Peer Language Mentoring

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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 pglanguages@newcastle.ac.uk.   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.

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