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CPD Short Courses for Professionals

The Northumbria Language Centre provides short course teaching of English to professionals and we have delivered programmes to clients such as Shell, Scottish & Newcastle, Nordea Bank and a number of European organizations. We develop bespoke courses for each client individually and will tailor any course to your specific needs.

The Centre has an independent learning resources centre where you can develop your listening and pronunciation skills or work on your vocabulary skills.

Our staff are highly qualified and experienced in English language teaching both for academic and professional purposes. Some staff are published materials writers and have carried out research in the field of English language teaching and language & communication issues in multinational companies.

Some examples of courses we have designed and delivered recently are as follows:

  • English for General Practice
  • English for Health Professionals
  • English for Business Professionals
  • English for the Banking & Finance Sector
  • English for Project Management
  • English for Managers
  • Advanced English for Teachers in Higher Education
  • Professional Development for English Language Teachers
  • Training the Trainers: Language & Methodology for English Language Trainers
  • English for International Trade Union Representatives
  • English for European Works Council Representatives
  • English for staff in Multinational Companies
  • Language Needs Analysis for Multinational Companies

All our English language provision on CPD Short Courses is accredited by the British Council.


The Division undertakes contract consultancy and has an established record in training needs analysis and methodology. Current research areas are meeting the Language Training Needs of Multinational Companies, and the Politics of Language Learning in Multinational Corporations.


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