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Courses are an option for many students who are interested in learning more of about a skill or field of interest. The length and depth of focus depends on the type of course that is selected. This flexibility allows many individuals to take more control over what and how much they learn. Many also appreciate the ability to fit a short course of instruction into a schedule with ease.

What is a course? For those who seek additional learning opportunities, a course is often the easiest and most flexible type of learning available.  Courses vary in intensity and length which allows students to select schedules that will work for their busy lives. From online courses to intensive courses, there are many options available.

There are a number of advantages to taking a course. One of these is the ability for students to continue learning between years of study. Many full-time students forego school in the summer. Whether one is working or relaxing during the summer months, a short course can often help to ensure that skills gained will be retained until the next term begins.

The price of different courses can vary greatly.  This variation is driven by the length of the selected course, the type of educational institution that if offering the course, and the end goal of the course itself. For instance, a course in mathematics that qualifies a student for an academic credit might be more expensive than a brief refresher course on basic math techniques.

Courses are offered many institutions worldwide, and in many different fields.  As such, many career options will be greatly enhanced when individuals opt to invest their time in a course. Some of the top courses that are available today include those in design, education, engineering and psychology. Whether one is just beginning to learn about field of study, or looking to enhance a current degree, many jobs are available for those who have chosen to complete this type of course.

Do not delay your enhanced learning opportunities any longer. If you are interested in learning more about the types of courses that are available, you need only 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

This specialized program is designed for students aged 16 to 21 years old. It consists of enrolling in either a standard or intensive English program that runs throughout ... [+]

Course 2019. About

This specialized program is designed for students aged 16 to 21 years old. It consists of enrolling in either a standard or intensive English program that runs throughout the morning hours. Students then spend their afternoons and evenings participating in various cultural activities within the New York area. All activities in the Junior Program are supervised by Group leaders who have been specially trained by GEOS. They are typically between the ages of 21 and 30 years old and come from many different places.

GEOS offers several international student accommodation options. They will receive breakfast, dinner and a packed lunch on a daily basis. It’s a great program that combines language and cultural learning, along with lots of fun activities!... [-]

USA New York Costa Mesa
September 2019
Campus
ITM Thai Hand International Training Massage School Berlin

Imagine… that you feel totally relaxed and happy. Because you have a job that gives you so much fulfillment. That boosts your health and energy. That eliminates your stre ... [+]

Are you finding it really difficult to make positive changes and improve your health and well-being?

Are you stressed-out most of the time? Do you ever think: I wish I truly enjoyed my work?

Our unique Thai Yoga Massage Therapy Program is for you if:

You work hard and feel very stressed You sometimes think: if I continue like this, I am bound to have a burnout Or you already have a burnout, RSI complaints, headaches or back pain You work very hard and have very little time to do the things that you really love You want more time to travel or for your hobbies, family, and friends You lose time in traffic every day because you have to commute to work – wouldn’t it be nice to work closer to home? You sometimes think: if only I were my own boss, then I could create my own work schedule You want to travel and enjoy the more free time, but you are not allowed to take more leave You get too little satisfaction from your current job and often ask yourself: IS THIS IT? You want to mean more to others and contribute in a way that fulfills you You want to help others You are stressed-out most of the time and want to feel relaxed You want your pain and discomfort to disappear: no more stiff shoulders, headaches, RSI, back pain, etc. You over-think a lot and want to calm your thoughts and mind You want to... [-]
Germany Berlin
March 2019
1 month
Campus
Toronto School of Management

Toronto School of Management has been awarded Silver Learning Partner status by ACCA. The Silver Learning Partner approval gives us recognition as an ACCA Learning Provid ... [+]

Preparatory Course for ACCA Examination

Toronto School of Management has been awarded Silver Learning Partner status by ACCA. The Silver Learning Partner approval gives us recognition as an ACCA Learning Provider in Canada. The Silver Learning Partner program has been designed as a pathway to Gold Approved Learning Partner. Enjoy 5% early bird discount if you pay your tuition fees in full.

This course teaches ACCA differently, giving you more study hours and adding value to the core modules. You will benefit from:

More quality hours Highly experienced tutors Free ACCA paper re-sit 24/7 online support Route to a BSc

Our Campus is a licensed computer based examination (CBE) centre for ACCA global body. Students have the option to take on demand CBE for papers AB, MA, FA and LW.... [-]

Canada Toronto
March 2019
Full-time
55 weeks
Campus
London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) Executive Education

The Leadership Development Programme is an intensive five-day course, designed to boost your leadership and managerial skills. Ideal for executives and junior managers, t ... [+]

Leadership Development Programme

The Leadership Development Programme is an intensive five-day course, designed to boost your leadership and managerial skills. Ideal for executives and junior managers, this short course provides the techniques and knowledge to effectively lead teams and support organisational changes successfully.

LSBF Executive Education is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) and by attending the Leadership Development Programme, you will earn CPD points.

Course Requirements

Candidates should ideally have a graduate degree. Non-native English speakers should be proficient in English and should show evidence of this by providing an International English language certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge, Michigan, etc) or evidence of prior studies or work experience in English speaking environments.... [-]

United Kingdom London
April 2019
Full-time
5 days
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
INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan 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 Manchester
April 2019
Full-time
3 - 12 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
May 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus
Marshall University

Leads to a bachelor's degree in Engineering with a Civil Engineering Emphasis at Marshall University ... [+]

Do you want to study for an undergraduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through a curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.

Career Paths

As a graduate of a undergraduate degree program in engineering at Marshall University, you might find work as a:

Biological engineer Drafter Computer systems specialist Mechanical engineer Electrical engineer Pathways ... [-]
USA Huntington
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 months
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
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
Newcastle University London

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 London
April 2019
Full-time
3 - 12 months
Campus
University of Stirling

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 Stirling
April 2019
Full-time
3 - 12 months
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
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
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