Language Resource Centre

Services & Support

Language Learning 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 speaking students.
These weekly sessions are intended to provide an informal and relaxed way to practise spoken language skills.
Choose from a range of Conversation Groups and 1-to-1 sessions.

See the document link below for more details and how to book a session.  

**2021-2022 timetable coming soon**

PAL Language Practice Sessions (PDF: 160KB)

NOTE: All PAL language practice sessions are currently taking place online due to COVID-19 

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; French; German; Italian; Japanese; Portuguese; Spanish

1-to-1 Sessions

As part of the Language Resource Centre’s Peer-Assisted learning programme, these 20-minute individual sessions are an opportunity for members of the LRC to practise and improve language skills with a native-level speaking student in order to help consolidate language learnt previously 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, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. 

English support

You can find more support for your English skills. The University runs the In-Sessional English Programme and the Writing Development Centre.