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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


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;

CULP Courses

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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

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Christmas Closure

The John Trim Centre for independent language learning will be closed to learners.

The Language Centre will be closed to all, from 14:00 on Friday 23 December 2022 until 09:00 on Tuesday 3 January 2023.


LC Closure - Network Upgrade

The Language Centre will be closed to learners (and most members of staff). Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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The Language Centre Virtual Tour

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