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Calling all students: Survey on the Future of SMLC!

Please read more to find out about this important survey - and take part. Have your voice heard at this pivotal point in our School's journey!


New LinkedIn page for languages students and alumni

We've now got an SMLC LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13877964

The hope is that it will allow languages alumni to share their experiences of professional life after Warwick with fellow alumni and to offer advice and tips to current students. Join now!


video message for finalists

Head of School Kate Astbury has an end of term message for finalists. You can listen to it here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/modernlanguages/news/img_5704.mp4

We'll provide details of a virtual celebration of the end of term and of degree results in due course.

Stay safe, stay in touch and have a good summer.


video message for intermediate students

Head of School Kate Astbury has an end of term message for intermediate-year students. You can listen to it here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/modernlanguages/news/img_5703.mp4

We gathered together some ideas for keeping up language learning for our offer holders but many work for more advanced linguists too - take a look: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/modernlanguages/applying/offerholder

Stay safe and have a good summer.


video message for first years

Head of School Kate Astbury has an end of term message for first years. You can listen to it here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/modernlanguages/news/img_5702.mp4

We gathered together some ideas for keeping up language learning for our offer holders but many work for more advanced linguists too - take a look: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/modernlanguages/applying/offerholder

We'll provide more suggestions of preparatory reading for year 2 in due course.

Stay safe and have a good summer.


Multiple awards success for SMLC students and staff

Students and staff from across Warwick SMLC completed a clean sweep of Warwick awards.



Inspiring Women Student Series

Come along and be inspired. One hour talks, 1-2pm Wednesdays followed by informal networking over refreshments 24th October 2018, MS.03 Maths and Statistics (Zeeman Building)

Emma Kennedy, Actress, Writer, TV and Radio presenter




Congratulations to Chiyomi Duble and The Language Centre Japanese Team on the success of your students Fabio Priore and Kit Ng, who were awarded the Hometown Comparison Prize

The students took part in the Finals Day of the 12th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students, which was held on March 4th 2017.

Thu 09 Mar 2017, 14:48 | Tags: Language Centre - News Undergraduate SMLC News

SMLC Research Seminar

On Wednesday, 25th January, we will have this year’s first event in the SMLC Lunch-Time Seminars.

Nick Hewlett and Oliver Davis (French) have agreed to give two papers on the topic: 'Policing Mai 68: theories, techniques, legacy’.
Please join us for this very interesting event.

Details: 1:00-2:00, H5.45, Wed. Week 3 (25th January). All welcome. Bring your own lunch.


Andrea Klaus (German Studies) will give a paper on "The Year Abroad, Erasmus+ and Brexit" at the UCML Plenary on 6th January 2017

Andrea Klaus (German Studies) will give a paper on "The Year Abroad, Erasmus+ and Brexit" at the UCML Plenary on 6th January 2017 at Europe House, London.


Andrea Klaus(German Studies) has published a study on the Year Abroad/Erasmus+ and Brexit together with Silke Mentchen, University of Cambridge


New TRC Opening times

The TRC Resources Room H0.81 is now open from 8.00am until 11.00pm Monday to Friday to all students registered to a module in the SMLC


Warwick's School of Languages and Cultures placed among elite in latest QS world rankings

In the most recent QS world rankings by subject, Modern Languages at Warwick were ranked 30th in the world. This is a rise of 3 places on last year’s position in the same table. Warwick remains 6th in the UK according to the QS methodology.


Statement about terrorist attacks in Brussels 22 March 2016

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is concerned to hear of two explosions at the Brussels airport (Zaventem), and at Brussels metro stations (Maelbeek and Schuman) near the EU, this morning, 22 March. This situation has been reported as a terrorist attack, and the Belgian ministry has placed the country on maximum alert.

We are asking all our students in Brussels and Belgium at the moment to confirm immediately their safety for us, as your welfare is our first priority. If you wish to speak to anyone about your safety or welfare, please contact your Personal Tutor in the first instance, or you can contact David Lees (d.w.lees@warwick.ac.uk), Pierre-Philippe Fraiture (p-p.fraiture@warwick.ac.uk) or Cathy Hampton (c.m.hampton@warwick.ac.uk).

Brussels hosts a number of international institutions (EU and NATO), as well as government and foreign embassy buildings, which are sensitive locations. Please be vigilant at this time.

Transport, and especially flight travel, are likely to be severely disrupted today into and out of Belgium, and there will be enhanced border controls and a heightened military presence. We hear at this time (08:30 British time) that the Brussels metro has been closed. If you are planning to travel or from the UK in the near future, you may need to plan for the extra time that it may take to go through security checks. Security has been stepped up at Paris and Frankfurt airports.

Further updates may be provided by the University via the Insite web page.

Our deepest sympathies go to anyone affected by these latest outrages, and we ask all our students once again to verify their safety to us at the earliest opportunity.

Professor Seán Hand, Head of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Warwick UK.


Careers in Translation for EU Institutions, with Mark Smith, European Parliament

"Working as a Translator for the EU" by Mark Smith, Head of English and Irish Translation Unit at the European Parliament.
A wide-ranging presentation, covering all institutions, the institutional framework and legislative process, the need for multilingualism, the work of a translator and finally the recruitment process.

Respondent: Dr Mila Milani, Senior Teaching Fellow in Italian and former translation trainee at the EP.

12-13 (Graduate Space): informal Q&A session with Mark Smith, coffee/tea will be provided.

This event will be a unique opportunity to engage directly with translation experts at a highly professional standard and know more about the professional routes in translation available for Modern Languages students.


Cultural Engagement Fellowship (deadline 25 January)

The Cultural Engagement Fellowship is a three-month position beginning 15 February 2016, based in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University Of Warwick.


Warwick’s new Teaching Academy

Warwick’s new Academy (Warwick International Higher Education Academy) was set up in 2015 to champion inspirational and effective teaching at the University. During this year a number of staff were nominated as Foundation fellows, including Teresa MacKinnon from the Language Centre at SMLC. Further information about the possibilities that will be supported by the Academy can be seen here:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/academy/about/

Find out what the Academy can do for you.


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