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English Language Centre

Current Academic Language and Communication Courses

The full list of Academic Language and Communication courses being offered during 2016-17 is given on the planners below. These are updated each term to include new courses so you should check the list on a regular basis.

A note for Pre-sessional students

If you have taken a Pre-sessional course with the English Language Centre you may find some of the content in the ALC courses is similar (although we use different materials). You should use the Self-Diagnostic Tool to identify suitable courses.

Academic Language and Communication Courses 2016-17, Durham Campus

Academic Language and Communication courses 2016-17, Queen's Campus

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