Learning & Teaching Resources

IT facilities and language laboratories

Students in the School of Languages and Social Sciences have access to:

  • Four LSS computer rooms
  • The Cadbury Room - a group-working area and library
  • A DVD library (French, Spanish, German, English & Chinese)
  • A friendly support team (David Pollard and Dan Clement)

These facilities are in addition to central ones - there are many computer rooms and group work spaces around the university.


As well as standard software such as Microsoft Office, we provide:

  • Language learning material for French, German, Spanish and English ("how to" video);
  • Research software (NVIVO and SPSS);
  • Audio and video-editing tools;
  • Corpus linguistics tools (Wordsmith and Antconc).

Computer Assisted Translation Tools

  • Memsource
    Aston is a member of the Memsource Academic Programme. Students are taught by a certified Memsource trainer.
  • KantanMT
    Aston is a member of the KantanMT University Programme.
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