Monthly Archives: November 2014

Centre for Global Englishes seminar: “A Squash and a Squeeze: Timetabling ELF in teacher training courses”

The next Centre for Global Englishes seminar will take place on Wednesday 3 December from 5:00pm – 6:30pm in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “A Squash and a Squeeze: Timetabling ELF in teacher training courses” and will be delivered by Dr Martin Dewey (King’s College London), a leading researcher into English as a lingua franca-related pedagogy. All welcome! Read more…

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Selamat datang to Malaysian students of engineering!

Welcome to the group of Malaysian students who have arrived at the University of Southampton for the final two years of their MEng programme in Mechanical Engineering. The students have already completed two years of study at the EduCity@Iskandar, the University of Southampton’s Malaysia Campus. For more information about the students and their studies see […]

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Italian film showing today: Ciliegine / Cherry on the cake (Laura Morante, 2012)

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The Italian film, Ciliegine / Cherry on the cake (Laura Morante, 2012), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A at 6.30pm on Monday 24 November 2014. Review & introduction by Alexa Lorentz Weber (B.A. Language and Society: Italian and Chinese). All welcome! The trailer for this film is available on YouTube.

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CLLEAR seminar: “The language learning processes of students with dyslexia”

The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Wednesday 26 November 2014 from 5:00-7:00pm in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “The language learning processes of students with dyslexia” and will be delivered by Dr Judit Kormos from Lancaster University. All welcome! Read more…

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Modern Languages staff to present at the Language Testing Forum 2014

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A number of Modern Languages staff including Clare Mar-Molinero, Roumyana Slabakova and Richard Kiely will be presenting at the Language Testing Forum 2014, taking place at the University of Southampton from 21-23 November 2014. This year’s conference will focus on the theme of ‘Language Testing: Engaging multi-disciplinary perspectives’, and offers an opportunity for language testers and language educators to engage with new developments in the field.

For further information about the Language Testing Forum 2014, including the final programme, visit the event page on the Modern Languages website.

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Mother tongue languages spoken in early years have lasting impact on the brain

According to research findings discussed in a recent article in the Independent, mother tongue languages spoken at an early age and then ‘forgotten’ are retained by the brain through neural pathways that remain intact. This could be good news for individuals looking to re-learn a language from their infancy.

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

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Modern Languages welcomes visitors from Tomsk Polytechnic University and Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod

Modern Languages is pleased to welcome several groups of academics from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) and Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, who are studying with us for two weeks from Monday 17 November to Friday 28 November 2014. The TPU delegates are participating in a course in “Teaching and Learning through the Medium of English (EMI)”, whilst the two groups from Nizhni Novgorod will be attending either “English for professional development and e-learning” or “Writing for publication”. We welcome the groups to the University and wish them an enjoyable time with us!

The delegates will be in the Avenue café from 10:45 to 11:15 each morning and visitors are welcome to join them for an informal chat.

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Italian film showing today: Accattone (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1961)

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The Italian film, Accattone (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1961), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A at 6.30pm on Monday 17 November 2014. Review, introduction and discussion by Neil Tibbetts. All welcome! Read more…

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Next TNS Seminar: ‘Now you see it, now you don’t!’

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The next Centre for Transnational Studies (TNS) seminar will take place from 5:00-7:00pm on Wednesday 19th November 2014 in Room 1177, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The session will be led by two speakers from Birkbeck, University of London: Dr Andrew Asibong and Dr Silke Arnold-de Simine. All welcome! Read more…

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Last chance to book your place at the Language Testing Forum 2014!

Language Testing Forum

Today is the last chance to book your place at the Language Testing Forum 2014, to be hosted by Modern Languages at the University of Southampton from 21-23 November. This year’s conference will focus on the theme of ‘Language Testing: Engaging multi-disciplinary perspectives’, and offers the opportunity for language testers and language educators to engage with new developments in the field.

To book your place, and to see the full programme, visit the event page on the Modern Languages website.

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