Language Resource Centre

Distance & Online Resources

Online and distance learning resources available through the Language Resource Centre.

Summary

The LRC provides access to a variety of remote study resources:

Check back regularly to see updates to this page as we add more resources and services in the coming weeks.

Contact us via language.resource@ncl.ac.uk

 

You can become a member of the LRC by registering here. More information about our membership is available in this section.

Further information and guidance for members of staff with regards to resources and support available from Newcastle University are available here.

World TV & Film

Our online video streaming platform, available on and off campus.

Access our World TV & Film (IPTV) platform via iptv.ncl.ac.uk. We host 8000+ items in over 100 languages - feature length films, TV programmes and documentaries, online learning materials.

Content is categorised by language and is also searchable by Language, Title, Description, Writer/Director, etc. 

Highlights:

  • "Extra subtitles and bonus content" categories - contain additional language provision such as dubbed versions of films, a more varied selection of subtitle languages (check the "Languages and subtitles" field for item information).
  •  "History & Culture" categories - contain documentaries which may not be in the target language but are relevant to the language, region, culture or society.
  •  "Teach Yourself" categories - contain online learning materials in the target language.
  •  Custom categories - categories set up by lecturers which contain items specific to their modules.

Software

Transparent Language - 100+ languages

  • Online language learning platform with access to a large number of languages, including different dialects and provision for different language speakers (e.g. English language learning courses for speakers of 25+ languages).
  • Flexible learning path and activities to build all four core skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
  • For access, email language.resource@ncl.ac.uk - we are experiencing very high demand for access to this resource, you will be added to a waiting list and informed when log in credentials become available.

uTalk - A range of languages

  • Language learning app for beginners looking to get started in a language and intermediates looking to fill in gaps in their vocabulary and pronunciation.
  • Accessible here online for desktop PCs and for Android/iOS devices.
  • Log in as a student using your NU credentials.

Sanako Pronounce Live - 14 languages

  • Online platform for pronunciation practice - listen to model pronunciation, record your voice and get automated feedback.
  • Access to: English, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian and Chinese.
  • For access, email language.resource@ncl.ac.uk

Clarity English - software suite

  • Access to online learning resources via the LRC's Canvas community.
  • Road to IELTS, Study Skills Success, Practical Writing and Clear Pronunciation Sounds - improve your English, prepare for your IELTS examinations, improve your academic writing skills, etc.

Your Requests

Below are responses to requests and suggestions LRC members have submitted via this survey. The survey remains open - submit your requests and we will do our best to source materials for you!

"Documentaries about art, business, history, etc."

"More resources in Chinese with Pinyin subtitles."

  • All items with Chinese language subtitles are available here - we will continue adding more.

Academic writing skills materials.

"Much more recent French films."

Feature length materials in German and Dutch.

JLPT Japanese-Language Proficiency Test materials.

FRE1071 materials (recommendations from lecturers).

Access to L: drive folders from home.

  • SML L: drive folders are accessible remotely via RAS. In File Explorer open this network path: \\campus\dept\langctr\Lab300\Languages

Check this page regularly for more links and responses to your requests!

For Schools & Parents

Are you looking for materials for a particular language and level? Get in touch with us via language.resource@ncl.ac.uk and we will try to source some materials for you.

Free resources for a variety of languages and levels: