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Next CLLEAR seminar: A dynamic typology of syntactic change in contact Englishes

The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Wednesday 15th May 2019 at 4pm in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus (Building 65). The talk is entitled “A dynamic typology of syntactic change in contact Englishes” and will be delivered by Devyani Sharma from Queen Mary, University of London. Continue reading →

Next CLLEAR seminar: Aspirations of youth, English for future life plans in a school in Catalonia

The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Wednesday 13th February 2019 at 4pm in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus (Building 65). The talk is entitled “Aspirations of youth, English for future life plans in a school in Catalonia” and will be delivered by Adriana Patino-Santos from Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton. Continue reading →

Next CLLEAR seminar: Grammatical innovations in Multicultural London English

The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Wednesday 24th October 2018 at 4pm in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “Grammatical innovations in Multicultural London English” and will be delivered by David Thomas Hall from Quuen Mary, University of London. Continue reading →

SIGLTA meeting on Friday 20th April: An Investigation of Assessment Practices in Mexican EMI Programmes

You are cordially invited to attend the Special Interest Group in Language Testing and Assessment (SIGLTA) meeting. SIGLTA is a faculty-supported postgraduate student-led reading/research group. The meeting is at 17:00-18:00 on Friday 20/04/2018 in room 1097, Avenue Campus (building 65). Abstract: Assessment is an essential part of teaching and learning practices, in fact, assessment is oriented to develop the students’ academic skills. Continue reading →

Brazilian language students learn English online with retirees

The Independent has reported on a scheme in a Brazilian language school, which is helping students to improve their English by linking up with elderly Americans online. Some unlikely friendships have developed between the young Brazilian learners and the American retirees, many of whom live lonely lives in retirement homes. To find out more about the scheme, read the full article on the Independent website. Continue reading →

New issue of University of Southampton International English newsletter published

The second issue of the University of Southampton’s quarterly newsletter, International English, has been published by the Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS). The newsletter is designed for academics across the world who are using English professionally, whether teaching their discipline in English, or using English to promote their research at conferences. Continue reading →

International students invited to sample British history and culture

International students from across the world will be attending an International Summer School at the University of Southampton in 2014. The Summer School will introduce participants to British culture, with classes in English Literature, Film Studies, History and Music, visits to historic places and cities including London and Bath, and organised social events. Continue reading →