Self-study materials are available in 22 languages; books, cassettes, audio CDs, CD ROMs, videos and DVDs, plus specially-written guides and worksheets to enable learners to make best use of the materials and to develop their skills as independent language learners.
The equipment in the Language Resources area includes cassette positions, video players, DVD players, networked computers and non-networked computers for the running of specialist language learning software.
The resources of the Language Resources Area are not available for loan, but many language materials can be borrowed from the on-loan collection on the first floor of Headingley Library.
In addition to the Language Resources Area, there are two digital teaching language laboratories in the south corridor of the James Graham Building, with a total of 46 student positions. These can be booked by language tutors for lessons or can be used by students for group work, presentations practice and self-study, by arrangement.
The Language Resources Area and the language laboratories are managed by a full-time Language Support Officer (Language Learning Adviser) who is an experienced teacher of English, French, Italian and Russian. One-to-one and group sessions for language students can be arranged to diagnose and discuss their language needs. Advice on English writing skills for all of our students is also available at their request.