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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
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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 ... +

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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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Brookdale Community College
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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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International Programs at Tufts University
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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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Dallas Baptist University
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The Intensive English Program of Dallas Baptist University teaches international students English through a Christian perspective. Students can learn through face-to-face and ... +

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Zhejiang Wanli University
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This program is designed for students who are keen to learn the Chinese language. The courses within this program focus on language skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and ... +

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Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca
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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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University of Southern Indiana
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INTO Suffolk University
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University of Cape Town
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After studying General English, you will be able to choose from a range of electives to take for two afternoons a week, to allow you to focus on the English skills that you mo ... +

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Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
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Northeastern Illinois University
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