Monthly Archives: February 2017

Italian film showing today: Caravaggio (Angelo Longoni, 2007)

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The Italian film, Caravaggio (Angelo Longoni, 2007) (129 minutes, English subtitles) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 27th February 2017. Review, introduction and discussion Paola Visconti. All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube. Read more…

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Next MeXsu seminar: “Indigenous resistance in contemporary Mexico”

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The next Centre for Mexico-Southampton Collaboration (MeXsu) seminar will take place on Wednesday 1st March 2017 from 5:15-6:45pm in Building 65 Room 1177 at Avenue Campus. The seminar is entitled “Indigenous resistance in contemporary Mexico: The struggle of the Chiapas toques, the National Indigenous Congress and the proposal of an independent candidate to the presidency of the republic in 2018” and will be presented by Fortín Domínguez Rueda from the University of Guadalajara. All welcome! Please note that this talk will be delivered in Spanish. Read more…

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Next TNS seminar: “The Language of Others: Writing Berlin Lives”

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The next Centre for Transnational Studies (TNS) seminar will take place on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 from 5:00-6:30pm, in Building 65, Room 1177, and is entitled “The Language of Others: Writing Berlin Lives”. The seminar will be presented by Professor Patrick Stevenson from Modern Languages at the University of Southampton. All welcome! Read more…

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Italian film showing today: Loro chi? / Them Who? (Francesco Micciché e Fabio Bonifacci, 2015)

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The Italian film, Loro chi? / Them Who? (Francesco Micciché e Fabio Bonifacci, 2015) (95 minutes, English subtitles) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 20th February 2017. Review, introduction and discussion Paola Visconti. All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on Vimeo. Read more…

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Next CLLEAR seminar: “Language learners abroad: Making the most of a multilingual experience”

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The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Wednesday 15th February 2017 from 4:00-5:30pm in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “Language learners abroad: Making the most of a multilingual experience” and will be delivered by Professor Ros Mitchell, Laurence Richard and Dr Patricia Romero de Mills from the University of Southampton. All welcome for the seminar and discussion!

Here is the abstract for this seminar:
The “year abroad” has been central to modern languages undergraduate programmes in British universities, yet its future is currently uncertain. This talk will present the main findings of the LANGSNAP project, which investigated language learning among students of French and Spanish during and following their sojourn abroad. The positive language learning outcomes experienced by all students, but in varying degrees, are related to their sociocultural experience (social networking, language use, and personal development). There will be a particular focus on case studies of “high gain” students, and the personal and contextual factors which promoted their language learning in complex multilingual and intercultural settings. Research-based conclusions will be drawn for the future management of study abroad programmes, including student preparation and follow up activities.

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EuroCALL 2017 call for papers extended

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The call for papers deadline for the 25th EuroCALL conference, to be held at the University of Southampton from 23rd-26th August 2017, has been extended to 20th February 2017.

The conference theme is ‘CALL in a Climate of Change: Adapting to Turbulent Global Conditions’. This theme encompasses the notion of how CALL can, and is responding to changing global circumstances which impact on education, be they in economic, political or environmental spheres. It cuts across areas including teacher training, competitive educational models, open education, models for blended learning, collaboration, creative and innovative pedagogy, student engagement, students’ needs and sustainability.

The programme will include individual papers, symposia, workshops, presentations on EU-funded projects, and posters. Submit your abstract here. You can also visit the EuroCALL 2017 website for further information about the conference.

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Italian film showing today: I cento passi / One Hundred Steps (Marco Tullio Giordana, 2000)

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The Italian film, I cento passi / One Hundred Steps (Marco Tullio Giordana, 2000) (114 minutes, English subtitles) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 13th February 2017. Review, introduction and discussion Emanuela Venditti (Graduate from “Sapienza” University of Rome (Linguistics)). All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube. Read more…

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Academic language skills support for University of Southampton international students

The International Centre is offering academic language skills support sessions to University of Southampton international students who want to develop their English language and academic literacy skills during their studies. In Semester 2, sessions are available in grammar, presentation skills, critical thinking, academic writing, everyday English as well as PGT Dissertation and PGR Thesis writing support in two teaching blocks. Block 1 will begin in teaching Week 3 and Block 2 in teaching Week 9.

Students can enrol online in Week 2 on a first come basis via the Online Store website.

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Chinese New Year celebration event at Avenue Campus

Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at the University of Southampton will be hosting an event to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2017 on Friday 10th February from 12:00-2:00 in the café area at Avenue Campus, Building 65. Chinese food will be available for participants. All welcome!

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Italian film showing today: Perfetti sconosciuti / Perfect Strangers (Paolo Genovese, 2016)

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The Italian film, Perfetti sconosciuti / Perfect Strangers (Paolo Genovese, 2016) (97 minutes, English subtitles) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 6th February 2017. Review, introduction and discussion by by Suad Abdel Aziz Rodriguez (final year BA Modern Languages student in Spanish, French and Italian). All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube. Read more…

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