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.
UCAM Summer program offers you chance to learn the 3rd most spoken language in the world right in its home, Spain. With rich menu of educational and cultural activities, students will have fun in every turn.
This beginners-plus course in Dutch offers you the opportunity to learn the Dutch language fast and well. It covers the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. During the course you will also get familiarized with Dutch customs and manners. The following themes will be used: transportation, talking about hobbies, telling people what you do, what you did and what you want to do, making an appointment, talking about your house, neighbourhood and town. The course aim is to reach level A1+.
Think visual! Can lawyers use film to tell their client’s stories? Can lawyers use images to make their point of view clear? Yes. The use of images is burgeoning in the justice system and will continue to do so. Digital technologies and images have become more important in every phase of the system; multimodality is the standard in nowadays communication and of course also enters the courtrooms. Learn to think visual: theory and hands on!
This beginners' course in Dutch offers you the opportunity to learn the Dutch language fast and well. The course aim is to reach level A1-. It covers the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. During the course you will also get familiarized with Dutch customs and manners. The following themes will be used: getting to know each other, talking about relatives, daily life (shopping, doing the groceries, inviting people, ordering in a bar or restaurant).
This course follows on from Motive: upper intermediate German (L203). It continues to develop your knowledge and understanding of the society and culture of contemporary Germany and German-speaking countries, and to extend the practical skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Ask someone their opinion on bilingualism and youre likely to hear statements such as: Learning two languages from birth confuses children and impairs their cognitive development, Bilingual children cant speak either of their two languages properly or You can only become bilingual if you start acquiring your second language as a young child.
The Summer Ulpan brings together students from over 40 countries that have come to immerse themselves in an intensive Hebrew language experience. Each Ulpan session offers a full range of studies at fourteen different levels of proficiency, from elementry to advanced. Students will be placed in the appropriate level based on a Hebrew placement exam.
The main aim of this course is to improve your Academic English writing skills by means of practical assignments. The following aspects of academic writing will be dealt with: how to avoid common grammatical mistakes; how to avoid informal, non-academic language; how to write coherent paragraphs; how to write an effective introduction; how to describe your methods and results;
IBS offers a one-year Intensive English Language Programme with 600 hours of English including Business English. At the end of the programme students who work hard and achieve good results throughout the year may take the LCCI Intermediate Language Exam free of charge at the school.
Summer Business School - Module “Open Your Mind to Russia” - Within the module you will gain the knowledge about Russian business, culture, identity, national history, government, customs, traditions, you’ll visit «Baltica» brewery company, while extra academic activities will bring you into inner life of Russian Cultural Capital.
This intensive one-week course is especially designed for interpreters. The course focuses on general legal Dutch language, culture and contemporary issues in Dutch society. The goal of the course is upgrading the interpreters’ passive knowledge of legal Dutch through lectures on topical issues, as well as improving their active command of the Dutch language (C-level).
Organiser: University of Helsinki. What is meant by Intercultural Communication? What are the contexts in which Intercultural Communication typically occurs and what are its distinguishing features? Which factors contribute to success or failure in Intercultural Communication? Taking questions such as these as points of departure, the course addresses its themes from a sociolinguistic perspective. These themes are linked by the key concepts of misunderstanding and manipulation.