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Intercultural Peer Assisted Learning (Intercultural PAL)

Intercultural PAL sessions running all year for French, Spanish, German, and Japanese

What is Intercultural PAL?

Intercultural PAL is a support scheme where University students, who are native speakers, facilitate support sessions for both Modern Foreign Language (MFL) and Languages for All (LFA) students to enhance their understanding of the language and culture of study. 

Sessions are currently aimed at students at intermediate to advanced levels, except for Japanese which is for beginner and intermediate levels.

Intercultural PAL sessions have no cost, run weekly, and take place within a friendly and informal environment.

There is no need to register, just turn up.

Spring term timetable

Sessions will run during Weeks 2-9 this Term as detailed below:


Monday 16:00-17:00 in V/N/044

Wednesday 11:00-12:00

Weeks 2-3 in V/C/026&027

Week 4 in G/N/001

Week 5 in P/T/007

Weeks 6-9 in P/T/003

Thursdays 17:00-18:00 in D/L/049


Tuesday 11:00-12:00

Weeks 2-4, 7-8 in SLB/007

Week 5 in SLB/002

Week 6 in SLB/207

Week 9 in D/L/116

Wednesday 11:00-12:00

Weeks 2-4 in G/N/010

Week 3 in SLB/106

Weeks 5-9 in SLB/002


Fridays 13:00-14:00 in SLB/207


Mondays 12:00-13:00 in V/N/044

Tuesdays 14:00-15:00 in AEW/008 

For more details, contact the Intercultural PAL Coordinators:

Megumi Bailey ( (Japanese)

Ulrike Wray ( (German)

Frederic Dessard ( (French)

Maria Ana Chavana Villalobos ( (Spanish)

For general queries about the scheme, contact