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About Us

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The mission of the Centre for Languages and Inter-Communication (CLIC) is to support the Engineering Department in educating and training global engineers. CLIC's ambition is to prepare students and researchers to successfully navigate a range of academic, professional and social settings in different languages and cultures. Therefore, CLIC provides a stimulating and flexible provision to train students and staff to communicate effectively across diverse teams in increasingly broad and complex environments.

Our courses cover a range of foreign languages (Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish) as well as English and are specifically geared towards students of engineering and other STEM subjects.

All our foreign language courses are FREE to students and staff from CUED but we also welcome students from other departments for a fee ( for more details). English courses are run for non-native MPhil by Research and PhD students plus Postdocs from Engineering.

CLIC also organises a range of trips and cultural activities. Every year, we host language-specific events to allow participants to gain a better understanding of the target culture through food, drinks and cultural activities (quizzes, films, games, etc.). We also organise trips to Paris, Madrid and Germany.

Finally, CLIC is a space where you can come and flick through magazines in different languages, read books, play games and consult reference materials. You can also borrow DVDs & other learning materials.