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Centre for Foreign Language Study

Languages for All

These courses are open to university staff and students (from Durham and Queen's Campus), as well as members of the public.

Main Programme at Durham Campus

The CFLS offers 18 week courses starting in October, from Beginners to Advanced (depending on the language), ranging from Arabic to Spanish, as well as longer courses in British Sign Language (BSL). For the range of languages and levels on offer, please look at the timetable.

Queen's Campus Classes

Some Languages for All classes are also offered at Queen's Campus, Stockton.They are open to students, staff and members of the public, and are susidised by Stephenson's College for Queen's Campus staff and students. See timetable for the range of languages available at Queen's Campus.

Additional Classes

We also run shorter language classes in June between the university's examination period and the end of term. Information is usually available at the start of the Easter term.

External examinations (information for LFA registered students)

If you are attending an LFA class, please check this section: practical information such as registration forms will be added when relevant.

The School of Modern Languages & Cultures are very proud to have received a donation from one of our alumni to support the learning of Chinese language and culture by students across the University. The donation, which from 2014 supports the Scheinman Chinese Language Programme, will subsidise Durham students to learn about Chinese language and culture through the Languages for All courses organised by the Centre for Foreign Language Study, through which students studying any degree programme can learn Chinese as an extra-curricular activity. Currently Chinese language courses are very well subscribed, and we expect the numbers of classes available to students to grow as a result over the coming 5 years.