Modern Languages welcomes new Chair in Applied Linguistics

Modern Languages at the University of Southampton has recently welcomed a new Chair in Applied Linguistics, Professor Roumyana Slabakova, to the department. Professor Slabakova’s research and teaching expertise focuses on syntax, pragmatics, and the second language acquisition process. In particular, she uses online and offline psycholinguistic methodologies to investigate issues relating to bilingual and multilingual grammar.

Digital Literacies Toolkit: Scooped, blogged, favourited and retweeted last week!

The Digital Literacies Toolkit, which was launched recently by the eLanguages team, is starting to make an impact through social networks. Since launch, this free set of learning resources has been shared through, personal blogs and Twitter, and has received over 2,000 visits so far.

WorldCALL2013 starts tomorrow

The WorldCALL2013 Conference starts tomorrow in Glasgow. WorldCALL aims to enhance computer-assisted language learning (CALL) in the global community by bringing together language educators in higher education around the world. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Sustainability and CALL’. Colleagues from Modern Languages at Southampton will be attending and presenting on e-learning initiatives at the conference.

New Integrated Masters programme in Languages (MLang)

From September 2013, new Southampton Modern Languages students will have the option to take a four year Integrated Masters. This is a new and distinctive programme which will run in parallel to the University’s BA Modern Languages programmes. The MLang leads to a full Masters award and offers the same choice and flexibility as the BA programmes together with a full year abroad. It also has the same funding options.