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English Language Centre

Undergraduate Study

The English Language Centre offers one credit bearing undergraduate module which is designed specifically for and only open to Erasmus and exchange students.

Everyday English Discourse (LANG2161)

This module is only available to exchange students whose mother tongue is not English. It is designed specifically for Erasmus Exchange students but is open to international students studying for Durham degrees with departmental agreement. Students must speak English to a level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above.

The module is an advanced language and linguistics course that will help students obtain a greater understanding of how English is used in the UK and internationally in various everyday contexts. Students will consider both spoken and written discourse, with standard British English being a primary focus. Through in-class exercises and the module assignment, students will obtain a greater understanding of how language differs in various text types, both spoken and written, which should in turn help students increase their own proficiency with English use.

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