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Durham University

The Centre for Foreign Language Study

The Centre for Foreign Language Study


The Centre for Foreign Language Study (CFLS) delivers language learning opportunities to 2,500 language learners, including students and researchers at the University, as well as to University staff, those who use second languages at work, and the general public.

It is our philosophy to encourage language learning as widely as possible, and for a variety of purposes. Anyone who wishes to learn a language, for whatever reason, should be able to do so. We aim to deliver a broad portfolio of language courses, and work collaboratively with other language centres in UK universities, and are a member of the Association of University Language Communities of the UK & Ireland (AULC), and of the federation of language centres in higher education in Europe (CercleS).




Thinking of studying an elective language module in 2019-20? Please see our credit bearing pages for further details and registration information. If you have any questions, please email cfls.admin@durham.ac.uk or call in to Elvet Riverside (rooms ER217 / ER219) to speak to us in person.

(10 Jun 2019)

We are recruiting to two open-ended, full time teaching posts in Japanese language. These posts are available due to recent staff changes and an expansion in provision for Japanese. Further details.

(13 June 2019)

Contact Details

The Centre for Foreign Language Study
School of Modern Languages & Cultures
Durham University
Elvet Riverside
New Elvet
Durham DH1 3JT

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