Monthly Archives: March 2014

CLLEAR seminar tomorrow – ‘Representational deficit or processing effect? An RT study of noun-noun compound processing by very advanced L2 speakers of English’

The next CLLEAR seminar of the semester will be taking place on Wednesday 19th March 2014 from 5.00-6.30pm in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus, at the University of Southampton. The session is entitled ‘Representational deficit or processing effect? An RT study of noun-noun compound processing by very advanced L2 speakers of English’ and will be presented by Dr. Cecile De Cat from the University of Leeds. All welcome!

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Globalising the university ‘at home’

University of Southampton was host to a successful HEA-sponsored seminar on the theme of internationalisation, entitled: ‘Globalising the university ‘at home’: implications and recommendations for the curriculum, staff and students’, on Wednesday 5th March 2014.

Further information about this event can be found on the Higher Education Academy website.

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Italian film showing today: Che ne sarà di noi (Giovanni Veronesi, 2004)

The Italian film, Che ne sarà di noi (Giovanni Veronesi, 2004), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 17th March 2014. Review, introduction and discussion by Bianca Belgiorno. All welcome!

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Explore different cultures at SUSU’s Global Village

Southampton University Students’ Union (SUSU), in partnership with AIESEC, will be hosting Global Village, on Tuesday 18th March 2014 from 12:30pm-3:30pm in the SUSU concourse.

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Online Masters in English Language Teaching launched to new global markets

Mark Robson, Don Nutbeam and Clare Mar-Molinero at the global launch of the MA in ELT: OnlineSenior representatives from the University of Southampton and the British Council attended the launch event held yesterday for the expansion of the Online MA in English Language Teaching to new global markets.

For further information about the launch of the online MA, visit the University of Southampton and British Council websites.

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Are musicians better language learners?

The Guardian has reported on research that has found that children who learn music from a young age find it easier to learn languages. The study, undertaken by researchers at Harvard Medical School, found that children who study music before the age of seven develop bigger vocabularies, a better sense of grammar and a higher verbal IQ.

To read the article in full, visit the Guardian website.

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Next TNS Seminar: A network of ties, or tied to a network?

The next Centre for Transnational Studies (TNS) seminar will be taking place from 4.20pm-7.00pm on Wednesday 12th March 2014 in Room 2251, Building 65a, Avenue Campus. PhD students Heather Meyer and Jenny Cuffe will lead a workshop on transnational social ties, using examples from their current research to illustrate what it means to be ‘globally connected’.

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Italian film showing today: Cesare deve morire (Paolo e Vittorio Taviani, 2012)

The Italian film, Cesare deve morire (Paolo e Vittorio Taviani, 2012), will be showing in Lecture Theatre B (please note change of room), Avenue Campus, at 6:30pm on Monday 10th March 2014. Review, introduction and discussion by Neil Tibbetts. All welcome!

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Talk on careers in the EU institutions today

John Evans, staff translator for the European Commission, will be giving a talk on careers opportunities available for language graduates in EU institutions on Monday 10th March from 6:00-7:00pm, in Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus, University of Southampton. Focusing in particular on careers in translation, the talk will offer an insight into the challenging and varied work on offer, and will provide an explanation of the recruitment procedure and information on the traineeship scheme. The talk will be followed by a question and answer session.

For further information about this event, visit the Careers website.

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Going global! Our online MA in ELT

Our online Masters degree in English Language Teaching is being launched worldwide thanks to a collaboration between the University of Southampton and the British Council. This highly successful course will receive its worldwide launch at the University of Southampton on Wednesday 12 March 2014. For more details of the launch event or the online programme see:
Full news release
Full details of the course

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