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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

July 22nd, 2014

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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July 21st, 2014

LanguageBox: A resource for language teachers and students

Language TutorTeachers and students of languages who wish to share and access teaching and learning materials online may be interested in LanguageBox, an open repository that allows storing, sharing and managing language learning resources, created by the University of Southampton. Language students can also find helpful learning resources. Over 30 languages are represented in LanguageBox.

LanguageBox is free for anyone to use. To find out more, visit the LanguageBox website.

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July 18th, 2014

Prepare for Success: free online learning resources for international students

Prepare for Success
International students who are about to begin studying in the UK and their teachers may find the study skills and EAP resources in Prepare for Success really useful. The resources on the Prepare for Success website, which was designed by the eLanguages team in Modern Languages here at Southampton, are free for anyone to use.

They include interactive learning activities about academic life in the UK, a frequently asked questions page, and a blog about study and life for international students in the UK. Prepare for Success is aimed at international students whose first language is not English and is suitable for students with an IELTS level between 5.5 and 7.5.

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July 17th, 2014

Universities propose changes to modern languages A levels

The Times Higher Education (THE) has published an article discussing a new report by the A Level Content Advisory Board (ALCAB), which proposes major changes to current modern languages A levels.

To read the article in full, visit the THE website.

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July 16th, 2014

Modern Languages students graduate today!

Many 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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July 15th, 2014

Report suggests need for recovery programme for modern languages

The BBC has published an article discussing a recent report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), which states that all political parties should pledge to improve the teaching and learning of modern languages in the UK, and that a “national recovery programme” is needed to improve language skills. The APPG bases its findings on evidence that the UK economy is losing £50 billion a year due to poor language skills.

To read the article in full, visit the BBC website.

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July 14th, 2014

Reshaping Languages in Higher Education Conference: A great success!

The two-day Reshaping Languages in Higher Education Conference run by LLAS at the Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton last Wednesday and Thursday was a great success! Over 120 delegates attended a variety of presentations and exhibitions.

To catch up on some of the key points from the conference have a look at the history of the #LLASconf14 hashtag.

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July 8th, 2014

Modern Languages staff to present at Reshaping Languages in Higher Education Conference this week

A number of staff from Modern Languages at the University of Southampton, including Jennifer Jenkins, Irina Nelson, Julie Watson, Kate Borthwick and Patricia Romero de Mills will be presenting this week at the Reshaping Languages in Higher Education Conference, taking place at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton on 9 and 10 July 2014.

For further details about the conference including information on plenary speakers and a provisional programme, visit the conference page on the LLAS website. You can also follow the conference on Twitter at #LLASconf14.

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