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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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Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at NWTC is designed to prepare students for the academic language demands of college-level coursework. The IEP offers two levels of En ... [+]

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at NWTC is designed to prepare students for the academic language demands of college-level coursework. The IEP offers two levels of English instruction: Intermediate and Advanced. Students attend class 4 hours daily in Listening/Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Grammar. Students also have access to the language lab for independent study and practice in the afternoon. The IEP instructors have many years of experience and have lived and/or taught extensively in other countries.

IEP Options

Short-term Cultural Immersion (3 weeks) This program is designed to give students an immersive language experience, and the daily schedule is the most structured. The cost includes the 3-credit English Program, Books, Housing, 2 Meals/Day, and Cultural Excursions. This program is tailored for lower-intermediate English speakers.... [-]

USA Green Bay
January 2020
Full-time
3 - 15 weeks
Campus
Johnson & Wales University

Students requiring ESL courses will be registered by Student Academic & Financial Services until all ESL requirements are successfully completed. A schedule hold is i ... [+]

About

Students requiring ESL courses will be registered by Student Academic & Financial Services until all ESL requirements are successfully completed. A schedule hold is in effect during this time which prevents students from making changes to their schedule. Students wishing to continue enrollment in ESL courses during the summer must notify Student Academic & Financial Services.

Students enrolled in ESL courses will be allowed no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete each course. Students who are unsuccessful after the second attempt of a course will be assigned an academic standing hold and be placed on academic probation. Students who are unsuccessful after the third attempt of a course will be academically dismissed.... [-]

USA Providence Miami
September 2020
Campus
New America College

Business English is designed for students with an advanced level of English comprehension skills who have passed NAC’s levels 4, 5, or 6, or achieved a level 5 or above o ... [+]

Business English is designed for students with an advanced level of English comprehension skills who have passed NAC’s levels 4, 5, or 6, or achieved a level 5 or above on the EPT (University of Michigan English Placement Test). The course will focus on business skills such as negotiating, managing and taking part in meetings, making presentations, taking part in job interviews, writing a resume, and dealing with figures. Grammar, reading, writing, listening, vocabulary, and speaking will be targeted in a business context.

Tuition

F-1 students / Non-F-1 students

The tuition for F1 visa students is $675.00 per month.

A one-time, non-refundable, Registration Fee of $75.00 as well as an annual, non-refundable, $75.00 Resource Fee is due upon enrollment for all programs.... [-]

USA Denver
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Henry Ford College

Is English not your first language? Are you interested in improving your English skills? Then, HFC's English Language Institute (ELI) is for you. The ELI offers instructi ... [+]

Is English not your first language? Are you interested in improving your English skills? Then, HFC's English Language Institute (ELI) is for you. The ELI offers instruction in American English language and culture. Our intensive English program prepares you for success in college-level courses, employment that requires written and oral proficiency in English, and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.

We offer day and evening classes in English writing, grammar, reading, speaking, listening and study skills. We also offer classes in advanced grammar, pronunciation/conversation and TOEFL preparation. You can develop your English through small and large group interactions.... [-]

USA Detroit
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Campus
Austin Community College

Austin Community College's Intensive English Program (IEP) is currently accepting applications. Students can apply to the program, and if accepted, be issued a Form I-20 ... [+]

About

Austin Community College's Intensive English Program (IEP) is currently accepting applications. Students can apply to the program, and if accepted, be issued a Form I-20 to apply for an F-1 student visa in their home country.

There are four levels of the Intensive English Program (IEP), held in eight-week sessions. There are two eight-week sessions each Fall and Spring semester, and one eight-week session in the Summer semester. Each session of the IEP costs $2,200 U.S. dollars.

Upon successful completion of the Intensive English Program, International students are eligible for admission to an academic program, once all other admissions requirements have been met.

Intensive English Program Application Deadlines Visa Type Fall 1st 8-week Fall 2nd 8-week Spring 1st 8-week Spring 2nd 8-week Summer F-1 New Students June 1 Aug 1 Oct 1 Dec 1 March 1 F-1 Transfer and All Other Visa Type Students July 15 Sept 15 Nov 1 Feb 1 April 15 ... [-]
USA Austin
September 2020
Full-time
1 - 4 semesters
Campus
Universidad de La Sabana - Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures

You will work on the 4 language skills: writing, speaking, reading and listening (you will practice all the time new vocabulary and grammar). We will provide you with the ... [+]

You will work on the 4 language skills: writing, speaking, reading and listening (you will practice all the time new vocabulary and grammar). We will provide you with the class guides, so you won’t have to buy any extra material; you will just need a dictionary.

Our courses are very flexible, you can choose how many weeks to study and when to start. Classes start every Monday, so you can choose the date to start your course.

Prices

The cost varies depending on the number of weeks you will study with us and the type, of course, you will take.

You can join some of the courses that the Universidad de La Sabana has for its students. Let us know which topics you are interested in, so we can find you a course. This course will not have grades, it’s only for attendance and it doesn’t imply an extra cost. *This only applies for students that stay 2 months or more.... [-]

Colombia Chía
Open Enrollment
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 24 weeks
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
April 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Wanderlust Exchange China

Wanderlust Exchange provides students with opportunities that integrate educational travel, Mandarin learning, childcare and English tutoring. It is a great chance for o ... [+]

Wanderlust Au Pair China Program

Wanderlust Exchange provides students with opportunities that integrate educational travel, Mandarin learning, childcare and English tutoring. It is a great chance for overseas youngsters to experience China with an authentic touch by staying with Chinese host families.

Au Pair China Program Overview

Locations of host families: Mostly in Shanghai(we have host families in other major cities including Beijing, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Tian Jin and etc.)

Program time span: 3 months-12 months You give: 30 hours of childcare and English tutoring per week You get: 1500 RMB pocket money/month You get: 3000-12000 RMB as flight stipend ( depending on your le... [-]
China Shanghai
September 2020
Full-time
3 - 12 months
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
January 2020
Russian
Full-time
12 - 18 months
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 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Campus
Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

This three-week, Monday to Friday course supplements the autumn/fall and spring semesters by providing specialist language development lessons. ... [+]

F100 – French Language Lessons, Language Development

This three-week, Monday to Friday course supplements the autumn/fall and spring semesters by providing specialist language development lessons.

Details of the Course

15 hours per week 45 hours in total 3 weeks Teaching: French language courses (10 hours per week) Phonetics with lab (5 hours per week) F200 – French Culture and Civilization

This three-week, Monday to Friday course supplements the autumn/fall and spring semesters by providing specialist language development lessons and cultural discoveries with themed seminars.

Details of the Course

15 hours per week 45 hours in total Teaching: French language courses (10 hours per week, for the first 2 weeks) Phonetics with lab (5 hours per week, for the 2 first weeks) Themed seminars (15 hours in the third week) F300 - Advanced French Language Lessons, ending with an official TCF Exam ... [-]
France Paris
French
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Stamford International University

The Stamford English Program prepares you for the modern world where proficiency in English is a necessity. A multi-level structure means your English language studies ca ... [+]

Overview Learning based on real-life communications. Supported by Cambridge English and the Global Laureate Network. Two study tracks offer a choice of intensive 24-hours a week option or bilingual option of 12-hours a week. Modern analysis, including projects and portfolios. Certificates of completion with recognized scales of competency. A collaborative and truly international learning environment with state of the art interactive classrooms.

The Stamford English Program prepares you for the modern world where proficiency in English is a necessity. A multi-level structure means your English language studies can begin at the optimal stage to gain confidence and learn effectively. The Stamford English Program is the path to success for your social, academic, and business life.... [-]

Thailand Bangkok
November 2019
3 months
Campus
Shantou University

Founded in 1986 with the approval of the Office of Chinese Language Council International, the Chinese Language Training Center is a Chinese language training center for ... [+]

Overview

Founded in 1986 with the approval of the Office of Chinese Language Council International, the Chinese Language Training Center is a Chinese language training center for foreigners and also a center in China to train Chinese language teachers for Southeast Asian learners. It is one of the earliest Chinese language and culture teaching centers in South China.

Programs The programs of different levels are provided: Foundation Level (for beginners), Intermediate Level and Advanced Level. Students will be divided into different levels according to their language competency. A new semester begins every February an September of each calendar year. Small classes are arranged, each with only 5 to 10 students. They will take comprehensive courses for language skills including listening, conversation, reading, writing, and some Chinese cultural courses. Inspiring and harmonious teaching provides students with more opportunities to learn. Required Documents ... [-]
China Shantou
Open Enrollment
Chinese
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Silk Mandarin

The increasing importance of HSK has been the reason to design our Express Course. It is undoubtedly the fastest way to pass your HSK exams with good results. In this pro ... [+]

Express Chinese Program

The increasing importance of HSK has been the reason to design our Express Course. It is undoubtedly the fastest way to pass your HSK exams with good results. In this course, we stretch the student’s language skills to the highest extent. The self-study workload is with 15 hours per week the highest of all our courses, the class size is with 4 students small.

The Express course is best suited for those who:

want to sign up for University or apply for a job and now need to pass HSK 4 or 5 as fast as possible; quickly need to acquire extra ‘HSK-points’ to get their VISA under the new VISA rules; want to challenge themselves and see how fast they can go. ... [-]
China Shanghai
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Campus
Elec Spanish School

In our school, we have designed specific programs for clients, who dedicate their lives to the task of mission and support others to have a better quality of life, in all ... [+]

In our school, we have designed specific programs for clients, who dedicate their lives to the task of mission and support others to have a better quality of life, in all its integral being. The programs for missionaries are structured to develop them with students, of any level, be it beginner, intermediate, advanced or superior. The contents that each program contains, are compacted in 4 intensive weeks, of 4 hours a day. We adapt to the needs of the client and the availability of their time. Our method is communicative, for that reason we work on the 4 skills that every person needs to develop to communicate:

Auditory ability Written expression Reading comprehension and texts Oral production ... [-]
Costa Rica San Isidro de El General
February 2020
Spanish
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus