Language Resource Centre

Software Resources

Software Resources

Our Centre PCs have state-of-the-art language learning software. This is designed to make language learning fun and easy. Here are just some of the software packages available.

For a list of remotely available software resources visit our Distance & Online Resources page.

Access to software in the LRC may be limited due to availability of workstations.


Audacity allows you to record live audio, cut, copy and mix sounds together. You can alter the speed and pitch of your recordings.

We have a wide range of software available at the Centre.
We have a wide variety of software available within the Centre.

Clear Pronunciation (Clarity)

This software helps you recognise and pronounce all 43 English phonemes. Test your pronunciation against audio of native speakers.


Many languages have special letters or characters.

Lexibar is a convenient toolbar of all special characters in your chosen language. It sits on your desktop as you type.

Read Up - Speed Up

A program to improve learner reading speeds. You can read a variety of texts in a range of subject areas.

Sanako Pronounce & Pronounce Live

This software allows you to copy and paste any piece of text and hear how it should be correctly pronounced.

You can also record yourself speaking. The software will grade your pronunciation accuracy.

Sanako Pronounce is currently available in the Centre for Chinese, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Access to a remote version of the software - Sanako Pronounce Live - is available by request: email the LRC at Sanako Pronounce Live provides access to English, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian and Chinese.

Study Skills Success

An interactive course in academic English. You can practice listening, reading, writing, speaking, grammar, vocabulary and research.

Ideal for self-study and particularly useful for students preparing for the IELTS exam.

Download our Study Skill Success guide. (PDF: 209 KB)


Study a range of languages on any device. Just download the uTalk app and use the credentials provided to you following completion of the LRC membership form. Go to for more details.