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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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Free language courses for Southampton students

Southampton Language Opportunity

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.

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Bookings now open for Modern Languages Lifelong Learning courses!

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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.

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Modern Languages to host Year 8 Able Linguist Days

welcomeModern Languages will be welcoming over 250 Year 8 students to the Avenue Campus this week for two Able Linguist days, taking place on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th June 2015.

Students will participate in a mini-project in French, German or Spanish, and will have the opportunity to try a new language such as Portuguese or Chinese, plus hear a talk about languages about how they can be useful in the world of work.

For further information about these events, visit the Routes into Languages website.

Wishing all of our visitors this week an enjoyable visit to Avenue Campus!

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Learn a new modern language this summer!

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Lifelong Learning at the University of Southampton is offering intensive modern language courses during the summer of 2015. These 15 hour courses are aimed at learners with no knowledge of the language, who would like to develop survival skills in everyday situations for business or leisure travel. The languages available are French, Italian, Chinese, Russian, German, Spanish and Japanese.

The next set of evening classes will begin at the end of June. To find out more information about these courses, including how to book your place online, visit the Lifelong Learning website.

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Future Modern Languages students visit the University today

Around 70 potential future Modern Languages students will be visiting the University today, Tuesday 20 January 2015 for a Year 12 Languages Study Day, run by Modern Languages at the University of Southampton. The event is for Year 12 students who are thinking about studying languages at university. There are sessions on cultural topics, grammar and speaking in French, German or Spanish, plus the chance to do a taster class in a new language and attend a talk on languages and careers.

To find out more about Humanities visit days, visit the Humanities website.

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Spanish may become the ‘dominant’ language in schools

TES Connect has reported on a prediction by Andrew Hall, the chief executive of exam board AQA, that Spanish is soon likely to become ‘the most commonly-taught foreign language in UK schools’. The report follows this year’s GCSE results, which showed an increase of more than 20,000 Spanish GCSE entries since 2012.

To read the full article, visit the TES Connect website.

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Modern Languages at the University of Southampton does well in the Complete University Guide

French and Iberian language disciplines now both figure in the top 10 for their section of the Complete University Guide, boosting the University of Southampton’s overall position to 16th in the recently published table.

Prospective students for these disciplines in Modern Languages may wish to look at Get Ready for Languages, to explore some of the reasons for our success!

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Get ready for world travel: intensive language summer courses starting soon!

Starting in June, sign up to do an intensive language course in French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish. All aimed at beginners. Get ready for world travel!

Find out more information at the Lifelong Learning Intensive Summer Courses page.

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Songs of Spanish Exile: concert tonight at the University of Southampton

The University of Southampton Voices, the University’s community choir, will be taking part in a concert tonight given by the internationally-renowned singer, Clara Sanabras, along with Turner Sims Professor of Music, Harvey Brough. The concert will be at 8pm, at the Turner Sims concert hall, on Highfield Campus.

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