May 2023 Languages Update

Wed May 03 14:09:00 UTC 2023

Dear colleagues,

I hope you’ve had a good start to the Summer term.

With the speaking exams underway and on the lead up to the summer exam series you may well have questions or need support. Please remember you can get in touch with me via email, social media or booking an appointment to speak to me. All the relevant links are at the bottom of this update. Please get in touch if you need anything, no question is too small.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,
Rebecca

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