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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

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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16/07/2015

Kenya: ‘the land of 68 languages’

The BBC has published a languages guide to Kenya, ‘the land of 68 languages’. Find out more and watch a short film about linguistic diversity in Kenya on the BBC website.

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13/07/2015

Top 10 languages for the future

welcome200According to a recent British Council report, there are 10 languages that are vital for Britain’s future. Visit the Independent website to find out what these top 10 languages are.

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08/07/2015

Live online chat today: Finding a graduate job abroad

Students looking for advice on finding work abroad may be interested in a live online chat session taking place today, Wednesday 8 July from 1-3pm. Panelists include Lizzie Fane, founder of ThirdYearAbroad.com, and Vicky McNeil-Kornevall, co-founder of WorkingAbroad.com, amongst other experts. Areas to be discussed during the live chat session include: how to find a job abroad; which countries have the best opportunities for graduates; the obstacles and challenges of working abroad; and what to think about before you travel.

Further information on the live chat, including how to participate, can be found on the Guardian website.

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07/07/2015

The need for modern languages in the legal profession

The Guardian has published an article making the case for modern languages in the legal profession. According to the article, aspiring lawyers need language skills to set themselves apart from others.

To read the article, visit the Guardian website.

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