- 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
- CGE Research Seminar on 6th December: Exploring Brazilian teachers’ attitudes to an ELF-oriented pedagogy 04/12/2017
- Italian film showing today: In guerra per amore (PIF, 2016) 27/11/2017
- Italian film showing today: Se Dio vuole (Edoardo Falcone, 2015) 20/11/2017
- Next TNS seminar: ‘On Cultural Transnationalisms: The case of World(-)literatures in Portuguese’ 16/11/2017
- Italian film showing today: Smetto quando voglio – Masterclass (Sydney Sibilia, 2017) 13/11/2017
- Italian film showing today: Il bell’Antonio (Mauro Bolognini, 1960) 06/11/2017
- From Afrikaans and Albanian to Yoruba and Zulu – with a range of more commonly learnt languages in-between 03/11/2017
- CGE Research Seminar on 8th November: English as a Lingua Franca and language assessment: Challenges and opportunities 03/11/2017
- Italian film showing today: Che vuoi che sia / What’s the Big Deal (Edoardo Leo, 2016) 30/10/2017
- Italian film showing today: L’Onorevole Angelina / Angelina (Luigi Zampa, 1947) 23/10/2017
- Next CLLEAR seminar: The effects of structured-input and structured-output tasks on the acquisition of English causative 17/10/2017
- Italian film showing today: La bella società (Gian Paolo Cugno, 2010) 16/10/2017
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- CGE Research Seminar today: Launching the Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca 11/10/2017
- New Italian film season starts today: Veloce come il vento (Matteo Rovere, 2016) 09/10/2017
- Become a Global Citizen – Learn a language at Southampton! 07/09/2017
- Try a language taster at our Lifelong Learning Taster Day 11/08/2017
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Monthly Archives: September 2016
The 25th EuroCALL conference will be hosted by Modern Languages at the University of Southampton, 23-26 August 2017. EuroCALL is the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning and it has been supporting and developing research and good practice in the use of technology for language teaching and learning for over 25 years.
We are very excited to be hosting EuroCALL’s conference at Southampton. It will be a fantastic opportunity to share knowledge and experience about the use of technology in language learning and teaching with colleagues worldwide. We are looking forward to welcoming delegates from Europe and beyond, encouraging inspiring debate, sharing ideas and making new friends. Watch this space for news of our preparations over the year ahead.
The Department of Modern Languages at Southampton has teamed up with the Winchester Poetry Festival and the Phoenix Film Theatre for its forthcoming ‘Southampton German Festival’, which aims to introduce different facets of contemporary ‘German’ culture through an exciting range of cultural activities, catering for different tastes and including family friendly activities.
Activities in October include a Viennese Bake-Off, acting workshops, waltzing lessons, German language tasters and much more! During the festival, Modern Languages will also be launching its student website SoGerman, created by Erasmus+ trainees from the University of Münster in collaboration with staff and students in Modern Languages. The website is aimed at school and college students, and is designed to help students develop an interest in German language and culture, as part of the national Think German Network Initiative.
To read more about the Southampton German Festival and to view the flyer and festival programme, visit the Humanities website.
Modern Languages and Erasmus students may be interested in joining the first social event organised by the Southampton Language Exchange this Tuesday 27th September from 7pm-10pm in the American Bar (SUSU Building on Highfield Campus).
Every Tuesday over 100 people from all over the world get together at these social events to practise their languages and make new friends. Students are invited to chat and socialise in a different language and help others practise the languages they speak. This is a great way to relax and meet other students from different parts of the world.
We welcome all of our new Modern Languages students who are arriving this weekend 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!
Professor Roumyana Slabakova, Chair of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) in Modern Languages at the University of Southampton will be giving her Inaugural Lecture on Thursday 27th October 2016 at 18:00 at the University’s Avenue Campus. The talk, entitled ‘The Bottleneck Hypothesis of Second Language Acquisition’, will discuss second language acquisition as a cognitive process. The Bottleneck Hypothesis identifies which parts of the new grammar are difficult to acquire and need extra attention and practice in the classroom. Tea and coffee will be served from 17:30 and the lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.
The autumn season promises an inspiring selection of films covering different genres and subject matters, mostly fairly recent but also including a few great films of the past. 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 (see those marked with an asterisk on the programme).
Keep an eye on the Languages at Southampton blog for weekly updates!
As the summer moves into the busy autumn ahead, we wanted to give a quick taster of some of the exciting events within the department over the coming months – here’s a summary of just a few:
• Freshers’ Week starts on Monday 26th September, and returning students will be back from 3rd October
• Visit days for applicants will be running throughout autumn and spring
• There will be a new Italian Film season starting in the autumn
• The SoGerman Festival will be running from 8th-22nd October
You can find out more about these events right here on Languages at Southampton!
Modern Languages at Southampton will be relaunching the University of Southampton MOOC, ‘Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching’ on Monday 17 October. This four-week course introduces participants to the field of second language learning, considering language classrooms and the role of teaching in language learning, and exploring the uses of technology in teaching. The MOOC will also provide a taster of the Online MA in English Language Teaching, a joint course from the University of Southampton and the British Council.
For further information about the MOOC, including details of how to sign up, visit the course page on the FutureLearn website.
Hundreds of potential future Modern Languages students will be visiting the University of Southampton on Saturday 3rd September and Sunday 4th September 2016 for the University of Southampton Open Days.
Visitors to Modern Languages may be interested to take a look at Get Ready for Languages, an online resource which aims to guide you to useful information about 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!
We welcome all of our Open Day visitors to the University and hope you enjoy your time with us!