The Southampton Language Opportunity currently still has places available for language courses starting in the week beginning Monday 25th January, in Arabic 1a, Portuguese 1a, German 2a and Russian 1a. The Southampton Language Opportunity, which offers students the chance to learn a new language free of charge alongside their degree, is also running a new 6-week course in Intercultural Communication.
Booking is now open for a new series of Modern Languages Lifelong Learning courses starting in January. Languages include Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English as a Foreign Language, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese. The courses on offer are ‘b’ courses, which follow on from 20 hours of previous study (so are not suitable for beginners).
To find out more about the language stages, pricing and to book your place, visit the Lifelong Learning website.
Don’t miss your chance to book your place on the new series of Modern Languages Lifelong Learning evening classes, starting next week!
We are very excited to be offering 13 languages this year: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English as a Foreign Language, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese. Staff and students of the University are eligible for discounts.
To find out more and book your place, visit the Lifelong Learning website.
The Southampton Language Opportunity is offering a new range of language courses for students in the new academic year, giving students the chance to learn a language free of charge alongside their degree.
The classes do not offer a formal qualification or provide credits, but are ideal for those wanting to start a new language or polish up on previous skills. Languages being offered from October 2015 include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Greek, Ancient Greek, Latin, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Arabic, and Polish. Students will be able to book onto courses during Freshers’ Week.
To find out more, visit the Southampton Language Opportunity website.
Lifelong Learning at the University of Southampton has recently announced an expanded programme for the coming semester, to include Modern Languages evening classes in 13 different languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English as a Foreign Language, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese. Language stages are divided into three blocks across the year, running from October 2015 to April 2016.
University staff and students are eligible for discounted rates. To find out more about the language stages, pricing and to book your place, visit the University’s Lifelong Learning pages.
The Guardian has published an article discussing recent research undertaken by scientists at Lund University in Sweden, which has shown that learning a language can increase the size of your brain. The researchers used brain scans on adult military recruits learning Arabic, Russian or Dari intensively to monitor changes in the brain during the language learning process.
To read more about the research, visit the Guardian website.
On 20 November the British Council launched a report entitled ‘Languages for the Future: Which Languages the UK Needs and Why’, identifying Spanish, Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Turkish and Japanese as the languages most vital to the UK over the next 20 years. The report is of interest for all concerned with planning the future of languages and can be downloaded from the British Council website.
The United Nations has launched an essay contest for college and university students in which students are asked to write an essay in one of its six official languages on the role of multilingualism in a globalised world.
If you’re considering learning a new language this semester, or brushing up on your existing language skills, this week is your last chance to book a place on the University’s Lifelong Learning language courses for Semester 1!
The Guardian newspaper has reported that Polish is now the main language spoken in England and Wales after English and Welsh, according to figures from the 2011 census released by the Office of National Statistics.