Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) for languages
Find out about our programme, and how it can help you to develop your language and intercultural skills, either as a participant or as a session leader.
Participating in sessions
Attending PAL sessions could be a useful way for you to consolidate the topics you are learning in classroom or in your independent language learning. It is also an effective tool to enhance your language skills, increase your intercultural knowledge and meet new people.
Sessions are available in:
To participate in a session please register your interest.
Becoming a leader
Being a PAL Leader can enhance your academic performance and develop strong transferable attributes to equip you for life beyond university. You can become a PAL leader if you are a native speaker or a high level learner of Arabic, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese or Spanish.
You will then be invited to complete an online training before your face-to-face training. The face-to-face training will provide you with more detailed knowledge of PAL and how PAL operates. All training sessions are on Campus. You will be told where to go when you have registered your interest in coming along.
This is a volunteering role and you need to devote one hour per week, plus preparation time, during term time.
To become a PAL leader please register your interest.
The weekly timetable is:
|Arabic||Thursday||3.15pm - 4.05pm|
|Chinese||Monday||5.15pm - 6.05pm|
|Chinese||Tuesday||5.15pm - 6.05pm|
|Chinese||Wednesday||1.15pm - 2.05pm|
|Chinese||Thursday||5.15pm - 6.05pm|
|English||Tuesday||3.15pm - 4.05pm|
|English||Thursday||4.15pm - 5.05pm|
|French||Wednesday||4.15pm - 5.05 pm|
|French||Thursday||2.15pm - 3.05pm|
|German||Monday||3.05pm - 4.05pm|
|Italian||Friday||12.15pm - 1.05pm|
|Japanese||Monday||4.15pm - 5.05pm|
|Portuguese||Wednesday||3.15pm - 4.05pm|
|Spanish||Tuesday||4.15pm - 5.05pm|
|Spanish||Wednesday||2.15pm - 3.05pm|
All sessions take place in the Language Learning Zone.