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Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:18:24

Don’t miss your chance to book your place on the new series of Modern Languages Lifelong Learning evening classes, starting next week!

We are very excited to be offering 13 languages this year: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English as a Foreign Language, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese. Staff and students of the University are eligible for discounts.

To find out more and book your place, visit the Lifelong Learning website.

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Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:49:23

The award-winning MOOC ‘Cultural Studies and Modern Languages’ by the University of Bristol goes live for the second time on Monday 12th October 2015. The MOOC, delivered by the Modern Languages department at Bristol, offers a free online introduction to the study of Modern Languages and Cultures, aimed at a sixth-form audience and beyond, and requiring no language other than English to follow it. Students are introduced to a range of foreign cultures via key slogans, texts, monuments, and images over a four week period. The course is ideal for anyone thinking of taking courses in Modern Languages, European / World history or cultural studies at university.

For further details about the MOOC and to register, visit the course page on the FutureLearn website.

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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08:49:51

This year’s Mexico Week, organised by MeXsu in collaboration with the student Mexican Society, promises a week of varied and exciting activities and events to showcase contemporary Mexico. These will take place both in the University and across the City, from 27th October to 4th November 2015, in partnership with organisations including the Phoenix Film Society, the City Council, Solent University, Turner Sims Concert Hall and Element Arts. There are also two other city-wide events happening during Mexico Week: the Southampton Film Festival and the So: To Speak cultural event.

In particular, celebrations will mark the 'UK-Mexico Year 2015' as it draws to an end. Details of the full programme will be available shortly on the MeXsu website, and Mexico Week Facebook page.

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