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Welcome to Languages at Southampton

Welcome to Languages at Southampton
Are you interested in learning a new language or improving one that you have learnt before? At Southampton, you have a wide choice of languages to learn and ways to learn them. You can study them as part of your degree, in a social group, through a Lifelong Learning class or independently, using the University’s language learning resources. This portal will link you to all you need to find out what’s going on in languages at Southampton, as well as national and international language-related news.

Language teaching and learning at Southampton is coordinated by the Centre for Language Study within the Department for Modern Languages. This site is maintained by the eLanguages team.

Latest News

18/12/2014

Merry Christmas from Languages at Southampton!

christmas_treeWishing all followers of our Languages at Southampton blog: students, staff and friends of Modern Languages at the University of Southampton, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015!

Please continue to follow us in the New Year on our blog and on Twitter to keep up-to-date about all Modern Languages events and language-related news.

 
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16/12/2014

Language teachers – 2014 EUROCALL proceedings now available

Language teachers may be interested in reading these latest studies about technology in the context of language teaching. The articles from the 2014 EUROCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning) proceedings are now available in the form of an open e-publication as individual downloadable PDFs. The complete proceedings can also be purchased as a paperback.

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15/12/2014

Modern Languages welcomes visitors from Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEM)

Modern Languages is pleased to welcome a group of academics from Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEM) who will be studying with us for one week from Monday 15 December through to Friday 19 December 2014. The UAEM delegates will be attending a course in “Teaching and Learning through the medium of English” at Avenue Campus.

We welcome the group to the University and wish them an enjoyable time with us! The group will be in the Avenue café from 10:45 to 11:15 each morning and visitors are welcome to join them for an informal chat.

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10/12/2014

Mexsu seminar today: “Ayotzinapa: Human Rights and Violence in Mexico”

Mexsu

Mexsu (Centre for Mexico-Southampton Collaboration) will be hosting a seminar today, 10 December 2014, at 3pm in Room 1007, Building 67, Highfield Campus. The seminar is being held in response to the disappearance of the 43 student teachers from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, and to mark Human Rights Day. Speakers include María De Vecchi Gerli (Institute of the Americas, UCL) and Ella McPherson (ESRC Future Research Leader Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Research Associate of the Centre for Governance and Human Rights, University of Cambridge). All welcome!

For further details about this event, visit the Mexsu website.

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09/12/2014

New online platform for finding and comparing language courses launched

LanguageLearningPortal.com, a new online platform that aims to help prospective language learners globally to search for, compare and select language courses that correspond to their needs, has recently been launched through a partnership between the Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS) at the University of Southampton, StudyPortals and Linguaid, as part of the Hello! Home of European Language Learning Opportunities project. Read more…

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08/12/2014

International Staff Café Christmas Celebration

University of Southampton staff are invited to the International Staff Café Christmas Celebration, taking place on Thursday 18 December from 16:30 to 17:45 in the Nuffield Theatre Kitchen (café).

This event will provide international staff with the opportunity to meet and network with colleagues, find out how things work in the UK, and/or discuss pedagogic and practical issues. There will also be representatives from the University’s Human Resources department available to answer any HR related queries.

Find out more and book a place here.

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05/12/2014

‘Understanding Language: learning and teaching’ MOOC numbers reach over 57,000

Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching

Now in its third week, the FutureLearn MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) ‘Understanding Language: learning and teaching’, a collaboration between the University of Southampton and the British Council, currently has over 57,000 people registered.

The topics each week are continuing to attract lively discussions with a wide range of language learners and teachers around the world sharing their thoughts and experiences. The MOOC is also providing participants with a taster of the online MA in English Language Teaching, a joint course from the University of Southampton and the British Council.

For further information, and to sign up for the remaining part of the MOOC, visit the course page on the FutureLearn website.

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04/12/2014

Next CLLEAR seminar: “Measurement Principles and Language Facts”

The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Wednesday 10 December 2014 from 5:00-7:00pm in Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “Measurement Principles and Language Facts” and will be delivered by Professor John De Jong, Senior VP Global Assessment Standards at Pearson, Professor of Language Testing at VU University Amsterdam, and Programme Director of Framework Development for PISA 2015 and 2018. All welcome!

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