The discipline of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies is concerned with the relation and interaction between Language and Literature in a certain Cultural environment.
Language studies or linguistics is a science that tackles language from the perspective of structure, form, meaning and context, while literature is the art of the written composition, divided in poetry, prose and theatre. The complex discipline of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies aims at enabling the student to build a deep understanding of a culture based on the language and literature of that culture. Language and literature are both a very powerful expression tools and they offer insight into the building elements of a culture, the particular characteristics of a society or social group in terms of spirituality, intellect, emotion and physical environment. These two forms of expression are some of the strongest transmission channels of the cultural heritage of a society and researching those helps understand the drivers and mechanisms of the culture in question.
This fascinating discipline helps to understand and value the cultural diversity of the human society that is becoming more and more globalized and detached to specific culture. Being aware of the different cultural backgrounds of the members of our cross-cultural environment helps not only preserve the valuable artefacts and manifestations of that culture, but also to better communicate and cooperate in our day to day activity.
The Amsterdam Summer School offers small-scale courses in a wide range of fields at an excellent research university, VU University Amsterdam. In the course Discover Dutch: Dutch Language and Culture you will learn to speak and understand the Dutch language at a basic level (CEFR A1). The course is very interactive in nature. You will work on your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, including vocabulary and grammar. Part of the lessons will take place in our state of the art digital language lab. Spend your summer studying a challenging and interdisciplinary topic in the vibrant city of Amsterdam!
English language summer school for groups Our General English course in Scotland is for groups of 10 or more and provides an excellent opportunity to experience a taste of Scottish life and culture while improving your English language skills and confidence in spoken communication.
A short, intensive preparation course for students due to start their course in September Academically qualified students who have already been accepted into a University undergraduate or postgraduate course can use this course to improve their English quickly. Eligible students will receive a joint CAS for their Pre-sessional English course and GCU programme.
Intensive English language study to prepare you for your future academic studies English for University Study will prepare you for successful undergraduate or postgraduate study at a UK university, or for entry to one of the academic preparation courses offered by INTO Glasgow Caledonian University.
A chance to improve your English before progressing onto studying undergraduate modules at Glasgow Caledonian University Study Abroad with English is ideal for students wishing to spend time in the UK developing English skills, with the opportunity to gain university credit.
This intensive study of ten Shakespeare plays and the Sonnets takes close account of the social and political circumstances in which they were written and performed. This broad historicist approach is complemented by a strong emphasis on the diversity of twentieth-century critical responses to the plays and on modern productions of them, both on stage and on screen.
The course Norwegian for Foreign Students, level 1-3 does not require any previous knowledge of Norwegian. On level 1, English will be used as a support language. However, this is a rapid progress course, and attendance at the classes is compulsory. The course is designed for full-time students, in other words: the students have to be prepared to study intensively and continuously additional to the lectures given at the University College.
The CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is a world recognised initial teacher training qualification for those wanting to teach the English language, either in the UK or around the world. This four week intensive CELTA course is designed for people with little or no previous teaching experience, and aims to equip trainees with the skills they need in order to go straight into the classroom. This highly regarded initial teacher qualification is equivalent to level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework.
TestDAF is the globally recognised German language qualification, recognised by all German universities and colleges. Our tailored approach is designed to meet your individual needs and requirements and you will cover the key skills needed for all four parts of the test: reading, writing, speaking and listening.
With Executive German, you will enhance your communication skills in German, focusing on structures and vocabulary for presentations and written communication, as well as learning to negotiate effectively. Furthermore, you will improve your listening, pronunciation, and ability to work in a cross-cultural context.
Our Business German course aims to give you the language skills that give you an advantage in your current role, when applying for new roles, or going on to study Business in German.
General German covers the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, combining this practice with vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. This course starts every Monday and is available for any level of German, A1 – B2. We have a maximum number of 12 students in a class and you can study for a minimum of 1 week. There is no maximum study period.