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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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Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

Spend a summer living and learning in the heart of Washington, D.C., and engaging with classmates from more than 30 countries. Our three-week American Conversational Engl ... [+]

American Conversational English

Spend a summer living and learning in the heart of Washington, D.C., and engaging with classmates from more than 30 countries. Our three-week American Conversational English program provides you with expert instruction in grammar, conversation, and listening skills. The focus of the program is on using English in everyday life while learning about American culture and discussing various topics of interest to students. Morning classes develop listening and speaking skills with emphasis on vocabulary and grammar, while afternoon classes provide opportunities to listen to and talk about topics of interest in a relaxed, informal setting. Extracurricular activities and field trips help students practice their language skills in the exciting world of Washington, DC.... [-]

USA Washington
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Full-time
3 years
Campus
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
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
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Full-time
1 - 8 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
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Full-time
Part-time
12 months
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
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
Velawoods English

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 ... [+]

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).

Perfect if you have done a Beginner course before 47 engaging Lessons 100s of interactive practice activities Unlimited speaking practice The course tests are linked to internationally recognised 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 ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
100 - 120 hours
Online
Create Career College

This English as a Second Language (ESL) program in Create Career College is committed to helping students improve their communication skills and knowledge in the English ... [+]

This English as a Second Language (ESL) program in Create Career College is committed to helping students improve their communication skills and knowledge in the English language through a dynamic, fun classroom environment that where students can explore a broad range of relevant, local and timely topics. Create Career College providers ESL courses that are approachable, professional and tailored to the specific needs of the students. We offer different course levels which allow each student to start learning from their current level of English language proficiency.

Upon successful completion of the program in Create Career College, students will acquire the essential language skill they need to be able to work and enjoy living in countries like Canada where the main language of communication is English. Additionally, the students will have developed presentation and communication skills.... [-]

Canada Burnaby
Open Enrollment
Full-time
3 - 15 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 2019/2020.

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 at 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

Students who successfully complete the advanced level in the ELP Program (ELP 70 and ELP 75) receive an English Language Certificate.

After completing the English Language Certificate, you can continue in ELP college preparation courses (ELP 98 and 95) along with an academic credit course from your program. You can proceed directly to an available academic program after successfully completing ELP 98 and 95 with the required grade. No IELTS or TOEFL is required for admission if you complete our ELP pathway.... [-]

Canada Cranbrook
September 2019
Full-time
15 weeks
Campus
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
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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
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Full-time
Part-time
1 year
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
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
Boston University School of Law

BU Law's Legal English Certificate Program provides foreign-educated lawyers with advanced training in legal English. ... [+]

Learning legal English and American legal concepts

The Legal English Certificate Program devotes a full year to improving students’ legal English skills and providing an important foundation in core American legal concepts. BU Law’s Legal English Certificate Program (or ‘LECP’) is a program jointly developed with BU’s Center for English Language and Orientation Programs (CELOP).

The program is a 25-credit, full-time residential experience where students follow a set curriculum that provides intensive instruction in legal English communication skills, as well as a graduated and foundational exposure to American legal culture, vocabulary, concepts and legal academic skills.... [-]

USA Boston
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Full-time
Campus
edX

Learn the essentials for communicating in Chinese, including tones, pinyin, grammar, characters, and basic structures, to help strengthen and build better business relati ... [+]

Learn the essentials for communicating in Chinese, including tones, pinyin, grammar, characters, and basic structures, to help strengthen and build better business relationships.

Chinese is a critical language for all global organizations. This Mandarin for Business program features a thorough basic and intermediate Chinese virtual learning experience at your own pace!

In this Mandarin for Business Professional Certificate program, we integrate your Chinese learning experiences from basics, such as tones, pinyin, grammar, characters, and basic structures to advanced knowledge. We provide a solid learning system that is essential for beginners to differentiate and construct sentences, and then use them in real life, workplace and business scenarios.... [-]

USA Cambridge
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Full-time
Part-time
25 - 30 weeks
Online