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The 12 Apps of Christmas

Students and staff with an interest in the uses of mobile technologies for learning and teaching may be interested in registering for the award winning 12-day online project, The 12 Apps of Christmas, which is now back for its third year. This initiative focuses on exploring 12 mobile apps, which can help students to personalise their learning and educators to support them to do so. Continue reading →

‘Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching’ MOOC to be relaunched in October

Modern Languages at Southampton will be relaunching the University of Southampton MOOC, ‘Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching’ on Monday 17 October. This four-week course introduces participants to the field of second language learning, considering language classrooms and the role of teaching in language learning, and exploring the uses of technology in teaching. Continue reading →

eLearning Symposium – Humans and the machine

The 11th LLAS eLearning Symposium was held on January 21-22 at the University of Southampton. The Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS) is part of Modern Languages at Southampton, and this annual event has become an established fixture for the language-teaching community to come together and share their work. The event ran over two days and featured contributions from teachers and researchers around the globe. Continue reading →

Look out for Modern Languages staff and students presenting at the 11th e-learning symposium!

Modern Languages staff and some of our PGR students will be presenting at the 11th e-learning symposium, taking place today and tomorrow in Building 65, Avenue Campus. Come and find out what they have to tell us about the conference theme ‘Humans and the machine’! You can also follow the conference on #elearnllas for instant updates on all the action and watch the keynote talks live. Continue reading →

New MOOC: How to succeed in the English B1 Level Exam

A new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on ‘How to succeed in the English B1 Level Exam’ has been launched this week (starting 3rd November). The MOOC is aimed at learners with an intermediate level of English as a Foreign Language who would like to take an official exam. The MOOC has been developed as part of the European Project ECO and offers a wide range of learning strategies and tips, all free of charge. Continue reading →

E-Learning Excellence Award for Prepare for Success

Julie Watson from Modern Languages, has been awarded an e-Learning Excellence Award for Prepare For Success, the web-based transition tool for international students coming to study in the UK. The competition for the awards was conducted by Academic Conferences and Publishing International (ACPI). The call for the competition, announced in 2014, attracted 70 submissions from the university environment, business or industry, government departments or schools. Continue reading →

University of Southampton 11th annual e-learning symposium 2016: Call for contributions

Do you make innovative use of technology in language teaching and learning? Have you been experimenting with MOOCs and wish to share your experiences? Do you use social networking sites, virtual worlds or mobile technology with your language students? Are you engaging students in the creation or use of open educational resources? The Centre for Languages, Linguistics, and Area Studies (LLAS) welcomes proposals for presentations, workshops and posters at the University of Southampton 11th... Continue reading →

Modern Languages welcomes new visitors from Tomsk Polytechnic University

Following a recent series of visits from groups of researchers and academics from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) in Siberia, Modern Languages is pleased to welcome a further group who are participating in a professional development course in Blended Learning here at the University’s Avenue Campus, from Monday 14th September to Friday 25th September 2015. Continue reading →