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Durham University


Develop your language skills

Centre for Foreign Language Study

Whether you want to prepare to study abroad, develop skills which will help you with your degree studies, enhance your employment prospects or simply learn a new language for fun, then sign up for one of the Centre for Foreign Languages’ courses. We offer a range of classes including Arabic, Mandarin and Spanish.

For more information on expanding your language skills see the Centre for Foreign Language Study website.

DCAD: English Language Support

If you need to develop your English Language skills to meet your department's entrance requirements, or would like some in-session support, DCAD: English Language Support offers a broad range of support to help you. Support is available for international students before and during your degree with our comprehensive range of courses specially designed to support your language development.

For more information on developing your language skills and the support on offer please see the DCAD: English Language Support webpage.

“The benefits I’ve gained from this one year of study are definitely more than I could ever possibly imagine. The first term courses were largely theoretical and a good foundation for the practical
courses I took in term two. Now, without doubt, I can look into teaching and learning practices from a higher level and I also have found some solutions to the problems I encountered before.
This programme is wonderful in many ways. The staff are very kind, friendly and supportive. They not only helped me with my academic life, but helped me to settle in Durham as well and I
am very grateful for that. The help from the ELC was beyond my expectations.”

Lili Wang,
MA Applied Linguistics for TESOL.