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New Italian film season starts today: Veloce come il vento (Matteo Rovere, 2016)

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The Italian film, Veloce come il vento (Matteo Rovere, 2016 – 114 min) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6:30pm on Monday 9th October 2017. Review, introduction and discussion by Paola Visconti. All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube. The film will be in Italian with English subtitles.

Il primo film di questa rassegna è una storia familiare complessa e drammatica ambientata nel mondo delle corse automobilistiche. I protagonisti sono due fratelli di Imola, Emilia Romagna: Giulia a soli 17 anni partecipa al Campionato GT sotto la guida di suo padre; suo fratello, Loris, molto più grande di lei, era una volta campione di rally ma adesso è tossicodipendente. I due, che non si vedevano da 10 anni, si riavvicinano dopo la morte improvvisa del padre. Il film è un susseguirsi di eventi drammatici, corse su piste ed inseguimenti per le strade di Imola, ma non è un tipico film del mondo dello sport: è un bel film su come possono essere difficili, ma anche molto gratificanti, i rapporti familiari.
The first film of this season is the dramatic and complex story of a motor racing family. The protagonists are a sister and a brother from Imola in Emilia Romagna: Giulia is only 17 but is already taking part in GT races under the guidance of her father; her brother, Loris, who is much older than she, is a former rally champion but is now a drug addict. The two get to know each other again, after 10 years of separation, when their father suddenly dies. The film is exhilarating because it gives us plenty of dramatic moments, racing track scenes and car chases through the town of Imola. It is not, however, a typical sports film because it is mainly about family relationships and how rewarding they can be even when they are difficult.

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Try a language taster at our Lifelong Learning Taster Day

Lifelong Learning

Thinking of starting a new language, or progressing your language skills in the new academic year? If so, why not join us for our Lifelong Learning Taster Day on Saturday 16th September 2017 from 10am to 4pm at Avenue Campus? You can participate in a short taster course in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish or Chinese, and meet some of our tutors.

The event is free of change. You can register for sessions online, and bookings for the taster day will close at 6pm on Monday 11th September. Please email lifelonglearning@southampton.ac.uk with any queries.

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Modern Languages graduation today!


Many of our new graduates in Modern Languages are attending Summer Graduation at the University of Southampton today, and are graduating alongside other students from the Faculty of Humanities.

Many congratulations to all of our new graduates! Don’t forget you can keep in touch with the University via the Southampton Alumni Facebook page or on Twitter @UniSotonAlumni.

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Southampton launches new EMI MOOC


Modern Languages and Linguistics in collaboration with the Academic Centre for International Students (ACIS) at the University of Southampton launches its new MOOC on English as Medium of Instruction (EMI) today (Monday 26th June 2017).

As a course participant, you will learn about current EMI practice, increase your confidence in using English, and work to grow your intercultural skills. We are looking forward to welcoming more than 1200 learners to the course today and sharing our thoughts and experiences about EMI.

Find out more about the course and how to sign up on the course FutureLearn page.

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Next TNS seminar: ‘Linguistics, Ethnography and Identities’


Professor Ben Rampton from King’s College London will be speaking at the next Centre for Transnational Studies seminar taking place on 21st June 2017 from 4-6pm in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus. The seminar, entitled ‘Linguistics, Ethnography and Identities’, will begin with a 20-25 minute presentation which will be followed by an open discussion.

Professor Ben Rampton’s work involves ethnographic and interactional discourse analysis, cross-referring to work in anthropology, sociology, cultural and security studies. His publications focus on language in relation to urban multilingualism, youth, popular culture, ethnicities, class, (in)securitisation, education, second language learning, and research methodology.

For further details about this event, please visit the Modern Languages and Linguistics website.

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Modern Languages and Linguistics to host Year 8 Able Linguist Days

Modern Languages

Over 100 school students will be attending on each day of the Year 8 Able Linguist Days, to be hosted by the department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton on Tuesday 6th June and Wednesday 7th June 2017.

These events provide Year 8 students with a chance to develop their language skills. Students will participate in an intensive mini-project in French, German or Spanish, led by student trainee language teachers, and a taster session in a new language such as Portuguese or Chinese. There will also be a talk about languages and how they can be useful in the world of work.

We welcome all visitors to Avenue Campus this week and hope you enjoy your time with us!

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EUROCALL Early Bird registration extended


Early Bird registration for the 25th EUROCALL conference, taking place at Highfield Campus at the University of Southampton from 23rd – 26th August 2017 has been extended to 16th June 2017. Don’t miss your chance to register before the deadline!

The theme of EUROCALL 2017 is ‘CALL in a Climate of Change: Adapting to Turbulent Global Conditions.’ For further details about the conference and on how to register, visit the EUROCALL 2017 website.

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Make the most of Early Bird registration for EUROCALL!


Early Bird registration for EUROCALL closes on Friday 2nd June! The University of Southampton is delighted to be hosting the 25th EUROCALL conference at Highfield Campus from 23rd-26th August 2017. To register, please follow the instructions on the EUROCALL 2017 website.

The theme of EUROCALL 2017 is ‘CALL in a Climate of Change: Adapting to Turbulent Global Conditions.’ This theme encompasses the notion of how Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL) responds to changing global circumstances (in economic, political or environmental spheres), which impact on education. The theme cuts across areas including teacher training, competitive education models, open education, blended learning models, collaboration, creative and innovative pedagogy, student engagement, student’s needs and sustainability. The EUROCALL 2017 conference will discuss and discover insights into how the theories and practices of CALL are driving, responding to and facilitating change in the world around us.

Join us to share your real-world experiences of CALL research and teaching and join our vibrant community of practitioners.

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Next CLLEAR seminar: “How the glottal stop starts: examining children’s use of a rapidly expanding variable”


The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Thursday 25th May 2017 at 16:00 in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “How the glottal stop starts: examining children’s use of a rapidly expanding variable” and will be delivered by Jennifer Smith from the University of Glasgow and Sophie Holmes-Elliott the University of Southampton. All welcome for the seminar and discussion! Read more…

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Free intensive Chinese courses for students and staff

The Confucius Institute at the University of Southampton is offering two free short intensive Chinese courses for University students and staff, taking place from 5-9 June and from 12-16 June from 7:00-8:30pm. Please email ll2c15@soton.ac.uk for further information or to register for one of these courses.

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