Language Centre

Modern language and academic English courses, and Language Centre Library

exterior of the language centre from Banbury Road

This building is difficult to access for people with mobility impairments. There are steps down from the pavement to the main entrance door. There are two alternative entrance doors. One requires the manual positioning of a portable ramp from the pavement and gives access to the main open-plan area (and an accessible toilet).  The other has level access but only gives access to two teaching rooms (and an accessible toilet).

There are further teaching rooms and a library on the first and second floors which can only be reached by stairs.

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Parking

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There is no parking at the Language Centre.

There is public pay and display parking on nearby St Giles. There are also marked accessible spaces on St Giles near Taylors café - these are approximately 130 m from the Language Centre.

Oxford City Council have produced a useful Accessible Oxford Guide which includes a map of Blue Badge parking spaces in the city centre. The Blue Badge parking map is on page 11. Please click on the link below to view the Accessible Oxford Guide.

Accessible Oxford Guide  

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Entrances

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The main entrance (on Woodstock Road) is down a small set of steps with no handrail. The door is manual with vision panels; there is a doorbell and intercom on the right. There are two alternative entrance doors.  One requires the manual positioning of a portable ramp from the pavement and gives access to the main open-plan area (and an accessible toilet).  The other has level access and gives access to two teaching rooms (and an accessible toilet).

If visiting for the first time it is advisable to contact the department beforehand to arrange access - see contact details section for email and phone details.

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Reception

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The reception desk is directly opposite the main door, and on the far side of the main open-plan area from the accessible entrance route.  There is no reduced height section or hearing support system in place here.

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Accessible toilets

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There are two accessible toilets - both on the ground floor. One is next to classrooms 101 and 102, the other is just off the main open-plan area.

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Standard toilets

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On the ground floor there is a gender neutral toilet just off the main open-plan area, next to the accessible toilet.  On the first floor, there is a one gender neutral toilet at the top of the stairs outside seminar rooms 201, 202 and 203 (the secondary staircase).  

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Hearing support system

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At present there is no induction loop at the reception desk and no hearing support systems in any of the teaching rooms.

 

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Opening hours

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Term time (weeks 1 - 8)

Monday to Friday: 08:45 - 19:00

Vacation

Monday to Friday: 08:45 - 17:00

Closures

Christmas and New Year
Maundy Thursday to Easter Monday.
August Bank Holiday Monday.
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Inaccessible areas

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The first and second floors of the building can only be accessed via stairs - these areas contain teaching rooms and the library.



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At a glance

On-site disabled parking spaces 0
Parking nearby (within 200m) Blue Badge
Main entrance Not level
Alternative entrance (level access) Yes
Door entry Manual
Direct contact to reception Doorbell
Number of floors 3
Accessible toilets 2
Lift to all floors No
Hearing support system No