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LEARNING RESOURCES
From this page, you can access a wealth of resources for each language by clicking on the relevant tab.

These are not specific to a particular course, and can be used as self-study materials to supplement your study with us.

General Resources

BBC Learning Zone - Lots of website links and support materials, including short sound and video files, for their television programmes on BBC2.
Click for current programme schedules.

Also on-line beginner "Steps" courses in French, German, Spanish and Italian and new "Ma France" video course for those with fast internet connections.

For intermediate students there is "Accents d'Europe" for French students and "El Mensual" for Spanish students as well as new crossword sites.

Language

Click on a language below to see the associated resources for that language.

English (EFL)

English

Newspapers

Language Learning

  • Cambridge EFL On-line - The website of the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Division. In this site you can download all the syllabuses and sample papers.
  • Flo Joe - News, information and practice material for students and teachers of FCE and CAE Examinations.
  • BBC Learning English - comprehensive website including news, videos, exercises, quizzes, cultural topics and business language.
  • English at Home - English at Home
  • Non Stop English - Free resources and exercises.

French

French

Newspapers

Magazines

  • Elle - Elle
  • Paris Match - Paris Match
  • L'Express - L'Express
  • Le Point - Le Point
  • L'Entreprise - monthly magazine dedicated to a variety of business area, eg IT, Finance, Legal, HR
  • Le MOCI - weekly French magazine covering commercial issues at an international level

Television and Radio

  • TV5 - The French satellite channel (available at Priory Court) which promotes learning French with activities based on its diverse range of programme from the Francophone world. Their booklet "Apprendre et enseigner avec TV5", which is a comprehensive guide to using TV5 programmes for language learning, can be downloaded free from their website.
  • TF1 - Another satellite channel with lots of video clips and articles: World News, France, Politics, Business, Sports, Arts, health, Music, Cinema, People, Science etc.
  • Radio-France - Radio-France
  • RTL - RTL
  • Euronews - video and news articles

Language Learning

  • Access French - Support website for tutor and students of new beginners course.
  • Real French - Manchester Metropolitan University's free resources for students and teachers of French, with sections on grammar and vocabulary with reference pages and exercises at beginners', intermediate and advanced level.

German

German

Newspapers

Magazines

Language Learning

  • Goethe Institute - Goethe Institute
  • German for Travellers - The updated site for German for Beginners 2.0, which gives a comprehensive package of grammar and exercises starting with simple vocabulary and moving on to self-tests and more difficult texts and written exercises.
  • Access German - Support website for tutor and students of new beginners course.
  • Hueber - Hueber
  • Themen neu - Excellent support websites which give students additional exercises using links to other internet sites to find out further information about the topics in the Themen neu coursebooks.
  • Forum Wirtschaftsdeutsch - For learners of Business German including on-line exercises.
  • Leo English/German Dictionary - Very popular online dictionary, more than 250,000 entries - searchable in both directions.
  • Deutsche Welle Radio - Learn German on the go with free podcasts from Deutsche Welle. From everyday German to slowly spoken news reports to complete language courses, just download and start learning!
  • One Minute German - Free weekly podcasts from Radio Lingua network.
  • Mission Berlin - First steps in German via 26 x 5 minute episodes, exercises, games and cultural information.

Spanish

Spanish

Newspapers

Magazines

Language Learning

Italian

Italian

Newspapers

Television and Radio

Language Learning

Dutch

Dutch

Newspapers

Television and Radio

  • Omroep - Dutch Television and Radio broadcasting service.
  • VTM - Belgian TV broadcast. News and weather programmes.
  • Radio 1 - A general news and sports station.
  • Radio 1 Belgium - Live or archived radio programmes.

Language Learning

 

Swedish

Swedish

Newspapers

Language Learning

  • Introduction to Swedish - A brief presentation and 40-page coursebook which can be downloaded in Word 6.0 format. Includes a pronunciation guide.
  • Beginners Swedish - An on-line beginners course with audio clips.

Russian

Russian

  • Russian on the Web - Lots of information and news sites on business, economy, culture, history and politics.

Newspapers

  • VladNews - Articles in English and Russian
  • WPS - Russian media site mainted by WPS (What the Papers Say), Russia's first independent media monitoring and newspaper digest service. Russian Newsroom present a broad range of daily updated Russian news.

Language Learning

Greek

Greek

Newspapers

  • TO BHMA - Newspaper mainly in Greek provides national coverage. Requires Greek fonts which can be downloaded.
  • BHMA News - Greek Canadian website with news items and links to Greek newspapers and other Greek sites.

Language Learning

Arabic

Arabic

Newspapers

Japanese

Japanese

  • Yahoo - Japanese version.
  • Hiraganatimes - Information about Japan, including travel, accommodation and work opportunities.

Newspapers

  • Asahi - Daily newspaper in Japanese. English version also available.
  • Japan Echo - Quarterly journal presenting translations of significant articles from Japanese media about politics, business and the economy, society, culture.

Language Learning

Mandarin

Mandarin

Newspapers

  • World Newspapers - Site giving list of Chinese newspapers and news sites.
  • China Daily - Leading English-language Chinese newspaper.
  • China Now - Independent monthly magazine reporting on economic, social and cultural developments in China.

Language Learning

  • BBC Real Chinese - an on-line course for beginnes in ten parts.
  • Pinyin Guide - Series of lessons teaches how to read and pronounce pinyin which is the official system for representing Mandarin with Roman alphabet.
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