Modern Languages and Linguistics at University of Southampton: inspiring and raising awareness of the value of learning languages by inspirational teaching and learning approaches

On Friday 28th June 2019, Modern Languages and Linguistics hosted InnoConf19 at Avenue Campus. The conference theme “Treasuring languages: innovative and creative approaches in HE” enabled attendees to discuss and seek innovative approaches dealing with creative ways to raise awareness about the value of learning languages. The event marked …

Self and Friends by Scarlett PU

Self and Friends 家里的父母在除却“照顾身体”的叮嘱之外,便是“要多交朋友”的叮咛。然而当我试图尽我所能去结交朋友的时候,我开始迷惑了:为什么我要结交那么多朋友,为什么我选择在一群人的喧嚣中虚假的热闹,而又为什么我已然变得不像我自己? 离开熟悉的国家,离开舒服的周遭,年青的我们渴望也试图去融入所处的新环境:在社交网络上关注各种活动;与朋友晚上一块儿外出就餐;才结束上午的课程就要赴朋友逛街的约,即使在周二。我们不愿早早回到家,更不愿一个人呆在房间;我们几近迷失,我们也因此丢失了自己…… 但是“自我的独立”和“朋友的相处”果真不能平衡吗?不然。我总相信,每个人首先是一个独立的个体,然后再扮演其他零零总总的角色,比如说朋友,比如说伴侣。

Call for papers – 22nd Annual Conference of the International Association for Critical Realism (IACR)

International Association for Critical Realism (IACR) 22nd Annual Conference, Nuffield Theatre, Highfield Campus, Southampton, 31st July – 2nd August 2019 ‘Post-Truth’: Applying Critical Realism to Real World Problems The term ‘post-truth’ denotes a particular form of right-wing politics and public discourse that includes intentional misleading, misinformation, and disinformation, often …

SIGLTA meeting on Thursday 23rd May: Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Changing the Face of Formative and Summative Assessment

You are cordially invited to attend the Special Interest Group in Language Testing and Assessment (SIGLTA) meeting. SIGLTA is a postgraduate student-led reading/research group within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. The meeting is at 17:00-18:30 on Thursday 23/05/2019 in room 1173, Avenue Campus (building 65), and will be …

Next CLLEAR talk: Findings from GECO: The Ghent Eye-tracking Corpus of Monolinguals and Bilinguals Reading an Entire Novel

The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) talk will take place on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 at 4:30pm in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus (Building 65). The talk is entitled “Findings from GECO: The Ghent Eye-tracking Corpus of Monolinguals and Bilinguals Reading an Entire Novel” …

InnoConf19 on 28th June: Treasuring languages: innovative and creative approaches in HE

It is with great pleasure that Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton are hosting the 9th annual conference in the Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University series, InnoConf19, this year. The conference will take place on Friday 28th June 2019. We are delighted to have …