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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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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
August 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
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Online
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
Russian
Full-time
12 - 18 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
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
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
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
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus
Henry Ford College

If you want to become more fluent in English, learn about American culture, or improve your TOEFL score, HFC's English Language Institute (ELI) can help you. ... [+]

If you want to become more fluent in English, learn about American culture, or improve your TOEFL score, HFC's English Language Institute (ELI) can help you.

High quality, affordable English Language classes

You can take English Language classes during the day, the evening, or on Saturday. Classes are offered in reading, speaking, listening, writing, grammar, study skills, American Culture, and TOEFL prep. Our Intensive English Program prepares you to take college-level courses, to hold a job where you will write and speak English, and to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. You will develop your English skills through small and large group interactions. Our friendly, caring instructors will help you meet your goals. For additional help, contact the ELI.... [-]

USA Detroit
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Louisiana State University - ELOP

Since 1943, LSU ELOP has provided English language training and preparation for students seeking admission to LSU. Academic readiness curriculum helps students improve En ... [+]

Welcome to LSU ELOP

Since 1943, LSU ELOP has provided English language training and preparation for students seeking admission to LSU. Academic readiness curriculum helps students improve English and university-level study skills. LSU ELOP introduces students to life on campus prior to admission and offers opportunities to engage in Louisiana culture. The LSU ELOP faculty is skilled in cross-cultural communication and multi-national class delivery to prepare students for academic success in the university environment. Our students join us in improving international understanding among all cultures, as we work to make the world a safer and more peaceful place. We strongly believe that learning and working together is the key to a harmonious future. Thank you for your interest in joining us for English classes and more.... [-]

USA Baton Rouge
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
8 - 52 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
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
September 2019
Full-time
3 - 12 months
Campus
Moraine Valley Community College

Our Intensive English Language program serves students whose native language is not English. For those who want to improve their English skills, this program can prepare ... [+]

INTENSIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Our Intensive English Language program serves students whose native language is not English. For those who want to improve their English skills, this program can prepare you for college-level English classes.

Students need basic English language skills to help them in the classroom and to understand the materials.

While in the program, students can expect classes that meet five days a week with one to four hours of instruction each day. You receive the personal attention that helps develop your skills and allows you to practice.

We offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced-level English classes. Reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills are emphasized.... [-]

USA Palos Hills
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
New America College

Different levels of English courses for students with zero English proficiency to advanced English language comprehension. ... [+]

Levels 1 and 2 – Low Beginner and High Beginner:

These courses are intended for students with little or no English Language proficiency. The instructional goal is to develop skills in all areas of language usage: reading, writing, speaking, listening, pronunciation, grammar. The units focus on subject areas and skills that are essential for everyday situations, including a variety of activities and vocabulary building exercises.

Levels 3 and 4 – Low Intermediate and High Intermediate:

These courses are designed for students with an intermediate level of English comprehension who wish to expand their English Language proficiency in all areas. At this level, reading, writing, speaking, listening, pronunciation, grammar will be reinforced. The units focus on subject areas and skills that are essential for social and academic purposes. Activities and vocabulary building exercises will incorporate relevant themes support these units.... [-]

USA Denver
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 36 months
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
Institut Europeen De Francais

We recommend our general French courses if you are at least 17 years old, or an adult, and if you wish to learn French, or to perfect your language skills for personal, s ... [+]

Conditions: Valid for courses until 31.12.2018Click on the image to get an instant online quote and book now! Who is it for?

We recommend our general French courses if you are at least 17 years old, or an adult, and if you wish to learn French, or to perfect your language skills for personal, school or business purposes with a program of long-term or short-term immersion. Several options are available to you.

Description Communicative Method and task-based learning based on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Development of various skills: oral/written understanding, oral/written expression. Use of French in everyday situations: studies, work, travel, or for personal pleasure using a variety of sources including newspapers, songs, photos, audio, video. Small groups of 7 people on average (Maximum 12). ... [-]
France Montpellier
Request Info
Part-time
1 - 48 weeks
Campus