Listen to University of Southampton student, Sam Bell, talking about his experience as a student of Hispanic Cultural Studies on YouTube.
A search on the word ‘languages’ in Google Playstore which provides apps for Android devices, gives 18,647 results. You can find apps from Arabic, Chinese and Czech to Russian, Serbian and Ukrainian.
This free event for teachers and postgraduate researchers is part of the HEA Open Education Resources seminar series. It will take place on Wednesday, 7th November 2012, room 2151, on the Avenue Campus at the University of Southampton.
The first CALR lecture of the new academic year will be taking place today, Wednesday 10th October, from 5.00-6.30pm at Avenue Campus, Lecture Theatre C. The session is entitled “Methodological interfaces: natural and elicited data in SLA research”, and will be presented by Professor Amaya Mendikoetxea. All welcome.
The University of Bristol, Centre for Deaf Studies has launched a free British Sign Language lexicon app – MobileSign.
British Sign Language (BSL) is thought to have around 150,000 deaf users in the UK, not including thousands of other users who are hearing relatives of the deaf, or who work with the British deaf community.
A briefing and workshop for Year 2 students on ‘Making the year abroad WORK for you’ will be taking place on Wednesday 31st October from 2-4pm in Lecture Theatre A. Year 2 students will be able to talk to staff, fourth year students and Erasmus students. Tea/coffee and cake will …
The first Italian film of the semester, Maschi contro Femmine (Fausto Brizzi, 2010), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus at 6.30pm on Monday 8th October. A review, introduction and discussion will be led by Alessia Plutino.
Livemocha claimed to be the world’s largest online language learning community. With Livemocha, you could meet native speakers of the language you want to learn, join a language course and have your language exercises reviewed by other community members or by one of the Livemocha ‘experts’. They offered courses in 38 languages. They also had a regular language learning blog and a Facebook page, as well as link-ups with publishers in their Active Series for English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Editor’s note: LiveMocha is no longer available.
Visitors to the Southampton Confucius Institute Mid Autumn Festival finished a colourful evening of Chinese music, song and dance by local artists and schools with a game of Bo Bing, or mooncake gambling, which is popular in the city of Xiamen (home to the University of Xiamen, a partner in the Southampton Centre). See the article in the China Daily to see how the game is played.