Welcome to Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD)
DCAD is a busy department which has a number of distinct functions.
As an academic department we offer MA programmes in TESOL and Applied Language Studies for TESOL and 2 undergraduate modules.
We provide routes into the University through our Summer Pre-sessional programmes and the Foundation Programme.
As a support department, we offer a huge programme of free Academic Language and Communication courses (which provide academic language and academic skills support to students throughout their studies),a popular One-to-one Consultation Service, an Academic Skills programme for undergraduate students and tailored academic language and study skills courses direct to students through departments around the University.
For staff, we can offer considerable expertise in offering teacher development support, career development through the PGCert and DELTA, CPD sessions and IT development and support through our new Learning Lab.
At the moment, DCAD is split between 3 sites. When the Centre for Learning and Teaching is completed in 2019, you will be able to find us there.
49 New Elvet
T:+44 (0)191 334 2230