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Welcome to CFLS

It is our philosophy to encourage language learning as widely as possible, and for a variety of purposes.

Anyone who wishes to learn a language, for whatever reason, should be able to do so. We aim to deliver a broad portfolio of language courses and work collaboratively with other language centres in UK universities. We are a member of the Association of University Language Communities of the UK & Ireland (AULC) and of the confederation of language centres in higher education in Europe (CercleS).
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Registration has now closed for our 2023/24 credit-bearing modules

We wish our students all the best for the year ahead. 

Our next suite of extra-curricular language courses will start w/c 22 of April. Courses are open for registration will close midnight, 15th of April. Visit the Languages for All page for further information. 



Languages Offered

We have offered courses in the past in other languages including Polish and can possibly consider other languages including, for example, Urdu.

19 Languages offered
4 External certification bodies

Languages on offer

For further details of what is available, please select the language you are interested in from the list above. If you cannot find what you are looking for contact us at

Get in touch

Enquiries about The Centre for Foreign Language Study should be sent via the email below.

Contact us

The Centre for Foreign Language Study
School of Modern Languages & Cultures
Durham University
Elvet Riverside
New Elvet