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Facilities and Resources

Access state-of-the-art facilities in the School of Modern Languages.

Most of the teaching in the School of Modern Languages takes place in the Old Library Building in the centre of campus. We have a range of excellent facilities and resources to support your study of languages. 

Language Resource Centre

You'll have access to our Language Resource Centre. Here you can access self-study resources in more than 100 languages in a range of formats, including:

  • 40 PCs equipped with language learning software
  • 24 satellite channels in 17 languages
  • 800 foreign language films on IPTV
  • online English language study materials
  • a language learning podcasting site - Linguacast
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Conference Interpreting Suite

We have two purpose-built conference interpreting suites. They are used for training in simultaneous and consecutive interpreting.

These suites incorporate a state-of-the-art digital conference interpreting system for training professional interpreters, including remote interpreting.

Students can record speech materials as well as their own interpreting performance. They can then re-play the recordings for practice or self-evaluation in their own time.

Master's students have access to one of the interpreting suites outside of scheduled classes so they can practise and improve.

Meeting room

Speech Repository

The Speech Repository is an e-learning tool. It is used to help improve the quality of conference interpreter training. It was set up at the initiative of DG Interpretation (SCIC), European Commission.

The repository system includes public speeches from national and international institutions and organisations such as:

  • the European Parliament
  • the European Commission
  • national parliaments
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European Commission Webcast Portal

This service streams events taking place at the European Commission.

It provides quality streaming from both inside and outside premises of the European Commission.

It contributes to transparency and multilingualism policies. It disseminates the Commission’s proceedings to European citizens.

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