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Learning Support

Learning Support

The Language Centre has full time staff available to assist learners with language learning enquiries and help accessing and using our extensive variety of equipment, facilities and resources.

The Language Centre provides students throughout the University with language learning facilities unparalleled elsewhere in Britain and Ireland, with a Language Lab (installed with Can-8, Melissi and TRADOS software) and a Private Study area which all university students can use on a 'drop in' basis.


Tandem Language Exchange at Queen’s

Would you like to find a native foreign language speaker with whom you can practice and improve your language skills in a fun, relaxed and social environment? Join the Tandem Language Exchange programme for free.  Sign up, match up, and meet up to start your language exchange now.  You never know where it might take you!


Self-Study Materials

As well as the revolutionary CAN-8 system, the Language Centre has one computer based multimedia teaching room and a private study area with individual workstations. Learners have access to a large library of courses for self study in over 30 languages. Course material is available on CD, Video, DVD and online


Library Resources

The Language Centre has a large library of courses for self study in over 30 languages. This includes books, material on PC's , CD, video and DVD.   Find your course materials in the Library Catalogue.


Facilities & Equipment

The Language Centre offers all students the opportunity to improve their language skills, to study a new language, or to enhance language learning already taking place.  The Private Study area contains the following facilities:

  • A computer suite with 18 workstations, all installed with Microsoft in English, French, Spanish and German along with a range of language learning software 
  • CD-ROM courses and on-line dictionaries for all levels (beginners, intermediate and advanced) in many languages
  • Headphones for listening and recording
  • Data projectors, overhead projectors and wide screens
  • Access to live satellite TV from over 300 stations including most European countries
  • A large library of language materials such as books, CDs, dictionaries and guides
  • Access to computer based courses designed and developed by native speakers and QUB staff
  • A large video-DVD library of course material and films in many languages
  • Updated links to relevant and useful websites in many languages
  • Language Centre staff always available for assistance and advice

The teaching labs are timetabled for use 9.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. Friday.