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2015 online pre-sessional course launched

Pre-sessional Boarding PassThe eLanguages team in Modern Languages has launched this year’s online pre-sessional course this week with a large cohort of participating international students who are studying English for Academic Purposes (EAP), in particular academic reading and writing skills, in preparation for this year’s Pre-sessional Course A. There are three tutored classes. From Modern Languages, Charlotte Everitt is Course Coordinator and online tutor, and Andrew Davey is Platform Manager, and there are two other experienced online tutors working on the course.

With over eighty posts on the course already, and discussions flowing, this promises to be a busy but successful online course.

To find out more about our online pre-sessional courses, visit the online courses section of the eLanguages website.

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Modern Languages staff to present at Intercultural Connections Southampton Conference

A number of Modern Languages staff will be presenting at the Intercultural Connections Southampton Conference, taking place on Tuesday 28th April 2015 from 9:00-16:30 in Garden Court, Highfield Campus.

Amongst the sessions, Julie Watson will be presenting on the following theme: “Get Ready for Southampton: a pre-arrival online transition course for all international students coming to the University of Southampton”. Designed and coordinated by the eLanguages team in Modern Languages, the 2015 version of this course is now live, with over 200 students already participating from 52 countries. Last year 2,500 students had participated in the course by the end of the summer. Read more…

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Merry Christmas from Languages at Southampton!

christmas_treeWishing all followers of our Languages at Southampton blog: students, staff and friends of Modern Languages at the University of Southampton, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015!

Please continue to follow us in the New Year on our blog and on Twitter to keep up-to-date about all Modern Languages events and language-related news.

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New PAL (Pay, Access and Learn) portal launched by eLanguages today

eLanguages Pay, Access and LearnThe new PAL (Pay, Access and Learn) portal, which will enable individual learners to choose and then licence sets of interactive online learning resources at low cost for periods of either one or three months, is being launched today by the eLanguages team in Modern Languages at the University of Southampton. Designed for learners already studying EAP (English for Academic Purposes) or preparing to apply for university courses in the UK, each set of ten learning resources provides at least six hours of activity-based learning, with sets currently available including basic and more advanced skills in academic writing and vocabulary for study purposes. Online renewal or licence extension is easy and can be done at anytime from anywhere.

Visit the PAL website for further details, including a complete list of available resource sets.

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Students numbers grow on free pre-arrival online course

Get Ready for Southampton

Over 1,600 incoming and prospective international students are currently participating in Get Ready for Southampton, a free online course open between April and October, which enables participants to meet and make international friends, and get a taste for what life is like at the University of Southampton before coming to study. Read more…

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Prepare for Success: free online learning resources for international students

Prepare for Success
International students who are about to begin studying in the UK and their teachers may find the study skills and EAP resources in Prepare for Success really useful. The resources on the Prepare for Success website, which was designed by the eLanguages team in Modern Languages here at Southampton, are free for anyone to use.

They include interactive learning activities about academic life in the UK, a frequently asked questions page, and a blog about study and life for international students in the UK. Prepare for Success is aimed at international students whose first language is not English and is suitable for students with an IELTS level between 5.5 and 7.5.

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Going global! Our online MA in ELT

Our online Masters degree in English Language Teaching is being launched worldwide thanks to a collaboration between the University of Southampton and the British Council. This highly successful course will receive its worldwide launch at the University of Southampton on Wednesday 12 March 2014. For more details of the launch event or the online programme see:
Full news release
Full details of the course

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Happy New Year 2014 from Languages at Southampton!

Wishing all followers of our Languages at Southampton blog a very Happy New Year in 2014!

Why not brush up on your digital literacies knowledge in 2014 by visiting our free Digital Literacies Toolkit, an interactive learning tool designed and developed by eLanguages in Modern Languages at the University of Southampton. The Toolkit can help you explore the educational uses of Web 2.0 tools and services, familiarise yourself with a range of useful applications for study-related purposes, and reflect on good practice in the use of social software and the internet in general.

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International students – Prepare for Success in your UK studies

prepare_for_successDeveloped at the University of Southampton, Prepare for Success is a free interactive transition tool for international students planning to study at university or college in the UK. It can also be used for teaching purposes by receiving institutions in the UK, or institutions overseas. The interactive learning resources on the website help students discover what British academic culture is like and what kind of academic skills they will need for effective study. As well as preparing students for what to expect when they begin their studies, the resources also provide scope for language improvement. The Prepare for Success website can be found here: http://www.prepareforsuccess.org.uk.

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Online course for international students reaches highest ever number

Get Ready for Southampton
This year over 2500 international students have joined our online preparation course before starting studies at the University of Southampton. This is the highest number we have ever achieved and it’s still growing! Visit the eLanguages website for more information about the course.

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