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New initiative to help boost the language skills of teachers

The BBC has reported that a network of language teaching hubs is to be set up across England, aimed at boosting the language skills of teachers. The £1.8 million programme will provide support in the languages of the curriculum, including speaking, writing, grammar and translation skills, to approximately 2,000 primary and secondary school teachers over a period of two years. To read the article, visit the BBC website. Continue reading →

Modern Languages represented at 2014 Eurocall conference

Julie Watson and Kate Borthwick are amongst colleagues from Modern Languages attending the 2014 Eurocall conference, taking place from 20-23 August 2014 at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Julie’s presentation entitled ‘Sizing up the online course: adapting learning design to meet growing participant numbers’ will take place on the second day of the conference. Continue reading →

Presentations for Reshaping Languages in Higher Education conference now available

Following the highly successful Reshaping Languages in Higher Education conference, organised by the Centre for Languages Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS), at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton, earlier this month, a number of the presentation slides are now available online. To access these, visit the conference pages on the LLAS website. Continue reading →

LanguageBox: A resource for language teachers and students

Teachers and students of languages who wish to share and access teaching and learning materials online may be interested in LanguageBox, an open repository that allows storing, sharing and managing language learning resources, created by the University of Southampton. Language students can also find helpful learning resources. Over 30 languages are represented in LanguageBox. LanguageBox is free for anyone to use. To find out more, visit the LanguageBox website. Continue reading →

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 →

CLLEAR seminar: ‘Researching task-based language teaching: A focus on task-based processes’

The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Wednesday 30th April at 5.00pm in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled ‘Researching task-based language teaching: A focus on task-based processes’ and will be delivered by Dr. Andrea Revesz from the Institute of Education, University of London. Continue reading →

Language Learning In and Out of the Classroom: A one day symposium

A one day symposium to celebrate the academic career of Professor Rosamond Mitchell will take place on 18 June 2014. The symposium will pay tribute to Ros’s achievements in the fields of Education and Applied Linguistics over the past 40 years. The event will include an overview of Ros’s career by Professor Florence Myles, a series of talks on the theme of foreign language teaching and learning and a round table discussion about the future of language learning and teaching. Continue reading →