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.
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