Attend our New Year Lifelong Learning Open Evening and learn a language in 2014!

Are you considering learning a language in 2014? The University of Southampton will be holding a Lifelong Learning Open Evening on Wednesday 15th January 2014 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Avenue Campus. At this event, you can meet tutors from our language courses, and if you wish, receive an informal assessment, which will allow you to find out your personal Language Stage.

Online pen pal platform for young language learners launched

The Pie News has reported on the launch of a new free language exchange platform, designed to connect teenagers around the world. Produced by a team of Spanish-based developers in 2013, ‘Blabloo’ has already attracted over 1,000 users. It aims to increase access to language learning by removing cost barriers and attract at least 100,000 young people to its service by the end of this year.

EU competition launched to find UK’s Languages Undergraduate of the Year

EU Careers are sponsoring a competition to find the UK’s Languages Undergraduate of the Year. The competition is open to current undergraduates from any year studying any degree subject but they must also be able to speak a second language (French or German if the student’s first language is English). In addition to language skills, applicants should be motivated, have very good interpersonal skills and an excellent academic record.

One week left to sign up for the University of Southampton E-Learning Symposium!

Don’t forget to register for the University of Southampton E-Learning Symposium before Monday 20th January 2014 to secure 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. The symposium is always well-attended by practitioners from a wide range of disciplines and institutions.

Happy New Year 2014 from Languages at Southampton!

Wishing all followers of our Languages at Southampton blog a very Happy New Year in 2014!

Why not brush up on your digital literacies knowledge in 2014 by visiting our free Digital Literacies Toolkit, an interactive learning tool designed and developed by eLanguages in Modern Languages at the University of Southampton. The Toolkit can help you explore the educational uses of Web 2.0 tools and services, familiarise yourself with a range of useful applications for study-related purposes, and reflect on good practice in the use of social software and the internet in general.