Monthly Archives: October 2014

Professor Anna Mauranen visits Modern Languages

Professor Mauranen, Vice-Rector of the University of Helsinki and Professor of English is currently spending the week within Modern Languages here at Southampton as a recipient of one of the University’s Diamond Jubilee Fellowships. Amongst other activities during her visit, she will be presenting the Centre for Global Englishes seminar: “English as Lingua Franca – Broken English?”, taking place today, Wednesday 15 October, in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus, from 5:00-6:30pm. All welcome! Read more…

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Modern Languages welcomes new visitors from Tomsk Polytechnic University

TPU

Following a recent series of visits from groups of researchers and academics from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) in Siberia, Modern Languages is pleased to welcome a further group who are participating in a course on “Teaching and Learning through the medium of English” here at the University’s Avenue Campus, from Monday 13th October to Friday 24th October 2014. We welcome the group to the University and wish them an enjoyable time with us!

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Italian film showing today: Basilicata Coast to Coast (Rocco Papaleo, 2010)

The Italian film, Basilicata Coast to Coast (Rocco Papaleo, 2010), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A at 6.30pm on Monday 13 October 2014. Review, introduction and discussion by Leonardo Provvedi. All welcome! Read more…

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Centre for Global Englishes seminar: “English as a lingua franca – Broken English?”

The first Centre for Global Englishes seminar of the academic year will take place on Wednesday 15th October 2014 from 5:00pm-6:30pm in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The seminar is entitled “English as a lingua franca – Broken English?” and will be delivered by Professor Anna Mauranen from the University of Helsinki. All welcome!

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Last chance to submit proposals for University of Southampton E-Learning Symposium 2015!

Do you make innovative use of technology in language teaching and learning? Have you been experimenting with MOOCs and wish to share your experiences? Do you use social networking sites, virtual worlds or mobile technology with your language students? Are you engaging students in the creation or use of open educational resources?

If so, don’t miss this opportunity to submit your proposal for a presentation, workshop or poster for the 10th annual University of Southampton e-learning symposium, organised by the Centre for Language, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS), taking place on 22 and 23 January 2015. The deadline for submissions is Monday 13 October 2014.

For further details about the event and guidance on submissions, visit the LLAS website.

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Welcome to visiting staff from the University of Aarhus!

This week, the English Language section together with LLAS in Modern Languagesare hosting a course in Professional English for a visiting group of teaching staff from the University of Aarhus in Denmark. The course is designed to increase participants’ confidence and skill in delivering their teaching through the medium of English. Welcome to all our visitors from Aarhus. We hope you have a productive and enjoyable stay with us!

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Italian film showing today: L’imbroglio nel lenzuolo (Alfonso Arau, 2010)

The Italian film, The trick in the sheet (Alfonso Arau, 2010), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus, at 6:30pm on Monday 6th October 2014. Review, introduction and discussion by Paola Visconti. All welcome!

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Languages at War: French and English Linguists in the Great War

Professor Mike Kelly, Head of Modern Languages, will deliver the first of the University’s lecture series Great War: Unknown War later this month. His lecture is entitled ‘Languages at War: French and English Linguists in the Great War’.

The lecture will be held at Avenue Campus at 6pm on Thursday 16th October. All welcome!

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New Study Abroad Bloggers for Humanities

Five new Study Abroad Bloggers, all undergraduate Southampton Humanities students currently on their third year abroad study/work placements, have been selected across a variety of Humanities disciplines. The bloggers will be writing about their experiences from the very beginning of their journey as they step into the unknown, right up until the end of their trips as they arrive back in Southampton in the summer of 2015. They will be offering advice for anyone who may be thinking of taking up a similar opportunity, and sharing their personal anecdotes and stories.

For further information about the bloggers, visit the Humanities website.

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Welcome to our new and returning Modern Languages students!

With Freshers’ Week now behind us and the new semester underway, we would like to welcome all our new Modern Languages students and welcome back our returning students. To keep updated on Modern Languages events and languages-related news, keep an eye on the Languages at Southampton blog, and follow us on Twitter @ModernLangs.

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