Language Resource Centre

New & Prospective Students

Welcome to the Language Resource Centre!

We support, facilitate and encourage independent learning of languages and cross-cultural communication. We provide access to and support for a variety of online and distance learning resources, as well as physical facilities and resources.

The guided virtual tour provides more general information (audio narration is available via the gear icon, Chrome needed).

Have a look around the LRC!

Guided virtual tour

Resources & Services

The LRC provides access to a host of different types of learning resources and materials:

  • World TV & Film - a video streaming platform available on and off campus for NU students which hosts 8500+ items in over 100 languages (feature length films, TV programmes and documentaries, online learning materials, etc.). Content is categorised by language and fully searchable.
  • Language learning software available remotely such as uTalkTransparent Language and Sanako Pronounce Live. Even more available in the Centre.
  • Specialist software and materials for improvement of English and academic skills (e.g. Study Skills Success, Road to IELTS, Practical Writing, etc).
  • A Canvas online community with access to learning materials and study guides.
  • Tandem learning programmes: an online tandem board to help users find partners from the language exchange community of the LRC; e-Tandem partnerships with institutions in Spain, France, Germany and Japan - offering opportunities for virtual mobility, cross-cultural experience and language immersion.
  • Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) programme: conversation groups and one-to-one informal speaking practice sessions led by first-language level speaking students.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope you will be become a member of the LRC in the near future!

If you have any queries about the Language Resource Centre, feel free to chat with us below or email us: language.resource@ncl.ac.uk