Monthly Archives: October 2015

Italian film showing today: Roma città aperta / Rome Open City (Roberto Rossellini, 1945)

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The Italian film, Roma città aperta / Rome Open City (Roberto Rossellini, 1945) (100 minutes, with English subtitles), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A at 6.30pm on Monday 12 October 2015. Review, introduction and discussion via Skype by Emilio Audissino. All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube. Read more…

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Centre for Global Englishes seminar: “Chinese university students’ ELF awareness: Impacts of language education in China”

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The next Centre for Global Englishes (CGE) seminar will take place on Wednesday 14th October 2015 from 5 – 7pm in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “Chinese university students’ ELF awareness: Impacts of language education in China” and will be delivered by Dr Ying Wang from Modern Languages at the University of Southampton. All welcome! Read more…

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Ethnographic Encounters project website and workshop

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The HEA-funded project Ethnographic Encounters: Using the Residence Abroad to Explore other Societies and Cultures, led by Professor Marion Demossier and Dr Lisa Bernasek from Modern Languages at the University of Southampton, has recently launched a website, which includes resources aimed at supporting students with designing and carrying out ethnographic projects during the Year Abroad, and supporting staff with teaching ethnographic methods for language students.

The Ethnographic Encounters Project will be hosting a workshop on Wednesday 4 November 2015 from 10.00-16:30 at the University’s Avenue Campus. The workshop will present the Ethnographic Encounters project, and will highlight the ways in which ethnography is used within Modern Languages programmes across the UK. Colleagues from Southampton and other institutions, as well as students interested in ethnographic projects on the Year Abroad, are welcome to attend.

Visit the Ethnographic Encounters website for further details about the project, and the event page on Eventbrite for further details on the workshop, including information on how to book your place.

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TNS seminar today: ‘Ethnographic Insights into the Superdiverse Language Context of Belize’

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Dr Britta Schneider of the Free University, Berlin, will be presenting findings from her current project in Belize at today’s Centre for Transnational Studies (TNS) seminar. The seminar will take place at 5:15-6:30pm today, Wednesday 7th October 2015, in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The seminar title is: ‘Ethnographic Insights into the Superdiverse Language Context of Belize’. All welcome for the seminar and discussion! Read more…

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Italian film showing today: La Mafia uccide solo d’estate / The Mafia Only Kills in Summer (Pierfrancesco Diliberto, in arte Pif, 2013)

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The Italian film, La Mafia uccide solo d’estate / The Mafia Only Kills in Summer (Pierfrancesco Diliberto, in arte Pif, 2013) (90 minutes, with English subtitles), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A at 6.30pm on Monday 5 October 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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Last chance to book your place on Modern Languages evening classes!

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Don’t miss your chance to book your place on the new series of Modern Languages Lifelong Learning evening classes, starting next week!

We are very excited to be offering 13 languages this year: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English as a Foreign Language, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese. Staff and students of the University are eligible for discounts.

To find out more and book your place, visit the Lifelong Learning website.

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Cultural Studies and Modern Languages MOOC to be relaunched

The award-winning MOOC ‘Cultural Studies and Modern Languages’ by the University of Bristol goes live for the second time on Monday 12th October 2015. The MOOC, delivered by the Modern Languages department at Bristol, offers a free online introduction to the study of Modern Languages and Cultures, aimed at a sixth-form audience and beyond, and requiring no language other than English to follow it. Students are introduced to a range of foreign cultures via key slogans, texts, monuments, and images over a four week period. The course is ideal for anyone thinking of taking courses in Modern Languages, European / World history or cultural studies at university.

For further details about the MOOC and to register, visit the course page on the FutureLearn website.

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