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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

24/10/2014

Online Q&A: What is the best way to learn a language?

The Guardian has a live online Q&A discussion today, Friday 24 October 2014, from 13:00-15:00 in which the question ‘What is the best way to learn a language?’ will be explored. Why not join in the debate?

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21/10/2014

Professor Jenny Jenkins appointed as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Modern Languages’ Professor Jenny Jenkins has been appointed as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, a significant acknowledgement of her contribution to our understanding of Global Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca. Congratulations to Jenny on this fantastic achievement!

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20/10/2014

Italian film showing today: Benvenuto Presidente! (Riccardo Milani, 2013)

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The Italian film, Benvenuto Presidente! (Riccardo Milani, 2013), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A at 6.30pm on Monday 20 October 2014. Review, introduction and discussion by Carla Ringland Mendez. All welcome! Read more…

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17/10/2014

UK language festival launched today

The Guardian has reported on the launch of the UK’s second annual national Language Festival, which aims to celebrate cultural diversity and build on the growing momentum behind language learning in the UK. The festival, which starts today, will include a variety of events, online Q&As and a social media campaign, and aims to unite students, teachers and the wider community in discussions about the benefits of a multilingual society.

For further information about the festival, and a programme of events and activities, visit the Guardian website.

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16/10/2014

CLLEAR seminar: Language Learner Autonomy: Asian perspectives

The first Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar of the new academic year will take place on Wednesday 22 October 2014 at 5:00pm in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled ‘Language Learner Autonomy: Asian perspectives’, and will be delivered by Dr Roger Barnard from the University of Waikato. All welcome!

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15/10/2014

Professor Anna Mauranen visits Modern Languages

Professor Mauranen, Vice-Rector of the University of Helsinki and Professor of English is currently spending the week within Modern Languages here at Southampton as a recipient of one of the University’s Diamond Jubilee Fellowships. Amongst other activities during her visit, she will be presenting the Centre for Global Englishes seminar: “English as Lingua Franca – Broken English?”, taking place today, Wednesday 15 October, in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus, from 5:00-6:30pm. All welcome! Read more…

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14/10/2014

Modern Languages welcomes new visitors from Tomsk Polytechnic University

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Following a recent series of visits from groups of researchers and academics from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) in Siberia, Modern Languages is pleased to welcome a further group who are participating in a course on “Teaching and Learning through the medium of English” here at the University’s Avenue Campus, from Monday 13th October to Friday 24th October 2014. We welcome the group to the University and wish them an enjoyable time with us!

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13/10/2014

Italian film showing today: Basilicata Coast to Coast (Rocco Papaleo, 2010)

The Italian film, Basilicata Coast to Coast (Rocco Papaleo, 2010), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A at 6.30pm on Monday 13 October 2014. Review, introduction and discussion by Leonardo Provvedi. All welcome! Read more…

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