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.
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?
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:
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:
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!
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.
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).
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
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?
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:
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