Our philosophy is that anyone who wants to learn a language should be able to do so.
We offer language courses for Durham University students, staff and members of the public. Currently, courses in 20 different languages are available, ranging from beginners to higher advanced level. Our courses are flexible and are offered in a variety of formats and lengths, with start dates throughout the year.
Our main October programme currently offers courses in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. Courses in most of these languages are also offered in January and June.
Please see the table below for programme dates and registration information.
To be added to a contact list to receive a notification when courses open for registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, stating which programme(s) you are interested in.
Courses are available in four different formats, offering learners the opportunity to study at a pace to suit their language learning needs, as well as providing flexibility to work around other commitments.
Find out more about our Course formats.
There are no prerequisites for any of our courses, however, it is important to choose your level carefully.
View our Guide to levels.
View our Frequently asked questions or contact email@example.com.