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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Japanese in Action Summer Course

J.F. Oberlin University Summer Session
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 Japan Tokyo

This action-oriented course makes the most of the short-term study abroad environment by focusing on the situations that students encounter while in Japan. [+]

(Open to students at all proficiency levels)

This action-oriented course makes the most of the short-term study abroad environment by focusing on the situations that students encounter while in Japan. Depending on the level of proficiency, students will either learn basic grammatical structures and vocabulary or reinforce and fully utilize previously studied grammar while expanding vocabulary to accomplish more challenging communicative goals. Interaction with Japanese students is emphasized.In this course, students will learn to use the language to achieve actual communicative goals in Japanese. Examples of the situations that call for the use of various linguistic forms are introducing oneself (e.g., at an international party, to a Japanese family), exchanging useful information on the neighborhood and surrounding towns, getting around & using public transportation, solving communication-related problems, describing cultural artifacts & asking questions, talking about events, inviting someone to outings, talking about customs, manners, cultural differences, one’s hometown, etc. with a Japanese family, and so on.Students with differing degrees of proficiency in Japanese will work toward the achievement of the goals set according to their level, keeping “can-do statements” in mind. Volunteer students whose native language is Japanese are brought in to work with summer program participants for both language support and authentic interaction in Japanese. Students are encouraged to make the most of various resources available on campuses such as a JSL resource center and the Writing Support Center. Final grades will be given based on quizzes, class participation, and homework/assignments. Students’ self-evaluation of the degree to which they... [-]


Experiential Activities in Japanese Summer Course

J.F. Oberlin University Summer Session
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 Japan Tokyo

Drawing upon our vast experience in combining language and culture in multi-level classes, this course provides an opportunity to experience Japanese culture first hand with Japanese students. [+]

(Open to students at all proficiency levels)

Drawing upon our vast experience in combining language and culture in multi-level classes, this course provides an opportunity to experience Japanese culture first hand with Japanese students through activities such as playing traditional musical instruments, calligraphy, cooking, visiting JFOU club activities while improving their Japanese language skills. This course is designed to help students improve their language skills through five to six activities focusing on aspects of Japanese culture and society. Each “experiential activity” consists of three phases: “Preparation,” “Experiential Activity” and “Feedback.” Two to three class meetings will be spent on one activity. Typically, one class meeting is allocated to each of the “Preparation” and “Experiential Activity” phases. The preparation involves learning words and expressions as well as learning or reviewing grammatical items to be used in a particular activity. The “experiential activity” is the actual experience. Volunteer students whose native language is Japanese are brought in to work with summer program participants in these class meetings for both language support and authentic interaction in Japanese. After each activity, students write a short report according to their proficiency level. At the end of the course, students will conduct further research on one of the activities (topics) experienced earlier in the course and write a report in Japanese, which should be accompanied by a portfolio. Depending on the number of students, students will give an oral presentation as well.... [-]


Summer French Course

Maison des Langues
Campus Full time 3 - 6 weeks February 2019 Switzerland Geneva

Summer courses in French language and French-speaking culture [+]

Located in the historical heart of the city of Geneva, the French Summer Courses of the University of Geneva provide an exciting set of 3 and 6-week intensive course to students from all over the world and of all levels. This is one of the best adult French language and culture programmes available in Switzerland since 1891.

The Summer French courses are open to everyone who is at least 17 years old.

Classes take place every day from Monday to Friday, in the morning and in the afternoon.

PROGRAMME

3-week course

3 separate sessions :

- from 25 June to 13 July 2018 / CHF 850.-

- from 16 July to 3 August 2018 / CHF 850.-

- from 6 August to 24 August 2018 / CHF 850.-... [-]


Japanese Language and design, culture in Yokohama in Summer 2018

Yokohama Design College
Campus July 2019 Japan Yokohama

Enjoy your summer to learn survival Japanese, the very basic Japanese grammar and experience historical places, sightseeing places, also amusement park [+]

What you learn

Japanese Language, Design, Manga, Japanese culture

Duration

July 23 – August 3 (with temporary visitor visa)

Excursion

Tokyo Disney Resort, Mt.Fuji, and Fuji Q Highland, Tokyo Tower (Onepiece museum)

Why you choose us?

Enjoy your summer to learn survival Japanese, the very basic Japanese grammar and experience historical places, sightseeing places, also amusement park !!!

This is a package course, you don’t have to book by yourself, you will have wonderful memories in summer just following your teacher.

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Summer School - German Engineering, Language and Culture

RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University
Campus Full time 3 weeks August 2019 Germany Stolberg (Rhineland)

This Summer School includes an intensive 3-week German language course; its credits can be integrated into the students' study programmes in Japan. This year, we are happy to open the programme for all our Japanese partner universities. [+]

Beginning in August 2007, RWTH Aachen University and Keio University in Japan have staged a Summer School for around 20 selected students from Keio's Graduate School of Science and Engineering.

This programme is a cooperation among the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL), the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (IAC), the Physics Institute (Physikzentrum), Aachen Chemical Engineering (AVT), the Language Center and the RWTH International Academy.

This Summer School includes an intensive 3-week German language course; its credits can be integrated into the students' study programmes in Japan. This year, we are happy to open the programme for all our Japanese partner universities:... [-]


Advanced English Program

Tel Aviv University
Campus July 2019 Israel Tel Aviv-Yafo

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.... [-]


Siberian Summer School in Philosophical Tradition between West and East

Novosibirsk State University
Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2019 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... [-]


Summer Exchange Program

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time 5 - 7 weeks September 2019 Turkey Istanbul

The program aims to create a rewarding summer experience for students from both partner and non-partner universities. It combines high-quality courses and the opportunity to participate in local activities that enables you to gain insight into Turkish culture in Istanbul. [+]

The program aims to create a rewarding summer experience for students from both partner and non-partner universities. It combines high-quality courses and the opportunity to participate in local activities that enables you to gain insight into Turkish culture in Istanbul.

Located on both sides of the Bosphorus, Istanbul bridges Asia and Europe both physically and culturally. This is one of the greatest cities in the world where you can see a modern western city combined with its own unique culture. From the foundation of Byzantium in the 7th century BC until today, Istanbul always held an important role in the history of humanity as a melting pot of many civilizations. Today it boosted its population over 14 million people living in this spread out city. This makes Istanbul the largest city in Turkey and one of the biggest cities in the world.... [-]


Siena Summer - Tradition & Cuisine in Tuscany

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 7 weeks June 2019 Italy Siena

Enroll in a course on the history and tradition of the Palio and Contrade of Siena or study Tuscan culture and cuisine. By combining coursework with study outside the classroom, you will experience the rich cultural heritage of Tuscany. [+]

Overview

Nestled in the Tuscan countryside, Siena is a beautiful medieval city located 35 miles southwest of Florence. Immerse yourself in Italian society, cuisine, and culture, while enjoying easy access to the Tuscan capital, the sea, and the renowned Tuscan landscape.

Enroll in a course on the history and tradition of the Palio and Contrade of Siena or study Tuscan culture and cuisine. By combining coursework with study outside the classroom, you will experience the rich cultural heritage of Tuscany.

This program offers you an opportunity to get an insider’s view of the Palio—a famous horse race which occurs every summer in one of the most recognized piazzas in the world, Piazza del Campo. Each race horse represents one of the 17 historic neighborhoods, or contrade, of Siena, to which Sienese identity is fundamentally tied.... [-]


Berlin Summer - Language & Culture

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 7 weeks June 2019 Germany Berlin

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. ... [-]

Tokyo Summer

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 6 weeks May 2019 Japan Tokyo

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.... [-]


Shanghai Summer - Intensive Language

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 2 months June 2019 China Shanghai

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. [+]

Why Shanghai?

Beginning in Summer 2018, the Beijing Summer - Language Intensive Program will be held in Shanghai.

Immerse yourself in the language and culture of the largest city in China when you study abroad in Shanghai. In eight weeks, rapidly improve your language skills in the classroom and in your daily activities as you interact with Shanghai residents from all over China and around the world. The IES Abroad Shanghai summer program provides intensive beginner, intermediate, advanced intermediate, and advanced level Chinese language courses.

What You'll Study

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. You will study with IES Abroad Shanghai faculty and follow a Center-wide language pledge to maximize language learning.... [-]


Paris Summer - Intermediate Language

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 7 weeks May 2019 France Paris

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.... [-]


Nagoya Summer - Language & Culture

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 6 weeks June 2019 Japan 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. [+]

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 ... [-]

Rome Summer - Language & Culture

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 7 weeks May 2019 Italy Rome

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.... [-]