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The Centre for Foreign Language Study

Credit Bearing Modules in Foreign Languages

We offer a wide range of credit bearing language modules. All are open to Durham University undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, providing they take no more than 30 credits below their level of study, and subject to individual degree programme restrictions.

Registration for 2018/19 for returning students is now open. Register via Banner/DUO, and complete and return the CFLS Language Declaration form which can be found to the top right of this page.

There are some additional restrictions that may apply, as follows:

• Students are not usually allowed to register for two language electives in the same year, unless with the approval of their home Department, and then only in Year 1 of their studies (different arrangements may apply for incoming ERASMUS students). If a student does register for two language electives in the same year, they cannot both be at Stage 1 (beginners level)

• Students may not be allowed to register for more than two language electives (40 credits) during the duration of their degree programme, other than with the approval of their home Department (via a concession if necessary

• If a student does register for more than two language electives during the duration of their degree programme, they may be in no more than two different languages.

• Students in final year are generally discouraged from registering for a Stage 1 (Beginners) language module, unless they have a specific need to study that language to support their future academic or career plans. Extra-curricular study options are otherwise available.

Our modules are generally aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), with levels from A1 (Beginner) to, in some languages, C1 (Advanced).

Each module is worth 20 credits [10 ECTS] and is taught over 20 weeks, from October to June. Taught mainly in Elvet Riverside, each has 2-3 hours per week class time (subject to level and language), and students are expected to study independently for around 5 hours per week. In the more popular modules there are multiple groups to maximise flexibility for students across the University.

For further details, please contact cfls.admin@durham.ac.uk.

All modules are examined with written, oral and aural assessments, and regular formative assessment.

The table below lists the modules we intend to offer for the 2018 - 2019 academic year. Please note modules previously suffixed MLAN have been re-coded CFLS:

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Stage 5

Stage 6

Entry: Beginner
Exit: A1 (CEFR)

Entry: GCSE
Exit: A2 (CEFR)
Entry: A2 (CEFR) or AS Level
Exit: B1 (CEFR)

Entry: B1 (CEFR) or A Level
Exit: B2.1 (CEFR)

Entry: B2.1 (CEFR)
Exit: B2.2/C1.1 (CEFR) (Advanced)
Entry: C1.1 (CEFR)
Arabic CFLS1A11 CFLS1A21 CFLS1A31
Chinese (Mandarin) CFLS1C11 CFLS1C21 CFLS1C31 CFLS1C41 CFLS1C51
French CFLS1F11 CFLS1F21 CFLS1F31 CFLS1F41 CFLS1F51 CFLS1F61
German CFLS1G11 CFLS1G21 CFLS1G31 CFLS1G41 CFLS1G51
Italian CFLS1I11 CFLS1I21 CFLS1I31
Japanese CFLS1J11 CFLS1J21 CFLS1J31
Korean CFLS1K11 CFLS1K21
Portuguese CFLS1P11
Russian CFLS1R11 CFLS1R21
Spanish CFLS1S11 CFLS1S21 CFLS1S31 CFLS1S41 CFLS1S51 CFLS1S61 (NEW)

Language Coordinators

Arabic:
Mr Abed al Zuweiri

Room ERA59

Chinese:
Dr Li Li
Room ERA60

French:
Mrs Anna Johnston
Room ER260

German:
Dr Alex Burdumy
Room ER218

Italian:
Mrs Giusy Stott
Room ERA59

Japanese:
Ms Shiori Kudo
Room ER218

Korean:
Mark Critchley

Room ER219

Portuguese:
Mrs Fernanda Lourenco
Room ER209

Russian:
Mrs Branka Grundy
Room ERA28

Spanish:
Dr Marion Coderch
Room ER270