Oxford University
Language Centre

Resources


General language resources

Specialist collections

Facilities

Recent acquisitions


General language resources

  • Most of the resources are easily accessible for use on the premises.
  • Language Centre tutors and Modern Languages Faculty instructors may borrow materials to support their language courses.
  • The Language Library (and archives) holds materials in 190 languages as printed material, sound recordings, video recordings, off-air recordings, foreign language films, periodicals, pamphlets, multimedia, electronic and online resources. The collection is constantly expanding as students and staff request materials in new languages for their study or research.
  • The collection includes languages for international communication, indigenous and heritage languages, less widely taught languages, pidgins and creoles, as well as material in some endangered and extinct languages.


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Specialist collections

  • Foreign and English language films
  • Listening comprehension examinations
  • Language and Language teaching methodology
  • English as a Foreign Language


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Facilities

  • 9 computers in the open-access area (first floor)
  • 20 audio-players in booths (first floor)
  • 18 video/CD/TV players in booths with terrestrial/satellite reception in fourteen languages (second floor)
  • Reading room (second floor)
  • Photocopying (second floor)
  • A drinks machine and water dispenser are available on the ground floor


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Recent acquisitions


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