The next Centre for Global Englishes (CGE) seminar will take place on Wednesday 5th March from 5:00-6:30pm in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The seminar is entitled, ‘Intelligibility and Misunderstanding in ELF’, and will be led by David Deterding from the University of Brunei Darussalam. All welcome!
For anyone who missed this year’s University of Southampton e-learning symposium, organised by the Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS), a selection of recorded sessions are now available via our YouTube channel. Visit the LLAS YouTube playlist for further details.
Teachers from all over the world can take this part-time Masters degree programme, which is studied entirely online. Developed collaboratively by the University of Southampton and the British Council, it offers postgraduate level study in key areas of current theory and practice in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching.
According to a recent study by Harvard Medical School, learning a second language may help delay dementia.
The study focused on 648 people from India who had been diagnosed with different types of dementia. Within this group, over half spoke at least two languages. The study found that those who spoke more than one language had developed their symptoms an average of four years later than those who spoke just one language.
To find out more, read the full article by Harvard Medical School.
The Italian film, Romanzo di una Strage (Marco Tullio Giordana, 2012), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 24th February 2014. Review, introduction and discussion by Sandro Filipick. All welcome!
The seventh biennial conference on languages in higher education will be taking place at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton, from 9-10 July 2014. Scholarly and research-informed papers are invited in relation to this theme from colleagues at all stages of their careers in both education and research-led roles. The deadline for the submission of papers is Friday 28 February 2014.
The Guardian has published an article discussing the extent to which minority languages will struggle to find their place in the digital world, as technology continues to permeate culture and society.
To read the article in full, visit the Guardian website.
Professor Ute Smit, currently visiting from the University of Vienna, will be delivering a workshop on Friday 21st February 2014 in Room 1097, Building 65, Avenue Campus on “Methodological issues in longitudinal ELF research: Focus on educational settings”. The workshop is aimed primarily at PhD students, but is also open to other interested researchers.
Students and staff with an interest in modern languages and world cinema may be interested in the second semester programme of The Phoenix, Southampton’s long established film society, showing the best of world cinema. Films are screened weekly in the Southampton University Students’ Union Films Cinema, with English subtitles.
The Catalan film, Fenix 11.23 (Joel Joan and Sergi Lara, 2012) is being screened tonight, Wednesday 19th February 2014, at 7.30pm.
The Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS) at the University of Southampton will be collaborating with StudyPortals and Linguaid on a new EU-funded project, Hello!, which aims to launch a new comprehensive pan-European database and search engine listing at least 2,000 courses covering all official EU languages. The database will also include a self-assessment wizard recommending courses that match the profiles of potential learners and a Multimedia Library offering videos, articles, interviews and 23 European language and culture spotlights.