Monthly Archives: November 2013

Songs of Spanish Exile: concert tonight at the University of Southampton

The University of Southampton Voices, the University’s community choir, will be taking part in a concert tonight given by the internationally-renowned singer, Clara Sanabras, along with Turner Sims Professor of Music, Harvey Brough. The concert will be at 8pm, at the Turner Sims concert hall, on Highfield Campus.

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Next TNS Seminar: The Making of Latin American Music: Passion & Subversion

The next TNS seminar will be taking place from 5.00pm-6.30pm on Wednesday 11th December 2013 on the Avenue Campus, Building 65, Room 1145. Professor Carmen Bernand from the Université Paris-X will be speaking about ‘The Making of Latin American Music: Passion & Subversion’. After the presentation, there will be a question and answer session, as well as music and wine. All welcome!

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Erasmus+ partnership announced

The Universities Minister, David Willetts, has recently announced that the British Council, in partnership with Ecorys UK, will be delivering the European Union’s new programme for education, training, youth and sport, called Erasmus+, as of January 2014.

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British Council report on UK language needs

On 20 November the British Council launched a report entitled ‘Languages for the Future: Which Languages the UK Needs and Why’, identifying Spanish, Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Turkish and Japanese as the languages most vital to the UK over the next 20 years. The report is of interest for all concerned with planning the future of languages and can be downloaded from the British Council website.

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Italian film showing today: Una famiglia perfetta (Paolo Genovese, 2012)

The Italian film, Una famiglia perfetta (Paolo Genovese, 2012), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus at 6.30pm on Monday 25th November. There will be an introduction by
Katie Churchill, Carla Ringland Mendez and Madelaine Mason and a review by Alessia Plutino.

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CLLEAR and CGE seminar tomorrow: “Inspiring teachers: State school English Teachers who generate long- term motivation.”

The next CLLEAR and CGE seminar is taking place on Wednesday 20th November from 5pm to 6.30pm in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus. The lecture is entitled “Inspiring teachers: State school English Teachers who generate long-term motivation” and will presented by Dr Martin Lamb from the University of Leeds. All welcome!

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Italian film showing today: Tutta la Vita Davanti (Paolo Virzì, 2008)

The Italian film, Tutta la Vita Davanti (Paolo Virzì, 2008), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus at 6.30pm on Monday 18th November. A review, introduction and discussion will be led by Leonardo Provvedi.

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New partnership between British Council and University of Southampton to further expand University’s online MA in English Language Teaching

The University’s Modern Languages department has signed a new collaborative agreement with the British Council, which will see further expansion of its online MA in English Language Teaching.

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Modern Languages welcomes visitors from Tomsk Polytechnic University

Following a visit this time last year from a group of young researchers and academics from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) in Siberia, Modern Languages is pleased to welcome a further group who are participating in an intensive English language course, ‘Teaching and learning through the medium of English’, from Monday 11th November to Friday 22nd November 2013.

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United Nations launches essay contest

The United Nations has launched an essay contest for college and university students in which students are asked to write an essay in one of its six official languages on the role of multilingualism in a globalised world.

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