opportunity to learn or enhance their knowledge of a language. Whether it’s Arabic, French, Hindi or English, there are programs that cater to students who have various language interests. Some students may wish to sharpen their language skills in a business environment, while others need an academic credential to prove that they qualify for a degree program in a specific language. Whatever the case, there are many options available depending on a student’s goals.   

Students who earn this certificate can learn new vocabulary and grammatical tools to enhance their communications skills in writing, speaking, listening and reading, helpful in any career. They also have opportunities to learn analytical and critical thinking skills in learning the language of their choice.

The cost of a certificate program can vary. It depends on tuition rates and other fees and whether a student chooses to study at a university or online. Prospective students should research different universities to find a program that fits their needs.

Students who successfully complete a certificate program in languages can find jobs in all kinds of professional environments because language skills are highly sought after. Individuals who gain better proficiency in a language can become flight attendants, translators, journalists or consultants. Jobs for people with language skills can be found in many public and private sectors, from government and nonprofit organizations to publishing, tourism and media.

Those interested in obtaining a certificate in languages can find programs at educational institutions across the globe, including some that may offer online learning. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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62 Results in Languages

Hawaii Tokai International College

International Programs (IP) at HTIC offers customized intensive English language programs that include classes on reading, writing, grammar, conversation, public speaking ... [+]

International Programs (IP) at HTIC offers customized intensive English language programs that include classes on reading, writing, grammar, conversation, public speaking, and presentation skills. These programs, specially tailored to meet the specific needs and English level of each individual group, also include classes on American and Hawaiian culture. The length of IP programs ranges from a week to several months.

IP’s small, interactive classes focus on group discussion to promote the development of students’ critical thinking and cross-cultural awareness as well as their English language skills. While studying in an IP program, students have the opportunity to experience American college life and to engage in language exchanges with U.S. students. Field trips are an integral part of IP’s curriculum, enhancing the students’ studies with the opportunity to visit historic and culturally significant sites on the island of O‘ahu.... [-]

USA Kapolei
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 8 weeks
Campus
Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

Improve your written and conversational English skills while experiencing the excitement and culture of Washington, D.C. Designed for students with intermediate- or advan ... [+]

American Language & Culture

Improve your written and conversational English skills while experiencing the excitement and culture of Washington, D.C. Designed for students with intermediate- or advanced-level English proficiency, our American Language & Culture program combines classroom instruction, language lab work, conversation workshops, and cultural excursions into an immersive four-week learning experience. By the end of the program, you'll have not only advanced English language skills but also a deeper understanding of American lifestyles and culture.

Ideal for Intermediate to advanced proficiency Duration: 4 weeks Tuition: $2,667 Schedule: Full-time Monday–Friday Pr... [-]
USA Washington
January 2020
4 weeks
Campus
Campbellsville University

The mission of the English as a Second Language Institute (ESLI) is that of teaching English to non-native speakers of English. ... [+]

ESL - English as Second Language. The mission of the English as a Second Language Institute (ESLI) is that of teaching English to nonnative speakers of English. In this capacity, the ESLI aims primarily to equip students admitted to the undergraduate and graduate programs of Campbellsville University with the English skills necessary to function successfully within their chosen programs of study. The ESL program focuses on developing skills and proficiency in five areas: listening, listening, speaking, grammar and writing. These focus areas are taught at three levels: Beginning, Intermediate and Advance. The program is organized in Summer session (8 weeks) or Fall/Spring session (16 weeks).... [-]

USA Campbellsville
Open Enrollment
Full-time
8 - 16 weeks
Campus
WITS Language School

The Wits Language School program is designed to meet the needs of participants who wish to learn South African Sign Language, a visual language that is unlike spoken lang ... [+]

Learn to communicate with the Deaf community

The Wits Language School program is designed to meet the needs of participants who wish to learn South African Sign Language, a visual language that is unlike spoken languages. We provide a dynamic, fun learning environment in which to improve your skills with experienced and competent Deaf trainers. South African Sign Language (SASL) is used by approximately 2 million Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing South Africans. It is a unique and real language recognized as a first language by many members of the Deaf Community in South Africa.

Learning South African Sign Language will expose you to a new cultural and linguistic community, whilst at the same time helping you realize the importance of being able to communicate and understand Deaf people - an employee, a client, a friend, a family member. More and more hearing South Africans are learning South African Sign Language to improve relationships between hearing and Deaf people.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
9 weeks
Campus
College of the Rockies

Do you need to improve your English before taking a college academic program? Our English language Program (ELP) prepares you for academic success in a classroom with Ca ... [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Languages 2019.

Program Overview

Each semester offers a variety of courses for all levels of language learning to improve:

·Reading

·Writing

·Speaking

·Listening

·Critical thinking

After you take our assessment, you will start in a level that is best for you based on your ability. Courses are engaging and interactive at every level. Our instructors encourage student participation in all classes.

Pathway Options... [-]

Canada Cranbrook
September 2019
Full-time
15 weeks
Campus
The University of Findlay

The University of Findlay's accredited Intensive English Language Program (IELP) certificate program prides itself in building students' English skills. ... [+]

Do you want to study and learn English in an American University?

The University of Findlay's accredited Intensive English Language Program (IELP) certificate program prides itself in building students' English skills.

The IELP program is designed to:

Increase English proficiency Assist with adjusting to life in the United States Facilitate academic success Program Options: 8-week long summer session with activities designed to help you explore the state of Ohio and fully immerse yourself in the American culture. Cost: $4,392 (additional fees apply) 16-week long fall or spring semester session that gives you more time to advance your English proficiency, experience American culture and make connections with other students, both from the United States and the 40+ other countries represented on campus. Cost: $5,300 (additional fees apply) ... [-]
USA Findlay
September 2019
Full-time
8 - 16 weeks
Campus
Concordia University Chicago

The ESL and Bilingual endorsements are designed for teachers who are licensed to teach in the United States. Candidates are eligible for the ESL endorsement to be attache ... [+]

Overview

The ESL and Bilingual endorsements are designed for teachers who are licensed to teach in the United States. Upon completion of the ESL courses, candidates are eligible for the ESL endorsement to be attached to an existing standard teaching license offered by the State of Illinois. Candidates outside of Illinois should contact their state board of education for eligibility. Candidates seeking the Bilingual endorsement within the state of Illinois will need to pass a language proficiency exam. Please refer to ISBE’s website for more information.

The ESL and bilingual endorsement program is aligned with TESOL standards.

*Please note, Concordia University Chicago does not offer full or partial scholarships or tuition to any interested student or applicant.... [-]

USA Chicago River Forest
August 2019
Campus
Online
Online & Campus Combined
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Certificates in English at Levels 1 to 5 are available for speakers of other languages to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for every day use and fo ... [+]

(Levels 1-5)

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology offers Certificates in English at Levels 1 to 5 for speakers of other languages to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for every day use and for further study in certificate, diploma and degree programmes.

English Study Tour Programmes

Group study tours are individually designed to suit each group. English language lessons focus on developing communication confidence in the subject area of the student’s choice, while the activities take advantage of the learning opportunities on and off campus, the beautiful natural landscape and the many tourism attractions of Rotorua. Group tour services include transport from Auckland, welcome party, homestays, arrangement of timetable and activities, tour guide, farewell party and graduation parchment.... [-]

New Zealand Rotorua Taupo Tokoroa
March 2020
Full-time
Campus
Informatics Academy

The Certificate in Proficiency in English provides students with a strong foundation in English that will enable them to advance their studies in Higher Education. The Pr ... [+]

Programme Overview

The Certificate in Proficiency in English provides students with a strong foundation in English that will enable them to advance their studies in Higher Education. The Proficiency in English programme is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced courses at Informatics centres or to improve their English in a social or business context. It will bridge the differences in skills and knowledge set between students with diverse educational backgrounds, including those whose first language is not English. This programme serves to prepare students for the IELTS or TOEFL test. The course covers the following components:

Grammar Vocabulary Composition/Writing skills Comprehension Oral Skills Delivery Model ... [-]
Singapore
June 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 months
Campus
The University of Waikato

The Certificate of Attainment in the English Language is an elementary language course for students who have not meet the language requirements for University study. It w ... [+]

Certificate of Attainment in the English Language

The Certificate of Attainment in the English Language is an elementary language course for students who have not meet the language requirements for University study. It will give you the necessary skills in reading, writing and speaking.

The Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL) has three levels from elementary to pre-intermediate, you will enter into the programme at a level dependent on your current English level. Successful completion of level 3 will provide entry into the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English.

Intakes, course duration and fees

Each course is 10 weeks long with one week's orientation... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton
March 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Velawoods English

Key features: perfect if you want to improve your English; 39 complete and engaging lessons; hundreds of interactive practice activities; etc. ... [+]

Key features Perfect if you want to improve your English 39 complete and engaging lessons Hundreds of interactive practice activities Over 120 hours of learning content Unlimited speaking practice with speech analysis Certificate of Completion What will I learn?

Here are some of the things you will be able to do at the end of the Intermediate Course:

understand the main points of what you hear or read in familiar work, school or leisure situations have conversations in situations when traveling in an area where English is spoken talk about your future plans and the plans of others describe experiences and events in a simple way use simple language to give reasons and explanations for your opinions Certificate of Completion ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
100 - 120 hours
Online
University of Bradford

The Certificate of International Foundation Studies is a pre-degree access foundation year programme designed specifically for international students who do not have the ... [+]

The Certificate of International Foundation Studies is a pre-degree access foundation year programme designed specifically for international students who do not have the necessary qualifications for registration directly onto a degree course.

Unlike many foundation year courses, successful completion of this programme will enable you to progress onto a wide range of the University's undergraduate degrees. You can study modules that meet the entry requirements for courses in health, nursing, computer science, media, social sciences, business, and law.

The programme enables you to communicate and study effectively at the undergraduate level. We will help you to develop:

advanced English language skills (both general and subject-specific English) higher level study skills subject related knowledge ... [-]
United Kingdom Bradford
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Leeds Beckett University

If English is not your first language, this course will give you the skills to study any undergraduate degree. You will gain an understanding of British culture and unive ... [+]

Course details

If English is not your first language, this course will give you the skills to study any undergraduate degree. You will gain an understanding of British culture and universities, improving your English language, academic research and study skills.

You will have the option to take a module on the subject you are interested in studying as your undergraduate degree. Subjects covered are business and management, law and social sciences, architecture and art and design.

You will also become more aware of the requirements of studying at a UK university, helping you to be more successful on your chosen undergraduate degree. You will develop the following areas: English language, academic skills, group work, cultural awareness, maths and a subject module from your undergraduate degree choice.... [-]

United Kingdom Leeds
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
Saint Joseph's University Online

Make a difference in student's lives and earn the Online Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing PK-12 Certification. Strengthen and expand your teaching capabilities to ... [+]

Saint Joseph’s University has the approval of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality to offer an Online Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing PK-12 certification program.

The curriculum of this certification was built to strengthen and expand your teaching skills, to help you prepare for the certification as well as help you develop new strategies to support learning and development of children with hearing loss.

The certification can be completed as a stand-alone program (30 credits) or may be combined with a master’s degree, allowing you to earn a Master of Science in Education – Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing PK-12 certification (36 credits).... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Part-time
5 semesters
Online
Concordia University Chicago - Online Degree Programs

Upon completion of the ESL strand of the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction or Master of Arts in ESL, candidates are eligible for the ESL endorsement to be atta ... [+]

The ESL and Bilingual endorsements are designed for teachers who are licensed to teach in the United States. Upon completion of the coursework candidates are eligible for the ESL endorsement to be attached to an existing standard teaching license offered by the State of Illinois. Candidates outside of Illinois should contact their state board of education for eligibility. Candidates seeking the Bilingual endorsement within the state of Illinois will need to pass a language proficiency exam. Please refer to ISBE’s website for more information.

The ESL and bilingual endorsement program is aligned with TESOL standards.

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USA River Forest
August 2019
Full-time
Online