Monthly Archives: January 2014

Polish the second most widely spoken language in England

The BBC has reported that, according to the latest census results, Polish is now the second most widely spoken language in England.

Visit the BBC website to view this report and a short video, which explores how large Polish communities have formed in UK cities, including Southampton.

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First CLLEAR seminar of semester: ‘Inspiring teachers: Multi-Word vocabulary and literacy development in children with English as an Additional Language’

The first CLLEAR seminar of the semester will be taking place on Wednesday 5th February 2014 from 5.00-6.30pm in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus, at the University of Southampton. The session is entitled, ‘Inspiring teachers: Multi-Word vocabulary and literacy development in children with English as an Additional Language’ and will be presented by Dr Victoria Murphy from the University of Oxford. All welcome!

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New Italian film season begins Monday

The new Italian film season at the University of Southampton begins on Monday 3rd February 2014, with a showing of ‘Il vento fa il suo giro’ (Giorgio Diritti, 2005) in Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus at 6.30pm.

The spring season promises a selection of films to inspire and stimulate your interest in the world of cinema and Italian culture. All films are in Italian and most have English subtitles. Everyone is welcome and showings are free of charge. Films are introduced by a tutor, student or guest speaker, and are followed by a brief discussion.

Keep an eye on the Languages at Southampton blog for weekly updates!

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Next TNS Seminar: Art, Identity and Migration – The Spielberg Question

The next TNS seminar will be taking place from 5.00-6.30pm on Wednesday 29th January 2014 on the Avenue Campus, Building 65, Room 1145. David Glasser, Executive Chair and Sarah MacDougall, Eva Frankfurther Curatorial Fellow for the Study of Émigré Artists of Ben Uri Gallery & Museum in London will lead a discussion on their museum’s shift of the traditional paradigm to address the following:

In our 2014 daily diet of xenophobia, we see political parties led by those privileged with high intellect and fine educations compete with each other over the ghosts of the immigrant shadowing us during the day and resting awake under our beds at night all with the intention of taking our jobs, living well off of our taxes and changing the culture of what being (19th century) British is all about.

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University of Southampton E-Learning Symposium a great success!

The 9th annual University of Southampton E-Learning Symposium, at the University’s Avenue Campus on 23rd and 24th January 2014, was a resounding success! There was a real buzz around the Avenue Campus amongst the delegates who attended from all around the country. Congratulations to the organising team in the Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS), and to all those who contributed to this event. We are looking forward to celebrating the 10th E-Learning Symposium next year!

A large number of the sessions, including the keynote talks, were recorded. Recordings will be available shortly via the LLAS website.

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Languages ‘in vogue’ in the fashion industry

A recent Guardian report has highlighted how foreign languages are becoming increasingly important for those wishing to make a career in the fashion industry.

To find out more, visit the Guardian website.

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Last chance to sign up for Lifelong Learning language classes!

If you’re considering learning a new language in 2014, or brushing up on your existing language skills, this week is your last chance to book a place on the University’s Lifelong Learning language courses for Semester 2! The deadline for booking onto classes for the new semester is Friday 24th January 2014.

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ICT and Languages Conference: 8-9 February 2014

The fourth ICT and Languages Conference, entitled ‘Putting the pedagogy in the technology’, is taking place on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 February 2014 at the Avenue Campus, University of Southampton. The conference attracts delegates from across the UK, as well as a large online following on Twitter. Aimed at school teachers, the sessions enable delegates to get a feel for how technology is being used in primary and secondary classrooms.

For more information about the programme, the keynote speakers and how to sign up, visit the Languages Southeast website.

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Last chance to sign up for the University of Southampton E-Learning Symposium!

Register to attend the University of Southampton E-Learning Symposium before Monday 20th January to guarantee your place at this popular event!

The University’s 9th annual e-learning symposium will be taking place on 23rd/24th January 2014 at University of Southampton, Avenue Campus. The aim of the symposium is to seek to bridge the gap between the ‘techie’ and the teacher, giving educators ideas to help them integrate e-learning into their practice but also to inspire them to see where the online future could lead.

For a full programme, information about keynote speakers, and to register, visit the LLAS website.

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‘Monsters!’ Study Day on Saturday 25 January

Academics from Modern Languages at the University of Southampton will be participating in a one-day cultural event at the University’s Avenue Campus on Saturday 25 January, entitled ‘Monsters!’. At this thought provoking conference, experts from Modern Languages, Film, History and the John Hansard Gallery will be leading a series of short talks, offering participants the […]

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