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The Centre for Foreign Language Study

Credit Bearing Courses

Credit Bearing Modules in Foreign Languages

Durham University's Centre for Foreign Language Study (CFLS) offers a wide range of credit bearing language modules open to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Our modules are generally aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), with levels from A1 (Beginner) to in some languages C1 (Advanced).

The following table lists the open language modules that we expect to run in 2017-18, subject to sufficient registration numbers. Courses run from October to June annually, commencing week beginning 9th October 2017.

DURHAM CAMPUS
Entry/exit level or prior study Stage 1Beginner to A1 Stage 2A1 (GCSE)-A2 Stage 3A2(AS level)-B1 Stage 4B1 (A level)-B2 Stage 5B2-B2+/C1 (Advanced) Stage 6C1
Arabic MLAN1531 MLAN1561 MLAN1601 - - -
Catalan MLAN1541
Chinese (Mandarin) MLAN1191 MLAN1201 MLAN1211 MLAN1221 MLAN1521 -
French MLAN1411 MLAN1391 MLAN1361 MLAN1371 MLAN1441 MLAN1581
German MLAN1251 MLAN1271 MLAN1281 MLAN1451 MLAN1461 -
Italian MLAN1511 MLAN1551 MLAN1591 MLAN1621 - -
Japanese MLAN1151 MLAN1161 MLAN1171 MLAN1471 - -
Korean MLAN1571 MLAN1611 - - - -
Portuguese MLAN1501 - - - - -
Russian MLAN1181 MLAN1491 - - - -
Spanish MLAN1301 MLAN1311 MLAN1321 MLAN1291 MLAN1481 -
QUEEN’S CAMPUS
Chinese (Mandarin) MLAS1011 - - - - -
French MLAS1061 - - - - -
German MLAS1021 - - - - -
Japanese MLAS1081 MLAS1101 - - - -
Spanish MLAS1031 MLAS1071 - - - -

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

The modules are open to all 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.

Each module is worth 20 credits [10 ECTS] and is taught over 21 weeks. Taught mainly in Elvet Riverside, each module 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.

All modules are examined with written, oral and aural assessments (the latter at Stages 1 and 2 only), and regular formative assessment.

Language Coordinators

Arabic:
Mr Abed al Zuweiri
room ER A59

Chinese:
Dr Li Li
room ERA60

French:
Mme Anna JOHNSTON

Room ERA60

German:
Dr Alex BURDUMY
room ER218

Italian:
Mrs Giusy STOTT
room ER A59

Japanese:
Ms Shiori KUDO
room ER218

Korean:
Ms Yoonjoung CHOI

room ER209

Portuguese:
Mrs Fernanda LOURENCO
room ER 209

Russian:
Mrs Branka GRUNDY
room ER A28

Spanish:
Dr Marion CODERCH
room ER270