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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

03/07/2015

Welcome to our Open Day visitors!

Welcome to all of the visitors who are coming to the University Open Days today and tomorrow! We hope you enjoy your time here. Please feel free to post comments asking questions, either here on our blog or on our Modern Languages comment board!

We also have lots of useful information on Get Ready for Languages and the Modern Languages website.

If you can’t make these open days, then there will be more opportunities to visit in early September. Find out more on the University of Southampton Open Days website.

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02/07/2015

Modern Languages eLearning Group launched

ML eLearning Group badgeModern Languages has launched a new eLearning Group. The Group has a blog which will feature the eLearning projects that our staff are engaged in, and report on our wide-ranging research and publications in this area. Some of the subjects being covered include the TwitTIAMO Project; Get Ready for Languages; free Digital Literacies learning resources, an Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching MOOC; our online MA in ELT programme and blogging from abroad.

If you would like to be notified of regular blog updates please follow us on Twitter @ModernLangs or subscribe to the RSS feed on the eLearning Group blog.

See more details at the Modern Languages eLearning Group blog.

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29/06/2015

Welcome to our Pre-sessional Course A students and tutors!

Over 600 new international students from all over the world are starting their pre-sessional course at the University of Southampton. We welcome all these students, and over 100 new and returning tutors, to the University this week!

For further information about the University’s pre-sessional courses, visit the pre-sessional pages on the University website.

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26/06/2015

How does language shape our experience of the internet?

The Guardian has published an article exploring how the languages we use online shape our experience of the internet. Read more on the Guardian website.

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23/06/2015

800 participants join our free online course for international students!

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The number of students joining Get Ready for Southampton, our open summer online course for all prospective international students and visitors coming to the University of Southampton in the next academic year, has climbed to 800 so far. Students have joined the course from 102 countries and this year we are hoping to exceed our 2500+ participants record (set in 2013) by the time the course closes in October. The course includes interactive learning about Southampton, a typical university city; everyday life at the University; academic culture and what to expect at a British university as well as providing a much valued way for students to meet and communicate with each other before arriving in the UK. Read more…

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18/06/2015

New QAA guide for international student support now available

The new QAA guide “Supporting and Enhancing the Experience of International Students in the UK: A Guide for UK Higher Education Providers” is now available online.

The guide aims to provide information to higher education providers about how they can support and enhance the experience of international students studying in the UK. For further details and to download the guide, visit the QAA website.

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17/06/2015

LLAS publishes free, open access ebook to celebrate 10th elearning symposium

e_symposium2015LLAS (Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies) in Modern Languages at Southampton has recently published a free, open access ebook: “10 Years of the LLAS elearning symposium: case studies in good practice”. This edited collection celebrates the 10th anniversary of the elearning symposium and features contributions from practitioners across the UK and the world. The book includes case studies and reflective pieces which showcase good practice in the use of technology for language teaching and learning.

Download the ebook here.

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16/06/2015

Future Modern Languages students to attend Routes into Languages Study Day

getreadyforlanguagesApproximately 100 Year 12 students will be visiting the University’s Avenue Campus on Wednesday 17 June to participate in a Routes into Languages Study Day.

Students will participate in sessions on cultural topics, grammar and speaking in French, German or Spanish, and will have the chance to do an ab initio session in Chinese or Portuguese. Participants will also have the chance to ask our Modern Languages students about studying languages at university during a student panel session. Read more…

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