Welcome to the Self-Access Centre materials database

Welcome to the Self-Access Centre materials database. Here you can find out about the English materials we have in the SAC and explore our online materials. They were designed to help you improve your English skills. All of the video materials, including films and documentaries, are available to be watched online. Log on with your UCL id and password to watch them!

You can now  watch a short introduction on how to use some of the fea­tures of the SAC web­pages:

Recommended film

New materials in the SAC!

Our ex­pe­ri­enced team of Eng­lish tu­tors from UCL Cen­tre for Lan­guages and In­ter­na­tional Ed­u­ca­tion has de­vel­oped these new on­line ex­er­cises to help you im­prove your Eng­lish. They are very use­ful and a lot of fun. Try one of the Lunch Hour Lectures Exercises. You will im­prove your lis­ten­ing skills, note-tak­ing skills and vo­cab­u­lary, while watch­ing one of the world re-known lec­tures from UCL.

Or you can try do­ing one of the Reading and Listening Exercises. The top­ics cho­sen by our tu­tors are fun and in­ter­est­ing and you will prac­tise com­pre­hen­sion of writ­ten and spo­ken texts, as well as as­pects of gram­mar and vo­cab­u­lary. These new ma­te­ri­als cover a range of dif­fi­culty lev­els and you can choose the one that is ap­pro­pri­ate for you. They are in­ter­ac­tive, mean­ing that you can ask for help while do­ing the ex­er­cises. You will also re­ceive im­me­di­ate feed­back.

Resources to help you study

The re­sources in the SAC are here for you if you want to study Eng­lish out­side class time. If you need ad­vice and guid­ance on what to study, you should talk to your main class tu­tor, who will help you iden­tify your strengths and weak­nesses and give you the guid­ance you need. Your tu­tor or one of the SAC As­sis­tants can help you lo­cate ma­te­ri­als and show you how to use the equip­ment. You may have a very clear idea of what you need to study in Eng­lish. In this case, you can use the menu on the left to look for the study top­ics which are of im­por­tance to you.

Or if you pre­fer the hard copies, SAC has sub­scrip­tions to news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines from all over the world.

UPCSE and UPCH stu­dents

We also have a sec­tion ded­i­cated to sub­ject spe­cific ma­te­ri­als, such as Medicine or Law . Here you can find books on your de­gree topic. You may also find some of the lectures rel­e­vant for your aca­d­e­mic de­vel­op­ment.

We hope you en­joy the Self-Ac­cess Cen­tre. Good luck!