Southampton launches new EMI MOOC


Modern Languages and Linguistics in collaboration with the Academic Centre for International Students (ACIS) at the University of Southampton launches its new MOOC on English as Medium of Instruction (EMI) today (Monday 26th June 2017).

As a course participant, you will learn about current EMI practice, increase your confidence in using English, and work to grow your intercultural skills. We are looking forward to welcoming more than 1200 learners to the course today and sharing our thoughts and experiences about EMI.

Find out more about the course and how to sign up on the course FutureLearn page.

Next TNS seminar: ‘Linguistics, Ethnography and Identities’


Professor Ben Rampton from King’s College London will be speaking at the next Centre for Transnational Studies seminar taking place on 21st June 2017 from 4-6pm in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus. The seminar, entitled ‘Linguistics, Ethnography and Identities’, will begin with a 20-25 minute presentation which will be followed by an open discussion.

Professor Ben Rampton’s work involves ethnographic and interactional discourse analysis, cross-referring to work in anthropology, sociology, cultural and security studies. His publications focus on language in relation to urban multilingualism, youth, popular culture, ethnicities, class, (in)securitisation, education, second language learning, and research methodology.

For further details about this event, please visit the Modern Languages and Linguistics website.

Modern Languages and Linguistics to host Year 8 Able Linguist Days

Modern Languages

Over 100 school students will be attending on each day of the Year 8 Able Linguist Days, to be hosted by the department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton on Tuesday 6th June and Wednesday 7th June 2017.

These events provide Year 8 students with a chance to develop their language skills. Students will participate in an intensive mini-project in French, German or Spanish, led by student trainee language teachers, and a taster session in a new language such as Portuguese or Chinese. There will also be a talk about languages and how they can be useful in the world of work.

We welcome all visitors to Avenue Campus this week and hope you enjoy your time with us!

EUROCALL Early Bird registration extended


Early Bird registration for the 25th EUROCALL conference, taking place at Highfield Campus at the University of Southampton from 23rd – 26th August 2017 has been extended to 16th June 2017. Don’t miss your chance to register before the deadline!

The theme of EUROCALL 2017 is ‘CALL in a Climate of Change: Adapting to Turbulent Global Conditions.’ For further details about the conference and on how to register, visit the EUROCALL 2017 website.