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Languages at BU

COVID-19:
During the 2020/21 academic year, all 1-1 appointments with the Language Adviser, as well as workshops, inductions and conversation clubs, will take place online.

At BU we know just how significant language skills can be, so if you want to learn a new language or brush up your existing skills we can help you.

The Languages@BU area on Brightspace is open to all staff and students. It contains detailed self-managed learning guides in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic and Mandarin Chinese for complete beginners to advanced.  All the supplementary audio and video files which support the course books available from the library can be accessed via links to the relevant folders in Panopto.

Languages@BU also has an information and registration section where you can sign up for the language and level you require. On signing up you will be invited to an induction where we will explain in more detail the resources available for language learning. Inductions are run regularly in the first few weeks of the academic year and in the New Year. Staff and students signing up at other times of the year will be invited to a 1-1 meeting with Paul Barnes, the Language Adviser, who will explain everything in more detail.