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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

30/01/2015

How languages are related: a family tree

The Guardian has published a detailed illustration by Minna Sundberg which maps the relationships between Indo-European and Uralic languages. To explore the illustration and read about the artist’s reasons for producing it, take a look at the Guardian website.

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28/01/2015

Language learning: are we afraid to take the plunge?

According to a recent article in the Telegraph, ‘can’t, won’t and don’t’ are the three words which sum up our national view in the UK when it comes to speaking foreign languages. How far do you think this is true? To read more, visit the full article on the Telegraph website.

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27/01/2015

Next CLLEAR seminar: “Sourcing (some) differences in heritage language bilingualism and why different is NOT deviant NOR incomplete”

The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Wednesday 28 January 2015 from 5:00-7:00pm in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “Sourcing (some) differences in heritage language bilingualism and why different is NOT deviant NOR incomplete” and will be delivered by Professor Jason Rothman from the University of Reading and University of Tromsoe. All welcome! Read more…

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26/01/2015

Italian film showing today: Agata e la tempesta (Silvio Soldini, 2004)

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The Italian film, Agata e la tempesta (Silvio Soldini, 2004), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A at 6.30pm on Monday 26 January 2015. Review, introduction and discussion by Laura Nera. All welcome! Read more…

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22/01/2015

10th anniversary LLAS e-learning symposium starts today!

The 10th LLAS e-learning symposium starts today at the University of Southampton. Keynote speakers will be live streamed and most talks during the event will be recorded and made available on the LLAS website after the event. The conference can be followed on Twitter @elearnLLAS and #elearnLLAS. Read more…

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20/01/2015

Future Modern Languages students visit the University today

Around 70 potential future Modern Languages students will be visiting the University today, Tuesday 20 January 2015 for a Year 12 Languages Study Day, run by Modern Languages at the University of Southampton. The event is for Year 12 students who are thinking about studying languages at university. There are sessions on cultural topics, grammar and speaking in French, German or Spanish, plus the chance to do a taster class in a new language and attend a talk on languages and careers.

To find out more about Humanities visit days, visit the Humanities website.

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16/01/2015

Modern Languages PhD students published in special issue of SiSAL Journal

Two of our Mexican Modern Languages distance PhD students, Ma. De Lourdes Rico-Cruz and Magdalena Ávila Pardo, have contributed to a recently published special issue of SiSAL (Self-Regulation in Foreign Language Learning) Journal, with an article entitled ‘Self-Regulation within Language Learners’ Dialogues’.

To read this article and others from this special issue, visit the SiSAL Journal website.

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14/01/2015

Last chance to register for the University of Southampton e-learning symposium 2015!

Don’t forget to secure your place at the University of Southampton e-learning symposium 2015 before the registration deadline of Monday 19 January 2015! The 10th University of Southampton e-learning symposium, organised by the Centre for Language, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS), will take place at the University of Southampton from 22-23 January 2015.

To find out further information about this event, including details of keynote speakers and an event programme, visit the LLAS website.

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