Academic Language and Literacy Support
The Academic Language Support programmes are designed to help you make the most of your time at Durham University. We offer a wide range of options to enhance and develop your skills.
Focussing on helping you enhance and develop the academic skills you need to succeed in your degree programme, as well as discovering how to use academic language more effectively.
- for more information about the courses on offer, please go to our 'Current Academic Language and Communication (ALC) Courses' page
- to book a place on an ALC course, please log in to the online booking system (courses are released at the start of each term)
Providing specialised academic writing support to departments
Discuss academic writing and academic language issues on a individual basis with one of our tutors
- to book a 1:1 consultation log into the online booking system.
For further information
You can meet us at various locations during Induction Week and throughout October to discuss how we can help you, come to the English Language Centre to check the noticeboard and pick up information, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Message from the Head of Teaching and Learning
'Through our highly qualified and expert staff, the English Language Centre provides the highest quality support and academic programmes for students at Durham University. We provide diverse and targeted support for international students in particular, but our expertise and years of experience are also applied in our MA programmes, teacher training and preparatory Pre-sessional courses. Whether you are a home or international student at the University, we look forward to meeting you and hope you will come to us if you need academic writing and literacy support.'