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Support for learning

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 their 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.

To help you on this journey, we have collected some tools for you to use in managing your learning and some guidance on using resources.

Click here to access our support tools. Support Tools

However, we realise that you may wish to have some expert advice or to get support from fellow travelers on the language learning journey. See below for how to book an appointment with an advise.


One-to-One language advising appointments

Come for a half hour advising session to:

      • Decide on your short term and longer term goals
      • Discuss learning strategies for independent language study
      • Formulate a personal learning plan
      • Evaluate your progress so far and identify your next steps
      • Tackle more challenging aspects of your language learning, e.g., strategies for developing listening
      • Talk about ways of shaping a self-study session
      • Explore resources in specialist areas (though please look at our Resources guide, Online Video Resources and LC Online interactive learning resource collection first to find out what we already have available to you).

These appointments are NOT designed to provide general information on enrolling on ADTIS or CULP courses, Conversation Hours, Friends without Frontiers or the Conversation exchange scheme. Please consult the relevant webpages for information or contact us:, tel: (01223) 335058 / x35058 or drop into Language Centre reception for further clarification on these options.

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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.

Languages Study Group Student