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Languages guide

Welcome

Welcome to the subject guide for Languages. This guide will help you discover how to find the books, journals and other information you need for your work.

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The Language collection of books, dictionaries and media materials is on Level 3 of the Adsetts Library arranged in the following order

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • British Sigh Language
  • Other languages

Library resources for languages

We also have books in English on the politics, history and culture of several countries. Use Library Search to find their location.

Struggling with pronouncing a language?

Try the website Text-to-Speech for help with many languages.

London Met epacks

London Met epacks are produced by London Metropolitan University. They offer a range of online blended learning activities aimed at beginner and intermediate levels.

The following epacks are available:

  • French - Beginner levels 1 and 2, Intermediate level 1
  • German - Beginner level 1
  • Italian - Beginner levels 1 and 2
  • Spanish - Beginner levels 1 and 2, Intermediate level 1

You can access these by typing in Londonmet epacks into Library Search, or direct via this link  London Met epacks. In both cases you will be asked for your SHU username and password.

Languages Learning Resources Centre (LLRC)

The LLRC in the Stoddart Building offers the latest in IT enabled language learning and is a vital hub for all students enrolled on language courses.

The centre is run by the foreign language assistants and a team of final year students, all of whom can offer advice and share first-hand experiences of language learning and studying and working abroad.

There are PCs with internet access, international TV channels, video on demand, digitised resources on the Languages (L) drive as well as interpreting & pronunciation practice software.

In addition you can borrow language course books, grammar references and dictionaries and make use of the recording room for practice or assignment purposes. 

Online dictionaries and translating tools

There are many language and translation tools available on the Internet and dictionaries are available from Library Search.

You can find:

  • English language dictionaries here.
  • Chinese language dictionaries here.
  • French language dictionaries here.
  • German language dictionaries here.
  • Italian language dictionaries here.
  • Japanese language dictionaries here.
  • Spanish language dictionaries here.
  • British Sign Language dictionaries here.