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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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61 Results in Languages

Full Sail University

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 seeki ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Winter Park
January 2020
Full-time
9 months
Campus
Goodwin College

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA East Hartford
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 - 6 semesters
Campus
Taylor Business Institute

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). J ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Chicago
September 2019
60 weeks
Campus
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
Native Language College

SIELE is the Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española which certifies electronically the command of the Spanish language proficiency for s ... [+]

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)... [-]

Spain Madrid
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 - 52 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
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
WITS Language School

Wits Language School offers you a wide selection of part-time short courses in African, Asian and European languages. Our courses are designed for adults and focus on the ... [+]

Express yourself in a new language!

Wits Language School offers you a wide selection of part-time short courses in African, Asian and European languages. Our courses are designed for adults and focus on the language used in everyday conversation.

THE SELECTION OF LANGUAGES OFFERED INCLUDES: SOUTH AFRICAN: Afrikaans*, IsiZulu, Sesotho* and Setswana* MID-EASTERN AND ASIAN: Arabic* and Mandarin Chinese EUROPEAN: French, German*, Spanish and Portuguese

NOTE: *Courses offered through private tuition only or subject to demand.

1. Public Courses

Our public courses are divided into levels and each level has two modules (A & B). Each module runs for 10 weeks (40 hours). Courses are offered on Saturday mornings, from 08h30 - 12h30, as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 18h00 - 20h00.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
10 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
Al Baher Arabic Language Training Center

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.... [-]

Jordan Amman
Open Enrollment
1 - 12 months
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
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
April 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 months
Campus
Glasgow Clyde College

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 w ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 20 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
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