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Language and skills support

Language and skills support

Online Foreign Language Resource Centre

Our online Foreign Language Resource Centre will give you access to numerous interactive and engaging resources in all the languages and levels that we offer. The resource centre will allow you to find activities which can enhance your Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills as well as prepare you for your foreign language assessments. 

Academic English support

The Language Centre offers academic English language support sessions for international students and home students who do not have English as their first language. Sessions are open to Edge Hill students from any of the University’s courses.

These sessions are not open to home students whose first language is English. These students, however, can receive help with their academic skills by attending the UniSkills workshops provided by Library and Learning Services.

A wide range of self-guided resources are also available and can be accessed at Language Centre Support. Edge Hill students also have access to Academic Marker, a site with collection of resources and short courses for students who would like to improve their academic English.

Support for students studying a language module

If you are a studying a language module with the Language Centre and have a query or feel that you need some support or guidance, please contact Lucy McClennan for an appointment. Appointments can be face-to-face in room CE0.09 (ground floor, Creative Edge building), or online via MS Teams.

The Language Conversation Scheme at EHU

The Language Centre is piloting conversation workshops led by student volunteers who are native speakers of Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Mandarin and Italian. This is an exciting way to meet new people and speak to students from different backgrounds.

When and where

These sessions will start up again in October 2023 for the 23/24 academic year.


     Language volunteers

  • Share their language and culture with others
  • Assist others with their language development  
  • Help others develop their skills and confidence in speaking a foreign language
  • Gain communication skills by providing students with supportive feedback
  • Can add this experience to their CV
  • Meet other members of the university

    Student learners

  • Become more confident in speaking a foreign language at no extra cost
  • Meet natives
  • Get to know the culture
  • Improve pronunciation
  • Consolidate what has been learnt in class in an informal and relaxed environment

LevelsClassroomDay & Time
Mandarin Beginners (HSK1)CE204, Creative EdgeThursdays 3.30 – 4.00pm
Mandarin Elementary & Intermediate (HSK2 & HSK3)CE204, Creative EdgeThursdays 3.00 – 3.30pm
French Beginners (A1)CE224, Creative Edge Suspended until the new year
French Elementary (A2)CE224, Creative Edge Suspended until the new year
French Intermediate (B1+)CE225, Creative EdgeSuspended until the new year

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