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Monthly Archives: June 2016
This week, 100 new and returning pre-sessional tutors and ILFs (Independent Learning Facilitators) are arriving from all over the world in preparation for the start of Pre-sessional Course A next week. We welcome all these tutors to the University!
For further information about the University’s pre-sessional courses, visit the pre-sessional pages on the University website.
This Friday (24th June) members of Modern Languages, Andrew Davey and Charlotte Everitt, will be presenting at the Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference (SLTCC) 2016.
The conference will be held at Southampton Solent University, and aims to promote excellence in learning and teaching, connecting staff and students, exploring innovative opportunities and sharing experience and best practice. Its theme is: In pursuit of excellence: developing learning and teaching environments for 21st century students. It will also be the inaugural event in the Spark, a dynamic and interactive new learning centre at Southampton Solent University.
To follow the conference use the hashtag #SLTCC2016.
A number of Modern Languages PhD students will be participating in the Global Englishes PhD conference, organised by the Centre for Global Englishes, on Friday 24th June 2016 at St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton.
This one-day conference aims to enable PhD students from different institutions and countries who are researching different aspects of Global Englishes to network and present their research. The day will begin with a keynote from Professor Anna Mauranen and will include presentations and discussions led by PhD students and recent postdocs.
For further details about the conference, including information on how to apply for a place, visit the Modern Languages website.
Don’t forget to register for your place at the LLAS/UCML/AULC ‘Languages in Higher Education’ conference, on the theme of ‘Frameworks for Collaboration and Multilingualism’, before the registration deadline of Thursday 30th June 2016!
The conference will take place at the University of Warwick on 6-7 July 2016, and aims to bring together language practitioners from Secondary, Higher and Further Education to celebrate language collaborations and innovations across the sector.
For further information about the conference, including details of keynote speakers and the draft programme, please visit the conference website.
A new report has been published by Cambridge Public Policy SRI, outlining the value of languages and calling for a national strategy for languages.
The report can be downloaded from the Speak to the Future website.
The call for papers for the BALEAP 2017 Conference, taking place at the University of Bristol from 7th-9th April 2017 is open. The conference theme is ‘Addressing the State of the Union: Working Together = Learning Together’ and will look at English for Academic Purposes (EAP) from a variety of different perspectives, with the aim of building bridges between different communities of practice.
For further details about the conference, including information on how to submit a paper, and for the provisional programme, visit the BALEAP 2017 conference website.
Modern Languages is welcoming over 100 Year 8 pupils for an Able Linguists Day, taking place at Avenue Campus today, Tuesday 7th June 2016. 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 how languages are useful in the world of work.
Further details about Able Linguists events can be found on the Modern Languages website. Wishing all of our visitors an enjoyable visit to Avenue Campus!
Lifelong Learning at the University of Southampton has announced that it will be offering a 15-hour intensive language programme this summer, which will take place over five evenings between Monday 27th June and Wednesday 15th July, between 18:00 and 21:00.
The course is aimed at those with no prior knowledge of the language, and will focus on skills required in a range of everyday situations. The course will also provide useful cultural information for tourists and business travellers, and is well suited to those who will be visiting the country, or who wish to try learning a language before registering for a longer course. This year, the languages on offer are: Russian, German, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and French.
The Guardian has reported on the growing number of ab initio language programmes now offered by UK universities, helping to counteract the decline in Modern Languages study at A-level and GCSE level. The article highlights, in particular, Southampton’s success in appealing to linguists with its well-established ab initio programmes, which allow linguists who have taken just one language at A-level to still opt to study for a joint honours degree in languages, starting the second language from scratch at the beginning of their degree programme.
To read the article in full, visit the Guardian website.