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Take a look at our new Modern Languages video!

Take a tour of Modern Languages at the University of Southampton and hear from some of our staff and current students about what Modern Languages has to offer.
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Read Vadims' blog about his Erasmus experience studying abroad in Germany

Read Vadims' blog about his Erasmus experience studying abroad in Germany | Get Ready For Languages at Southampton | Scoop.it

Vadims, a University of Southampton student,  went on an Erasmus exchange programme  and chose Frankfurt in Germany as the place where he wanted to study. He  describes his experiences on  Exchanges and Study Abroad blog.

 

 

 Where is your ideal destination for study abroad? Tell us on the ML Comment Board: http://linoit.com/users/elang1/canvases/ML%20Comment%20Board

 

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A new module for Modern Languages students: Living and Working on the Web

Modern Languages students talk about a great new module they took called 'Living and Working on the Web', which is designed for students who want to learn more about the ways we live, learn, work and interact online.

 

Do you use online social networks and other tools in your personal life? Have you used them for study-related  purposes before?

Would  you be interested in taking the 'Living and Working on the Web' module as part of your degree programme at Southampton? Tell us on the ML Comment Board: http://linoit.com/users/elang1/canvases/ML%20Comment%20Board

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Read blogs from some of our year abroad students

Read blogs from some of our year abroad students | Get Ready For Languages at Southampton | Scoop.it

Many of our students on their year abroad keep blogs about their experiences. If you are planning on doing the year abroad, why not check out these blogs to find out what these students have been up to:

 

Beth Stark - Blog from Toluca, Mexico:  https://viajesentoluca.wordpress.com

Juley Somogyi - Paprika and sombrero: Juley in Mexico: https://paprikaandsombrero.wordpress.com

Yoni Gordon-Teller - I DON'T B-LONG HERE - https://idontbloghere.wordpress.com

Richard Kelleher - El blog de Richard Kelleher (Colombia) - Dickie's Diary:  https://rjk2107.wordpress.com

 

We also have a team of official study abroad bloggers, whose blogs can be viewed on the University of Southampton website:

http://www.soton.ac.uk/humanities/news/2014/09/25_meet_the_study_abroad_bloggers.page

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Read about Sophie's 3rd year abroad in Paris on her blog

Read about Sophie's 3rd year abroad in Paris on her blog | Get Ready For Languages at Southampton | Scoop.it

Sophie is studying French and Spanish at the University of Southampton and is spending her year abroad in Paris as the International Marketing Assistant for ELLE magazine at Lagardère Publicité. Take a look at her blog.

 

Sophie chose to find a work placement for her year abroad, but there are many other options, including working as a British Council Language Assistant (see http://www.britishcouncil.org/languageassistants), studying at an international university, or even volunteering.

 

What do  you hope to get out of your year abroad during your Modern languages degree programme? Tell us on the ML Comment Board:

: http://linoit.com/users/elang1/canvases/ML%20Comment%20Board

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Attend an Open Day - visit us virtually now!

Attend an Open Day  - visit us virtually now! | Get Ready For Languages at Southampton | Scoop.it

If you couldn't make a University Open Day  in person, then why not visit  us  on a Virtual Open Day instead?

 

Take the online Open Day  tour and make sure to visit the Avenue campus ( home of the Modern Languages department).   What kind of  facilities and resources impressed you  particularly? Tell us on the ML Comment Board: http://linoit.com/users/elang1/canvases/ML%20Comment%20Board

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Florence Broderick - a Modern Languages alumnus who has also made an impact - online!

Florence Broderick - a Modern Languages alumnus who has also made an impact - online! | Get Ready For Languages at Southampton | Scoop.it

Check out the blog of  Modern Languages alumnus, Florence Broderick.. As well as studying modern languages with us, Flo was a 'Digichamp' during her time at the University of Southampton. And now she's  making her own career online!

 

Do you know what a digichamp does? Google ' University of Southampton + digichamp' to find out. Tell us on the ML Comment Board: http://linoit.com/users/elang1/canvases/ML%20Comment%20Board

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A day in the life of a student at the University of Southampton

Watch this video of George, a University of Southampton student, giving an inside view on his life, from his daily lectures and seminars to a very busy social life.

 

What other sorts of activities would you like to do alongside your studies at Southampton?

Have you checked out SUSU's (the Southampton University Student Union) website (www.susu.org)?  Tell us on the ML Comment Board:

http://linoit.com/users/elang1/canvases/ML%20Comment%20Board

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Staff in Modern Languages at Southampton

Staff in Modern Languages at Southampton | Get Ready For Languages at Southampton | Scoop.it

Modern Languages  staff come from a range of research and teaching backgrounds. Their staff profiles can tell you a lot about them.

 

 

Look through the staff in the Modern Languages department. Who  might be teaching you?  Which members of staff are  researching  areas or topics that particularly  interest you?  Tell us on the ML Comment Board: http://linoit.com/users/elang1/canvases/ML%20Comment%20Board  ; Click on the publications tab in their profile and read one or two of their publications to find out more.

 

 

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Take a campus tour on YouTube

Watch this video to find out more about the University's different campuses, facilities and accommodation. 

 

What did you find out about the Avenue Campus, where the Modern Languages department is located?

 

Which of the halls of residence would you like to live in ? Tell us on the ML Comment Board: http://linoit.com/users/elang1/canvases/ML%20Comment%20Board

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Visit the official Modern Languages website

Visit the official Modern Languages website | Get Ready For Languages at Southampton | Scoop.it

Welcome to all future and prospective students of Modern Languages! Use this Scoopit site  to  find answers to your questions and as a 'taster' of your  life as a student of Modern Languages at the University of Southampton.

 

Check out the Modern Languages website for  general information about the department and its range of activities. See also  ML research groups such as the Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR)  (www.soton.ac.uk/calr)  and the Centre for Transnational Studies  (www.soton.ac.uk/ctns/)  (CTNS).

 

What kind of information did you search for?  What else did you discover? Tell us on the ML Comment Board: http://linoit.com/users/elang1/canvases/ML%20Comment%20Board

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Dr Alasdair Archibald talks about the Modern Languages department at Southampton

Listen to Dr Alasdair Archibald talking about the Modern Languages department at the University of Southampton.

 

Alasdair describes the Modern Languages department as being 'interdisciplinary', in other words, all sections of the Modern Languages department are integrated  and work closely with each other. What do you think are the benefits of this for Modern Languages students at Southampton? Tell us on the ML Comment Board: http://linoit.com/users/elang1/canvases/ML%20Comment%20Board

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Why study Italian at University

If you are considering studying Italian here at Southampton, check out this short video. The video was created to show the benefits of studying Italian and spending the year abroad in Italy, and features a number of students of Italian recounting their experiences of the year abroad.


Where do you think you might spend your year abroad in Italy?

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Students of Italian talk about their year abroad

Students of Italian talk about their year abroad | Get Ready For Languages at Southampton | Scoop.it

 Three students of Modern Languages, Gemma, Curtis, and Rhiannon talk about their year abroad in Italy, spent as British Council language assistants in schools and a student at an Italian University.

 

 What would you choose to do on your year abroad? Tell us on the ML Comment Board: http://linoit.com/users/elang1/canvases/ML%20Comment%20Board

 

 

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Find out about Modern Languages news and events on our blog

Find out about Modern Languages news and events on our blog | Get Ready For Languages at Southampton | Scoop.it

Check out our own 'Languages at Southampton' blog for local language-related news and events and information about what is going on in the language world  further afield.

 

Explore the blog archive and look for news items or events that interest you. What did you find? Tell us on the ML Comment Board: http://linoit.com/users/elang1/canvases/ML%20Comment%20Board

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Check out some of the modules you can take in Modern Languages before you come

Check out some of the modules you can take  in Modern Languages before you come | Get Ready For Languages at Southampton | Scoop.it

All the Modern Languages  modules are  listed  with descriptions of what they cover on the Modern Languages website.

 

Take a look  -  which ones look interesting to you? Tell us on the ML Comment Board:  http://linoit.com/users/elang1/canvases/ML%20Comment%20Board

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Follow Modern Languages on Twitter

Follow Modern Languages on Twitter | Get Ready For Languages at Southampton | Scoop.it

Find out what's going on in Modern Languages  the easy way! Start following us on Twitter www.twitter.com/modernlangs;

 

You may like  to follow the Faculty of Humanities  on  social media as well:  www.twitter.com/humanitiesUoS and www.facebook.com/humanitiesUoS; You'll also find  plenty of other University presence on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. 

 

Search for Modern Languages presence on social networks  - what other information  did you find out this way? Tell us on the ML Comment Board:

http://linoit.com/users/elang1/canvases/ML%20Comment%20Board

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Introduction to the Hispanic Cultural Studies module for Modern Languages students at Southampton

In this short video, Dr Jane Lavery and Dr Mark Dinneen from Modern Languages introduce the Hispanic Cultural Studies module. Students, present and former, tell us about their experiences of the module.

 

Are you interested in Hispanic Cultural Studies?

What appeals to you about this subject? Tell us on the ML Comment Board:

http://linoit.com/users/elang1/canvases/ML%20Comment%20Board

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Hispanic Cultural Studies, a module for Modern Languages students at Southampton

Sam, a second year student of Modern Languages talks about his experience of Hispanic  Cultural Studies at Southampton.

 

Are you interested in Hispanic Cultural Studies?

What appeals to you about this subject? Tell us on the ML Comment Board: http://linoit.com/users/elang1/canvases/ML%20Comment%20Board

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