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Information about language

Published on January 14, 2008

Author: Ulisse


Oxford University Language Centre 12 Woodstock Road 01865 283360:  Oxford University Language Centre 12 Woodstock Road 01865 283360 email Slide3:  The Language Centre provides resources and services for members of the University who need foreign languages for their study, research or personal interest. Two programmes of foreign language courses: Languages for Study and Research (LASR) and the Oxford Programme in Languages (OPAL). Slide4:  The LASR programme is open to all members of Oxford University Registration fee of £20 per course per term provides courses in ten languages: French, Georgian, German, Mandarin Chinese, Modern Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Welsh. emphasis on general communication most courses last for the entire academic year those with proven academic need for classes are given priority (priority forms from LC) OPAL courses in French, German, Italian and Spanish.:  Intended for those who are highly motivated, willing to commit to a fast-paced course and wish to obtain a certificate of achievement. Two hours per week (18.00-20.00) + independent study Fee of £185 is payable in advance for OPAL courses Further fee of £45 is payable for the examination and supported project work in Trinity Term. Most colleges have arrangements for partial reimbursement of the fees on successful completion. OPAL courses in French, German, Italian and Spanish. Slide6:  The Language Centre also runs courses in English for Academic Studies. Registration fee of £10 per course per term Academic Writing (2 hours per week) Advanced English (2 hours per week) English for Social and Academic Purposes (2 X 1 hour per week) Special Courses:  Special Courses German and Italian for Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology Various languages (eg French, German, Spanish, Italian) for History according to demand Italian for History of Art Russian for MPhil/DPhil in REES French for MPLS Library and Independent Study Area :  Library and Independent Study Area For those who wish to study a language at their own pace, the Language Centre has a large library and self-study area. The library has language-learning materials in well over 130 languages to help you with your research reading, lab exchanges abroad, overseas site visits and holiday trips. Slide9:  Print, audio-visual, CD and CALL materials. Dictionaries, courses, readers. News (recorded each day) in Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish TV reception in 14 languages Daily induction visits at 10.00 and 14.00 The LAMBDA Project :  The LAMBDA Project What is the Lambda Project? Lambda stands for The Oxford Language Maintenance and Development Project. The project investigates how learners can best maintain and develop their language skills independently. Our question is "What makes a good language keeper?" The project aims to help staff and students who cannot or do not wish to attend formal classes maintain and develop their French or German language skills. The following is a short guide to the project, how it works and how to join. Who may join? Any member of the University or Colleges who has at least GCSE French or German (or equivalent) may apply to join. Registration 2007 :  Registration 2007 English Courses – Mon - Wed Week 0 LASR Courses - Mon - Wed Week 1 Deadline for LASR on priority lottery places is Wednesday, Week 1, at 5pm OPAL Courses – Any time up to Wednesday, Week 1, at 5pm LASR & OPAL courses start in Week 2 On-line placement tests in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish e-mail e-mail Opening Hours TERM WEEKS 0 and 9 Monday - Friday 9.30 -18.30   TERM WEEKS 1-8 Monday - Thursday 9.30 - 20.00 Friday 9.30 - 18.30 Saturday 10.00 - 13.00   CHRISTMAS AND EASTER VACATION Monday - Friday 9.30 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 17.30   SUMMER VACATION Monday - Friday 8.30 - 16.30

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