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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 lang… Read more

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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University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education
Irvine, USA

Prepare for university-level study, career advancement, or for the accomplishment of personal goals in our CEA-accredited, academically oriented 10-Week Intensive English as a ... +

Prepare for university-level study, career advancement, or for the accomplishment of personal goals in our CEA-accredited, academically oriented 10-Week Intensive English as a Second Language Program. -
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The New England School of English
Cambridge, USA

The NESE curriculum is divided into 10 levels of intensive instruction. In each level, you attend classes every day from either 9:00 - 3:15 every day (the Intensive Program) o ... +

The NESE curriculum is divided into 10 levels of intensive instruction. In each level, you attend classes every day from either 9:00 - 3:15 every day (the Intensive Program) or from 9:00-12:30 (the Semi-Intensive Program). -
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Full-time
Part-time
4 - 16 weeks
English
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International Programs at Tufts University
Boston, USA

Tufts English Academic Skills Program (also referred to as the University Preparatory Program or "UPP") is an English language and college skills preparatory program for pre-u ... +

Tufts English Academic Skills Program (also referred to as the University Preparatory Program or "UPP") is an English language and college skills preparatory program for pre-university and university students who are seeking academic study in an English language program anywhere in the world. -
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Zhejiang Wanli University
Ningbo, China

This program is designed for students who wish to take advantage of their summer vacation to learn not just the Chinese language, but also various aspects of Chinese culture. ... +

This program is designed for students who wish to take advantage of their summer vacation to learn not just the Chinese language, but also various aspects of Chinese culture. This program combines -
Courses
Full-time
6 weeks
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of the South Pacific USP
Suva, Fiji

The Intensive English Programme is designed to empower students to use English socially, for study and for work. A skills-based syllabus is employed where listening, speaking, ... +

The Intensive English Programme is designed to empower students to use English socially, for study and for work. A skills-based syllabus is employed where listening, speaking, reading and writing are equally weighed. There are twenty-one hours of classes spread over 10 (ten) weeks to ensure that learners benefit from the total hours allocated per term. -
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Full-time
10 weeks
English
Feb 2023
01 Dec 2022
Campus
 
Dallas Baptist University
Dallas, USA

The Intensive English Program of Dallas Baptist University teaches international students English through a Christian perspective. Students can learn through face-to-face and ... +

The Intensive English Program of Dallas Baptist University teaches international students English through a Christian perspective. Students can learn through face-to-face and online English instruction to help them achieve their academic and professional goals. -
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Full-time
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8 - 16 weeks
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Campus
Online
 
Manhattan College
The Bronx, USA

The Manhattan College Intensive English Language Program (IELP) provides high-quality English-language instruction to speakers of other languages in order to meet their goals: ... +

The Manhattan College Intensive English Language Program (IELP) provides high-quality English-language instruction to speakers of other languages in order to meet their goals: Academic, professional, and personal. The IELP is available either online or on-campus. -
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Full-time
9 - 14 weeks
English
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Brookdale Community College
Middletown, USA

Brookdale's English as a Second Language program serves non-native English speakers who want to improve their spoken and written English for academic, career-oriented, or pers ... +

Brookdale's English as a Second Language program serves non-native English speakers who want to improve their spoken and written English for academic, career-oriented, or personal development purposes. We provide students with an inviting and culturally diverse atmosphere where both the teachers and tutors are experts in second language acquisition. Our ESL program is also available online. -
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English
08 Sep 2022
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University of Southern Indiana
Evansville, USA

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!

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! -
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Full-time
8 weeks
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Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca
Salamanca, Spain

Curso dirigido a estudiantes que quieren mejorar y aprender su nivel de español. Las clases de lengua son participativas y están orientadas a la práctica de la gramática, a la ... +

Curso dirigido a estudiantes que quieren mejorar y aprender su nivel de español. Las clases de lengua son participativas y están orientadas a la práctica de la gramática, a la ampliación de vocabulario y al desarrollo de las habilidades orales y escritas. -
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Part-time
2 - 24 months
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Sep 2022
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Fanshawe College
London, Canada

Fanshawe's 10-level EAP program is certified by Languages Canada and meets the language requirements for admission to Western University, Fanshawe and many other Ontario colle ... +

Fanshawe's 10-level EAP program is certified by Languages Canada and meets the language requirements for admission to Western University, Fanshawe and many other Ontario colleges. The EAP program and full-time professors will help you to gain confidence and fluency in using English as well as help you prepare for your next steps using the latest methods and technology. -
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Full-time
Part-time
8 - 80 weeks
English
Campus
Online
 
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, USA

The School for the Advancement of English Language and Learning (SAELL) is offered to international students to holistically build English proficiency to help them achieve the ... +

The School for the Advancement of English Language and Learning (SAELL) is offered to international students to holistically build English proficiency to help them achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. -
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3 - 24 hours
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