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The Centre for Foreign Language Study

Evening language courses for students, staff & members of the public

Our philosophy is that anyone who wants to learn a language should be able to do so.

Course formats and availability throughout the year

We offer language courses for Durham University students, staff and members of the public. Our main course programme starts in October. A programme of short courses commences in January, and in June we offer both short and Intensive courses.

The table below provides an overview of the courses available throughout the year.
Further information: More detailed descriptions of each course format can be found here.

Course format


Start date

Language Accelerator 19 weeks
Seminars and tutorials (up to stage 2)
October each year
Language Progression 18 weeks
1 class of 2 hours per week
October each year
Language Development 9 weeks
1 class of 2 hours per week
October, January and June each year
Intensive 9 days
1 class of 4 hours per day
June each year

Courses currently open for registration

Courses starting October 2018

Early bird offer: apply code LFAP18EB at registration to receive a £25 discount on the fee for Language Progression courses. Offer valid until midnight 31st August. Please note Durham University staff and students must register with their University email address to receive the full discount.

Future courses

Courses starting January 2019

The January 2019 course programme will be published by December 2018.

Courses starting June 2019

The June 2019 course programme will be published by April 2019.