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Following secondary education, students can register for courses that provide an environment for studying specific subjects. Whether stand-alone or as part of an academic path towards a degree, such courses allow students the opportunity for further education.

What are courses in languages? Broadly speaking, non-degree courses exist that allow students to build and advance their skills in new languages. Applicants can find options for any skill level, from beginner to expert, as well as varying scopes of study such as everyday usage, professional-grade comprehension or a particular dialect or context. The curriculum generally combines a study of grammar and syntax with active communication and a cultural context of the language.

The experience offered through these courses grants students improved reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in their language of choice. Language courses also encourage interpersonal communication skills and a developed cultural understanding.

Depending on the school, language and skill level in question, courses in languages can vary considerably in duration and cost. Prospective applicants benefit greatly from doing prior research into schools and courses of interest.

Developing fluency in a second language opens a variety of professional and life paths. With teaching certifications and relevant degrees in languages, students go on to become instructors or professors in the given language and/or its literature and history. Translators and interpreters also directly apply the skills learned in these courses. People working abroad benefit greatly from learning new languages. Language skills are useful for many who find work overseas, from diplomats and international service workers to marketing or sales executives.

Courses in languages are available at both domestic and international schools. Online and distance learning offers an opportunity for students to study with programs in nations that speak that language. For more information, 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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Intensive English Course

GEOS Languages Plus
Campus September 2019 USA New York Costa Mesa

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. [+]

Best Courses in Languages 2019. About

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. ... [-]

Academic English Course

Newcastle University London
Campus Full time 3 - 12 months April 2019 United Kingdom London

This course provides the fastest and most effective route towards reaching your required English language level. It's specially designed to meet your individual learning needs, with five tailored study levels to ensure you gain the language fluency and academic skills you need to succeed. [+]

This course provides the fastest and most effective route towards reaching your required English language level. It's specially designed to meet your individual learning needs, with five tailored study levels to ensure you gain the language fluency and academic skills you need to succeed.

Course features As a highly engaged and hard-working student, you can expect to make rapid progress of up to one IELTS point per term through this intensive course. INTO students completing a term of Academic English in December 2017 made on average 0.8 of an IELTS band progress. Study 30 learning hours, with 25 hours of face-to-face contact, and 5 hours of teacher-supported online language development. Developed in partnership with Cambridge Assessment, tailored online assessment enables your progress to be accurately monitored. Benefit from interactive lessons and small class sizes. Free INTO "Get Ready for English" course available online pre-arrival. ... [-]

ESL (English as Second Language) Course

Hannibal - LaGrange University
Campus Full time 1 semester September 2019 USA Hannibal

Classes for students who do not have a high enough TOEFL score to enroll as a traditional student, but can start doing these classes to prepare them for our other majors and programs. [+]

Hannibal-LaGrange University offers one semester of ESL courses for students who score a minimum of 40 on the TOEFL iBT. Students scoring 70 or above on the TOEFL iBT may qualify for standard university classes.

ESL classes are designed to prepare students with a basic knowledge of English for success in further university study. The courses offered are:

American Culture: Introduces international students to US and Missouri culture, history, and government with a focus on preparation for further studies. English Conversation: Provides practice in conversation skills including speaking, listening, pronunciation, vocabulary, and American idioms. Reading and Writing: Focuses on the development of reading comprehension and basic writing skills. English Fundamentals: Introduces students to standard written English. Focuses on basic sentence structure and paragraph writing, with attention being given to spelling and vocabulary building. ... [-]

Spanish Language Course (Hispanic Studies)

Universidad Nebrija Centro de Estudios Hispánicos
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 32 weeks February 2019 Spain Madrid + 1 more

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.

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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: ... [-]


Course: General English

ICOT International College
Campus 1 - 25 weeks Open Enrollment Ireland Dublin Cork

The General English course is one of the most common classes for those who would like to improve the English speaking, writing and listening skills. When you arrive, you will take a placement test and be placed accordingly based on your CEFR level. Classes start every Monday on a continuous enrolment. There is no time limit on how long you should stay in a level, but generally, when you start a level, you should be ready to move up after around 12 weeks. Weekly progress tests and monitoring from teachers will help you develop your skills. [+]

Pace (Full-Time, Part-Time or Combo): 15hrs per week classes Level: Beginner to Proficient Location: Two units in Dublin and one unit in Cork Classes start every Monday on a continuous enrolment. Prices: Not fixed as the price depends on how long the student will stay with us Duration: According to the student choice Teaching Languages: English Language - There are extra activities for Spanish classes and Italian classes once a week

The General English course is one of the most common classes for those who would like to improve the English speaking, writing and listening skills. When you arrive, you will take a placement test and be placed accordingly based on your CEFR level. Classes start every Monday on a continuous enrolment. There is no time limit on how long you should stay in a level, but generally, when you start a level, you should be ready to move up after around 12 weeks. Weekly progress tests and monitoring from teachers will help you develop your skills.... [-]


Academic English Course

Queen's University Belfast
Campus Full time 3 - 12 months March 2019 United Kingdom Belfast

This course provides the fastest and most effective route towards reaching your required English language level. It's specially designed to meet your individual learning needs, with five tailored study levels to ensure you gain the language fluency and academic skills you need to succeed. [+]

This course provides the fastest and most effective route towards reaching your required English language level. It's specially designed to meet your individual learning needs, with five tailored study levels to ensure you gain the language fluency and academic skills you need to succeed.

Course features

As a highly engaged and hard-working student, you can expect to make rapid progress of up to one IELTS point per term through this intensive course. INTO students completing a term of Academic English in December 2017 made on average 0.8 of an IELTS band progress. Study 30 learning hours, with 25 hours of face-to-face contact, and 5 hours of teacher-supported online language development. Developed in partnership with Cambridge Assessment, tailored online assessment enables your progress to be accurately monitored. Benefit from interactive lessons and small class sizes. Free INTO "Get Ready for English" course available online pre-arrival. ... [-]

Academic English Course

INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 3 - 12 semesters April 2019 United Kingdom Manchester

This course provides the fastest and most effective route towards reaching your required English language level. It's specially designed to meet your individual learning needs, with five tailored study levels to ensure you gain the language fluency and academic skills you need to succeed. [+]

This course provides the fastest and most effective route towards reaching your required English language level. It's specially designed to meet your individual learning needs, with five tailored study levels to ensure you gain the language fluency and academic skills you need to succeed.

Course features As a highly engaged and hard-working student, you can expect to make rapid progress of up to one IELTS point per term through this intensive course. INTO students completing a term of Academic English in December 2017 made on average 0.8 of an IELTS band progress. Study 30 learning hours, with 25 hours of face-to-face contact, and 5 hours of teacher-supported online language development. Developed in partnership with Cambridge Assessment, tailored online assessment enables your progress to be accurately monitored. Benefit from interactive lessons and small class sizes. Free INTO "Get Ready for English" course available online pre-arrival. ... [-]

English Language University Preparation Programs

ELS Language Centers
Campus 3 weeks September 2019 USA Santa Monica New York

Young students in our Malibu University Preparation program can improve their English and learn about higher education in the United States. This all-inclusive camp-style program is located on the beautiful campus of Pepperdine University* in Malibu, California. It is perfect for students who want to learn English, get an introduction to U.S. higher education, prepare for standardized testing, and gain the skills necessary to succeed in a college or university. In addition to learning in the classroom, students will participate in on-campus activities, go on afternoon and evening excursions, and take guided tours of area universities. Upon completion, students will be better prepared to apply to a U.S. college or university in the future. [+]

University Preparation – Malibu - USA About the program

Young students in our Malibu University Preparation program can improve their English and learn about higher education in the United States. This all-inclusive camp-style program is located on the beautiful campus of Pepperdine University* in Malibu, California. It is perfect for students who want to learn English, get an introduction to U.S. higher education, prepare for standardized testing, and gain the skills necessary to succeed in a college or university. In addition to learning in the classroom, students will participate in on-campus activities, go on afternoon and evening excursions, and take guided tours of area universities. Upon completion, students will be better prepared to apply to a U.S. college or university in the future.... [-]


English as a Second Language (ESL)

Parkland College
Campus Full time Part time 2 semesters September 2019 USA Champaign + 1 more

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state-­of-­the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. [+]

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-­the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2­ year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes.... [-]


Academic English Course

Washington State University
Campus Full time 1 - 3 semesters May 2019 USA Pullman

The Academic English Program at Washington State University is an accredited, academic preparation intensive English program facilitated by the Intensive American Language Center at INTO Washington State University. The Academic English program provides high-quality English language instruction in a supportive, respectful environment to help students meet their academic, professional and personal goals and to prepare students to study at Washington State University. [+]

The Academic English Program at Washington State University is an accredited, academic preparation intensive English program facilitated by the Intensive American Language Center at INTO Washington State University. The Academic English program provides high-quality English language instruction in a supportive, respectful environment to help students meet their academic, professional and personal goals and to prepare students to study at Washington State University.

Course features

What you'll learn:

Present spoken and written ideas accurately and effectively in English; Write research papers with proper use of citations and references; Read, understand and critically evaluate academic texts; Understand and use vocabulary common to academic disciplines; Take useful and accurate notes in academic lectures and presentations; Understand US values in an academic setting, Key course facts Course length: 1-3 Semesters Start dates: 2019: January, May, August; 2020: January, May Fees: From $6,900 Class hours: 12-16 hours per week Class size: 15 Award: Upon successful completion of Academic English, students may progress to an INTO WSU Pathway program or apply directly to Washington State University. Course options: 2-Semester 3-Semester Entry requirements ... [-]

Academic English Course

University of Stirling
Campus Full time 3 - 12 months April 2019 United Kingdom Stirling

This course provides the fastest and most effective route towards reaching your required English language level. It's specially designed to meet your individual learning needs, with five tailored study levels to ensure you gain the language fluency and academic skills you need to succeed. [+]

This course provides the fastest and most effective route towards reaching your required English language level. It's specially designed to meet your individual learning needs, with five tailored study levels to ensure you gain the language fluency and academic skills you need to succeed.

Course features As a highly engaged and hard-working student, you can expect to make rapid progress of up to one IELTS point per term through this intensive course. INTO students completing a term of Academic English in December 2017 made on average 0.8 of an IELTS band progress. Study 30 learning hours, with 25 hours of face-to-face contact, and 5 hours of teacher-supported online language development. Developed in partnership with Cambridge Assessment, tailored online assessment enables your progress to be accurately monitored. Benefit from interactive lessons and small class sizes. Free INTO "Get Ready for English" course available online pre-arrival. ... [-]

Academic English Course

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Full time 3 - 12 months April 2019 United Kingdom Cheltenham

This course provides the fastest and most effective route towards reaching your required English language level. It's specially designed to meet your individual learning needs, with five tailored study levels to ensure you gain the language fluency and academic skills you need to succeed. [+]

This course provides the fastest and most effective route towards reaching your required English language level. It's specially designed to meet your individual learning needs, with five tailored study levels to ensure you gain the language fluency and academic skills you need to succeed.

Course features As a highly engaged and hard-working student, you can expect to make rapid progress of up to one IELTS point per term through this intensive course. INTO students completing a term of Academic English in December 2017 made on average 0.8 of an IELTS band progress. Study 30 learning hours, with 25 hours of face-to-face contact, and 5 hours of teacher-supported online language development. Developed in partnership with Cambridge Assessment, tailored online assessment enables your progress to be accurately monitored. Benefit from interactive lessons and small class sizes. Free INTO "Get Ready for English" course available online pre-arrival. ... [-]

Academic English Course

Newcastle University
Campus Full time 3 - 12 months April 2019 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

This course provides the fastest and most effective route towards reaching your required English language level. It's specially designed to meet your individual learning needs, with five tailored study levels to ensure you gain the language fluency and academic skills you need to succeed. [+]

This course provides the fastest and most effective route towards reaching your required English language level. It's specially designed to meet your individual learning needs, with five tailored study levels to ensure you gain the language fluency and academic skills you need to succeed.

Course features As a highly engaged and hard-working student, you can expect to make rapid progress of up to one IELTS point per term through this intensive course. INTO students completing a term of Academic English in December 2017 made on average 0.8 of an IELTS band progress. Study 30 learning hours, with 25 hours of face-to-face contact, and 5 hours of teacher-supported online language development. Developed in partnership with Cambridge Assessment, tailored online assessment enables your progress to be accurately monitored. Benefit from interactive lessons and small class sizes. Free INTO "Get Ready for English" course available online pre-arrival. ... [-]

Intensive English for University Study

Massachusetts International Academy
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2019 USA Marlborough

Students increase English proficiency while preparing for university study with one of our partner schools [+]

Students have two options for admission:

Admission to MAIA only - to explore university options in the US Admission to MAIA & University Partner - conditional admission to a university before arriving in the US

Students at Massachusetts International Academy (MAIA) focus on developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills while also preparing for the academic requirements of university study in the US. The goals of the MAIA curriculum are:

to provide ESL instruction appropriate for students' English proficiency level to hone the students' academic skills for future university success [-]

English Language Center / Conditional Admission

University of Denver
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Denver

The mission of the English Language Center (ELC) is to support the goals of the University of Denver by preparing English Language Learners with the necessary communicative and cultural competencies to be successful members of DU and other US institutions of Higher Education. [+]

The mission of the English Language Center (ELC) is to support the goals of the University of Denver by preparing English Language Learners with the necessary communicative and cultural competencies to be successful members of DU and other US institutions of Higher Education.

Curriculum

Following a placement test upon arrival at the ELC, students are assigned to one of the following six levels of English language study:

Foundations through Advanced High (5 levels)

20 contact hours per week Instruction in reading, writing, grammar, listening, speaking and pronunciation Elective classes in upper levels: e.g. Service Learning and Digital Magazine LAUNCH Curriculum Students can earn up to 12 credits towards a DU degree Courses focusing on academic writing, speaking, and U.S. culture [-]