Centre for Language and Linguistics


The Centre for Language and Linguistics at Canterbury Christ Church University offers a wide range of exciting courses, all delivered by committed and knowledgeable tutors whose work is backed up by widely-acclaimed research.

We teach and learn in a friendly environment where your tutors will know your name and support you in your academic and intellectual development.

Language and Communication

BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics

The appropriate use of language and communication is the basis for success in virtually every domain of human activity, from politics, to business, to all areas of work, even to personal and family life.

Find out more about English Language and Linguistics


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA Tesol)

Our MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) will help you obtain professional promotion to positions in TESOL where MA qualifications are necessary or desirable.

Find out more about our MA TESOL


International foundation programme 

The International foundation programme is a one year full time course which aims to give you a head start before going into Year 1 undergraduate studies.

Find out more about the International foundation programme


General English (EFL)

As well as attending our English classes, you’ll have plenty of opportunity for more English study after your formal classes have finished for the day. Canterbury Christ Church University is renowned for academic excellence, a warm welcoming atmosphere and a strong community spirit.

Find out more about English courses through the year and summer courses


Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

The CELTA is a practical, work-related qualification which is a first step in learning to teach the English Language to adults. It is aimed at graduates who have no previous teaching experience.

Find out more about our CELTA


Pre-Sessional Course in Academic English

Taught by expert, friendly teaching staff, this is an intensive course which will fully prepare you for undergraduate or postgraduate study at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Find out more about courses that prepare you for study at an English university


Modern Foreign Language Modules 

The Centre for Language and Linguistics offers all students in the University the possibility of learning five different languages as part of their degrees or in addition to their degrees.

Find out more about Contemporary Language Studies modules levels 4, 5 and 6


International Projects and Partnerships

The Centre is involved in a number of consultancy projects, which include a World Bank project in collaboration with the Palestinian Authority and a teacher training and materials development project in Bangladesh in collaboration with the British Council.

Find out more about our international partnerships and projects


Research in Applied Linguistics and PhD Courses

Our applied linguistics research places a major emphasis on critical qualitative research into social and cultural issues in language education, and a non-essentialist approach to intercultural communication; but there is also interest in grammar, discourse and pragmatics.

Find out more about our research in applied linguistics



Cutting edges is an annual event for those researching in the fields of applied linguistics, TESOL, modern languages, intercultural communication and education.

Find out more about Cutting Edges


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