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During Welcome Week (14-18 September 2020), we invite you to take part in a celebration of world languages and cultures. Whether you're new to UCLan or a returning student, join our Languages Festival to find out about language learning opportunities at UCLan. All the events are free and open to all. Please register below.

Language Tasters

These free online language taster sessions are for anyone with an interest in languages. A fun packed half an hour for beginners offering a simple introduction to one of nine languages. Sample some typical phrases, tackle a few of the basics and you will be greeting each other in a new language by the end of the session. Register here.

Language Electives Q&A

Are you interested in learning a language as part of your Degree? Then join this online session to find out what language options are available, how to enrol online and ask any questions you may have. Register here.

Languages for All

Did you know you could learn a language at UCLan no matter what your main degree is? Join this online session to find out what languages and levels are on offer and information on the different pathways available. You will have the opportunity to speak to course leaders and ask any questions you might have. Register here.

Worldwise Languages with Rosetta Stone Introductory Workshop

If you are interested in learning a language but don’t have the flexibility to take a class, you can join our self-study programme with award-winning language learning software Rosetta Stone. In this session you will be informed about the different languages and levels available, get familiar with practical aspects of the programme such as how to log in and navigate the interface, as well as how to make the most of your language learning experience Register here.

Virtual Tour of the Worldwise Centre

The Worldwise Centre is an international hub at the heart of UCLan and offers advice and support to anybody interested in world languages and cultures, travelling, working or studying abroad. It also offers a vast range of opportunities to learn another language and improve your knowledge about world cultures. Join us for this virtual tour to find out more about the facilities courses and social events. You will be given access to our MSTeams with free language and cultural resources, opportunities to make international friends and information on internships and employment abroad. Register here.

Movie Night with Netflix Party

Join our Netflix party and watch an international movie with us. Register here.

The Worldwise Centre is open year-round and offers advice and support to anybody interested in world languages and cultures, travelling, and working or studying abroad. It also provides a comfortable place to meet and make friends with speakers of different languages in a welcoming environment.

The Centre offers courses in a range of languages. With 25 languages to choose from and different pathways to suit each learner’s unique skills and learning style, we have the learning route to suit you. To find out more about the available study options click here or get in touch with us.

Those with an interest in different languages and cultures can access extensive resources, including self-study books, digital video and audio material, easy readers and international literature.

In addition, the Centre offers facilities where you can access specialist language learning software, such as SDL Trados, SANAKO 1200, Rosetta Stone and a wide selection of international TV channels. You can download Your Guide to the Worldwise Learning Centre at UCLan here.

Being an international hub at the heart of Preston campus, the Centre hosts various social activities throughout the year including cultural celebration events, exhibitions, guest talks and the annual International Film Festival.

Look out for:
The Worldwise Digital Hub
Worldwise Events taking place throughout the year
The Language Exchange Programme
Support for your Global Adventures
Employment Abroad and Internship opportunities 

If you want to find out more about the Worldwise Centre or its activities, please contact us: Tel: 01772 894248 and 893155


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