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The Centre for Foreign Language Study

General purpose courses for Students, Staff and the General Public

The Languages for All programme comprises a series of extra-curricular courses open to Durham University staff and students (from Durham City and Queen's Campus), and members of the public. Course fees apply as follows:

  • Members of the public: £225.00
  • Durham University staff and students: £200.00
  • Returning learners: £175.00

VAT is not applicable. Textbooks and any optional external examination are not included.

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General programme

18 week language courses starting w/c 26 October 2015 (see registration information for late enrolment). Courses offered range from those aimed at Beginners through to those at Advanced level (subject to demand). Course information can be found via the links in the table below, and the 2015/16 Timetable can be found here.

Course dates and further practical information can be found under FAQs.

(for information on the summer programme consisting of short courses in June, click here)

Durham City

Beginners

Elementary

Lower Intermediate

Intermediate

Higher Intermediate

Advanced/in Society

Arabic

Yes

Yes

Chinese (Mandarin)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes (joined to LI)

Danish

Yes

French

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Advanced

French in Society

German

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Italian

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Japanese

Yes

Yes

Yes

Korean

New

Persian (Farsi)

New

Portuguese

Yes

Yes

New

Russian

Yes

Yes

New

Spanish

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Queen’s Campus

Arabic

Yes

French

Yes

Spanish

Yes

New

If you are interested in studying a language or at a level not listed above please contact us! - languages.forall@durham.ac.uk

Five key reasons to learn a foreign language

  1. Lack of ability in foreign languages is reported to cost the UK economy £48 billion in lost business
  2. 80% of world trade is accounted for by non-English speaking countries
  3. 74% (and rising) of all content on the internet is in a language other than English
  4. Improves cultural awareness and builds relationships
  5. Commuication with partners and customers in their own language removes obstacles and opens doors