Presentations for language classes

Apart from the Arabic textbooks, all other textbooks are available for you to borrow for the duration of your Language Centre class. Write down your name in the library register and hey presto! Then return the book after class, please? Thank you! Maria and I will help you find the book if needed.

ALL LANGUAGES

How to use the library and SOLO (Oxford University Catalogue guide) on the website

ENGLISH

For a class presentation

FRENCH

French for Modern Language Students

French with Agenda 3

RUSSIAN

Russian with Talk Russian

Russian with New Penguin Russian course

SPANISH

Spanish with ELE actual B1

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Bodleian iSkills workshops

Welcome to the new term, and to the new iSkills programme!   Bodleian iSkills is a series of workshops designed for postgraduates and researchers, covering information discovery and searching for scholarly materials, using reference management tools such as RefWorks and Mendeley, keeping up to date with research, measuring research impact, Open Access and Research Data Management.  These workshops are FREE but online booking is essential.

Below are the workshops coming up in Week 2.  Click on any title to go to the booking page.

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries (Mon 15 October 09.30-12.30)

An introduction to Oxford Libraries including guidance on which libraries to use; accessing e-journals and other online resources; SOLO and other finding aids and making the most of Library services.

Who is this session for?  Anyone who would like an introduction to Oxford Libraries.

Bodleian iSkills: Getting information to come to you (Tue 16 October 10.00-11.30)

Keeping up to date with new research is important but time consuming! This session will show you how to set up automatic alerts so that you are notified about new articles and other publications and when key web sites are updated. Participants will have the opportunity to set up RSS feed readers and/or email notifications during the session.

Who is this session for?  Postgraduates, researchers and academics.

Bodleian iSkills: E-books (Fri 19 October 09.15-10.45)

The Bodleian Libraries has over 624,000 e-books, with titles in all subject areas, but do you feel confident in finding and using them? This workshop will cover finding e-books and how to use and manipulate them.

Who is this session for?  Anyone who is interested

Presenters: Hilla Wait, Kat Steiner

Bodleian iSkills: E-book readers (Fri 19 October 11.00-12.15)

Reading on E-Book Readers such as Kindle or Nook and using apps for iPad and Android devices is increasingly popular, but how useful are these devices for academic work? This workshop will look at a range of devices and apps on the market and will cover key features to look out for when considering purchase. The workshop will also include an opportunity to try out a range of devices.

Who is this session for?  Anyone who is interested.

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New Courses! And other changes!

After a major consultative review last academic year, we have launched a suite of three new modern language pathways for 2018-19, General, Academic and Fast Track.

The overall name of the three pathways is Languages for All. This completely replaces the previous longstanding LASR and OPAL courses. Our Academic English courses continue to be on offer, but with new simpler course titles.

All information about our new courses will be on our website

We have also rationalised our opening hours from 8.45 am to 7 pm Monday to Friday in the 8 weeks of term time and 8.45am to 5pm in the vacations. There is no more Saturday opening, as there was very little use of the building on a Saturday.

Other changes include the renaming of Chinese to Mandarin and more borrowing rights in the library for all students and staff at Oxford University!

So we are very much looking forward to seeing you very soon!

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Languages For All: new range of courses

The Language Centre will launch a completely new range of modern language courses this week for students and staff at the University.

The Languages For All programme includes courses in 12 languages from beginner to advanced stages. General and Fast Track options are available, depending on learners’ needs – replacing the former LASR and OPAL courses. A range of Academic English courses will also continue to be on offer. To find out more, and to enrol once the courses are live, go to the Language Centre website

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Open Day on Friday 14 September

#OxOpenDay

The last Oxford University Open Day of the year 2018 is on Friday 14 September.

We advice you strongly to plan your visit to Oxford. The university has provided help on their Open Day webpage

We hope you will find the time to come and visit and chat with us. A few of our Language Tutors will be here on the day to show you around and answer your queries.

We offer 12 languages + Academic English + 200 languages for self-learning in the library

Information about our open day and direction to the Language Centre in this link

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The Language Centre outside with Open Days banner

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Bodleian Health Care libraries trainings

Starting next week and running regularly up to Week 7 of Michaelmas Term 2018, Bodleian Health Care Libraries are offering free 1-hour workshops to introduce you to the reference management packages Endnote and Mendeley.  Please click on the links below to see the full list of available dates and times for each workshop, and to book online.   Note: these sessions are free, but booking online is essential.

Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Endnote (Held weekly in MT-2018 – click here for upcoming dates)

Do you need help managing your references? Do you need help citing references in your documents? This hour-long session will introduce you to Endnote X8, which can help you to store, organise and retrieve your references and PDFs, as well as cite references in documents and create bibliographies quickly and easily.

Who is this session for? Postgraduate students, researchers and university staff based on the Old Road Campus or in Medical Sciences Division departments elsewhere in Headington.

Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Mendeley (Held weekly in MT-2018 – click here for upcoming dates)

Do you need help managing your references? Do you need help citing references in your documents? This hour-long session will introduce you to Mendeley (www.mendeley.com), a free programme which can help you to store, organise and retrieve your references and PDFs, as well as cite references in documents and create bibliographies quickly and easily.

Who is this session for? Postgraduate students, researchers and university staff based on the Old Road Campus or in Medical Sciences Division departments elsewhere in Headington.

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Open Day in September

The Language Centre will be open for on Friday 14 September from 10 am to 4 pm

All are welcome to meet our tutors and students in our hub for everyone interested in languages, whatever your subject.

Drop in to find out more about our courses in modern languages and academic English, and visit our multi-media library.

For directions please see our Contact Page

There’s also great information about coming to Oxford on the University of Oxford page

For more information about other open days event at Oxford go to the Open Day website page

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