Independent language learning for all students and staff at BU
Participation in Languages@BU is recognised as part of the Global Talent Programme and allows you to gain credit towards your Global Talent Award.
Find out more and join here: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/student/global-talent
Languages@BU is your opportunity to learn a new language or to brush up your existing skills. We have a wide range of resources for you to choose from including book based courses from the library with accompanying audio and video on SansSpace (our virtual language lab!) and links to external websites such as foreign language films via the Box of Broadcasts (BoB).
We also run Conversation Clubs for 6 weeks per semester in each language and level. These informal clubs are "facilitated" by students who are native speakers of the languages on offer. The clubs give you the opportunity to practise the language as well as meet other students who are learning the same language.
For all audio and video files which are linked to the book based resources in the library we use a programme called SansSpace which is BU's virtual "language laboratory" and is accessible 24/7 for 365 days a year.
Click on the book images on the language resource pages and you will be taken to SansSpace and the specific resources for the book title you have clicked on.
Languages@BU is a free service which offers staff and students the opportunity to independently learn a new language from scratch or brush up on their existing skills.
The languages and levels on offer are as follows:
French, German and Spanish at 6 levels of ability:
Beginner (A1), Beginner Progression (A2), Intermediate (B1), Upper Intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1) and Proficiency (C2)
Italian at 4 levels of ability:
Beginner (A1), Beginner Progression (A2), Intermediate (B1) and Upper Intermediate (B2)
Arabic and Mandarin Chinese at 2 levels only:
Beginner (A1 )and Beginner Progression (A2).
The letters and numbers in brackets refer to levels on the Common European Framework (CEFr)
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