Wide range of facilities and resources for students Wide range of facilities and resources for students

James Platt Centre



The James Platt Centre (JPC) exists within the School of Politics, Philosophy,Language and Communication Studies. (PPL) The resource room houses up-to-date computers on which it is possible to view and listen to internet TV and radio broadcasts. Computers are set up to allow immediate access to a range of language-specific software plus tools such as keyboard-switch options, customised spellcheckers, comprehensive dictionary and translating facilities including specific translation software on some machines. The computers are equipped with CD players and microphones and provide access to the L:drive (a virtual resource library).

A digitised Sanako language laboratory is mainly used for teaching but can be accessed by students when it is free.


These include up-to-date published teaching materials for language learning, including foreign language CDs, DVDs and CD-Roms.

There is a wide range of foreign language printed matter - dictionaries, course books, magazines and readers. Electronic and printed material is available for those studying: Arabic, British Sign Language, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Modern Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

Resources are for use in the JPC only.

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 09.15 - 22.00


If you have any questions about our facilities, please contact:

PPL School Office - Arts building room 0.33
Tel: (+44) (0) 1603 597601
Email: ppl.schooloffice@uea.ac.uk