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Language Resources Centre

The Language Resources Centre (LRC) is currently closed. The LRC team are working remotely and can be contacted by email at  

Please monitor our website for updates and we hope to be back open as soon as possible.

For up to date information from the university, please visit: 

About the LRC

The 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

Due to the closure of the LRC, speaking practice sessions will take place online using Zoom until further notice. Some sessions have now been added and are available to book, and we will continue to add sessions as our volunteers confirm their availability to deliver sessions in this way. Please note that it will be your responsibility to ensure that you have a stable and reliable internet connection for your speaking practice session.

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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