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.
Improve your language skills through the Get the Edge program. This summer school is designed to meet the needs of students whose first language is not English, and who wish to improve their English language ability for the purposes of using it to study at undergraduate courses in universities. The program will take place from June 27th to July 10th and will include exciting cultural activities during the weekends of your stay. Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s highest ranking university. Situated in one of the friendliest cities in Europe, Trinity stands at the heart of a bustling cultural hub. Our Summer 2015 courses will give all students the chance to see what it’s like studying at university on our beautiful historic campus. Social and cultural events mean that all attendees will receive a taste of Irish life, while making friends from all over the world.
This course is aimed at anyone who wants to write a biography, memoir or other form of non-fiction. It will use examples and practical exercises to guide students through the skills needed to write interesting non-fiction: research, editing, how to tell a story and ways of using discription.
Edinburgh has an incredibly rich literary heritage and was the first city in the world to receive UNESCO City of Literature status. This course examines some of Edinburgh's most eminent literary talents, some Edinburgh locals and other Edinburgh visitors.
En rumbo: intermediate Spanish follows on from Portales: beginners’ Spanish (L194). It builds on your existing Spanish knowledge and teaches more advanced language in the context of Spanish and Latin American society and culture.
Auftakt: intermediate German follows on from Rundblick: beginners’ German (L193). It revises and consolidates the knowledge of German you already have and teaches more advanced language in the context of German-speaking countries and communities. Study resources – including printed module books and online interactive activities – are carefully designed to develop the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. They provide clear learning objectives, guidance and model answers.
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.
Some of the most powerful and moving English poetry of the modern period was written during or about the First World War. This course examines the context of that poetry and issues involved in studying it by exploring the life and writing of three major war poets: Owen, Rosenberg and Sassoon, amongst others.
The summer course Anne Frank in Amsterdam and Beyond explores the different ways in which this narrative has been retold, through the past seventy years and in different media.
Swahili A and Swahili B are interconnected courses that provide a contemporary, exciting, immersive and intensive introduction to the Swahili language – the most international and widely spoken of the indigenous languages on the African continent.
This preparatory English language program helps students to gain the minimum IELTS academic English level required to enter the hotel management diploma programs. The Hospitality Preparatory Program focuses on relevant skills in English comprehension, listening, reading, writing and speaking, and the terminology used within the hospitality industry.
Spanish Program - Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Lenguas Modernas Campus de las Lagunillas S/N
The English Literature A Level course will open up the world of classic and contemporary literature, helping you to become a confident reader of a range of texts and improving your ability to respond to and analyse what you read. Studying English literature broadens your horizons intellectually and career-wise, as it helps you to develop valuable analytical and expressive skills that are highly prized by any employer.