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Language Resources Centre

The Language Resources Centre (LRC) provides a friendly environment for all King's students and staff wishing to engage in language learning.

We offer a wide variety of resources, workshops, events and speaking practice as well as multilingual learning advisors who are always on hand to help you make the most of the facilities.

Free speaking practice - Opens again after reading week (early November 2019)

The Language Resources Centre offers free speaking practice for students with a native speaker to improve conversational skills. Our speakers are volunteers and come from the richly diverse King's community and we are currently in the process of training our new cohort of volunteers for the academic year 2019-20.

You can book in one 30-minute session per week and will be guided by one of our friendly and welcoming native speaker volunteers in an informal conversation with a topic of your choice.

Free speaking practice

Resources & facilities available 

  • 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.

Language events at the Modern Language Centre

1 Nov

Riace. An Italian story.

01 November 2019

Domenico Lucano in conversation with John Foot, introduced by journalist Laura Tussi.