Centre for Modern Languages
At the Centre for Modern Languages, we provide students from across the university a choice of courses in Asian and/or European languages. Courses in the following languages are available, from introductory to advanced levels:
Language and Communication Centre
The Centre teaches English language-based courses, and its lecturers conduct research on language learning the teaching to ensure that the curricula remain innovative. The courses combine theory with a hands-on practice organised around group work and interaction to allow for the lively exchange of ideas. Students learn to communicate ideas not only through writing but also through speaking in a variety of educational and professional settings during their years in university.
The Communication Cube, or Comm Cube, as it is affectionately known, is dedicated to raising the standard of writing and communication among our students. It does not offer copy-editing service - it is not a writing "clinic" in that sense - but rather a facility for students to discuss their papers with trained peer tutors. Students will be able to reflect on the ways in which they formulate their ideas, marshal evidence, present their arguments, and draw their conclusions. The tutors are mostly drawn from our PhD students and the training they receive will be useful to their own scholarly development as well.