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Try a language taster at our Lifelong Learning Taster Day

Thinking of starting a new language, or progressing your language skills in the new academic year? If so, why not join us for our Lifelong Learning Taster Day on Saturday 16th September 2017 from 10am to 4pm at Avenue Campus? You can participate in a short taster course in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish or Chinese, and meet some of our tutors. The event is free of change. Continue reading →

Modern Languages to welcome Year 12 students for Study Day

Modern Languages will welcome 40 Year 12 students from 6 schools across the south east to Avenue Campus next Wednesday 18th January for a Year 12 Study Day. This will be the first of two events in the year for Year 12 students to think about studying languages at university. There will be sessions on cultural topics, grammar and speaking in French, German or Spanish, plus the chance to do an ab initio session in another language (such as Chinese or Portuguese). Continue reading →

Modern Languages offers Lifelong Learning intensive summer courses

Lifelong Learning at the University of Southampton has announced that it will be offering a 15-hour intensive language programme this summer, which will take place over five evenings between Monday 27th June and Wednesday 15th July, between 18:00 and 21:00. The course is aimed at those with no prior knowledge of the language, and will focus on skills required in a range of everyday situations. Continue reading →

Modern Languages disciplines in top 10 of latest Complete University Guide

French, German, Iberian Languages and Linguistics all feature in the top 10 for their section of the Complete University Guide, consolidating the University of Southampton’s overall position of 17th in the recently published table. French is attributed particular success with a rise this year by 8 places in the table to 5th position overall. Continue reading →

Proposals for French spelling changes controversial

The BBC has reported on changes proposed to French spelling, approved by the AcadĂ©mie Française, which include the omission of the circumflex accent on some vowels, and of hyphens in some words. The news prompted a strong reaction on social media, following a report by the French TF1 website. You can read more and listen to a news report about the proposals on the BBC Website. Continue reading →

Future Modern Languages students to attend Routes into Languages Study Day

Over 100 Year 12 students and their teachers will be visiting the University’s Avenue Campus on Tuesday 19 January 2016 to participate in a Routes into Languages Study Day. Students will participate in sessions on cultural topics, grammar and speaking in French, German or Spanish, and will have the chance to do an ab initio session in Chinese or Portuguese. Continue reading →