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A course refers to a variety of learning programs for students looking to expand personal and professional opportunities. It may vary in length from just a few days or cover many classes over several months. A course is often used to provide additional training and qualifications.

What is a course in language studies?  A course in this area may be taught online or in a classroom setting, and it may be conducted in a country where the language is commonly spoken. The main purpose of the course is to improve the class’s ability to speak, write or communicate in a particular language. The course may emphasize a particular area of language skills, such as spoken or written language or the specific vocabulary of a type of work environment.

Students who enroll in a course of language studies typically learn to speak and write more effectively in a non-native language, an important skill for gaining work in another country. They may also learn to better understand the cultural customs of a foreign country, allowing for better integration at work and at home.

The expenses of a language course depend on a variety of factors, including the country of study and the duration of the program. Interested scholars should contact each school to learn more about the costs of each course option.

Enrollees in a language studies course may be looking to advance at a current job or gain employment in a foreign country. They may be in demand with schools, tour companies, corporations and government agencies. They often find work as language teachers, private tutors, tour guides, interpreters, consultants and public relations agents. They may also advance in careers as translators, writers, editors and media analysts.

There are a variety of courses in language studies available in many countries, and the programs fluctuate in duration and classroom format. 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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GEOS Languages Plus

Studying English is like learning to play a musical instrument. Whether you want to learn how to speak English or how to improve reading English, the more you practice - ... [+]

Best Courses in Language Studies 2019.

Studying English is like learning to play a musical instrument. Whether you want to learn how to speak English or how to improve reading

English, the more you practice - especially spoken English, the better you get at all the other skills. It's a simple principle. It's still a lot of work, but if you follow that, you will be successful.

Most ESL classes spend too much time learning English grammar. It's true that grammar is important, but learning language is like learning to swim. You can't do it by reading a book -- you have to practice!

GEOS' ESL courses are designed to give students more practice. GEOS students have English classes every day for just Speaking and Listening. Because GEOS has more English speaking classes, our students learn English faster. ... [-]
USA New York Costa Mesa
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Yokohama Design College

We have Japanese High school department, also Design department on campus, you can make friends with Japanese students in our college in everyday life. The application pe ... [+]

What you learn

Japanese Language

Duration

From April: 1 year or 2 years (with a student visa)

From October: 1 year or 1 and half years (with a student visa)

Option lesson

Manga, Drawing, a Trial lesson of Design Courses

School Activities

School Festival, Dipping Rice-cake and playing Japanese traditional games,

Graduation Exhibition, Sports Festival

Student’s club activities ( Futsal, Volleyball, Cosplay, Choir, etc)

Activities of Japanese Language Course

Visiting Japanese Historical places, Disaster Center

Excursion to Tokyo Disney Resort, Christmas Party, Graduation trip

Celebrating New Year at a shrine

Why you choose us? ... [-]
Japan Yokohama
October 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Universidad Nebrija Centro de Estudios Hispánicos

These courses are designed for students who wish to spend one semester or more studying in a prestigious program while taking part in the everyday life of a Spanish unive ... [+]

Experience Spain and the Spanish language at Nebrija while obtaining university credits

These courses are designed for students who wish to spend one semester or more studying in a prestigious program while taking part in the everyday life of a Spanish university—both academically and socially.

The program offers over 40 different course subjects related to Spanish language, grammar, literature, history, art, political science and other similar disciplines.

At each level, general, specific, and focused courses are available in order to meet the different needs of students.

Spanish courses are offered throughout the year in 6 different programs. The flexibility of the courses enables students to choose from or combine any of these study periods: ... [-]

Spain Madrid
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 32 weeks
Campus
Moraine Valley Community College

Our Intensive English Language program serves students whose native language is not English. For those who want to improve their English skills, this program can prepare ... [+]

INTENSIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Our Intensive English Language program serves students whose native language is not English. For those who want to improve their English skills, this program can prepare you for college-level English classes.

Students need basic English language skills to help them in the classroom and to understand the materials.

While in the program, students can expect classes that meet five days a week with one to four hours of instruction each day. You receive the personal attention that helps develop your skills and allows you to practice.

We offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced-level English classes. Reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills are emphasized.... [-]

USA Palos Hills
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies

If you are seeking a TRUE immersion into China, The Beijing Center (TBC) is your destination! Stand out from the crowd as we guide you along a 2-week excursion in the sou ... [+]

If you are seeking a TRUE immersion into China, The Beijing Center (TBC) is your destination!

Stand out from the crowd as we guide you along a 2-week excursion in the southern province of Yunnan or The Silk Road Trade Route in Western China. Call Beijing your new home as you and students from all over the world are housed on the University of Business and Economics campus, where our center is located. You may live with a Chinese roommate and can access your personal language tutor whenever you want to enhance your speaking skills.

Our faculty come from Beijing's top institutes and many are internationally-recognized scholars and noted researchers. Take notes and review them in our private library that houses one of the largest collections of books about China, in China (in English of course!).... [-]

China Beijing
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
EF Gap Year

Travel to France for a semester or a year to explore the City of Lights or the French Riviera. Our interactive immersion courses guarantee your progress so you'll practic ... [+]

Travel to France for a semester or a year to explore the City of Lights or the French Riviera. Our interactive immersion courses guarantee your progress so you'll practice your French as you climb the Eiffel Tower or order a cappuccino on Rue de France.

Join students from around the world on the ultimate study abroad experience. Achieve fluency, see the world, expand your international network - and launch your global future. Study for 6, 9 or 11 months and start in April, June, September or January. College credit and internship opportunities ensure you're always adding to your resume during the adventure of a lifetime.

EF’s French schools are accredited by EAQUALS and our courses are recognized by Eastern Washington University. Globalize your future, boost your international career and prepare for the DELF Exam with a French Language Diploma from EF.... [-]

France Paris Nice
Open Enrollment
Full-time
6 - 12 months
Campus
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Come to XJTLU to learn the most widely-spoken language in the world at a leading Sino-British University. Experience quality teaching in culturally rich, historic Suzhou. ... [+]

Overview

Come to XJTLU to learn the most widely-spoken language in the world at a leading Sino-British University. Experience quality teaching in culturally rich, historic Suzhou.

Levels Offered

We offer practical Chinese language courses for beginner, elementary, intermediate, and advanced learners (HSK1-HSK6/CEFR A1-C1).

Dates

Our spring semester course starts on Tuesday 19 February 2019 and runs until Friday 24 May 2019.

Schedule

There are 12 hours of standard classes per week, scheduled on four weekday mornings.

Additional Chinese cultural sessions and HSK exam preparation workshops are also provided during the programme as part of the course fee.

Who Are Our Courses Designed For? People who want to come to China to study the Chinese language intensively, either from complete beginner level or to build on existing Chinese language knowledge Expat residents of Suzhou who would like to study the Chinese language and be more engaged with the academic community at a vibrant international university People who would like to enhance their Chinese language skills before or after enrolling on/completing a degree programme in China. Why Choose Our Chinese Language Course? ... [-]
China Suzhou
February 2020
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
Universidad de Alicante - Centro Superior de Idiomas

Apart from the Intensive Spanish Program, we offer a Semester Communication and Culture program, with the possibility to study both in Spanish and English, easily combine ... [+]

If you are looking for something less intensive…

Apart from the Intensive Spanish Program, we offer a Semester Communication and Culture program, with the possibility to study both in Spanish and English, easily combined with courses in any of the University of Alicante Bachelor Programs or with some Spanish language courses.

Very popular courses like “Business Spanish” or “Spanish cultures from an intercultural perspective”(in English) together with new courses such as “Gender, Language and Power”, “Professional communication in an intercultural context”, “Creative writing”, etc. in a semester program offering both language improvement and content courses with ECTS credits. ... [-]

Spain Alicante
Open Enrollment
Full-time
4 weeks
Online & Campus Combined
IAS College

ICPF - Tech is a one-year course offered by IAS and Allensbach university with the objective of enabling international students for Higher Studies in Germany. This progra ... [+]

About ICPF-Tech

For Engineers from abroad.

ICPF - Tech is a one-year course offered by IAS and Allensbach university with the objective of enabling international students for Higher Studies in Germany. This program prepares students in German (A1-C1 Level), Technical German and includes company/industry visits, seminars, social and cultural integration courses.

New: Engineering Management module:

We updated the ICPF – Tech course with an Engineering management module to equip students with modern-day management knowledge so that they perform better in today’s demanding industrial environments and they have wider opportunities. The module includes the following:

Management and Organization Engineering Management Project Management Production and Operation Management Value Engineering Strategic Planning Forecasting/Risk/Contengincy/Estimation Agile/Lean Product/JIT Modern issues in Management ... [-]
Germany Lübeck
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
IES Abroad

If you’re interested in improving your Spanish language skills, this program offers you the opportunity to rapidly strengthen your Spanish through a rigorous language cou ... [+]

Overview

With a population of nearly 1.6 million people, Quito is a vibrant and modern city that is famous for its beautiful colonial Spanish architecture. It is also the capital of Ecuador—one of the most biologically varied countries in the world. Come to Quito and immerse yourself in the local language and cultures as you focus your studies on Ecuador’s ecological and ethnic diversity and the challenges of development.

If you’re interested in improving your Spanish language skills, this program offers you the opportunity to rapidly strengthen your Spanish through a rigorous language course taught by IES Abroad. You select the remainder of your courses from options available at IES Abroad and one of the most distinguished universities in Ecuador, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). You can also enroll in a service learning placement during your time in Quito, which will help you understand the city’s social issues first-hand.... [-]

Ecuador Quito
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
University of Almeria

Among the new perspectives that must be considered in an ELE course is the growing interest in the presence of culture in the programs, according to the conviction that l ... [+]

Introduction

Among the new perspectives that must be considered in an ELE course is the growing interest in the presence of culture in the programs, according to the conviction that learning a language without reference to the community that speaks it is a difficult task and little enriching. The communicative approach, which currently seems to be the most effective in language learning, requires the insertion of the cultural since it is a didactic orientation that takes into account the idea that not only linguistic competence is important, but also also extra-linguistic competition. What we intend is to offer students a program where cultural content serves as a starting point or platform for the presentation of the linguistic system. Even more when the student ventures to learn a language in the target country, he is immersed in a process of personal enrichment in the deepest sense; is interested in the culture of the country and therefore we must provide all the means to understand it. It is a context of total immersion. In the classes within the classroom, from the beginning, essential socio-cultural contents are introduced to satisfy immediate needs in the society in which the students are immersed. These contents also act as conversation topics, in this way it is a forum for socio-cultural debate in a round trip that goes from language to culture and from culture to language. Classes outside the classroom, guided visits to representative elements of the province, both signs of the past and samples of the... [-]

Spain Almería
July 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education

Communicate effectively with your customers, potential customers or colleagues, regardless of your current Spanish language proficiency. ... [+]

Overview

Communicate effectively with your customers, potential customers or colleagues, regardless of your current Spanish language proficiency. Our courses, covering basic vocabulary and grammar, conversational expressions, questions, and commands are tailored to the needs of students for a fun, comfortable and thoughtful learning experience.

Who Should Attend

Courses are designed for business and medical professionals who understand or speak very little or no Spanish, and who are interested in an effective, thoughtful language learning experience will find these courses valuable.

Program Benefits Understand Spanish words and expressions used in workplace situations. ... [-]
USA Irvine USA Online
September 2019
Full-time
3 - 6 months
Campus
Online
International Career Institute

Choose from any of our 34 languages courses and learn fast at the comfort of your own home or office. ICI guarantees an effective languages program that provides you with ... [+]

ICI is proud to bring you language courses that took four decades to fully develop and now utilized by business professionals, students, diplomats and even by the CIA and FBI. Choose from any of our 34 languages courses and learn fast at the comfort of your own home or office. ICI guarantees an effective languages program that provides you with efficient tools as well as boosts your desire to learn any language that will take your career or personal life to greater heights.

Courses Offered

Are you still undecided on a particular language to take? Here are the ten most widely spoken languages in the world.

Chinese (Mandarin) Spanish English Bengali Hindi Portuguese Russian Japanese German (Standard) Chinese (Cantonese) ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
Camber College

Do you want to have a short holiday and study English? The English Plus program is a combination of General English with sporting, social, tourist, and cultural activitie ... [+]

Do you want to have a short holiday and study English? The English Plus program is a combination of General English with sporting, social, tourist, and cultural activities.

The English Plus program is designed for those students who want a little more flexibility in their English learning schedule. Meet new people at Camber College, improve your English skills and have the flexibility to enjoy holiday sightseeing.

At Camber College, students enjoy a diverse learning environment that is as personally enriching as it is educational, and develop the skills and qualities needed in a changing world.

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Canada Powell River
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
Shanghai Mandarin Garden Language & Culture Center

China has a long and illustrious history and she has seen many changes. Culture Course aims to help you understand more about China and her people, culture and customs, M ... [+]

Chinese Culture Course

China has a long and illustrious history and she has seen many changes. Culture Course aims to help you understand more about China and her people, culture and customs; Mandarin Garden offers acculturation courses so that you can get to know more Chinese people’s lives and improve your life in China more easier and interesting. The culture courses focus on specific aspects of traditional Chinese culture, such as Chinese calligraphy, painting, Tai Chi, cooking Chinese food, mahjong and so on. We already made a lot of good activity for Chinese Festival like Spring festival, Dragon Boat Festiva and Children’s Day. We got a lot of high praise from our students.... [-]

China Shanghai Changchun Wuxi Wuhan Ningbo Lijiang  + 3 More
September 2019
Full-time
Campus