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I’d like to refine my academic literacy skills in English

ADTIS  (Teaching Programme) works at the point where academic communication and language skills meet. Our purpose is to support international students to develop the academic literacy skills in English required to succeed in their specialist academic work.

ADTIS Courses



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I see that the ADTIS people are much more confident about the start of their course than even the native speakers ... and to know about the ongoing support is a great relief.

ADTIS Student 

I'd like to take a language course, what are my options?

CULP  (Teaching Programme) provides courses in sixteen languages for students and staff of the University, offering teaching directly to specific Faculties or Departments and recently to the general public;


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Thank you for offering this cheerful online course. It really helped me to stay positive during the lockdown, the best well-being activity ever.

CULP Online Student 

I'd like some personal advice on learning a language

The Advising Team (Advice and Learning) is here to support you, on a one-to-one basis, exploring resources and opportunities to structure a path towards your personal language learning goals.


Advice and Support for Learning



Foundation Year

Free fully-funded one-year course

We are looking forward to participating in the delivery of the University of Cambridge Foundation Year, providing opportunities for all participants to learn languages through our CULP Courses.

Structure a path towards your personal language goals.

The Advising Team

Job Vacancy

02 Aug/
26Sep

IT Technician (Assistant Staff)

Applications now open 


Latest News

*** Congratulations ***

To Pr Jocelyn Wyburd, our Director, for her nomination as Professor of Language Learning.

To Dr Karen Ottewell for her appointment as Senior Esquire Bedell.


29Apr/
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JTC Closure - Renovation

The John Trim Centre (JTC) will be closed to learners from 17:30 - Friday 29th April due to renovation works. Please check our website for further updates about re-opening.


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The World Universities’ Response to COVID-19: Developments and Innovation in Language Teaching and Learning.