Get Ready for Southampton!

Get Ready for Southampton

The eLanguages team in Modern Languages and Linguistics have launched the 2018 edition of the free online course Get Ready for Southampton. This course aims to show what life and study is like for international students at the University of Southampton, and provides an opportunity for students to network prior to arrival. Last year over 3200 students used the course, and this year over 50 students had signed up within an hour of its launch. This is the eighth summer that this course has been run, and so far it has been used by over 15000 prospective international students.

The course is free to all international students who are coming to Southampton or just interested in a course of study with us. If you are an international student and would like to take the course, find out more on the Get Ready for Southampton website.

Get Ready for Southampton 2017 launches!

Get Ready for Southampton

The eLanguages team in Modern Languages have launched the 2017 edition of the free online course Get Ready for Southampton. This course aims to show what life and study is like for international students at the University of Southampton, and provides an opportunity for students to network prior to arrival. This is the seventh summer that this course has been run, and so far it has been used by over 12000 prospective international students, and over 300 students have already signed up to this year’s edition.

The course is free to all international students who are coming to Southampton or just interested in a course of study with us. If you are an international student and would like to take the course, find out more on the Get Ready for Southampton website.

Get Ready for Southampton continues to grow!

Get Ready for Southampton

Now over 1700 students from over 110 countries have used Get Ready for Southampton so far this year. The course is aimed at international students who are considering coming to study a degree at the University of Southampton or who have already applied. The course will be open until early October so there’s still time to join and meet your potential classmates!

If you would like to take part in the course, please email elang1@soton.ac.uk to find out details of how to create an account.

Over 1000 students decide to ‘Get Ready for Southampton’ in 2016!

Get Ready for Southampton

Over 1000 students from almost 100 countries have used Get Ready for Southampton so far in 2016. The course is aimed at international students who are considering coming to study a degree at the University of Southampton or who have already applied.

If you would like to take part in the course, please email elang1@soton.ac.uk to find out details of how to create an account.

Online course off to a good start!

Get Ready for Southampton

Get Ready for Southampton is a free pre-arrival online course for all prospective University of Southampton international students. It has run every summer for the past five years and draws over 2000 student participants each year. This year’s course has got off to a flying start and there are already almost 500 students based in 74 countries in the course. Students meet and make friends; learn about life for students in the city of Southampton and at the University, find out about the academic culture of a British university and what to expect when they begin their studies. This year, discussion has started between international students in the same part of the world; who are applying for the same programme of study and those exchanging tips on applying for visas. Social media contact details are being exchanged for contact off-course too.

For more information about the online course look at: https://www.elanguages.ac.uk/get_ready_for_southampton.php. If you are an international student thinking about study at the University of Southampton and would like to join the course, please send an email to elang1@soton.ac.uk.

Modern Languages launches new eLearning Group

eLearning Group

Modern Languages at Southampton has recently launched an eLearning Group, consisting of staff members from across the department with an interest in eLearning and blended learning. The group aims to enable it members to meet on a regular basis, explore how colleagues are making use of online tools in their day-to-day teaching and share best practice in this area. The group has a blog, which presents examples of pedagogic research into blended learning from across the department. The blog already features an account of using Twitter with Italian beginners to develop cultural awareness and communicative language skills, and a recent study exploring the role of international students as agents of change on the online course ‘Get Ready for Southampton’, coordinated by the eLanguages team.

Keep an eye on the group blog, and the Languages at Southampton blog, for further updates on Modern Languages eLearning Group activities!

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…

Get Ready for Southampton 2015 launches!

Get Ready for Southampton banner

Yesterday the eLanguages team in Modern Languages launched the 2015 edition of the free online course Get Ready for Southampton. This course aims to show what life and study is like for international students at the University of Southampton, and provides an opportunity for students to network prior to arrival. There are already over 60 students from 23 different countries participating in the course. This is the fifth time this course has been run, and so far it has been used by over 8800 prospective international students.

The course is free to all international students who are coming to Southampton or just interested in a course of study with us. If you are an international student and would like to take the course, find out more on the Get Ready for Southampton website.

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…

Free pre-arrival course for international students takes off!

Get Ready for Southampton banner

650 international student participants from 93 countries have already joined our free online course ‘Get Ready for Southampton’ and are busy making friends and finding out what life and study will be like in the UK before they come. This highly successful course is now in its fourth year and is open from mid-April until early October. By October we hope to have beaten last year’s record number of 2553 participants!

The course is free to all international students who are coming to Southampton in the autumn or just interested in a course of study with us. If you are an international student and would like to take the course, find out more here.