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Services and Support

We can help you learn a language. We offer different kinds of support at the Centre, so you can choose how you want to learn.

Peer-Assisted Learning

The Language Resource Centre offers a variety of language practice sessions led by native-level students.

These weekly sessions are intended to provide an informal and relaxed way to practise your language skills.

Choose from a range of Conversation Groups and 1-to-1 sessions.

All members of Newcastle University who are registered with the Language Resource Centre can sign up for these sessions.

Conversation groups

As part of the centre's peer-assisted learning activity, the conversation groups are led by native-level speaking students. They're a great way to improve your speaking skills in a relaxed and informal setting with people of a similar level.

We offer a range of intermediate and advanced groups in several languages including:

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

1-to-1 Sessions

As part of the Language Resource Centre’s Peer-Assisted learning programme, our 20-minute individual sessions are an opportunity:

  • for members of the LRC to practise and improve language skills with a native-level speaking student
  • to help merge language learnt before either in lessons or through independent study

Members of the LRC can book a 20-minute 1-to-1 session with a student advisor.  They are suitable for learners at any level from beginner to advanced.

We offer 1-to-1 sessions in:

  • Arabic
  • British Sign Language
  • Chinese, Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Language courses

The Language Resource Centre supports self-study language learning. If you are looking for a taught language course at Newcastle University, there are several options below.

School of Modern Languages

Find out about the options for University language courses with the School of Modern Languages.

They offer many undergraduate and postgraduate language degrees. This is in addition to free language modules to all Newcastle University students via the University Wide Language Programme.

INTO English Courses

INTO Newcastle University is part of a network of study centres and offers English Language courses and support. This includes English language classes for pre-University students preparing for undergraduate and postgraduate study and current students who need English language support.