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Modern Languages staff to present at Reshaping Languages in Higher Education Conference this week

A number of staff from Modern Languages at the University of Southampton, including Jennifer Jenkins, Irina Nelson, Julie Watson, Kate Borthwick and Patricia Romero de Mills will be presenting this week at the Reshaping Languages in Higher Education Conference, taking place at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton on 9 and 10 July 2014. For further details about the conference including information on plenary speakers and a provisional programme, visit the conference page on the LLAS website. Continue reading →

UKCISA Annual Conference this week!

UKCISA (the UK Council for International Student Affairs) will host its annual conference this week from 2nd to 4th July at the University of Liverpool. With a packed schedule of over 50 sessions ranging from immigration topics to international student experience and recruitment, the highlights will include plenary sessions from Jonathan Portes, Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, and Rebecca Hughes, Head of Education at the British Council. Continue reading →

Registration open for Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France conference

Registration is now open for the annual conference for the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France, taking place from 9-11 September 2014 at the University of Southampton. This interdisciplinary conference will focus on the ways in which the power of Language and Culture is used and abused by individuals, social groups and institutions, and will aim to understand their role in shaping identification, contesting order or transforming society. Continue reading →

‚ÄėContemporary Central and South-East European Cinema in Transition‚Äô ‚Äď Postgraduate symposium tomorrow

A one-day postgraduate symposium on ‚ÄėContemporary Central and South-East European Cinema in Transition‚Äô will take place tomorrow, Friday 23rd May 2014 from 10:00-18:00 in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, University of Southampton. The event will bring together postgraduate research students in the field of Central and South-East European cinema, providing a forum for research exchange and making connections with others in the same field. Continue reading →

Reshaping Languages in Higher Education Conference 2014 ‚Äď Early bird registration until 31st May

Anyone interested in attending the ‚ÄėReshaping Languages in Higher Education Conference 2014‚Äô can benefit from early bird registration until 31st May 2014. This seventh biennial conference on languages in higher education, organised by the Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS) at the University of Southampton, the University Council of Modern Languages (UCML) and the Association of University Language Centres (AULC), is taking place on 9 and 10 July 2014. Continue reading →

‚ÄėMexico Today‚Äô Study Day next week

A one-day cultural event entitled ‚ÄėMexico Today‚Äô will be taking place on Saturday 17 May 2014 from 10am-4pm at the University of Southampton‚Äôs Avenue Campus. The event will consist of a series of short talks led by experts from within Modern Languages at Southampton, exploring in particular the ways that contemporary migration and cultural imports impact on Mexico today. Continue reading →

Plenary session by David Graddol at IATEFL conference

David Graddol, Director of the English Company (UK) Ltd, gave the IATEFL conference plenary session yesterday, in which he examined the economic benefits that English brings. In his session, Graddol critically explored the role English now plays in relation to the economy and the implications of this for educational policy. To watch the recorded presentation in full, visit the IATEFL website. Continue reading →

Call for papers ‚Äď Refugees and Migrants: Unaccompanied Children in Britain 1914-2014

Against the backdrop of intense contemporary debate on immigration, the University of Southampton‚Äôs Parkes Institute and the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex are pleased to announce an interdisciplinary and international conference on unaccompanied child migration both in and out of the UK over the past century. Continue reading →