Monthly Archives: February 2015

Next ILC seminar: ‘Impacts of Impact post REF2014’

The next Institute for Language and Culture (ILC) seminar will take place on Wednesday 4 March 2015 from 4:00-6:00pm in Room 1177, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The seminar is entitled ‘Impacts of Impact post REF2014’ and will be delivered by Professor Florence Myles from the University of Essex. Read more…

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Last chance to book your place at the Pérez de Ayala Lecture!

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Don’t forget to book your place before the booking deadline of Thursday 26 February for the Pérez de Ayala Lecture, taking place on Monday 2 March 2015 in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The lecture, entitled ‘A Latin American Country: The United States’, will be delivered by Felipe Fernández-Armesto, writer and British historian, and will be chaired by Professor Clare Mar-Molinero, Associate Dean (Internationalisation) and Professor of Spanish at Southampton.

To book your free place, visit the Online Store website.

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Modern Languages alumnus to give 2015 alumni lecture: ‘From Woking to the World’

Modern Languages students with an interest in business and entrepreneurship may wish to attend the 2015 Alumni Lecture, to be given by Southampton Modern Languages alumnus Rosemary Squire OBE (BA Spanish, 1979), joint CEO of the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), the largest live theatre business in the world. The talk will take place in Lecture Theatre A, Building 65, Avenue Campus at 6pm on Thursday 26 February. In her talk, Rosemary will explain how she set up and grew her business and how ATG developed a revolutionary way of working.

For further details about this free talk, and how to book your place, visit the event page in Humanities Events.

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Critical skills and strategies for language learning workshop

Language and Academic Advising

Language learners at the University of Southampton, in particular Modern Languages students, are invited to participate in a 45-minute workshop on the development of skills and strategies for independent language learning. There are two repeat workshops taking place on Tuesday 3 March 17:00-17:45, Building 65, Room 1097, and Wednesday 4 March 14:00-14:45, Building 65, Room 1177. Read more…

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Italian film showing today: My name is Tanino (Paolo Virzì, 2002)

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The Italian film, My name is Tanino (Paolo Virzì, 2002), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A at 6.30pm on Monday 23 February 2015. Review, introduction and discussion by Emily Lane (final year student – BA French with Italian). All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube. Read more…

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Next TNS Seminar: ‘Globalisation on the Ground’

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The next Centre for Transnational Studies (TNS) seminar will take place from 5:00-7:00pm on Wednesday 18th March 2015 in Room 1177, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The session is entitled ‘Globalisation on the Ground’ and will be led by Professor Caroline Knowles from Goldsmiths, University of London. All welcome! Read more…

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Celebrate International Mother Language Day this weekend!

International Mother Language Day will be celebrating its 15th anniversary this Saturday, 21 February. This event, first announced by UNESCO in 1999, aims to increase awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism around the world.

Why not mark this event by tweeting in your mother tongue language to help promote and celebrate language diversity online? To find out more about International Mother Language Day, visit the UNESCO website.

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University celebrates Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year

University students and staff will be participating in celebrations today organised by the Confucius Institute to mark the Chinese New Year. Two 2-hour Chinese cultural workshops will be taking place in the SUSU concourse from 12:00-14:00, Highfield Campus, enabling participants to try their hand at calligraphy, lantern making, paper cutting and Chinese painting. Read more…

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CGE seminar tomorrow: “Without English this is just not possible…”: studies of language policy and practice in international universities from Europe and Asia

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The next Centre for Global Englishes (CGE) seminar will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 18th February 2015, from 5:00-7:00pm in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The seminar is entitled, “Without English this is just not possible…”: studies of language policy and practice in international universities from Europe and Asia, and will be led by Julia Hüttner and Will Baker from Modern Languages, University of Southampton. All welcome! Read more…

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Italian film showing today: Una piccola impresa meridionale (Rocco Papaleo, 2012)

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The Italian film, Una piccola impresa meridionale (Rocco Papaleo, 2012), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A at 6.30pm on Monday 16 February 2015. Review, introduction and discussion by Paola Visconti. All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube. Read more…

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