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Everything You Wanted to Know About Language Summer Schools

What are you planning to do this summer?

Does it interest you to learn a new language?

If yes, you may consider enrolling yourself for a language summer school in some foreign country. There are abundant opportunities to participate in a summer course, the duration of which generally varies from 2 weeks to 6 weeks, to enhance your language skills. There are options available for summer courses for practically any language that interests you.

Given below are different reasons for which you must consider taking a language summer school course this year:

  • Summer school language courses help you dramatically improve your language skills and thus, CV. Most of you would agree that there is no better place to learn a language than where it is spoken widely. Have you ever considered learning French in Paris or Spanish in Barcelona?
  • Languages courses that are offered in foreign universities are flexible and cater to the needs of participants of all the levels right from beginners to advanced learners.
  • For those of you who argue that you can visit the destination country as a tourist and learn the local language without having to enroll yourself for any language course, what you must know is that your accommodation as a student is a lot cheaper than it would be as a tourist. Moreover, there will be no certification or guidance.
  • You get to meet people belonging to different cultures and far off places. You, therefore, get exposed to several networking opportunities that are important for success in any chosen career field.
  • Language courses allow you to have some free time, thereby, giving you a time and chance to explore your new study destination and places around it.

Associated Costs

The cost of a language summer school may vary depending on several factors:

  • University choice
  • Duration of your stay
  • Accommodation availability

The costs associated with language summer schools usually vary from 300 EUR to 1,000 EUR depending on the factors given above.

Language Summer Schools

Europe and UK

Given below are different options in Europe and UK where you make take a language course this summer:

  • Audencia Business School (French)
  • Cours de Vacances, Switzerland (French)
  • Coventry University, UK (English)
  • Edinburgh College, UK (English)
  • Edge Hill University, UK (English)
  • Erasmus University, Netherlands (Italian)
  • ESCE Paris- International Business School (French)
  • IE Summer School, Spain
  • Tallinn Summer School, Estonia (English, Estonian, Russian)
  • University of Pisa, Italy (Italian)
  • Utrecht Summer School, Netherlands (Dutch)
  • University College Dublin, Ireland (English)

Read Also: Ways to Make the Best Out of Your Summer School Journey


The top universities in the US offering language summer schools in one or more languages are as given below:

  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Middlebury College, Vermont
  • Stanford University
  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Valparaiso University
  • Washington State University
  • Yale University

Finally, it is important that you find the right summer language school for yourself depending on your requirements and career goals.

Are you looking for some guidance to enroll yourself in a summer school for the year 2018? Contact us and we will help you on your journey abroad this summer season.

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