University of Cyprus

Language Centre
University of Cyprus

29 Kallipoleos
P.O. Box 20537
1678 Nicosia Cyprus
Phone: +357 2289 2901
Fax: +357 2234 2118

The Language Centre of the University of Cyprus provides resources and services for members of the University who need foreign language competency for their studies or personal interest and to enable students to satisfy the University’s foreign language requirement (6-9 credit hours).

The Language Centre is dedicated to helping students succeed in mastering languages other than their own. As students acquire the four linguistic skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), they also develop social and cultural competence in the language they study. These processes are enhanced through guided use of contemporary media such as magazines and newspapers, television and film, and various forms of instructional technology including the WebCT course management system, computer-mediated communication (discussion form, chat, blogs), and the Internet.

The programme currently offers five courses in English and French Language Studies and four courses in Italian, Spanish and German Language Studies. In addition, there are three courses of study in Turkish and Russian. Some of the courses offered may be taken as University elective courses.

The Language Centre also offers a programme of continuing education for adults. These tuition-based courses are of two types: Languages for Specific Purposes and In-Service Teacher Training. Languages for Specific Purposes courses are tailored to the specific language learning requirements and time and place schedules of business and government bodies. In-Service Teacher Training includes advanced language maintenance courses as well as instructon in language teaching methodology and instructional technology.

Greek language courses for foreigners are offered by the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies.