Monthly Archives: June 2013

Digital Literacies Toolkit launched

Yesterday eLanguages in Modern Languages at the University of Southampton launched a Digital Literacies Toolkit – a set of interactive resources to help students explore the educational uses of Web 2.0 tools and develop good practice in the use of social software and the internet. The toolkit can be accessed and used by anyone.

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Modern Languages expertise recognised

Five lecturers from the University’s Faculty of Humanities, including four from Modern Languages, have been recognised for their achievements in education. Dr Veronica Spencer (Film), Ali Dickens (LLAS) and Julie Watson (eLanguages) have been awarded Senior Fellowships of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Kate Borthwick (LLAS) and Erika Corradini (LLAS) are now Fellows.

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Pre-sessional courses to begin next week

Hundreds of international students will be arriving from all over the world to take part in the summer pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes in Modern Languages at the University of Southampton, beginning on Monday 1st July 2013.

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Prepare for Success update

The eLanguages team in Modern Languages at the University of Southampton has just completed a major update of the free learning resources on the Prepare for Success website, as it celebrates reaching 1,000 fans on Facebook, in addition to over 2,700 followers on Twitter.

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Professor Mike Kelly appointed ‘Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres’

Professor Mike Kelly from Modern Languages at the University of Southampton has been appointed a ‘Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres’ by the French government. This is in recognition of his contribution to promoting French language and culture in particular and language diversity more generally.

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New Community Languages Trust established

A new charitable trust has been established to safeguard and improve community-based language teaching in the Southampton and wider-Hampshire area. The Community Languages Trust held its first AGM on Sunday 9th June at which ten trustees were elected and the constitution was formally adopted. The Trust will work in close collaboration with the City Council to ensure that community language classes continue, that teachers receive professional development training, and that quality and safety standards are maintained and enhanced.

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Southampton links with Tomsk, Siberia

Modern Languages at the University of Southampton is celebrating the establishment of a new link to Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), in Siberia, Russia.

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EAP Tutors for University of Southampton Pre-sessional Courses

If you are an experienced EAP tutor seeking work this summer, we currently have vacant posts for Reading/Writing Tutors and Listening/Speaking Tutors. For further details see the University website.

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WorldCALL2013 Conference, 10-13 July

The WorldCALL2013 Conference will be taking place in Glasgow from 10-13 July 2013. WorldCALL aims to enhance computer-assisted language learning (CALL) in the global community by bringing language educators in higher education around the world together.

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Introduction to linguistics website

A first-year linguistics student from the University of Sheffield has created the website AllAboutLinguistics.com, supported by staff in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics. The website formed part of the students assessment and aims to share the knowledge about linguistics with anyone outside the University who is interested in language and its study, especially A-Level students thinking of studying linguistics at University.

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