Monthly Archives: March 2013

Conceptualising Professionalism in Language Teaching

Frank Farmer from Modern Languages, University of Southampton will give a talk on ‘Conceptualizing Professionalism in Language Teaching’ on Thursday 2nd May at 6pm in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus. All welcome.

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“Polyglots required if we want a place in the global academy”

Times Higher Education has published an article discussing the need for polyglots if the UK wants a place in the ‘global academy’.

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Official opening of the University of Southampton Malaysia campus today

The University of Southampton is celebrating today, Thursday 21st March 2013, the official opening of its Malaysia campus, both in the UK and at the new campus in EduCity@Iskandar in South Johor.

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Institute for Language and Culture lecture: “Trends and issues of migration flows in the Middle East”

The Institute for Language and Culture at the University of Southampton will be hosting a talk on Tuesday 23rd April 2013 at 12pm in Building 65, Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus entitled ‘Trends and issues of migration flows in the Middle East’.

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Are poor language skills contributing to UK market failure?

The British Academy has published a comprehensive review entitled ‘Languages: the State of the Nation’, which suggests that a poor use of language skills in the UK is contributing to UK market failure.

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A new tool developed to reconstruct ancient languages

The BBC has reported on a new tool that has been developed that can reconstruct languages that are long-dead. The software, created by researchers at the University of California, is able to rebuild protolanguages – the ancient tongues from which our modern languages evolved.

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Centre for Global Englishes lecture today

The Centre for Global Englishes is hosting a lecture today, Wednesday 13th March, from 5.00-6.30pm in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus, entitled “Global communicative competence in business – the role of Business English as a Lingua Franca”.

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CITE iPad coffee club: Wednesday 13th March

Humanities now has an official CITE iPad coffee club! Staff and students are invited to come along and share their experience of using iPads or other mobile devices. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th March, from 11-12 in the North Corridor (blue seats), Avenue Campus. All staff and students welcome.

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Italian film showing today: Tosca (1976)

The Italian film, Tosca (Gianfranco de Bosio, 1976), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 11th March. A review, introduction and discussion will be led by Paola Visconti.

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Centre for Global Englishes lecture: “Global communicative competence in business – the role of Business English as a Lingua Franca”

The Centre for Global Englishes is hosting a lecture on Wednesday 13th March, 5.00-6.30pm, Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus, as part of the Institute of Language and Culture’s visiting scholar programme.

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