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Discuss your learning in appointments and workshops

How do you like to learn?

Each year the Advising team works with a wide range of learner, for example:

  • a researcher requiring Malay for field trips
  • a member of staff working to revive GCSE/A-level/degree level French
  • an undergraduate linguist wishing to improve listening skills
  • a postgraduate needing to read German for academic purposes

Whatever your language interests, level or aims, we are keen to help you with structuring a path towards your learning goals. Come and identify the learning strategies and strengths that will help motivate your studies, as well as find methods for tackling weaker areas.

The psychology of having a method and structure can transform a language ambition into an enjoyable commitment that is flexible, achievable, and different from one person to the next.


One-to-one appointments

Come for a half hour meeting any time you would like.

      • Decide on your short term and longer term goals
      • Formulate a learning plan
      • Evaluate progress and identify your next steps
      • Discuss language learning strategies
      • Explore resources in specialist areas
      • Consider how the Centre's taught courses fit in to medium term plans
      • Find out more about intensive language courses abroad



Workshops offered termly for Study Abroad, Pressland Bursaries for Scientists, Reading for Academic Purposes and Language Learning Strategies for Fieldwork.


Language Study Group

Language learners unite! If you enjoy learning in company or would benefit from having a slot in your calendar set aside for language study, please join us. 

Thursdays 17:00-18:30 during term time
Thursdays 16:30-18:00 during vacation time

Give learners language and that will keep them going for a day.
Explore language learning strategies with them and that will keep them going for a lifetime.

The Advising Team

I can't thank you enough for the support provided throughout the year - I don't think I would have worked so hard had it not been for your tips and cookies.

Language Study Group Student