The Language Centre offers a wide range of learning materials to self-study up to 53 foreign languages:
Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Cambodian, Cantonese, Catalan, Czech, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Danish, Modern Hebrew, Estonian, Finnish, French, Welsh, Japanese, Modern Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Indonesian, English, Irish, Italian, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Mongolian, Dutch, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Panjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swedish, Swahili, German, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Urdu and Vietnamese.
For the most widely used languages, resources vary by level, from beginner to advanced, and by type:
- languages for general purposes
- languages for special purposes
- specific skills (vocabulary, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, oral production and written production)
- sample papers for international language qualifications and official preparation materials
- grammar and workbooks
Most materials include CDs and DVDs which can be used in the Language Lab to develop learners' linguistic and communicative competence. They also have keys and transcriptions of the audio resources to facilitate learner self-correction .
A collection of readers graded to different levels offers exciting reading for every student's capabilities. All these books are free to borrow for a month. Available languages are: