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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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GEOS Languages Plus

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 - ... [+]

Best Courses in Languages 2019.

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. ... [-]
USA New York Costa Mesa
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
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
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
May 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
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
May 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus
Washington State University

The Academic English Program at Washington State University is an accredited, academic preparation intensive English program facilitated by the Intensive American Languag ... [+]

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 ... [-]
USA Pullman
May 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus
George Mason University

The Academic English program provides you with top-rate English language instruction and the academic skills to succeed at Mason. ... [+]

The Academic English program provides you with top-rate English language instruction and the academic skills to succeed at Mason.

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 $8,610 Class hours: 18-22 hours per week Class size: 20 Award: After finishing this intensive program, successful students will be able to progress to undergraduate or graduate degree programs at George Mason University. Course options: 1-Semester 2-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: 17 years and above. ... [-]
USA Fairfax
May 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Online
Suffolk University

The Academic English program provides you with top-rate English language instruction and the academic skills to succeed at Suffolk University. ... [+]

The Academic English program provides you with top-rate English language instruction and the academic skills to succeed at Suffolk 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 $7,600 Class size: 18 Award: Students who successfully complete Academic English can progress to undergraduate or graduate degree programs at Suffolk University. Course options: 2-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 Boston
May 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 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
May 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus
Intercultura Costa Rica

Our Spanish immersion program provides a complete Spanish immersion opportunity, Our program is based on four integrated components: daily classes, daily cultural activit ... [+]

Our Spanish classes are dynamic, fun and involve a wide variety of authentic learning activities appropriate for all learning styles, culture, and ages. Our program covers the six different levels established by the European Frame of Reference for Language Learning. Students usually stay at each level (or unit) for about two to three weeks, for a total of 12-16 weeks needed to go from complete beginner to high-advanced proficiency. Students learn to speak in meaningful, real-life situations that teach them to communicate appropriately in a social and linguistic context. Our syllabus and framework for class sessions are tailored to the needs of students in an immersion program and are designed to integrate cultural activities into the learning process. Ecological trips, community interviews, and other activities help students practice Spanish "en vivo" with local Costa Ricans. Spanish Class Options Hours/Week Description STANDARD GROUP - max. of 6 students per classroom 20 4 hours per day, Mo - Fr, with two 15 minute breaks Small group classes (min. 2, max. 6 students). Classes containing only 1 student will be reduced to 3 hours per day instead of 4. Classes are offered for all levels on the following schedules: Historic Heredia Campus: mornings (8:30 am - 12:30 pm), or in the afternoons (1:30 pm - 5:30 pm) depending on your Spanish level. CLASSES ALTERNATE WEEKLY. Sámara Beachfront Campus: in the mornings (8:00 am - 12:00pm) AND afternoons (1:00pm - 5:00pm). CLASSES ALTERNATE DAILY. Intensive Group + Private 25/30 Mo - Fr: 20... [-]
Costa Rica Heredia Sámara
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 - 16 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
May 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
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
April 2019
Full-time
3 - 12 months
Campus
International House San Diego

By using a communicative, student-centered approach, IH San Diego provides its students with a stimulating classroom environment. General English classes focus on integra ... [+]

By using a communicative, student-centered approach, IH San Diego provides its students with a stimulating classroom environment. General English classes focus on integrating the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing with pronunciation, grammar and lexical components. The overall emphasis is on building confidence and improving fluency.

Maximum number of students per class: 15 Offered year-round Minimum age for adult programs: 16

• Semi-Intensive 15 lessons/clock hours per week The Semi-Intensive Program allows students to take Core classes in the morning. Periods B , C & D • Intensive 20 lessons/clock hours per week The Intensive Program is the most popular program at IH San Diego as it allows students to take both Core and Communication Skills classes in the morning. Periods A, B, C & D • Intensive Plus 30 lessons/clock hours per week (Only offered to U.S. residents or individuals on non-immigrant visas that allow full-time study) Students enrolled in this program may take a combination of Communication Skills, Core & Elective classes. Periods A, B, C, D, E & F... [-]

USA San Diego
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
American National English Language Institute

American National English Language Institute provides comprehensive training at several levels in English Language learning and teaching to meet the needs of students in ... [+]

ESL Program OverviewAmerican National English Language Institute

American National English Language Institute provides comprehensive training at several levels in English Language learning and teaching to meet the needs of students in a competitive global economy. We accomplish this through:

Vocational courses designed to increase English proficiency Preparing students for success in their academic and professional fields Foster immersion of students in American culture through a planned day and overnight trips in order to:• Enhance global awareness• Accelerate your mastery of the English Language• Learn American slang• Learn American history and culture• Have fun! Institutional Goals Offer English language programs to increase student’s English Language proficiency for learning or teaching environment. Prepare students for a successful transition to a variety of academic settings in learning (TOEFL® / IELTS®) or teaching. Integrate students into American culture to enhance global awareness. Institutional Objectives Enhance students’ educational experience in the English language through highly qualified faculty and staff using an individualized learning model. Facilitate a learning environment that promotes the development of skills needed for students to be successful in transitioning to various academic settings in learning or teaching using quality curricula, learning resources, equipment, and facilities. Enhance students’ experiences by providing cultural immersion activities and opportunities to learn more about American culture. APPLY ... [-]
USA Salem
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
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
March 2019
Full-time
3 - 12 months
Campus
New America College

The TOEFL preparation course will provide students with the skills necessary to successfully answer questions and complete the tasks on the TOEFL iBT test. Students will ... [+]

The TOEFL preparation course will provide students with the skills necessary to successfully answer questions and complete the tasks on the TOEFL iBT test. Students will become familiar with the TOEFL test format as well as learn test-taking skills and strategies for each of the four sections of the TOEFL test: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

Tuition

F-1 students / Non-F-1 students

The tuition for F1 visa students is $625.00 per month.

A one-time, non-refundable, Registration Fee of $50.00 as well as an annual, non-refundable, $50.00 Resource Fee is due upon enrollment for all programs.

Class Hours Day Classes 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday Evening Classes 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday ... [-]
USA Denver
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Campus