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.
For the fourth time we invite guests from all over the world to participate in our Summer Educational Program “Russian Studies – Russia 2030”, that is distinguished by its futuristic directionality in combination with modern educational approach and fundamental scientific base. The School will be held on July, 28 - August, 18, 2014.
Spanish Program - Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Lenguas Modernas Campus de las Lagunillas S/N
Dutch is a Germanic language that is spoken by approximately 23 million people world-wide. Most of these live in the Netherlands and in Belgium, but Dutch is also spoken in Surinam and on the Dutch Antilles. This intermediate 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.
This Summer School programme is organised for students from the VWO level of the Dutch education system, university students and teachers, and other people interested in classical literature.
Dì y bù: beginners’ Chinese will give you the skills you need to speak and understand simple Chinese (Mandarin) in everyday contexts. No previous knowledge of Chinese is required. This key introductory Level 1 course will take you through a wide range of practical situations such as socialising, shopping and getting around. We’ll send you printed and audio materials, and you’ll have a dedicated website, all of which support independent learning.
Ouverture: intermediate French follows on from Bon départ: beginners’ French (L192). It revises and consolidates the knowledge of French you already have and teaches more advanced language in the context of French-speaking societies and French culture.
This intensive two-week English language course focuses on the teaching methods and language used in the CLIL classroom. The course provides ample opportunities for hands-on teaching in English. An average day will consist of vocabulary development, exploration of new ideas and teaching practice and feedback. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussions on how to become a more effective communicator in the English classroom.
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 University of Gloucestershire.
The Department of French language and literature holds a summer school entitled The Geneva Summer School of Criticism. Its objective is simple: to make the University of Geneva the site of an annual encounter around questions of literary criticism.
This course helps you to write better academic papers in English, and to improve your spoken English. Throughout the course you will improve your fluency, vocabulary and your confidence when speaking English. You will be working on several aspects of writing, such as the structure of your paper, text cohesion and style issues. Your own written work will be used during this course as well.
This completely online course aims to develop the communication skills you need for successful academic study in English. Throughout the course, you will work with a wide range of texts from different subject areas. By exploring different subject areas you will develop the academic English that is most relevant to your study.