The University of Southampton will be holding a Lifelong Learning Open Evening on Monday 7th January from 6-8pm at Avenue Campus.
As part of the University of Southampton’s Lifelong Learning programme, the Confucius Institute is offering evening classes in ‘Chinese for Business Communication’, providing training in Mandarin Chinese for absolute beginners for staff from the public or private sector, and ‘Experiencing China’ for anyone who wishes to develop a more in-depth understanding of China’s geography, history, education, family, customs and tourism.
As part of its range of evening classes to begin in January, Modern Languages will be offering Modern Greek at beginner level. This course is for anyone with an interest in modern European languages, or indeed anyone thinking of jetting off to Greece in summer 2013!
Why not make it your New Year’s resolution to learn a new language? The University of Southampton has an expanded range of evening classes beginning in January to suit all abilities, from the complete beginner to the advanced conversationalist.
All students and staff of German are invited to an annual outing to the Southampton Christmas market on Wednesday 12th December, meeting at 5.30pm at the Glühwein stall.
A video supporting the transition of pre-entry modern language students with a focus on Spanish Cultural Studies has been created by two lecturers at the University of Southampton with help from the Transition to Living and Learning project.
The Telegraph has published an article on the ten easiest languages to learn for English speakers.
The next CALR lecture will be taking place on Wednesday 5th December, from 5.00 – 6.30pm, in Lecture Theatre C at the Avenue Campus, University of Southampton.
Co-authored by Alessia Cogo (University of Southampton), and Martin Dewey (King’s College London), and published by Continuum, the new book “Analysing English as Lingua Franca: a corpus investigation” was successfully launched at Somerset House, London, on 28th November 2012.
The Confucius Institute at Southampton is inviting students to take advantage of a new initiative, the Confucius China Study Plan, which offers students the opportunity to apply for funding to study in China.