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.
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).
Students who participate in this program will have a very unique opportunity to explore the rich Russian culture and learn about the Ural Region and Ekaterinburg (Yekaterinburg), Russia while learning about theories and applications in Business promotion via the Internet a core and behavioral course.
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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 Paris Summer School is focused on the theme of ‘Revolutions’. This allows students to explore how French culture has long been at the centre of innovation in the fields of architecture, film, literature, art, philosophy and drama. Students will spend two weeks in Paris in an interdisciplinary environment, attending seminars given by academics from the University of Kent and visiting important sites and museums related to the programme.