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Our research crosses many boundaries, between languages, between cultures and between disciplines. We believe that new knowledge and new insights come at the intersections, outside traditional comfort zones.

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:26:39
The Guardian has published a list of ten things that language learners need to know, according to panellists at its recent live online Q&A session, which addressed the question: What is the best way to learn a language? Amongst other tips, the panellists recommended setting realistic and specific goals, learning vocabulary in context and reading for pleasure. Read the article to find out more!

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:53:21
A number of Modern Languages staff will be participating in the new Institute for Learning Innovation and Development (ILIad) inaugural conference, taking place on Monday 3 November from 10:30-17:30 at the University of Southampton. Amongst participating staff, Patrick Stevenson, Julie Watson, Lisa Bernasek and Marion Demossier will be presenting during the 'speed networking' session, and Laurence Georgin in the poster session. Read more...

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:24:56
International students
The PIE News has published an article discussing the challenges related to cultural differences that many international students encounter when studying abroad. The article also considers what educators can do to help prepare their students for cultural assimilation in a new study environment. To read the article, visit The PIE News.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:31:00
The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Wednesday 29 October 2014 from 5:00-6:30pm in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled "Linguistic variation in monolingual and bilingual contexts: The size of rules & the role of economy, complexity and frequency" and will be delivered by Professor Marit Westergaard from UiT The Arctic University of Norway. All welcome! Read more...

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:02:56
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The Italian film, Allacciate le cinture (Ferzan Özpetek, 2014), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A at 6.30pm on Monday 27 October 2014. Review, introduction and discussion by Paola Visconti. All welcome! Read more...

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:30:33
The Guardian has a live online Q&A discussion today, Friday 24 October 2014, from 13:00-15:00 in which the question ‘What is the best way to learn a language?’ will be explored. Why not join in the debate?

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:08:03
Modern Languages’ Professor Jenny Jenkins has been appointed as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, a significant acknowledgement of her contribution to our understanding of Global Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca. Congratulations to Jenny on this fantastic achievement!

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:50:13
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The Italian film, Benvenuto Presidente! (Riccardo Milani, 2013), will be showing in Lecture Theatre A at 6.30pm on Monday 20 October 2014. Review, introduction and discussion by Carla Ringland Mendez. All welcome! Read more...

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:47:45
The Guardian has reported on the launch of the UK’s second annual national Language Festival, which aims to celebrate cultural diversity and build on the growing momentum behind language learning in the UK. The festival, which starts today, will include a variety of events, online Q&As and a social media campaign, and aims to unite students, teachers and the wider community in discussions about the benefits of a multilingual society. For further information about the festival, and a programme of events and activities, visit the Guardian website.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:45:44
The first Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar of the new academic year will take place on Wednesday 22 October 2014 at 5:00pm in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled ‘Language Learner Autonomy: Asian perspectives’, and will be delivered by Dr Roger Barnard from the University of Waikato. All welcome!

Professor Mike Kelly

Professor Mike Kelly, Head of Modern Languages

Professor Mike Kelly

“In Modern Languages, come with us on an exciting journey through languages and cultures across the world, and learn what makes people tick.”

Professor Mike Kelly, Head of Modern Languages

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“The most important part of my degree was being taught how to learn and how to research thoroughly. This has been incredibly important. More practically, of course, my qualification in German helped me to get my first posting with the BBC to Berlin.”

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