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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Language Centre

Nurturing students to academic success and enhancing their employability in the global workplace.

The Language Centre aims to develop students’ academic and professional literacies to help them become high-achieving graduates equipped with cutting edge communication skills for employment in a global world.

We offer programmes and courses in academic and professional literacies, modern languages and applied linguistics to enhance your academic success and prepare you for employability in the global workplace. Our Foundations, Pre-Masters and Pre-Sessional programmes prepare you for success in undergraduate and postgraduate study; our In-Sessional courses enable you to sharpen your academic language skills, while our Languages courses give you the opportunity to learn additional languages to increase your employability and social mobility in a global world.

Our Programmes


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Research at the Language Centre covers a range of Applied Linguistics Areas. Particular research strengths include:

  • Institutional communication
  • Multimodality
  • The relationships between politics, language and culture
  • Electronic communication

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