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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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Community Colleges of Spokane

The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is an outstanding, fully-accredited language program that helps international students from all over the world develop their ... [+]

Intensive English Language Would you like to improve your English?

The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is an outstanding, fully-accredited language program that helps international students from all over the world develop their English language skills. It is offered at Spokane Falls Community College.

You will develop your English language skills quickly and acquire the academic and cultural competency you need to succeed.

When you complete this program, you can enter regular college courses at SFCC or SCC.

Whether you are a high-beginner or a more advanced English student, you will improve your skills in the IELP quickly because:

Your lessons are taught by experienced and dedicated ESL teaching faculty. We offer an integrated English language program designed to meet your individual needs. The state-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs, and campus facilities provide the ideal learning environment. ... [-]
USA Spokane
September 2019
Full-time
7 - 11 weeks
Campus
University of Gloucestershire

Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK, this is a flexible course designed to provide you with the English language skills you need for l ... [+]

Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK, this is a flexible course designed to provide you with the English language skills you need for life, work, socializing and travel. Study on the beautiful Park Campus in the historical picturesque spa town of Cheltenham.

Course features Year-round courses with flexible start dates and course lengths. Improve listening, speaking, vocabulary, reading, writing and grammar. Build confidence using the English language in everyday situations. Experienced staff will guide you through your studies. Take part in a range of activities, socializing with students from all over the world, to build on your language studies. Key course facts Course length: 1-48 Weeks Start dates: 2018: September, October, November; 2019: January Fees: From £238 Class size: 16 Course options: Standard (Variety of course lengths available) Entry requirements English language requirements: All levels from beginner to advanced. Absolute beginners must take one-to-one lessons, at additional cost, before joining a group. Age requirements: 16 years and above. ... [-]
United Kingdom Cheltenham
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 48 weeks
Campus
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

The academically-rigorous program provides high-quality English language instruction and the skills to succeed at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. ... [+]

The academically-rigorous program provides high-quality English language instruction and the skills to succeed at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Course length description: Spring: 15 weeks (including orientation) Summer: 14 weeks (including orientation) Fall: 15 weeks (including orientation)

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: 2018: October; 2019: January, May, August; 2020: January, May Fees: From $7,060 Class hours: 18 hours per week minimum Award: Academic English students may progress to a Pathway program or direct admission to a UAB degree program after achieving the language level required and meeting all other requirements. Course options: 1-Semester 2-Semester 3-Semester Entry requirements ... [-]
USA Birmingham
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus
University of Southern Indiana

Welcome to University of Southern Indiana's (USI) Intensive English Program (IEP)! We are happy to help you with any questions and have you here in the heartland of Ameri ... [+]

Welcome to University of Southern Indiana's (USI) Intensive English Program (IEP)! We are happy to help you with any questions and have you here in the heartland of America! The Intensive English Program (IEP) at USI offers a curriculum designed for students of all levels of English proficiency based on students' needs and interests. As an IEP student, you will have the opportunity to learn side-by-side with students from all over the world in a quality English language program staffed with expert instructors. Highlights of our program include:

Small class sizes that allow more one-on-one interaction and class time with instructors Affordable and competitive costs Conditional admission to university upon IEP completion Individual academic advising for students TOEFL preparation Computer-assisted instruction Access to computing and library facilities at a comprehensive university Extracurricular activities and participation in student life Apartment-style campus housing Specialized classes based on future major or interest, such as English for academic purposes, business English and more Friendly atmosphere and safe environment Moderate climate Assistance with visa process ... [-]
USA Evansville
September 2019
Full-time
8 weeks
Campus
Newcastle University 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 ... [+]

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. ... [-]
United Kingdom London
July 2019
Full-time
3 - 12 months
Campus
Queen's University 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 ... [+]

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. ... [-]
United Kingdom Belfast
June 2019
Full-time
3 - 12 months
Campus
University of 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 communicati ... [+]

English Language Center

The English Language Center (ELC) at the University of Denver (DU) prepares students for academic success in Bachelors, Masters, and PhD programs at DU and other institutions of higher education.For over 40 years, the ELC has offered international students a unique, supportive, and immersive educational experience.Why study at the ELC?

We connect students with the larger University of Denver community. We are the longest running and best intensive English language program in Denver. We prepare international students and English language learners for future academic success.

English Conditional Admission

Are you worried about meeting the University of Denver's English proficiency requirement? You can still apply for Undergraduate Admission and you may be accepted to the University through English Conditional Admission (ECA). If you are accepted through ECA, you will be required to study at the English Language Center full-time until you successfully complete the Advanced Level... [-]

USA Denver
September 2019
Full-time
10 - 30 weeks
Campus
Parkland College

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 lea ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Champaign
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Campus
Drew University

The Academic English program at INTO New York at Drew University prepares international students for university study in the US. The academically rigorous program provide ... [+]

The Academic English program at INTO New York at Drew University prepares international students for university study in the US. The academically rigorous program provides international students with high-quality English language instruction and the academic skills to succeed at Drew 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 $6,120 Class hours: 12-16 hours per week Class size: 20 Award: You may progress to a Pathway program or direct admission to a Drew University degree program after achieving the language level required and meeting all other requirements. Course option: 4-5 Semesters. The Academic English program prepares you for university study in the US. Entry requirements Academic requirements: High school diploma required English language requirements: From IELTS 0.0 or TOEFL 0.0 or equivalent Age requirements: 16 years and above. Interview required ... [-]
USA Madison
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus
The New England School of English

Legal English is an After-School Course designed to introduce students to the American judicial and legislative systems. Its focus is the vocabulary and terminology of th ... [+]

What Legal English is; What Legal English isn’t.

Legal English is an After-School Course designed to introduce students to the American judicial and legislative systems. Its focus is the vocabulary and terminology of the U. S. legal system. Students will discuss various branches of law, study landmark cases and visit a local courthouse to view legal proceedings. Legal English is not a law course and therefore, students can expect their instructor to focus on legal language and know U. S. law in general terms, rather than in detail.

Who teaches Legal English?

Legal English is taught by an experienced English language instructor. Although this course is taught by someone who may not have a legal background, it will be taught by a skilled NESE teacher who is able to give you an understanding of legal language.... [-]

USA Cambridge
Open Enrollment
Full-time
4 - 48 weeks
Campus
Newcastle University

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 ... [+]

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. ... [-]
United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne
June 2019
Full-time
3 - 12 months
Campus
University of Stirling

The 6-month Pre-Master's programme will improve your English language and develop your research and study skills in preparation for postgraduate study. It provides a dire ... [+]

The 6-month Pre-Master's programme will improve your English language and develop your research and study skills in preparation for postgraduate study.

It provides a direct route to a wide variety of master's programmes at the University of Stirling. You will improve your English language skills, develop the necessary study and research skills and become accustomed to living and studying in the UK in advance of your postgraduate degree.

Course features A specialist pathway that offers active learning in your chosen subject area. Choose from a range of progression options, with guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Choose from our 6-month or 9-month programme depending on your English language level. Adapt to studying in the UK with a strong focus on study skills and postgraduate research skills. Receive additional English language tuition if you have a lower level of English. Guidance with your university applications and the chance to meet university representatives at our Annual Placement Fair. Key course facts Course length: 2 Terms Start dates: 2019: January, April; 2020: January, March Fees: From £10,050 Class hours: 20 hours per week on average Class size: 16 Class duration: English classes per week: 6 hours Subject module classes per week: 14 hours Average total per week: 20 hours ... [-]
United Kingdom Stirling
January 2020
Full-time
6 months
Campus
Illinois State University

The Academic English program at INTO Illinois State University prepares international students, like you, for university study in the US. This academically rigorous progr ... [+]

The Academic English program at INTO Illinois State University prepares international students, like you, for university study in the US. This academically rigorous program provides you with high-quality English language instruction and the academic skills to succeed at Illinois State.

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: 2018: October; 2019: January, May, August; 2020: January, May, August; 2021: January, May Fees: From $3,250 Class hours: 12-16 hours per week Class size: 15 Award: You may progress to a Pathway program to a university degree program after achieving the language level required and meeting all other requirements. Course options: 1-Semester 2-Semester 3-Semester Entry requirements ... [-]
USA Normal
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus
Kazan Innovative University

Kazan Innovative University named after V.G. Timiryasov offers an intensive course in the study of Russian as a foreign language, compiled by the best specialists of the ... [+]

Kazan Innovative University named after V.G. Timiryasov offers an intensive course in the study of Russian as a foreign language, compiled by the best specialists of the university. During the year, students can master both the Russian language and secondary disciplines, which are necessary for admission to any universities of the Russian Federation.

Classes from Monday to Saturday; Highly qualified teachers, annually undergoing advanced training; Additional disciplines: history, social studies, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science; Modern interactive teaching methods; Acceptance of applications for 1 year and 1.5 years of study (September, January, March); Official certificate of completion of the course; The possibility of obtaining a state certificate of possession of a certain level of language; Assistance in the collection and preparation of documents for further admission to universities of the Russian Federation. ... [-]
Russia Kazan
September 2019
Full-time
12 - 18 months
Campus
Colorado State University

The Academic English program at INTO Colorado State University is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and prepares international ... [+]

The Academic English program at INTO Colorado State University is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and prepares international students for university study in the US. This academically rigorous program provides international students with high-quality English language instruction and the academic skills to succeed at CSU.

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: 2018: October; 2019: January, March, May, June, August, October; 2020: January, March, May, June Fees: From $4,265 Class size: 14 Award: Upon successful completion of Academic English, students may progress to an INTO CSU Pathway program or apply directly to Colorado State University. Course options: 1-Semester 2-Semester 3 Months 3-Semester Entry requirements Academic requirements: High school diploma required English language requirements: No English language requirement; students will be assessed and placed upon arrival. Age requirements: 16 years and above. ... [-]
USA Fort Collins
June 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus