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Modern Languages to host The Spanish in Society 2017 conference

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Modern Languages at the University of Southampton will be hosting The Spanish in Society 2017 conference from Thursday 30 March to Saturday 1 April 2017 at the Avenue Campus. The conference will feature papers, panel discussions and a round table symposia. The conference theme is “Language Ideologies in the Spanish-speaking world context”.

For further details about the conference including the programme, details of keynote speakers and information on how to book your place, visit the conference website.

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Modern Languages to welcome Year 12 students for Study Day

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Modern Languages will welcome 40 Year 12 students from 6 schools across the south east to Avenue Campus next Wednesday 18th January for a Year 12 Study Day. This will be the first of two events in the year for Year 12 students to think about studying languages at university. There will be sessions on cultural topics, grammar and speaking in French, German or Spanish, plus the chance to do an ab initio session in another language (such as Chinese or Portuguese). There will also be a student panel session, where students will have the opportunity to ask our own students about studying languages at university, and find out first-hand about the year abroad and other aspects of student life.

Visiting students may be interested to check out our resource Get Ready for Languages, which aims to guide you to useful information about your life as a Modern Languages student at Southampton. You can read about staff in the Modern Languages department, discover what sorts of things Modern Languages students, past and present, are getting up to, and explore some of the modules you might decide to do. All this and more! To keep updated on Modern Languages events and languages-related news, you can also follow us on the Languages at Southampton blog, and on Twitter @ModernLangs.

We welcome all students to Avenue Campus and hope you enjoy your time with us!

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Spanish hip hop artist El Chojín to visit Southampton

El Chojín — one of the biggest names in Spanish hip hop — will be visiting the Music department at Southampton on Thursday 1st December 2016, and speaking about his work from 3-5pm in Room 1077, Building 6 (Nuffield Theatre).

El Chojín is known for both his social critique and for holding the Guinness World Record for the most syllables rapped in one minute. He will be accompanied by Dr Stuart Green, researcher of Spanish hip hop and racism at the University of Leeds. All students and staff welcome!

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Modern Languages staff receive teaching award

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Modern Languages’ Carmen Martín de León and Cristina García Hermoso have been awarded second place for best Spanish teachers of the year, in the international congress, IV Congreso Internacional del Español en Castilla y León.

The innovative teaching project they presented, which was also praised by our Stage 5 students this academic year, was based on Carmen’s published book series, El Mundo de Custodio. Congratulations to Carmen and Cristina for this achievement!

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Modern Languages offers Lifelong Learning intensive summer courses

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Lifelong Learning at the University of Southampton has announced that it will be offering a 15-hour intensive language programme this summer, which will take place over five evenings between Monday 27th June and Wednesday 15th July, between 18:00 and 21:00.

The course is aimed at those with no prior knowledge of the language, and will focus on skills required in a range of everyday situations. The course will also provide useful cultural information for tourists and business travellers, and is well suited to those who will be visiting the country, or who wish to try learning a language before registering for a longer course. This year, the languages on offer are: Russian, German, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and French.

For further details about the courses, visit the Lifelong Learning website, and to book your place, visit the Online Store.

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Grab an opportunity to do a free intensive language course

Santander UniversitiesBetween 8 and 15 June 2016, Santander Universities are sponsoring free intensive language courses for students at total beginner level in four languages: French, Spanish, German and Mandarin. Places are limited, so act quickly to find out more and book your place.

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Future Modern Languages students to attend Routes into Languages Study Day

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Over 100 Year 12 students and their teachers will be visiting the University’s Avenue Campus on Tuesday 19 January 2016 to participate in a Routes into Languages Study Day. Students will participate in sessions on cultural topics, grammar and speaking in French, German or Spanish, and will have the chance to do an ab initio session in Chinese or Portuguese. Participants will also have the chance to ask our Modern Languages students about studying languages at university during a student panel session.

Our visitors may be interested to take a look at Get Ready for Languages, an online resource which aims to guide you to useful information about life as a Modern Languages student at Southampton. You can read about staff in the Modern Languages department, discover what sorts of things Modern Languages students past and present are getting up to, and explore some of the modules you might decide to do. All this and more!

Why not also follow us here on the Languages at Southampton blog, and on Twitter @ModernLangs, to keep updated on Modern Languages news and events.

For further details about this event, visit the Routes into Languages website.

Our visitors may be interested to take a look at Get Ready for Languages, an online resource which aims to guide you to useful information about life as a Modern Languages student at Southampton. You can read about staff in the Modern Languages department, discover what sorts of things Modern Languages students past and present are getting up to, and explore some of the modules you might decide to do. All this and more!

Why not also follow us here on the Languages at Southampton blog, and on Twitter @ModernLangs, to keep updated on Modern Languages news and events.

For further details about this event, visit the Routes into Languages website.

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Reflections of a recent graduate

Rebecca GreagsbyToday’s blog post was written by Rebecca Greagsby, who graduated from Modern Languages last year and is now the Leadership Assistant at Shirley Parish Church in Southampton.

I graduated with BA Spanish Linguistics from the University of Southampton in July 2015, and I was not sure what I wanted to do after I finished university. During my four years, I was privileged to receive great teaching from wonderful professors; moulded to develop communication and linguistic skills in language classes; and also trained in using analytical and investigation skills in linguistic, cultural and history modules. The daunting yet exciting adventure of a year abroad helped me to adapt to new situations and cultures and integrate with different groups of people from many different countries.

The great thing about being a languages student is that there are so many options of what to do after your degree. I am now working for a church where I use many of the skills that my degree has prepared me for – I regularly speak publicly, study the bible and books related to it and I meet dozens of new people every week. I am thankful for the four years I spent studying languages because I have acquired skills that are not only aiding me in my current job, but they will see me through the rest of my working life.

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Bookings now open for Modern Languages evening courses starting in January

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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.

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Last chance to book your place on Modern Languages evening classes!

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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.

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