Lost in Translation? Our Holiday Language learners defy British stereotypes!

Despite a number of recent surveys saying that many Brits make little or no effort to learn a language before going on holiday, our 8th consecutive Holiday Languages programme has been extremely popular and the students have had a great time challenging these stereotypes.  Students could choose from a wide range of languages including Arabic, … Continue reading Lost in Translation? Our Holiday Language learners defy British stereotypes!

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Halloween & Día De Muertos

When Halloween will be over, the celebrations for Día de Muertos will be just starting! What is Dia de Muertos and how does it differ from Halloween? Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead is a holiday with Mexican origins celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November. Though it can be easily confused with … Continue reading Halloween & Día De Muertos

From Rainy North Wales to the Bright Lights of Beijing, See the World Through Our Calendar…

Each year, the Worldwise Learning Centre has the difficult task of selecting twelve stunning photographs from the huge selection of entries following their annual calendar competition. The calendar captures the culture and flavour of the country in which each photograph was taken. Students, staff and friends of the centre were on a mission to give … Continue reading From Rainy North Wales to the Bright Lights of Beijing, See the World Through Our Calendar…

The Worldwise Learning Centre Marks a Decade of International Cinema with its 10th International Film Festival

The Worldwise Learning Centre Marks a Decade of International Cinema with its 10th International Film Festival The Worldwise Learning Centre at the University of Central Lancashire was proud to present their 10th International Film Festival this year with their biggest ever audience! The film festival, which has grown in popularity year-on-year, was launched to a … Continue reading The Worldwise Learning Centre Marks a Decade of International Cinema with its 10th International Film Festival

Students graduate from Holiday Languages Course with flying colours

Over one-hundred and twenty students, staff and members of the public joined the Holiday Languages programme in June 2016, which is hosted by the Worldwise Learning Centre at the University of Central Lancashire. The course, which is increasing in popularity year-on-year, offers students a chance to communicate with ease while they are on holiday. So … Continue reading Students graduate from Holiday Languages Course with flying colours

Read well-loved classics in many different languages with Parallel Books App

Parallel Books have just launched a new app which allows users to read a book in two languages at the same time. The app currently offers 19 books which can be read in a variety of languages from German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Swedish, Icelandic and even Esperanto. The app has the … Continue reading Read well-loved classics in many different languages with Parallel Books App

Valentine’s Day Traditions Around the World

‘The 14th of February is known to be the day of love, right? But… what is love and how should it be expressed? And firstly, are you actually sure that the day of love is on the 14th of February? William Gudykunst, the author “Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication” (Sage, 2003) says in his work that … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Traditions Around the World

Language study for 21st century careers

We have been working in partnership with Rosetta Stone to help provide you with the skills you will need to succeed in the international job market. Read our case study here: http://www.rosettastone.co.uk/he-fe/case-studies If you want to find out more about the language programme, please contact us: E: worldwise@uclan.ac.uk T: 01772 893155 & 894248 or visit Worldwise … Continue reading Language study for 21st century careers