- 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
- Italian film showing today: Amarcord (Federico Fellini, 1973) 26/02/2018
- Next CLLEAR seminar: Supporting Heritage Language Development 23/02/2018
- Next CLLEAR seminar: Swearing in English L1 and LX: the effect of situational, psychological and sociobiographical variables 20/02/2018
- Italian film showing today: L’arbitro / The Referee (Paolo Zucca, 2013) 19/02/2018
- Next TNS seminar in conjunction with the Department of Film: ‘Transnational Cinema: Milestones in a New(ish) Field of Study’ 16/02/2018
- Special Italian film event on Saturday 17th February: The Tree of Wooden Clogs (Ermanno Olmi, 1978) 15/02/2018
- Italian film showing today: Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot / They call me Jeeg (Gabriele Mainetti, 2015) 12/02/2018
- Next CLLEAR seminar: ‘I like to see a picture’: Tutor and student perspectives on the use of visuals in Chinese and British students’ writing 09/02/2018
- Call for papers – 14th Annual Conference of the BAAL Language Learning and Teaching Special Interest Group 07/02/2018
- Italian film showing today: Le confessioni / The Confessions (Roberto Andò, 2016) 05/02/2018
- New Italian film season starts on Monday 5th February! 01/02/2018
- CGE Research Seminar on 7th February: Investigating implicit-explicit language attitude discrepancy (IED) to examine language attitude change in progress 29/01/2018
- Next CLLEAR seminar: Beyond Borders, Beyond Words: Issues & Challenges in Developing An Open-Access Multimodal Corpus of L2 Academic English from A Sino-British University 08/01/2018
- Charity football match – over £800 raised! 08/12/2017
- Next TNS seminar: ‘German and its Worlds: Situating the National and the Transnational in Teaching and Research’ 06/12/2017
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Monthly Archives: September 2015
This year’s Mexico Week, organised by MeXsu in collaboration with the student Mexican Society, promises a week of varied and exciting activities and events to showcase contemporary Mexico. These will take place both in the University and across the City, from 27th October to 4th November 2015, in partnership with organisations including the Phoenix Film Society, the City Council, Solent University, Turner Sims Concert Hall and Element Arts. There are also two other city-wide events happening during Mexico Week: the Southampton Film Festival and the So: To Speak cultural event.
The first Institute for Language and Culture (ILC) seminar of the semester will take place on Wednesday 30th September 2015 from 4:00-5:30pm in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. At this session, Dr Will Baker, Dr Darren Paffey and Dr Heidi Armbruster from Modern Languages will be discussing the research undertaken during their research leave, as well as sharing tips on the good use of research leave. All welcome!
For further details of ILC events in the new academic year, keep an eye on the events page of the ILC blog.
Modern Languages at Southampton has recently launched an eLearning Group, consisting of staff members from across the department with an interest in eLearning and blended learning. The group aims to enable it members to meet on a regular basis, explore how colleagues are making use of online tools in their day-to-day teaching and share best practice in this area. The group has a blog, which presents examples of pedagogic research into blended learning from across the department. The blog already features an account of using Twitter with Italian beginners to develop cultural awareness and communicative language skills, and a recent study exploring the role of international students as agents of change on the online course ‘Get Ready for Southampton’, coordinated by the eLanguages team.
We welcome all of our new Modern Languages students who have arrived this week for Freshers’ Week!
Check out our resource Get Ready for Languages, which aims to guide you to useful information about your life as a Modern Languages student at Southampton. You can read about staff in the Modern Languages department, discover what sorts of things Modern Languages students, past and present, are getting up to, and explore some of the modules you might decide to do. All this and more!
The Faculty of Humanities is welcoming 150 new exchange students for the new semester, who will be spending time in the departments of Modern Languages, Music, Film, History, Philosophy, Archaeology and English.
We welcome our new students to the Faculty and hope you enjoy your stay with us! To keep in touch with what is going on in your discipline, why not follow your department on Twitter? For Faculty news, you can also follow the Faculty of Humanities on Twitter and keep updated on Faculty news on the Humanities website.
First TNS seminar of new semester: ‘Ethnographic Insights into the Superdiverse Language Context of Belize’
The first Centre for Transnational Studies (TNS) seminar of the new semester will take place at 5:15pm on Wednesday 7th October in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The seminar will be led by Dr Britta Schneider of the Free University, Berlin, who will be presenting findings from her current project in Belize. The seminar title is: ‘Ethnographic Insights into the Superdiverse Language Context of Belize’. Read more…
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?
The Centre for Languages, Linguistics, and Area Studies (LLAS) welcomes proposals for presentations, workshops and posters at the University of Southampton 11th annual e-learning symposium, taking place on 21-22 January 2016 at the University’s Avenue Campus. The conference theme is: Humans and the machine: best practice in using technology for language teaching. Abstracts for proposed presentations or workshops should be no more than 400 words. Abstracts must be submitted by Monday 12th October 2015 via this i-survey link.
For further details about the e-learning symposium 2016, visit the LLAS event page.
The Southampton Language Opportunity is offering a new range of language courses for students in the new academic year, giving students the chance to learn a language free of charge alongside their degree.
The classes do not offer a formal qualification or provide credits, but are ideal for those wanting to start a new language or polish up on previous skills. Languages being offered from October 2015 include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Greek, Ancient Greek, Latin, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Arabic, and Polish. Students will be able to book onto courses during Freshers’ Week.
To find out more, visit the Southampton Language Opportunity website.
Modern Languages’ new Italian film season will begin on Monday 5th October 2015 with a showing of La Mafia uccide solo d’estate (P.F. Diliberto alias Pif, 2013) in Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus, at 6:30pm.
The autumn season promises an inspiring selection of films covering different genres and subject matters, mostly fairly recent but including two great films of the past:
– Roma città aperta / Rome Open City (Roberto Rossellini, 1945) to celebrate 70 years since its release, which is considered to mark the birth of neorealism. Emilio Audissino, a PhD student in Film, will be introducing this film from Italy via Skype.
– Indagine di un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto / Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Elio Petri, 1970), a dark, satirical thriller that explores corruption in high office at a time of political unrest. This film will be introduced by a new member of the Film team, Louis Bayman, whose main line of research is Italian cinema.
All films are introduced in Italian by a tutor, a student or a guest speaker, and are followed by a brief discussion (in Italian and English). Most of the films have English subtitles, and some have Italian subtitles.
Keep an eye on the Languages at Southampton blog for weekly updates.
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 professional development course in Blended Learning here at the University’s Avenue Campus, from Monday 14th September to Friday 25th September 2015. We welcome the group to the University and wish them an enjoyable time with us!
The group 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.