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Durham Centre for Academic Development

Current Academic Language and Communication Courses

We have more than 40 courses, arranged over 4 main areas. You can see a full list of our available courses here and check when they are running on the timetable below.

Courses are released onto the online booking system at the start of each term.

A timetable showing each course on the ALC programme for all 3 terms in the 2018-19 academic year.  For more detailed help contact

ALC timetable 2018-19


Student Testimonials

'Essay Writing has been very informative and helpful in tackling my essay writing phobia. The handouts given during the session have helped me to identify different styles of academic writing'.

 'Attending this Presentation Skills course is one of the best things I have done since arriving at Durham. I have learned how to use my voice whilst giving presentations. I believe this course will have a positive impact on my presentation skills'.

'Pronunciation for Chinese was fantastic! The teacher was energetic and motivated students to join in the class. Overall, the atmosphere of the class was encouraging'.

 Student Feedback Comments 2013-14