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Top 3 Undergraduate Pathways in Language Studies 2019

For international students seeking undergraduate education abroad, a pathway program offers an entrance opportunity. This one-year program prepares students for university by teaching a variety of subjects along with English fluency, with the credits transferable to admission at the host institution.

What is an undergraduate pathway in language studies? This program introduces scholars to the principles of a language studies major, developing competence in a chosen language as well as an understanding of the fundamentals of human language and its use. Often multidisciplinary in nature, the curriculum may cover the cultural context of the language and how this affects its development and use in practice. Courses can be structured for entry skill levels ranging from no prior experience to any level of certification.

Those taking an undergraduate pathway in language studies can build or enhance their fluency in reading, writing and speaking a foreign language. Along with this, the courses develop an understanding of how language is constructed, both in terms of structure and culture, and can help learners improve their writing skills more broadly.

Completing an undergraduate pathway program in language studies often takes a year of full-time study; the tuition costs vary from one institution to another but reflect the duration of the program. Interested parties should contact the school in question to find more information.

Following the pathway program and the full degree in a language studies major, graduates can expect opportunities in various careers abroad. Writing careers are a strong option, ranging from journalists reporting from other countries to editors, translators and publishers for fiction and non-fiction works. Language instructors may have such a program in their background, as well. In addition, government service workers, especially when involved in international relations, usually benefit greatly from knowing multiple languages.

Pathway programs can be found at numerous universities worldwide; online options can exist for some host schools, though many are campus-based. To start, 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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3 Results in Language Studies

The College, Swansea University

Swansea is the only University in the UK to offer the unique BA Honours English - Chinese Translation and Interpreting programme to students with a native or near-native ... [+]

Swansea is the only University in the UK to offer the unique BA Honours English - Chinese Translation and Interpreting programme to students with a native or near-native command of Chinese Mandarin, plus a high level of competence in English as a foreign language.

Key Features

The College, Swansea University provides teaching in smaller groups, with a personalised and supportive educational philosophy that encourages students to reach their maximum academic potential. All courses are available with a choice of start dates and durations, depending on your qualifications and English Language proficiency.

When you study in The College, Swansea University, you are a full student of the University from the start of your course.... [-]

United Kingdom Swansea
September 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
The Language Gallery in Germany

TLG Toronto offers you the great opportunity to prepare for academic life in an English-speaking environment, for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in our part ... [+]

University Pathway Programme

The University Pathway Programme is a pre-sessional course designed for international students who are planning to study for a degree at a university in the UK, Canada, or Germany and need to meet the language requirement of their conditional offer.

This programme will help you to:

Become acquainted with the appropriate language and study skills necessary for academic institutions Develop learning strategies required for university life Develop the functional skills needed for both inside and outside the classroom Settle into an academic environment before starting your studies Course Requirements Levels: A0 and above (Dependent on location) Duration: 8-58 weeks** ... [-]
Germany Berlin Hanover
Open Enrollment
Full-time
8 - 58 weeks
Campus
The Language Gallery in Canada

The University Pathway Programme is a pre-sessional course designed for international students who are planning to study for a degree at a university in the UK, Canada, o ... [+]

University Pathway Programme

The University Pathway Programme is a pre-sessional course designed for international students who are planning to study for a degree at a university in the UK, Canada, or Germany and need to meet the language requirement of their conditional offer.

This programme will help you to:

Become acquainted with the appropriate language and study skills necessary for academic institutions Develop learning strategies required for university life Develop the functional skills needed for both inside and outside the classroom Settle into an academic environment before starting your studies Course Requirements Levels: A0 and above (Dependent on location) Duration: 8-58 weeks** ... [-]
Canada Toronto Vancouver
Open Enrollment
Full-time
8 - 58 weeks
Campus