Short Courses in Languages

The complex discipline of languages aims at preparing student to build a deep understanding of a culture based on its individual language and literature, using the spoken and written forms of expression. Gaining in-depth knowledge of a foreign language helps students understand and value cultural diversity, helps build connections between societies, and makes the world a smaller, more open place to live in.

Courses explore a wide range of fields including: literature, film, critical theory, philosophy, linguistics, politics and ethics, etc.

Students who want to learn a foreign language may find short-courses, summer courses as well as advanced undergraduate and postgraduate language programmes. They may choose to study a popular international language such as English, French, German or Spanish, to use in international professional contexts. Alternatively, they may learn a less-known foreign language, or an old language gaining a good entry into a specialised field of work such as translations, interpreting, business or archaeology. Examples include Chinese, Arabic, Latin, Sanskrit or ancient Greek.

Students of languages are able to speak, write, listen and read in one or more foreign languages at an advanced level. Speaking and learning a foreign language enhances creativity, memory and problem-solving skills.

Languages graduates can find jobs in many areas working as: translators, teachers, linguists, international relations consultant, historians, research and more.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

English Language English Language
  • Any time
  • National $ 166 per module
  • International $ 329 per module
  • Not specified

The English Language Proficiency Program is not an undergraduate program; it is a program comprising specific courses that will help prepare students, particularly those who are not native English speakers, for success in three areas.

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French Language Proficiency French Language Proficiency
  • Any time
  • National $ 166 per module
  • International $ 329 per module
  • 12 months

The program allows students to be immersed in French courses. Completion of the certificate provides functional competence in oral and written French.

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General English Year Abroad General English Year Abroad
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 4,344 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 4,344 per module
  • 6 months

Long term courses of six or nine months of General English with additional special interest areas such as British culture and society, English literature, advanced grammar and vocabulary, and business English.

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Masterpieces of Short Fiction Masterpieces of Short Fiction
  • Any time
  • National $ 129 per module
  • International $ 129 per module
  • Not specified

As Masterpieces of Short Fiction demonstrates, however, that flash can reveal many different kinds of truths. For example, in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," an embittered nobleman entombs his rival in a dank crypt, while in Grace Paley's "An Interest in Life," a deserted housewife maintains her good humor and hope while trying to raise her children. Throughout the course, you encounter both of these extremes—the extraordinary and the ordinary moments of life—while you examine the craft of short fiction.

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The Western Literary Canon in Context The Western Literary Canon in Context
  • Any time
  • National $ 199 per module
  • International $ 199 per module
  • Not specified

You explore these and other thought-provoking questions in The Western Literary Canon in Context, a thorough investigation of more than 30 key works of the Western canon and the critical roles they played—and continue to play—in the development of Western literature. Over the course of 36 lectures, award-winning professor and author John M. Bowers of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas takes you from the formation of the Bible to the postcolonial literature of the late 20th century, revealing the exciting stories behind these classic works and their often surprising connections with one another.

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Story of Human Language Story of Human Language
  • Any time
  • National $ 319 per module
  • International $ 319 per module
  • Not specified

Dr. John McWhorter, one of America's leading linguists and a frequent commentator on network television and National Public Radio, addresses these and other questions as he takes you on an in-depth, 36-lecture tour of the development of human language, showing how a single tongue spoken 150,000 years ago has evolved into the estimated 6,000 languages used around the world today.

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Summer school: The Romanovs and St. Petersburg Summer school: The Romanovs and St. Petersburg
  • Jun 2016
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 300 per module
  • Non-EEA € 300 per module
  • 7 days

Outcome (diploma or credits): Language practice in Russian. Understanding of Russian economics, politics and social life, history, culture and science. The certificate showing the number of earned 3 ECTS credits.

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General English Intensive General English Intensive
  • Oct 2015
  • Nov 2015
  • Dec 2015
  • EEA £ 247 per week
  • Non-EEA £ 247 per week
  • 14 days

Improve your language skills in a stimulating environment. A range of flexible English language courses in a campus-based learning environment with access to university facilities. Our General English courses cover a range of course types and are designed to help you make real progress. They are intensive, comprising 20 hours per week of classroom study, plus additional individual study with the support of your teachers and other staff.

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General English Summer School General English Summer School
  • Jun 2016
  • Jul 2016
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA £ 175 per week
  • Non-EEA £ 175 per week
  • 14 days

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.

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Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language
  • Mar 2016
  • Oct 2015
  • National $ 250 per module
  • International $ 250 per module
  • 3 months

The program will focus on expanding teachers and students in knowledge of the didactics of teaching the language: grammar (context-dependent), vocabulary, literature and expression; Particular emphasis will be placed on the technological aspect and the use of audio-visual and Internet aids in teaching the language;

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IELTS Preparation Course
  • Apr 2016
  • Jun 2016
  • Jul 2016
  • Nov 2015
  • EEA £ 288 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 288 per module
  • 1 months

The preparation you need to succeed in IELTS examinations - add-on to your General English course. We offer intensive exam preparation courses which will help equip you with the skills and knowledge required for IELTS preparation in the heart of London. IELTS preparation is available as an add-on study programme to a General English course.

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General English Year Abroad General English Year Abroad
  • Oct 2015
  • Nov 2015
  • Dec 2015
  • EEA £ 196 per week
  • Non-EEA £ 196 per week
  • Not specified

Build your fluency and confidence in English. Long-term courses of six or nine months of General English with additional special interest areas such as British culture and society, English literature, advanced grammar and vocabulary, and business English.

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