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Language Resource Centre

Self-study language learning at one of the foremost independent language learning centres in the UK.

Supporting language learning

We support, facilitate and encourage the learning of languages and cross-cultural communication. This is both within the university and in the North East region.

We are committed to quality provision and service.

Our services

The Centre supports independent language learning and tandem learning. We do not provide language tuition or taught classes.

We offer free language learning facilities to all members of the University.

Our facilities

You can access self-study resources in over 100 languages. Our facilities include:

  • 80 PCs with language learning software
  • 40 satellite channels in 16 languages
  • 800 foreign language films (8,000+ films & TV programmes available online)
  • online English language study materials
  • distance and online learning resources

How to join

We offer membership to all Newcastle University staff and students for free.

Members of Newcastle University

Our facilities are available free of charge to all Newcastle University staff and students who register with us.


To register you need to:

Ensure you bring your University smartcard on every visit to the centre as you will need this to enter and exit.

The online registration form is for current members of Newcastle University.

Student having a one-to-one language learning session.

Contact us

You can download a Newcastle University Campus Map (PDF: 1.5 MB), or view map opposite.

The Language Resource Centre is number 26 on the campus map, located on Level 2 of the Old Library Building and accessed via the Old Quadrangle entrance

Contact details

Language Resource Centre
Newcastle University
Old Library Building
Newcastle upon Tyne

Telephone: + 44 (0)191 208 7490

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