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Languages for All: Courses for Students, Staff and Members of the Public

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

We offer courses in up to 20 different languages for Durham University students, staff and members of the public, ranging from beginners to higher advanced level. Our courses are flexible and are offered in a variety of formats and lengths, with start dates in January, April, July and October each year.
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Enrolment for our Spring courses is now OPEN

Spring courses:  registration will close at midnight, Monday 15 April 2024. 

To make sure you choose the right level for you, please take a look at our Guide to Levels.

Can't find the language or level you are interested in? Fill out our form and we will be in touch when a relevant course becomes available.   

If you have further queries, please email languages.forall@durham.ac.uk

  • Guide to Levels

    Identify the right level for you based on your current level of knowledge, as well as a summary of what is taught at each level per language.
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  • Course Formats

    We offer 9 and 18-week courses, online or in person. Find out more about our course formats here.
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Guide to Levels

Identify the right level for you based on your current level of knowledge, as well as a summary of what is taught at each level per language.
A smiling student walking along a busy street

Course Formats

We offer 9 and 18-week courses, online or in person. Find out more about our course formats here.
A bustling city road crossing

Key Information: Spring Courses

  • Course Duration: 9 or 18 weeks
  • Start date: w/c 22 April 
  • Delivery: online or in person
  • Levels: Vary per language, see our guide to levels before choosing
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Language Course Gift Voucher

In search of a unique present? We are now offering gift vouchers towards our language courses. Give the gift of language and watch them grow.

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University student
I came into Spanish class speaking absolutely no Spanish (except maybe the words for hello and goodbye). The classes quickly became a highlight of my week; they were so fun and informative, not just about the language but also about cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. Everyone in the class was in the same boat, so I felt comfortable making mistakes and asking lots of questions. By the end of two terms of classes, I had gone from zero Spanish to feeling confident enough to have a basic conversation.

B. Armstrong
22-23 Spanish Beginners

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Please send your enquiries to the email below.