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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

24/04/2015

Centre for Global Englishes seminar: “Reconceptualising grammar for a pedagogy of Global Englishes”

CGE

The next Centre for Global Englishes (CGE) seminar will take place on Wednesday 29th April 2015 from 5:00 – 6:30pm in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “Reconceptualising grammar for a pedagogy of Global Englishes” and will be delivered by Christopher J Hall from York St John University. All welcome! Read more…

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23/04/2015

University of Southampton Voices to perform ‘Requiem in Blue’ this Saturday

Choir

A number of staff from Modern Languages at the University of Southampton will be participating in the University community choir’s performance of ‘Requiem in Blue’, at St Michael’s Church in Bugle Street, Southampton, this Saturday 25 April 2015. The University of Southampton Voices will perform alongside Cantores Michaelis and Romsey Abbey Primary School. The performance starts at 7.30pm. Read more…

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22/04/2015

Future Modern Languages students visit the University today

Get Ready for Languages

Potential future Modern Languages students are participating in a visit day today at the Avenue Campus to meet Modern Languages staff and students, and find out more about Modern Languages study at Southampton.

Our visitors may be interested to take a look at Get Ready for Languages, an online resource which aims to guide you to useful information about life as a Modern Languages student at Southampton. You can read about staff in the Modern Languages department, discover what sorts of things Modern Languages students past and present are getting up to, and explore some of the modules you might decide to do. All this and more! Read more…

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20/04/2015

‘Understanding Language: learning and teaching’ MOOC starts today

Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching

The University of Southampton/British Council MOOC ‘Understanding Language: learning and teaching’ starts today (run through FutureLearn). This is the second run for this successful *FREE* online course, which has already attracted over 58,000 learners.

This time around, we already have over 30,000 people signed up from more than 115 countries, ready to watch our new live sessions and contribute our discussions. Read more…

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Next ILC seminar: ‘The Ordnance Survey Data Enrichment Project: Unforeseen Impacts and Cross-Disciplinary Research’

ILC

The next Institute for Language and Culture (ILC) seminar will take place on Wednesday 22 April 2015 from 4:00-7:00pm in Room 1177, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The seminar is entitled ‘The Ordnance Survey Data Enrichment Project: Unforeseen Impacts and Cross-Disciplinary Research’ and will delivered by different speakers. All welcome to join the discussion!

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17/04/2015

New report presents language learning issues facing the UK

The Guardian has published an article discussing the ‘seven big language learning issues facing the UK’, highlighted in the recent ‘Living Languages’ report. The report presents some of the key areas of debate that have resulted from the two-year ‘Case for Language Learning’ project, undertaken by the Guardian and the British Academy, which aimed to explore the reasons for the UK’s shortage of foreign language skills.

To read the article, which includes a link to the Living Languages report, visit the Guardian website.

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16/04/2015

New Lifelong Learning Modern Languages evening classes to start

'Welcome' in different languagesIf you have recently taken the ‘A’ and ‘B’ Lifelong Learning language evening course, now is the perfect time to expand your skills! University of Southampton Lifelong Learning has launched its programme for the coming semester, to include language stage ‘C’ classes in a range of languages. Please note that these classes are not suitable for beginners – further beginners classes will begin in October 2015.

For further information on the Modern Languages Lifelong Learning programme, including how to sign up for classes and information on discounts available to University staff and students, visit the University’s Lifelong Learning pages.

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14/04/2015

International Staff Café in April

The next International Staff Café, for University staff who would like to meet and network with international colleagues, find out how things work in the UK, and/or discuss pedagogic and practical issues, will be taking place on Thursday 30 April from 4:00-5:30pm in the Nuffield Theatre Kitchen café. During this event, Professor Otto Muskens (Quantum Light and Matter Group, FPSE) will talk about his personal experience with the British Higher Education system and his personal journey from lecturer to Professor.

Tea, coffee and simnel/Easter cake will be provided! Partners and children are welcome. For further details about this event, including how to register your attendance, visit the University website.

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