The CLL Philosophy
The Centre for Language Learning promotes communicative and intercultural competence in its programmes. Our aim is to empower students to use the target language in order to understand information, to express themselves orally and in writing and to communicate with native and non-native speakers of the language. An important part of knowing a foreign language is developing a critical understanding of target language cultures and developing an ability and willingness to engage with these cultures.
Students who enrol in the Centre’s courses are seeking to gain skills to survive in the target culture. This means that our classes are conducted as far as possible in the target language and students are supported to develop confidence to express themselves fluently. While pronunciation is monitored and grammatical structures are taught, the focus at all times is on enabling students to use and expand their communicative repertoire in the target language.
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