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Visit Us


 Room 3018 (Lifts 2 & 3)

 Opening Hours:


Term time:

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Summer & Winter sessions:

 Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

General Enquiries:

  Email: lccommons@ust.hk
  Tel.: 2358-7851


Facilities & Activities


  1. Reception Desk – book meeting rooms, borrow audio or video materials and board games, and make general enquiries or seek specific assistance.
  2. Meeting Rooms – book a meeting room to rehearse your group presentations, watch films, play board games, etc.
  3. Computer Stations – access language learning software and online resources for various language skills.
  4. Sofas & Terrace – relax in the cozy setting of the Language Commons.



Other activities:

  1. Consultation Room – students can speak with a Language Adviser to discuss ways to improve your speaking, pronunciation and writing (By appointments only).
  2. Orientation Area – students can register in advance for a Chit-chat Session to improve their English speaking fluency and make friends across cultures and disciplines.
  3. Language Commons – students can take part in a variety of language activities organized by the Center throughout the year.




  • General enquiries
  • Enquires about language activities and short courses offered by the Center
  • Language advice on speaking (by appointment)
  • Language advice on writing (by appointment)
  • Event selection advice offered by Language Ambassadors




English Language Materials:


  • Audio CDs, CD-Roms and Music CDs
  • DVDs & VCDs
  • Dictionaries
  • Grammar practice, grammar reference and reference books on reading, vocabulary and writing
  • Movie transcripts
  • LANG course materials
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • IELTS test/exam practice
  • TOEFL test/exam practice
  • Games
  • LANG Advice Sheets on how to improve different language skills

Chinese Language Materials:


  • AV resources
  • Dictionaries
  • Grammar reference and reference books on vocabulary and writing
  • LANG course materials
  • Newspapers

Asian Language and European Language Materials*: 



  • AV resources
  • Reference books
(*Asian languages include Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Cambodian, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Swahili, Tagalog Philipino, Thai, Tamil and Vietnamese; European languages include Dutch, French, Latin, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.)
Note: All the materials are for use within the Language Commons only.

Room Bookings




Priority is given to students in UGC-funded programs.

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