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Language Resources Centre

About the LRC

The LRC provides a friendly environment for all King's and Modern Language Centre students and staff wishing to engage in language learning. Our resources are always free to access.

We are a specialist language library offering a wide variety of resources to help you develop reading skills, grammar and cultural understanding in the language you are learning. 

During term time, we host student workshops and cultural events - see our Event Listings for full details. 

We also provide speaking practice with native speakers from our staff team and student volunteers from across the university - scroll down for more information on how to participate.

The Business Support Team and our team of multilingual Language Learning Advisors are always on hand to help you make the most of our facilities. We work both on site and remotely to ensure we provide support in person and a quick response to any email enquiries should you currently be unable to visit us on campus.

Please bookmark our page, as we update it regularly and follow us on social media @KingsMLC 

Free speaking practice scheme

Speaking practice slots for the spring term are now online. Please note that availability is limited this term as many of our student volunteers are focused on their assignments and assessments. Thank you to all of our volunteers who have supported language learners this academic year. Most speaking practice sessions are running online using Microsoft Teams, and you will be able to see if your session is either online or on-campus in the LRC when you make your booking on the system. More information can be found using the links below.

Language Resources Centre

Resources & facilities available in the LRC

  • Laptops available to borrow by students for use in the LRC
  • Wifi access
  • Foreign language textbooks, grammar books, dictionaries, readers, comic books and games
  • Daily and weekly newspapers and magazines
  • Feature films and documentaries on DVD 
  • A selection of language learning audio CDs
  • Friendly and welcoming staff to advise on how to make the most efficient use of the open learning facilities
  • Comfortable reading area
  • Short course students are also able to access all of King's libraries using their ID card

Language workshops and events

The Modern Language Centre runs a variety of different cultural and language workshops during the academic year. These workshops provide cultural insights into our languages and deliver exciting learnings on cultures from all over the world as well as helping you with grammar, vocabulary and exam preparation.

Language events at the Modern Language Centre

Covid safety

We are a small library and can have a high footfall of students, staff and visitors passing through during term time. For the safety of our staff and all LRC users we ask that the following guidelines are followed when you visit the LRC:

  • We recommend that you continue to wear face coverings in the LRC if you are not medically exempt.
  • Please use the hand sanitiser available if you are browsing our physical resources.
  • Please use the sanitising wipes provided to wipe down the shared computers.
  • Follow the university guidance on regular testing. The KCL TEST scheme continues to give you access to free PCR testing and kits can be collected from all campuses.