The Language Center offers different types of courses, see here
Their structure (see information on the relevant pages) consists of:
- group modules with a teacher
- periods in the Multimedia Centre for Personalised Learning (EMA) for some modules
- private study
The modules take place in a relaxed atmosphere where everyone participates actively. This both promotes language learning and stimulates self-expression.
The modules focus on communication and help learners to use the language in different contexts and for different purposes (speaking, understanding, reading, writing). The modules focus also on cultural and intercultural aspects as well as on the acquisition of autonomous learning skills.
A wide range of interesting up-to-date methods and activities are used, including discussions, listening tasks, role-plays, visuals, games, videos, and reflection on the learning process.
Multimedia Centre for Personalised Learning (EMA)
Due to the pandemic situation, the periods at the Multimedia Centre (EMA) during the autumn semester will be via videoconferencing. On the other hand, "Free-access" EMA sessions can either be done in the Multimedia Centre or online, using the Language Centre's PlurieL learning platform.
Language learning in the Multimedia Centre for Personalised Learning (EMA) forms an integral part of the Integral Skills module from Beginners to B2 (except for Chinese).
This enables learners to work at their own pace and to choose their language objectives freely.
The person present in the EMA will help you with different aspects of your personal work, such as:
- how the room works
- how to find suitable material
- how to work
- how to do language activities
In addition, the virtual workspace (PlurieL), allows you to access online comments about your Learning journal, in which you record your progress.
You can use the Multimedia Centre either by:
registering online: choose a slot (one supervised by a teacher of the language you are studying, or. if this is not possible, a teacher of another language. The teacher will offer help, advice and feedback. Registration will also guarantee you a seat in the EMA;
or via free access whereby you choose a slot in the free-access timetable (see the Language Centre home-page for details) and work for as long as you wish. These sections are not supervised by a language teacher. (See also the information under Independent Learning.)
In order to make your language learning as effective as possible and make real progress, you must also work on your own (outside of the classroom and the EMA).