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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

03/09/2015

Future potential Modern Languages students to attend University Open Days

Hundreds of future potential Modern Languages students will be visiting the University of Southampton on Saturday 5th September and Sunday 6th September 2015 for the University Open Days.

Visitors to Modern Languages 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!

Why not also follow us here on the Languages at Southampton blog, and on Twitter @ModernLangs, to keep updated on Modern Languages news and events.

We welcome all visitors to the University at the weekend and hope you enjoy your time with us!

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02/09/2015

Carry on learning! Open evening for Lifelong Learners on Tuesday 8th September

Come to Building 65 on the Avenue Campus to find out more about lifelong learning courses at the University of Southampton. An open evening will be held on Tuesday 8th September from 6:30 till 8:30 for anyone interested in signing up for a course or study day. Here are some options on offer for you to carry on learning:

Modern Languages
We are very excited to be able to offer 13 languages this year! They include: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English as a Foreign Language, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese.

Evening courses
These courses are generally 6-8 weeks during university term time and are designed to allow development of knowledge and interest on a particular topic, and are accessible and open to all. Topics include: Archaeology, Art, Creative Writing, Film, Jewish Studies, History, Philosophy, Politics and Sociology.

Study Days
For people who have less time to commit to a longer course or who are beginning to explore an interest in a particular topic, we host a series of one-day cultural events, consisting of talks led by experts within the University on a particular theme. We are pleased to be offering a wide selection of study days in 2015/2016, which are open to all. Topics include History, Archaeology, Science, Jewish Studies, Medicine and more.

For more information, visit the Lifelong Learning website.

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01/09/2015

Ethnographic Encounters at Southampton launches website

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At the University of Southampton in the department of Modern Languages, students on their year abroad (YARP) have been engaged in an exciting Ethnographic Encounters project.

The Ethnographic Encounters project has the overarching aim of engaging YARP students in a process of research and reflection during their period of Residence Abroad. It was funded through a departmental teaching development grant from the Higher Education Academy from February 2014 to September 2015.

The resources this innovative project has created are now live on their newly launched website.

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25/08/2015

Bookings now open for Modern Languages Lifelong Learning courses!

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Lifelong Learning at the University of Southampton has recently announced an expanded programme for the coming semester, to include Modern Languages evening classes in 13 different languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English as a Foreign Language, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese. Language stages are divided into three blocks across the year, running from October 2015 to April 2016.

University staff and students are eligible for discounted rates. To find out more about the language stages, pricing and to book your place, visit the University’s Lifelong Learning pages.

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13/08/2015

A-Level results for new Southampton Modern Languages students

Congratulations to all students who received their A-Level results today and now have confirmed places to join us in Modern Languages here at Southampton from September.

If you have questions about life as a student here in Modern Languages, we have the answers! Check out Get Ready for Languages, which aims to guide you to useful information about your future 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!

To keep updated on Modern Languages news and events, you can also follow us here on the Languages at Southampton blog, and on Twitter @ModernLangs.

We look forward to welcoming you in just a few weeks from now!

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07/08/2015

Modern Languages colloquium: Translating secularism

Modern Languages at Southampton is organising a colloquium in collaboration with the Institut Français de Londres which will take place on 18 and 19 September 2015 at Les Salons, Institut Français de Londres. Entitled ‘Translating secularism / Traduire la laïcité’, the colloquium will explore concepts and practices of secularism and laïcité in the public and private space. It will compare the French experience with approaches in Britain and in other countries.

Further details about this conference, including details on how to sign up, can be found on the Institute for Language and Culture blog.

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29/07/2015

Technology to the rescue for students on their year abroad?

The Education Guardian recently reported on how technology is changing foreign study for students on their year abroad. Relating students’ personal stories, the article describes how the support of technologies such as Skype, Facebook and students’ smartphones whilst abroad has helped them to sort out a range out everyday language problems and combat occasional bouts of loneliness. However, it acknowledges that technology does not save students from the usual pitfalls and embarrassing moments encountered during their stay abroad.

To read the full article, visit the Education Guardian website.

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24/07/2015

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

This week, many more international students and pre-sessional tutors are arriving from all over the world in preparation for the start of Pre-sessional Course B next week. We welcome all these students and tutors to the University!

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

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21/07/2015

Modern Languages welcomes visitors from Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod

nn_logoModern Languages is pleased to welcome a group of academics from Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, who are studying with us for one week from Monday 20 July to Friday 24 July 2015. The delegates are attending “TKT exam preparation” and “EMI English as a Medium of Instruction” courses. We welcome the group to the University and wish them an enjoyable time with us!

The delegates will be in the Avenue café from 11:00 to 11:30 each morning and visitors are welcome to join them for an informal chat.

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20/07/2015

Modern Languages students graduate today!

gradMany of our new graduates in Modern Languages are attending Summer Graduation today at the University of Southampton, and are graduating alongside other students from Humanities.

Many congratulations to all of our new graduates! Don’t forget you can keep in touch with the University via the Southampton Alumni Facebook page or on Twitter @UniSotonAlumni.

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