Summer course in Language Studies

Top Summer Courses in Language Studies

Students looking to get ahead in their schooling often take a variety of classes as part of their summer courses. This type of interim education can also assist those who are already in a specific career, but need to find ways to continue increasing their learning.  

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Summer Course: Classics

University of St Andrews - International Summer Programmes
Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2018 United Kingdom Saint Andrews

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. [+]

Summary

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. During their time in St Andrews students will become familiar with a number of the same lecturers and tutors that they could potentially encounter while pursuing an undergraduate degree in an ancient institution ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018,Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017).

Classics

The Classics course allows prospective students to discover aspects of the classical world through the study of language literature, and history. During the three weeks students will be given the opportunity to study English translations of Greek plays and Latin epic poetry to offer insight into both cultures. Daily classes in Latin language will also take place throughout the programme with the aim of students being able to read short passages by the end of the programme. Teaching will follow the Scottish tradition of lectures underpinned by seminars and tutorials. As most students will not have experienced Latin during their time in school no prior knowledge will be assumed and so the Latin will be taught ab initio.... [-]


Tokyo Summer

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 6 weeks April 2018 Japan Tokyo Hong Kong + 1 more

This program is excellent for serious students at all levels who seek to study the Japanese language in an intensive 6-credit course. Course-related excursions in and around Tokyo complement what you learn in the classroom, and help you gain knowledge of Japanese culture and society.

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Overview

Tokyo will challenge you to experience the world in new ways, and immerse yourself in a culture that combines fast-paced modernity with age-old traditions. This program is excellent for serious students at all levels who seek to study the Japanese language in an intensive 6-credit course. Course-related excursions in and around Tokyo complement what you learn in the classroom, and help you gain knowledge of Japanese culture and society. You live in the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center, located in the heart of Tokyo, a prime location from which to explore the massive city. While you live in a residence hall building with other IES Abroad students, you will have the chance to practice your Japanese language skills and experience Japanese family life and culture during an optional weekend at a homestay in a rural town. IES Abroad organizes an overnight field trip for all students to Nikko, plus a day trip to Kamakura.... [-]


Rome Summer - Language & Culture

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 7 weeks October 2018 Italy Rome Hong Kong + 1 more

Summer is the perfect time to explore the city of Rome while practicing your Italian language skills. Our Rome Summer Language & Culture Program offers to begin with advanced language courses taught by expert faculty trained in second language acquisition.

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Overview

Summer is the perfect time to explore the city of Rome while practicing your Italian language skills. Our Rome Summer Language & Culture Program offers to begin to advanced language courses taught by expert faculty trained in second language acquisition. Practice all four skills (speaking, reading, listening, and writing) while focusing on your oral proficiency. During your time in Rome, you won’t just speak the language—you’ll learn what makes the Italian culture one of a kind.

Quick Facts Center: IES Abroad Rome City: Rome Country: Italy Program Credits: 6 credits Language of Instruction: English, Italian Language Prerequisites: None Program Dates

After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel. Summer 2017... [-]


Paris Summer - Intermediate Language

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 7 weeks September 2018 France Paris Hong Kong + 1 more

Your intensive 6-credit intermediate French language course, taught in French by native French speakers, incorporates course-related excursions in Paris, including visits to art museums and architectural and historical landmarks [+]

Overview

Learn about French culture and history while improving your French language skills in Paris, a city that comes to life in the summertime. Your intensive 6-credit intermediate French language course, taught in French by native French speakers, incorporates course-related excursions in Paris, including visits to art museums and architectural and historical landmarks.

Quick Facts Center: IES Abroad Paris French Studies City: Paris Country: France Program Credits: 6 credits Language of Instruction: French Language Prerequisites: 2-3 semesters of French (Intermediate) Program Dates

After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel. Summer 2017... [-]


Paris Summer - Advanced Language

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 7 weeks September 2018 France Paris Hong Kong + 1 more

Learn about French culture and history while improving your French language abilities—all while studying in one of the most famous cities in the world. Paris becomes your classroom: see ballets at the opera, visit open-air markets, take tours of local neighborhoods, and more.

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Overview

Learn about French culture and history while improving your French language abilities—all while studying in one of the most famous cities in the world. Paris becomes your classroom: see ballets at the opera, visit open air markets, take tours of local neighborhoods, and more.

You earn 6 credits through a combination of a French language course and area studies courses—depending on how much prior French experience you have. The courses are taught in French by native French speakers, and incorporate course-related excursions in Paris, including visits to art museums, and its architectural and historical landmarks.

Quick Facts Center: IES Abroad Paris French Studies City: Paris Country: France Program Credits: 6 credits Language of Instruction: French Language Prerequisites: 4 or more semesters of college-level French Program Dates ... [-]

Nagoya Summer - Language & Culture

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 6 weeks September 2018 Japan Nagoya Hong Kong + 1 more

This six-week summer program offers you intensive Japanese courses at The Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) at Nanzan University, which is renowned in the field of Japanese language education. You'll round out your education in Nagoya by learning about Japanese culture, politics, and arts. [+]

Overview

What better way to practice your Japanese language skills and immerse yourself in Japanese life and culture than by studying in Nagoya? This six-week summer program offers you intensive Japanese courses at The Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) at Nanzan University, which is renowned in the field of Japanese language education. You'll round out your education in Nagoya by learning about Japanese culture, politics, and arts. You will have an opportunity to participate in two field trips with Japanese students (organized by CJS). In addition, we will organize a one-day trip to Kyoto and cultural activities exclusively for IES Abroad students.

Quick Facts Center: IES Abroad Nagoya City: Nagoya Country: Japan Program Credits: 6 - 8.5 credits Language of Instruction: Japanese, English Language Prerequisites: 2 semesters of college-level Japanese and know at least 200 kanji Program Dates ... [-]

Berlin Summer - Language & Culture

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 7 weeks September 2018 Germany Berlin Hong Kong + 1 more

This program combines the development of language skills with English- and German-taught courses that expose you to Germany’s fascinating history and present-day culture and society. German language courses are available at the beginning and intermediate level. [+]

Overview

This program combines the development of language skills with English- and German-taught courses that expose you to Germany’s fascinating history and present-day culture and society. German language courses are available at the beginning and intermediate level. A German-taught Literature course is offered for advanced-level students. Course-related excursions plays a central role in the program, taking you outside the classroom to discover the rich heritage and contemporary culture of Berlin and Germany. Study in Berlin this summer! Curriculum Highlights

Improve your German language skills through beginning- and intermediate-level IES Abroad language courses. German language experience is not required to participate. Enroll in area studies courses focusing on Art History, Film Studies, German Language and Literature, Jewish Studies, and Political Science. ... [-]

Beijing Summer - Language Intensive

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 2 months September 2018 China Beijing Hong Kong + 1 more

Designed to help you acquire or improve Chinese language skills through intensive language instruction, an entire year of college-level Chinese is covered during this program. Small class sizes and one-on-one instruction with Chinese language faculty make this program perfect for vastly improving your language skills.

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Overview

In Beijing, skyscrapers compete for space with historic temples and crowded courtyard homes, while bicycles have given way to countless cars. Although Mandarin Chinese is spoken in some form by the majority of China’s population, the form of Chinese spoken in Beijing is considered the standard, making it an ideal location for learning correct pronunciation. Offering an ideal environment for acquiring and improving Chinese language skills, the IES Abroad Beijing summer program provides intensive beginner, intermediate, advanced intermediate, and advanced level Chinese language courses.

IES Abroad’s Beijing Summer study abroad program offers enrollment in IES Abroad courses, housing in student residence halls or a homestay through Global Future Leaders (see below), regular meetings with local students as language and culture partners, and field trips in Beijing and throughout China; you will have the opportunity to meet Chinese and international students alike. Starting at the IES Abroad Center on the west campus of Beijing Foreign Studies University, you will gain a meaningful cultural experience and a deeper knowledge of what it means to be a citizen of the world.... [-]


Barcelona Summer - Language Intensive

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2018 Spain Barcelona Hong Kong + 1 more

The IES Abroad Barcelona Summer Language Intensive Program is designed for students who want to engage in intensive Spanish language and culture learning in a four-week study abroad program. The program is equal to an entire semester of Spanish language study and is open to all language levels. [+]

Overview

The IES Abroad Barcelona Summer Language Intensive Program is designed for students who want to engage in intensive Spanish language and culture learning in a four-week study abroad program. The program is equal to an entire semester of Spanish language study and is open to all language levels. Over the course of the summer, you will come to know Barcelona's vibrant plazas and winding streets through culturally enriching opportunities. The Barcelona Summer Language Intensive Program offers enrollment in Spanish-intensive IES Abroad courses, housing in homestays with local families, and DiscoverIES (course-related excursions & field trips); you will have the opportunity to meet Spanish and international students alike. Starting at the IES Abroad Center in the center of Barcelona near the Plaza Catalunya, this program will help you to gain a meaningful cultural experience and a deeper knowledge of what it means to be a citizen of the world.... [-]


Advanced English Program

Tel Aviv University
Campus July 2018 Israel Tel Aviv

The program is intended for students who would like to improve their English language skills before beginning their undergraduate or graduate studies at Tel Aviv University or elsewhere. Students should have high intermediate to advanced level proficiency in English (if demand is sufficient, courses will be offered at lower proficiency levels as well). [+]

About

The program is intended for students who would like to improve their English language skills before beginning their undergraduate or graduate studies at Tel Aviv University or elsewhere. Students should have high intermediate to advanced level proficiency in English (if demand is sufficient, courses will be offered at lower proficiency levels as well).

The program focuses on reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in academic contexts. Topics covered include building academic vocabulary, reading more efficiently, writing academic papers, listening to lectures and note-taking, participating in seminar discussions, and delivering oral presentations.

Students will also be guided in library and research skills. The courses are taught by qualified and experienced teachers who specialize in teaching English for academic purposes. The courses are taught in small classes.... [-]


Summer School in Italian Language and Culture

University of Pisa
Campus Full time July 2018 Italy Pisa

The intensive courses of Italian of the Summer School are planned according to the aims and objectives of the Common European Framework and are therefore divided into A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. [+]

The intensive courses of Italian of the Summer School are planned according to the aims and objectives of the Common European Framework and are therefore divided into A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.

Students will be divided into groups by means of an entry test.

Compared to ordinary courses offered by the CLI during the academic year, intensive summer courses are characterized by some specific features:

• a reduced number of students, to favor individualized teaching and to cater for individual needs;

• an increased use of recreational activities in teaching;... [-]


Summer Course: International - EU Affairs and/or French Language and Society

Sciences Po Lille
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2018 France Lille

Do you feel like visiting the European Institutions, study EU Affairs and French language at the same time this summer? Welcome to Sciences Po Lille Summer School! [+]

Do you feel like visiting the European Institutions, study EU Affairs and French language at the same time this summer? Welcome to Sciences Po Lille Summer School!

The 2018 Summer School proposes an innovative programme around 2 tracks:

International - EU Affairs French Language & Society

Professors teaching during the Four weeks in July will have the opportunity to teach small groups of students and propose methodological and interactive approaches. Students will have the opportunity to divide their time in Lille between modules which focus on International and European affairs, including issues such as the crisis in Climate change, European identity and values, and migration. The courses in The French language aims to enhance and perfect their language skills as well provide some understanding of the contemporary aspects of French society. Sciences Po Lille’s Summer School offers a variety of field trips and social events.... [-]


Siberian Summer School: Philosophical Tradition between West and East

Novosibirsk State University
Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2018 Russia Novosibirsk

The course is aimed at establishing a new area of study, based on a comparative analysis of Western and Eastern cultural patterns. The study of inter-cultural dynamics will be anchored within the framework of ancient and modern cultural history covering a vast area both geographically and temporally, from the Western World to the Far East. [+]

Who are we?

Novosibirsk State University is located at the heart of Akademgorodok, a world-famous research center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It was founded in the 1960s in the Siberian taiga as the birth place for new ideas and technologies. Now it's a world-class research and educational cluster with 35 research institutes, innovative Technopark and the University at the heart of this well-balanced system.

The main areas of training and research:

Elementary particle physics, Photonics and Quantum Optics, Research of the Arctic, Cancer Therapy Innovation, Chemistry, Materials and Technologies, Genomic Technologies, Biomarkers and Social Behavior, Archeology, Computer Science, Economics and Sociology... [-]


Siberian Summer School: Siberian People and Places in Visual Dimensions

Novosibirsk State University
Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2018 Russia Novosibirsk

Siberia is the richest and the most beautiful region in Russia. We suggest getting insight into Siberian history, culture and media environment. An essential part of the program is devoted to the visual technologies that will let students not only explore Siberia, but also look at it through the lens of the photo and video camera as well as create unique photo and video history.

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Who are we?

Novosibirsk State University is located at the heart of Akademgorodok, a world-famous research center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It was founded in the 1960s in the Siberian taiga as the birth place for new ideas and technologies. Now it's a world-class research and educational cluster with 35 research institutes, innovative Technopark and the University at the heart of this well-balanced system.

The main areas of training and research:

Elementary particle physics, Photonics and Quantum Optics, Research of the Arctic, Cancer Therapy Innovation, Chemistry, Materials and Technologies, Genomic Technologies, Biomarkers and Social Behavior, Archeology, Computer Science, Economics and Sociology... [-]


Siberian Summer School: Russian Arctic: Hidden Heritage

Novosibirsk State University
Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2018 Russia Novosibirsk

Go North! That is how the wind of change blows. The interest in the Arctic region is as intensive as the "go East" movement 25 years ago after the Soviet Union collapsed. And much more challenging, as this interest involves conflicting aims of national and international agents. [+]

Who are we?

Novosibirsk State University is located at the heart of Akademgorodok, a world-famous research center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It was founded in the 1960s in the Siberian taiga as the birth place for new ideas and technologies. Now it's a world-class research and educational cluster with 35 research institutes, innovative Technopark and the University at the heart of this well-balanced system.

The main areas of training and research:

Elementary particle physics, Photonics and Quantum Optics, Research of the Arctic, Cancer Therapy Innovation, Chemistry, Materials and Technologies, Genomic Technologies, Biomarkers and Social Behavior, Archeology, Computer Science, Economics and Sociology... [-]