Monthly Archives: March 2014

Southampton Modern Languages students to present at Humanities Postgraduate Conference today

Some of our postgraduate Modern Languages students will be presenting today at the Seventh Annual Postgraduate Conference, taking place at the University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, Lecture Theatres B and C.

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New findings revealed in language teaching trends

TES Connect has published an article by Tony McAleavy, research and development director at CfBT Education Trust, discussing some of the findings that have emerged from the annual Languages Trends survey, published jointly this week by CfBT Education Trust and the British Council.

To read the article in full, visit the TES Connect website.

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Are Europe’s smaller languages at risk in the digital age?

The Guardian has published an article discussing how the internet and its technologies are eroding many languages, in particular in the Baltic countries, and asks what can be done about it.

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TNS Seminar tomorrow: ‘Working with Popular Culture: The Case of Brazil’

The next Centre for Transnational Studies (TNS) seminar will be taking place tomorrow, Wednesday 26th March 2014, at 5:00pm in Lecture Theatre A, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The session will be led by Paris-based film director Cesar Paes and Dr Mark Dinneen from the University of Southampton. All welcome!

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Film Studies Research Seminar: ‘Transnational Latin American Art Cinema and New European Funding Landscapes: the Story behind the Credits’

A Film Studies research seminar entitled, ‘Transnational Latin American Art Cinema and New European Funding Landscapes: the Story behind the Credits’, will take place on Tuesday 25th March 2014 at 4pm in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus. The seminar will be led by Dr Deborah Shaw from the University of Portsmouth. All welcome!

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Italian film showing today: L’uomo perfetto (Luca Lucini, 2005)

The Italian film, L’uomo perfetto (Luca Lucini, 2005), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A, at 6.30pm on Monday 24th March 2014. Review, introduction and discussion by Yasmin Ali.

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What motivates language learning?

An article has been published by the Guardian, discussing some recent findings in language learning motivation research, which help us to understand what happens in the brain when we try to learn a language and how this drives our language learning.

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Reshaping Languages in Higher Education Conference 2014 – Call for papers deadline next week!

The deadline for submitting papers for the ‘Reshaping Languages in Higher Education Conference 2014’ has been extended to Friday 28th March 2014.

For further information about the conference, visit the LLAS website.

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Next TNS Seminar: Working with Popular Culture: The Case of Brazil

The next Centre for Transnational Studies (TNS) seminar will be taking place at 5:00pm on Wednesday 26th March 2014 in Lecture Theatre A, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The session will be led by Paris-based film director Cesar Paes and Dr Mark Dinneen from the University of Southampton.

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Project to help Multilingual Families

Parents, teachers or anyone involved or interested in multilingualism can help evaluate resources being created to help families, educators and stakeholders raise children multilingually. This EU-funded “Multilingual Families” project is targeted at preserving the languages and culture of immigrants and the many families with parents with more than one language.

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