ELF ReN workshop: “ELF and multilingual practices in professional contexts”

The next ELF ReN workshop will be taking place at the University of Southampton Avenue Campus on 7th and 8th November 2013. The workshop is entitled “ELF and multilingual practices in professional contexts” and aims to encourage multi- and inter-disciplinary exchanges on the phenomenon of super-diversity in ELF professional contexts.

CLEAR lecture: “An Investigation into the Writing Construct(s) Measured in Pearson Test of English Academic”

The next CLEAR lecture is taking place on Wednesday 23rd October at 5pm in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus. The lecture is entitled: “An Investigation into the Writing Construct(s) Measured in Pearson Test of English Academic” and will be presented by Dr Ying Zheng from the University of Southampton. All welcome!

Italian film showing today: L’Oro di Napoli (Vittorio De Sica, 1954)

The Italian film, L’Oro di Napoli (Vittorio De Sica, 1954), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 21st October 2013. A review and introduction will be led by Paola Visconti, and the discussion by Sandro Filipik of Il Picchio Restaurant, Café and Deli, Bitterne Park.

Inaugural Lecture of Professor Marion Demossier on 6th November

Professor Marion Demossier will be giving her Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday 6th November at 6pm in Lecture Theatre A, Building 65, Avenue Campus, University of Southampton. The lecture is entitled ‘Changing Places. The taste of Heritage in Burgundy’ and will be chaired by Professor Ullrick Kockel from the University of Ulster. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

Transnational Stories workshop today

The next TNS workshop will take place today, Wednesday 16th October, at 4.00pm-7.00pm at the University’s Avenue Campus, Building 65, Room 1145. Professor Marion Demossier will present her research on ‘Following Grands Crus: Global Markets and Wine’, and Professor Laura Lewis on ‘Transnational Subjectivities among Young Adult US African descent …

Professor Mike Kelly talks about importance of language learning on BBC

Professor Mike Kelly, Head of Modern Languages at the University of Southampton, appeared on the BBC South Sunday Politics programme on Sunday 13th October to talk about why more people should learn languages. To view the clip (starting at around 38.30 minutes into the programme) visit the BBC iPlayer website.

Italian film showing today: Un altro mondo (Silvio Muccino, 2010)

The Italian film, Un altro mondo (Silvio Muccino, 2010), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 14th October 2013. A review, introduction and discussion will be led by two Year 2 Modern Languages students: Cassandra Fuente and Chris Stanford (Stage 5 Italian).