Southampton Language Opportunity offers new intensive courses

Modern Languages

The next series of intensive language courses for the Southampton Language Opportunity will take place from 11th-15th April 2016. Spaces still remain for Portuguese 1a.

The Southampton Language Opportunity offers University of Southampton students the chance to learn a new language free of charge alongside their degree. All the courses are aimed at beginners, and consist of 20 hours of learning in total.

Places for Portuguese 1a are limited and can be booked via the University’s Online Store. For further details about the Southampton Language Opportunity, visit the Modern Languages website.

Modern Languages PhD student receives British Council Assessment Research Award

British Council award

Modern Languages PhD student, Maria Georgina Fernandez Sesma, has been successful in obtaining this year’s British Council Assessment Research Award.

Maria is currently in the second year of her PhD and is researching the topic: ‘Blended Learning: Assessing EFL Teachers and Students’ Use of and Perceptions toward Learning Technology’, under the supervision of Dr Ying Zheng.

Our congratulations go to Maria on her achievement! For further details about this award, visit the British Council website.

‘Understanding Language: learning and teaching’ MOOC starts today!

Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching

A new run of Modern Languages’ MOOC ‘Understanding Language: learning and teaching’, starts today, Monday 4th April, and will run for four weeks. Over 15,000 people have signed up to take the course already. This will be the fourth run of the MOOC, taking its reach to over 160,000 people.

For further details about the MOOC, and to sign up to take part, visit the course page on the FutureLearn website.