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Durham University

The Centre for Foreign Language Study

Additional language learning opportunities

Are you an English speaker learning a foreign language at Durham University?

Are you a foreign language speaker learning English?

Do you want to practise speaking & listening?

Do you want to meet native speakers?

As part of our tandem scheme, we maintain a database of native speakers wishing to ‘exchange’ language skills. You can benefit whatever your level. If you would like to join the tandem scheme, please complete the form below.


We also organise and promote other language learning opportunities and events around the University and are interested in hearing from anyone who may be interested in volunteering their services. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for further details.

In addition, we operate a mailing list which you may be interested in joining.


Apply to join the tandem scheme

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Language details

If you are offering English, please note that priority will be given to those studying at Durham University (including those on Languages for All courses).

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Volunteering opportunities

Would you like to contribute your skills to language learning events and activities?

Examples could include participating in language encounters, helping to arrange language events or perhaps talking about your experiences of living or working in another country, or sharing your own country’s culture. We are keen to hear from enthusiastic individuals who can help bring language learning to life across Durham! If you would like to be considered as a volunteer, please email languages.forall@durham.ac.uk. Please note that this is for expressions of interest only, and there is no commitment at this stage. You may volunteer as little or as much as you wish, at any time!