School of Modern Languages



Teaching and learning resources for students currently studying at the School of Modern Languages.

Speech Repository

The Speech Repository is an e-learning tool 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

Newcastle University students can use their current ISS user ID to access the Speech Repository.

European Commission Webcast Portal

This service started as an internal service in 2004, facilitating streaming of the events taking place in the European Commission meeting rooms.

The service is now capable of providing a quality streaming from both inside and outside premises of the European Commission.

It contributes to the transparency and multilingualism policies, being a modern tool for disseminating the Commission’s proceedings towards the European citizens.