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YOUR GUIDE TO THE WORLDWISE LEARNING CENTRE AT UCLAN Gain the advantage you need to survive and succeed in a global environment and become wiser about the world around you. Free access to language learning Internship and work experience opportunities International experiences on and off campus

WELCOME TO THE WORLDWISE LEARNING CENTRE The Worldwise Learning Centre is open year-round and offers advice and support to anybody interested in world languages and cultures, travelling, and working or studying abroad. It also provides a comfortable place to meet and make friends with speakers of different languages in a welcoming environment. The Centre is the place to: • Access extensive resources including self-study books, dictionaries and digital video and audio material in a variety of languages; • Borrow items such as digital voice recorders, video cameras, projectors and audio headsets; • Access PCs equipped with specialist language learning software (including Rosetta Stone), digital video and audio recording apps and international TV; • Find out about opportunities to apply for a travel bursary for studying or working abroad; • Apply for short-term internships and work experience placements; • Attend culture and language celebration events, festivals, exhibitions and guest talks; • Use our state-of-the-art interpreting and video conferencing facilities for international meetings.

If you want to find out more about the Worldwise Learning Centre or its activities, please visit the Helpdesk in AB110 or contact us: 01772 893155 Email: Web:

ADD A NEW LANGUAGE …OPEN UP THE WORLD Learning a new language can really broaden your horizons and will definitely give you the advantage and extra confidence needed when job-hunting, communicating with new friends or travelling the world. Our part-time language courses are open to everyone (students and members of the public) so whether you have already enjoyed great success studying languages or are just deciding to take up a new language as a challenge, we have the course to suit you. Our classroom-based Applied Languages Programme offers 24 weeks of taught classes per level. Classes start each September. Our guided self-study Worldwise Languages Programme includes access to the world-leading language learning software Rosetta Stone – via the PCs in the Worldwise Learning Centre, or online – for the duration of the academic year. It also includes regular conversation sessions with a language assistant during term-time and support from the Worldwise Team. You can register for this programme at any time during the year.

Languages Arabic British Sign Language Catalan Chinese (Mandarin) Dari Dutch

English (UK/USA) Filipino French German Greek Hebrew Hindi Indonesian

Irish Italian Japanese Korean Latin Pashto Persian Polish

All languages are available at beginners’ level with the more popular languages available at higher levels. Some languages are only available on the Worldwise Languages Programme. Please contact us or visit: for further details on available levels and study options.

Portuguese Russian Spanish Swahili Swedish Turkish Urdu Vietnamese

SUPPORTING YOUR GLOBAL ADVENTURES Worldwise LinGO Travel Award The Worldwise LinGO Travel Award is a bursary available to anyone registered on a UCLan language programme including the Applied Languages and the Worldwise Languages Programme. Twenty scholarships of up to £500 are offered each year for travelling to countries outside the UK on an intensive language course or work placement. Contact Worldwise for more information.

Successful applicants said…

‘It has been an amazing experience in France, it was a real adventure to mix with the locals and immerse myself in a different culture’ Lucia, Tours 2016

‘My dream came true – I am in Lyon… I have already started to apply my French language knowledge gained though Rosetta Stone and have to admit I feel excitement when I engage in a conversation with a native speaker.’

‘These past two weeks have been an exceptional experience and I would recommend anyone to try it! It has been a great way to develop my Spanish language skills further!’

Emma, Lyon 2014

Kelly-Marie, Alicante 2014

Although I enjoyed every day in class, the real adventure was when we finished the lessons and it can be summed up in two words: Exploring Berlin! Panagiotis, Berlin 2015

Support for your ‘UK Travel Bursary’ Each year UCLan’s International Office awards a bursary to a number of UK students wishing to spend time abroad during their studies. The Worldwise Learning Centre can assist bursary recipients with language and cultural training, survival tips and information on the country of destination to help you get the most from your visit.

UCLan in Cyprus UCLan students based in the UK have an opportunity to spend part of their studies at our campus in Cyprus ( Prepare to become part of this new vibrant international student community with the Worldwise Learning Centre.

WORLDWISE INTERNSHIP AND WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME If you want to develop customer service and administrative skills and gain valuable practical experience of working in an international team, don’t miss an opportunity to get a paid internship, work as a volunteer or contribute to our Worldwise events and projects. Every year the Worldwise Learning Centre looks for students to work in the Centre in the following roles:

Worldwise Student Advisors - to provide a point of contact and advice to visitors on the available language and culture learning resources in the Centre;

Worldwise Project Assistant Interns - to assist the Centre in delivering various projects aimed at promoting world languages and cultures;

Worldwise Language Assistants - to facilitate conversation classes and support students registered on the Worldwise Languages Programme (with Rosetta Stone) in the development of their spoken language skills. Volunteering opportunities offered at the Centre are also a great chance for you to develop both personally and professionally using your knowledge of languages and cultures, your international communication skills and your experience abroad - while having a lot of fun! Visit us in the Worldwise Learning Centre (AB110) to see how you can get involved. Connect with us via Linkedin to find out more and apply.

Cultural Events Management in Practice (WP3001) A one-semester elective for final year students in which you learn how to plan and implement a specific international event sponsored by the Worldwise Learning Centre. You will develop your planning, budgeting, marketing and team working skills while gaining experience of running a real-life event. For further information please visit the C&T hub in the Computer and Technology Building, Room 235.

GLOBAL EXPERIENCES ON CAMPUS International Film Festival Taking place during autumn each year, the International Film Festival provides a fantastic opportunity to experience world languages and cultures on the big screen. A feast of world cinema, the Festival regularly screens work from Japan, China and the Arab World alongside the best new European releases.

Worldwise Events The Worldwise Learning Centre hosts regular events to mark major world cultural celebrations, eg Chinese New Year, Diwali, European Day of Languages. Events are open to everyone and are a great opportunity to meet new international friends.

Worldwise Insights Series A series of guest talks, workshops and discussions to help you appreciate the true nature of the diverse world around us. Examples of topics include: The Life of an Interpreter, Finding Employment in Japan, Arab Business Etiquette and many more.

Worldwise Book Club Meeting each month to chat about fiction from around the globe, the Worldwise Book Club is perfect for those who love to read and immerse themselves in other cultures. All Book Club titles are available to borrow from the Worldwise Learning Centre.

Worldwise Samba Drummers Feel the power of rhythm by coming along to one of our samba drumming sessions. The group meets weekly and regularly performs at events throughout Lancashire.

For details of this year's Film Festival and forthcoming events, connect with the

Worldwise Learning Centre. WorldwiseCentre @WorldwiseCentre WorldwiseCentre Tel: 01772 893155 and 894248 Email: Web: Worldwise Learning Centre, 1st Floor Adelphi Building, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

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