Are your reading a paper in a language which is not your own? Are you going abroad on University business? Do you need help transcribing interviews in a foreign language?
For this and many other language related help you need: Peer Language Mentoring
A language support service available to postgraduate researchers and early career researchers at Durham and Newcastle University. Individuals or small groups can request a FREE half hour session with a language mentor in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Mentors can provide:
- language and pronunciation surgery
- reading support
- translation and transcription support
- pre-conference consultancy
- presentation practice session
- a cultural acclimatisation session prior to fieldtrips, conferences and residences abroad.
Please note that this is neither private tuition nor a language course. The aim is to provide researchers with short term and focused language support.
How to book
Please send a brief request (2 sentences) outlining the type of support required to firstname.lastname@example.org. The sessions are free, can take place in either Newcastle or Durham and you will be contacted directly by the mentor to arrange a date, time and venue.