Summer Courses in Linguistics

Students looking for extra credits or something academic to fill in their summer break may find some benefit to taking a summer course. This type of course can provide a way to acquire more skills and practice with a certain subject. Courses may also be able to offer an introduction to a new area of study. What is a summer course in linguistics? Linguistics is the study of the science behind langu… Read more

Students looking for extra credits or something academic to fill in their summer break may find some benefit to taking a summer course. This type of course can provide a way to acquire more skills and practice with a certain subject. Courses may also be able to offer an introduction to a new area of study.

What is a summer course in linguistics? Linguistics is the study of the science behind language and the way humans speak, so courses in linguistics will take a scientific approach to understanding this phenomenon. Students might learn about some of the specific foundations of the study while exploring in depth some of the most interesting questions surrounding the field, such as how children learn language, language structure and patterns, how languages vary between cultures and how these specific languages each shape a culture’s thinking and way of life.

One of the greatest benefits students of linguistics acquire is the increased ability to communicate with greater clarity and expressiveness. Good articulation is a boon in almost every field imaginable, so the benefits are far-reaching. Linguistics students may also find their skills in critical thinking and reasoning are much improved.

While most linguistics programs will share a similar class structure and focus, costs can vary for summer courses depending on the length of the course and the prestige of the university offering it. Students are therefore advised to research their desired programs before applying.

Graduates of linguistics have a wide variety of career paths to pursue. Many students will go on to earn higher degrees in linguistics or in other fields, such as psychology, cognitive neuroscience or English. Those who want to pursue careers after school can generally find employment in fields dealing with language, such as speech therapy, artificial intelligence, and language learning. Some students might work as translators or interpreters in government, medicine or law. Others may be interested in working as teachers and educators in English, foreign languages or other language-related topics.

No matter the location, linguistics programs are offered all over the world to students of all backgrounds. To learn more, 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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Helsinki Summer School
Helsinki, Finland

In these turbulent times, it is important to focus on the founding processes and foundations of our social and political existence.

In these turbulent times, it is important to focus on the founding processes and foundations of our social and political existence. -
Summer courses
Full-time
17 days
English
04 Aug 2020
01 Jun 2020
Campus
 

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