Language learning facilities & support
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The Shoosmith Language Learning Centre Advising Service
The School of Histories, Languages and Cultures has a team of
Language Advisers located in the Shoosmith
Language Learning Centre, 2nd floor, BJL, Group Room 4,
to help students with any aspect of Language Learning, including
starting a self-study programme, ensuring time and resources are
used effectively and preparing for exams and assessments.
Students can make a 30 minute appointment to speak to an adviser by
either using the app on any of the Information Points in the BJL,
by using the dedicated electronic diary located in the LLC Quiet
Area, 2nd floor BJL, or by calling in to the
Student HUB in Larkin, ground floor room 032 or Student HUB in
Wilberforce, 3rd floor, room 360.
you are making your first appointment, you will need to complete a
‘Needs Analysis Form’ and bring it with you to your first
appointment. This will help the adviser assess your language
level and needs. You can print this form off
If you have any queries about the facilities or support please
Drop-in Appointments in the Shoosmith Language Learning
Do you need to practise your listening and speaking skills with
a native speaker? Why not make a 15 minute appointment with
one of our drop-in volunteers and build your confidence with
speaking and listening?
There are lots of ways to make an appointment. Including:
- Using the
- Using any of the Information Points in the BJL
- The electronic diary in the LLC Quiet Area, 2nd
- Calling in to the Student HUB in Larkin, ground floor room 032
or Student HUB in Wilberforce, 3rd floor, room 360.
If you are a Hull University Student and your native language is
either French, German, Italian or Spanish and you would like to be
a drop-in volunteer, please complete this form and email back
clearly stating your native language and availability (usually 1-2
hours per week). All drop-in volunteers receive a certificate of
participation in the programme.
The Tandem Scheme
The Tandem Scheme provides the opportunity for language students
to pair up with another student whose native language they are
learning. As the name suggests, the arrangement is reciprocal
so each pair of students would practise their listening and
speaking skills for approximately the same length of time.
The school introduces partners, and after that they can meet and
chat informally at their own convenience. If you would like
to take part, please complete this form and return it
to (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we will
try to match you.