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Explore resources

Explore resources

Explore resources

The Language Centre provides a wide range of resources both physically within the John Trim Centre and online. Visit our Language Learning Resources pages for full information.

The John Trim Centre for independent language learning

As you can see from the resource guide, the JTC is a treasure trove of some 180 languages, for Cambridge students, staff and members of the public to enjoy as a home-from-home for language learning.

The learning centre is dedicated to the memory of John Trim (1924-2013), a pioneer in the field of language education and the description of language learning proficiency, whose work to establish the Common European Framework of Reference as a tool for levelling competences aids language educators worldwide today.  The JTC had its origins in the Department of Applied Linguistics, where John was Head of Department and during which time a small collection of materials began to take shape.


Ready to explore?

Yes! Then please feel free to come in any time to use the John Trim centre, we are open 9am-7pm during term time, and close at 5pm during the vacations. Or browse our online video material and interactive learning resources at any time which suits you (University members only). Go to the Language Learning Resources pages to find out more.

With a bit of support! Guidance on managing your learning, appointments to talk to a language learning adviser about your studies and a peer-supported study group are all available to help you. See our Support for Learning page to find out more.


The JTC is like a language gym: use the equipment here to do your training.  Or, to tone up off premises, we offer help with online resources.

The Advising Team