The Language Centre
Lockdown Language Learning
Free resources to help you to pick up a new language during lockdown
The Language Centre is offering students, staff and members of the public the opportunity to avail of free, online and accessible language learning resources.
During the current unfamiliar and unprecedented situation, many of us are looking for positive ways to make use of our time. These resources are intended to help as many people as possible to consider picking up a new language.
Each language learning resource will consist of 5 lessons over a 5 or 10 week period. Each week/fortnight you will have 2 hours of pre-recorded language tuition in the form of a number of videos, accessible via these web-pages. There will also be a weekly/bi-weekly live follow up ‘clinic’, facilitated by your tutor. In these clinics, the content from the pre-recorded tuition can be expanded upon, questions answered and further examples provided.
The online resources currently available are all beginners level in French, German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
There is no related assessment or certification and you can sign up for as many languages as you wish. Dates for the weekly/bi-weekly, live classes can be found on the individual web-pages for each language.