Certificate in Languages

Top Certificate Programs in Languages

Languages

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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Certificate in English as a Second Language (Intensive English)

Full Sail University
Campus Full time 9 months September 2019 USA Winter Park

English as a Second Language at Full Sail University is tailored for students who want to pursue studies in entertainment and media. It is not intended for students seeking a general or “stand-alone” English [+]

Being able to communicate effectively is essential to student success, and that’s especially true when it comes to unique situations in the entertainment and media industries. Full Sail University’s Intensive English (IE) courses are designed for students looking to acquire language skills while preparing for their degree program. Courses are available for different skill levels – from beginners to conversationalists – and our knowledgeable staff provides support during every step of the process.

Your courses will help you develop skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking through a combination of multimedia learning tools and hands-on projects. You’ll hone your abilities by interacting with native speakers and collaborating with your peers on creative endeavors such as movies, blogs, and podcasts.... [-]


Certificate English as a Second Language

Goodwin College
Campus Full time 1 - 6 semesters Open Enrollment USA East Hartford

The objective of the ESL program is to enhance the English-language proficiency of individuals who have pre-existing vocational knowledge, training, or skill, but cannot use that knowledge, training, or skill because of their English-speaking deficiency. [+]

The objective of the ESL program is to enhance the English-language proficiency of individuals who have pre-existing vocational knowledge, training, or skill, but cannot use that knowledge, training, or skill because of their English-speaking deficiency.

All ESL students will take a faculty-designed grammar test and the CASAS appraisal test during orientation to determine the entry level of ESL instruction. ESL courses are sequenced and delivered in four levels consisting of one courses each. Every course contains segments taught by different instructors. Students are placed in levels according to their scores on the CASAS Survey Achievement Pre-test.

If a student enters the program at Level 2, 3, or 4, he/she will receive Advanced Placement credit for the lower level courses.... [-]


English as a Second Language

Taylor Business Institute
Campus 60 weeks September 2019 USA Chicago

Language is not a genetic gift, it is a social gift. Learning a new language is becoming a member of the club -the community of speakers of that language (Frank Smith). Join TBI to achieve the necessary knowledge and language skills to efficiently and effectively pursue your professional career or life goals within the United States or abroad. [+]

The limits of your language are the limits of your world.

Language is not a genetic gift, it is a social gift. Learning a new language is becoming a member of the club -the community of speakers of that language (Frank Smith). Join TBI to achieve the necessary knowledge and language skills to efficiently and effectively pursue your professional career or life goals within the United States or abroad.

Program description

The English as a Second Language Program allows non-native speakers to develop the Englishlanguage proficiency necessary to succeed in academic or personal pursuits. As a stand-alone program – not integrated into any other TBI program offering – it instructs students through its multi-level, integrated-skills approach. Students achieve the necessary knowledge and language skills to efficiently and effectively pursue their professional careers or life goals within the theUnited States or abroad.... [-]


International Programs

Hawaii Tokai International College
Campus Full time 1 - 8 weeks September 2019 USA Kapolei

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. [+]

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.... [-]


SIELE & DELE Certification

Native Language College
Campus Full time 1 - 52 weeks Open Enrollment Spain Madrid

SIELE is the Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española which certifies electronically the command of the Spanish language proficiency for students and professionals. It is an official Spanish Exam recognized internationally.

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What is SIELE?

-SIELE is the Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española which certifies electronically the command of the Spanish language proficiency for students and professionals. It is an official Spanish Exam recognised internationally.

–Is promoted by the Instituto Cervantes, the Universidad Autónoma de México, the Universidad de Salamanca and the Universidad de Buenos Aires. These institutions guarantee the standards for quality and good practices in the creation of the tests and the use of diverse linguistic varieties in the Hispanic world.

SIELE certifies the degree of proficiency for the Spanish language with four tests: Reading and listening comprehension, Written expression and interaction and Spoken expression and interaction; the exam also takes as a reference the levels established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)... [-]


English as Second Language (ESL)

Campbellsville University
Campus Full time 8 - 16 weeks Open Enrollment USA Campbellsville

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

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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).... [-]


Intensive English Language Program (IELP)

The University of Findlay
Campus Full time 8 - 16 weeks September 2019 USA 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) ... [-]

Endorsement, ESL and Bilingual

Concordia University Chicago
Online Campus Online & Campus Combined August 2019 USA Chicago River Forest + 1 more

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 attached to an existing standard teaching license offered by the State of Illinois. [+]

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.... [-]


English as a Foreign Language Certificate

WITS Language School
Campus Full time 7 weeks August 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

Your success in the academic and business worlds, both internationally and in South Africa, is largely dependent on your degree of proficiency in English. The Wits Language School (WLS) course in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) will develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to the level of proficiency required for further academic studies, or entry into the business environment. Learn to speak English fluently and to interact with confidence in all social contexts. The course is divided into six levels of English proficiency, namely beginner, elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced. [+]

Learn to speak English in South Africa!

Your success in the academic and business worlds, both internationally and in South Africa, is largely dependent on your degree of proficiency in English. The Wits Language School (WLS) course in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) will develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to the level of proficiency required for further academic studies, or entry into the business environment. Learn to speak English fluently and to interact with confidence in all social contexts.

The course is divided into six levels of English proficiency, namely beginner, elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced.

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New Zealand Certificate in English Language

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time March 2019 New Zealand Rotorua Taupo Tokoroa + 1 more

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 for further study in certificate, diploma and degree programmes. [+]

(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.... [-]


Arabic Immersion Course

Al Baher Arabic Language Training Center
Campus 1 - 12 months Open Enrollment Jordan Amman

Al- Baher offers two immersion courses which are offered all year round and they are not limited to our normal program calendar. [+]

Al- Baher offers two immersion courses which are offered all year round and they are not limited to our normal program calendar.

*Intensive Immersion: (4 - 12 Weeks)

This course focuses on immersing the students in an authentic Arabic environment for a short period of time. It is preferred by students looking at improving or maintaining their existing Arabic level or prepare for working in an Arabic speaking country

*Long-Term Immersion: (3 – 12 Months)

This course invites students to surround themselves in the language with intensive instruction. Students undergo monitoring test in addition to weekly lessons plans with clear, mutually-defined goals. Through a variety of curricula, classes ensure appropriate and relevant skills are taught: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. More focus is placed on students’ particular interests and uses of the language.... [-]


Beginner English Course (A1) Complete Course with Speech Analysis & Certificate

Velawoods English
Online Full time Part time 80 - 100 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom London + 1 more

Velawoods English is the perfect way to get you ready for exams like IELTS & TOEFL as it is the only online English course specifically designed for self-study using the same complete learning programme linked to international English Language qualifications. It covers all the language skills: Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, Grammar & Vocabulary and the syllabus is aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). [+]

Velawoods English is the perfect way to get you ready for exams like IELTS & TOEFL as it is the only online English course specifically designed for self-study using the same complete learning programme linked to international English Language qualifications. It covers all the language skills: Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, Grammar & Vocabulary and the syllabus is aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

This course is ideal if you know no or little English 39 engaging Lessons 100s of interactive practice activities Unlimited speaking practice The course tests are linked to internationally recognized qualifications Certificate of Completion at the end of each course In-course virtual teacher to explain key language points Next generation e-learning compatible with Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS Suitable for learners of all ages especially adult learners 12 months full access ... [-]

CertHE International Foundation Studies

Leeds Beckett University
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Certificate of Attainment in English Language

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 1 year March 2019 New Zealand Hamilton

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. [+]

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... [-]


CELTA – The Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults.

Glasgow Clyde College
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 20 weeks September 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

This course is ideal if you have no experience of teaching English as a foreign language or if you are an experienced teacher looking to gain a recognized qualification with a teaching element. It develops expertise in English language and language teaching methodology and has a strong emphasis on practical teaching skills, through observation and practice with language students. [+]

Learn to Teach English - CELTA

(part-time or short intensive options available)

Certification: The Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults (CELTA).

The Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) provides you the skills and knowledge required to work effectively as a teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

CELTA is awarded and administered by the University of Cambridge (ESOL Examinations) and is one of the most widely-recognized qualifications for people who wish to become professional teachers of English language.

What will I learn?

This course is ideal if you have no experience of teaching English as a foreign language, but also if you are a more experienced teacher looking to gain a teaching qualification.... [-]