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Diamond Jubilee Project update

Diamond Jubilee project Prof Anna Mauranen, Vice Rector of the University of Helsinki, spent the week of 16th February in Modern Languages, working with Jenny Jenkins on the Diamond Jubilee project. Building on their October meetings, they finalised the details of their project, ‘Linguistic diversity on the international campus’, planning in detail the data collection methods and the analytical frameworks to be applied to each type of dataset. Continue reading →

CGE seminar 18 February: Julia Hüttner and Will Baker, University of Southampton

Please join us for the next Centre for Global Englishes seminar on Wednesday 18 February, 5pm-7pm in 65/Lecture Theatre C Julia Hüttner and Will Baker, University of Southampton “Without English this is just not possible…”: studies of language policy and practice in international universities from Europe and Asia   Over the last decade there has been a huge increase in the number of English medium instruction (EMI) programmes offered in higher education institutes (HEI) in... Continue reading →

Recent CGE seminar: Andrew Blair, University of Sussex

The Centre for Global Englishes welcomed Andrew Blair from the University of Sussex on 4 February 2015 for a research seminar entitled: Rethinking competence: goals for lingua franca pedagogy and teacher education competence    noun [C or U]: the ability to do something well. –       Her competence as a teacher is unquestionable. –       He reached a reasonable level of competence in his English. Opposite: incompetence. Continue reading →

Meaning in Language Learning Network news

The AHRC-funded Meaning in Language Learning network ( led by Professor Roumyana Slabakova (Director of CLLEAR) and Dr. Heather Marsden (York) held its first network event on Saturday, 24 of January, 2015. The aim of the network is to create opportunities for language teachers, language learning researchers, and language education policy makers to meet and exchange ideas around the theme of Meaning in the language-learning context. Continue reading →

ILC celebrates REF results

The ILC (combining Modern Languages and Film) celebrates attaining the fifth best research quality rating in UK Modern Languages and Linguistics Modern Languages at Southampton are ranked as fifth in the UK for the overall quality of our research out of 57 submissions nationally for Modern Languages and Linguistics. Continue reading →

MeXsu seminar 10 December: Ayotzinapa: Human Rights and Violence in Mexico

Ayotzinapa: Human Rights and Violence in Mexico Seminar in response to the disappearance of the 43 student teachers from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, and to mark Human Rights Day 3pm – 10 December 2014 Room 1007, Building 67, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton Since 26 September 2014, 43 students from the rural teacher-training college in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, have gone missing after being taken into police custody. Continue reading →