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Languages for All courses | October 2021

We are pleased to announce that registration for the Languages for All October 2021 programme is now open. Courses are available in 20 languages, at a range of levels, and in a variety of formats to suit individual lifestyles and schedules. 

Most courses will be delivered in-person, taught in a classroom based setting on the Durham University campus. In a selection of languages and at certain levels, we are offering online courses. The mode of delivery is shown within the course listings, which can be accessed via the link at the bottom of this page. 

We also have some general information about in-person and online courses, which you may wish to view:

Find out more about in-person courses

Find out more about online courses

Registering for a course

Please begin by identifying your level

My previous experience is:


I am a complete beginner

An Accelerator Stage 1 course, Progression Beginners course or a Development Beginners Step 1 course are suitable for those with no prior knowledge of their chosen language. 


I am continuing from a Durham course

Please view our guide to levels to identify the next level in the sequence. 


I am new to Durham courses but not a beginner

After checking our general guide to levels, refine your choice by viewing the summary of course contents available on the right-hand side of this page. You should aim to select a level that follows the one that best describes your current knowledge. Please note that the list of topics and grammar points is subject to minor changes and is only intended to assist you in choosing your level. 

You will find the names of our corresponding courses in both our guide to levels and the summary of course contents.

Additionally, for French, Dutch, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish, knowing your level on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) can be helpful. You may find the self evaluation tool from the European Day of Languages useful.

Below A1 (but not a complete beginner): 
Our levels in this range, in ascending order, are Beginners Step 2 and Elementary (or the Step 1 or 2 parts of Elementary). 

Between A1 and A2: 
Our levels in this range, in ascending order, are Lower Intermediate and Intermediate (or their Step 1 or 2 parts).

Between A2 and B1: 
Our levels in this range, in ascending order, are Higher intermediate and Advanced (or their Step 1 or 2 parts).

B1 and above: 
Starting at around B1, we offer Higher Advanced 1 and Higher Advanced 2 courses (or their Step 1 or 2 parts) in some languages.


Once you have identified your level, please check for availability of courses in the October programme by following the registration link at the bottom of this page. This will take you to our e-commerce homepage, where you will be able to view courses currently offered and book your place. Please note that a small number of courses may be added before the programme commences. If you would like to be notified of any additional courses, please email stating which language(s) and levels(s) you are interested in.

Register now

Please click below to be taken to the October 2021 course listings page. To register for a course, click on its title within the table.
Register for a course