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#loveourcollections Italian

Italian library section The Language Centre has a wide collection of Italian novels, graphic novels, reference books, self-teaching textbooks and films. In the novels’ section, we have Elena Ferrante’s L’amica geniale: infanzia, adolescenza (My brilliant friend), the first story of … Continue reading

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Intensive weekend courses

The Language Centre is having, as usual, its wonderful intensive weekend courses in French, German, Italian and Spanish. I personally went to Italian beginner and German intermediate a few years ago and it was a fantastic experience! A great way … Continue reading

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#loveourcollections Sign Languages

There are many sign languages. It all started in France (excuse me while I polish my nails an instant…) with Charles Michel de l’Epée who opened the first free specialist school. But actually it’s not true! Wikipedia states that the … Continue reading

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then and now (part deux)

Before you were looking for a book the library collection like this: Now you are looking for a book, a CD, a DVD in the library collection like this:

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then and now

Before, if you wanted to register for a course at the Language Centre, you had to do this: Now, you only have to do that on our main website Simplier, non?

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#loveourcollections Poetry

As part of a new post series #loveourcollections will look at the different collections of the Language Centre Library. Today I would like to speak about poetry. It is said poetry is the highest form of the language, still, I … Continue reading

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A great donation!

in fact, the best library donation I have ever had in my life! In memory of Nigel Richards. Many beautiful volumes from the famous Pléiade collection, with French authors like Marcel Proust, madame de Lafayette, Rabelais, Molière, madame de Sévigné. … Continue reading

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