Notice board saying welcome in several languagesMission Statement

The Language Resource Centre supports, facilitates and encourages the learning of languages and cross-cultural communication both within the university and in the North East region. The centre is committed to quality provision and service.

About Us

The Language Resource Centre was established in 1997 to promote independent language learning across the University in support of the 'Languages for All' policy as well as to give support for the growing numbers of international students.

This was a multi-million pound development which saw the conversion of the reading room in the Old Library Building into a state of the art study centre. It is now a digital and analogue equipped multimedia learning resource housed in a traditional collegiate setting.

Today the Centre is part of the School of Modern Languages and offers free language learning facilities to all members of the University. Members of the public may register for a small fee. For details see How to Join.

The Centre is an institutional member or an associate member of:

The Centre also works closely with the following organisations: