- Call for papers extended – BAAL Language Learning and Teach SIG, July 2018 16/03/2018
- Get Ready for Southampton! 15/03/2018
- Italian film showing today: Profondo rosso / Deep Red (Dario Argento, 1975) 12/03/2018
- Second call for papers – 14th Annual Conference of the BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG 07/03/2018
- Italian film showing today: L’ora legale / It’s the Law (Salvatore Ficarra e Valentino Picone, 2017) 05/03/2018
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Monthly Archives: June 2015
LLAS (Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies) in Modern Languages at Southampton has recently published a free, open access ebook: “10 Years of the LLAS elearning symposium: case studies in good practice”. This edited collection celebrates the 10th anniversary of the elearning symposium and features contributions from practitioners across the UK and the world. The book includes case studies and reflective pieces which showcase good practice in the use of technology for language teaching and learning.
Download the ebook here.
Students will participate in sessions on cultural topics, grammar and speaking in French, German or Spanish, and will have the chance to do an ab initio session in Chinese or Portuguese. Participants will also have the chance to ask our Modern Languages students about studying languages at university during a student panel session. Read more…
Routes into Languages is holding a webinar on 10th July at 12:30pm for linguists with an interest in translation and interpreting for the private and public sectors. Aimed at students, teachers and trainers, the webinar will be hosted by a panel of experts including teachers, practitioners, academics and students, who will be answering questions about working as a translator or interpreter.
This is the first in a series of webinars being launched by Routes into Languages, which will focus on employability for language students.
For further information about the webinar, visit the event page on the Routes into Languages website.
Don’t forget to book your place on one of this year’s University of Southampton Lifelong Learning Modern Languages intensive summer courses before the booking deadline of 19 June. Courses are 15 hours in total. They are aimed at learners with no knowledge of the language, and are particularly useful for those who need the skills to survive in the country in different everyday situations.
Visit the Lifelong Learning website for further details about the courses, and information on how to book your place.
On 31st July a new MOOC will be launched by the British Council. This free online course will last for 6 weeks and is aimed at people who are teaching English as a foreign language to help them develop the skills and practices needed for continuing professional development (CPD). For more information and to sign up for this MOOC, visit the course page on the FutureLearn website.
Modern Languages staff and students with an interest in technology enhanced teaching and learning may be interested in joining the next iPad coffee club, taking place at Avenue Campus on Wednesday 10th June at 10am, on the sofas near reception, outside Avenue café.
This is an informal event supported by the Institute for Learning Innovation and Development, providing an informal forum for staff and students to discuss a range of learning and teaching resources available via tablet devices.
To read about previous iPad Coffee Club sessions, visit the CITE website.
Students will participate in a mini-project in French, German or Spanish, and will have the opportunity to try a new language such as Portuguese or Chinese, plus hear a talk about languages about how they can be useful in the world of work.
For further information about these events, visit the Routes into Languages website.
Wishing all of our visitors this week an enjoyable visit to Avenue Campus!
The Telegraph has reported on the need to ‘reverse the downward trend in language learning’ in light of the recently released summer exam entry figures for 2015.
To read the article in full, visit the Telegraph website.
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Anthony Roderman (Flickr)
This week, Modern Languages celebrates its 500th blog post on the Languages at Southampton blog! The blog was established in 2012 to provide our followers – staff, students and others with an interest in Modern Languages at Southampton alike – with news updates and information about language related events.
We have reported on the successes of our students such as Modern Languages PhD student Elsa Fernanda Gonzalez’s recent British Council Assessment Research Award, our staff, and on Modern Languages events and activities such as the annual e-learning symposium and our Lifelong Learning programme; new resources such as the new PAL system (Pay Access and Learn), the Digital Literacies Toolkit, and the Prepare for Success blog as well as news items in the world of language learning related to themes such as multilingualism and online learning.
Thank you to all our followers for your support and contributions and do continue to follow the action on the Languages at Southampton blog, and on Twitter @ModernLangs!