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Centre for the Study of Foreign Languages

About Us

Dr Ibrahim Imam

Dr  IA Imam
Head, CSFL

The Centre for the Study of Foreign Languages (CSFL) was established on 9th May 2017 by Major General MT Ibrahim, Commandant Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. The centre was established mainly to run short, medium and long term courses for identified interested participants, cooperate bodies, and targeted individuals or groups in foreign languages and more, within the mandate of the Academy, with immediate focus on Chinese, French and Arabic Languages. Other objectives of the Centre include engaging in research, professional and specialized studies, linguistic laboratory application, inquiries in languages through the use and exploration of modern technology and world class facilities. In other to achieve the Centre’s goals and objectives, the Centre entered into collaboration with Public, Private and Professional bodies with common and similar objectives/ focus.

Our Programmes

In addition to proficiency in Chinese, French and Arabic languages, CSFL runs the following courses/programmes:

  • Certificate and Diploma
  • Corporate language training
  • Translation and interpretation
  • Workshops on languages teaching
  • Symposia on languages acquisition and skills
  • Conferences on translation and interpretation
  • Colloquia on languages
  • Teaching, Research and Documentation
  • Collaborative Research, Training and Linguistic applications to sectors, especially the Nigerian Armed Forces.


Centre for the Study of Foreign Languages

Nigerian Defence Academy