Monthly Archives: September 2010

Veritas

Veritas Language Solutions, a company set up by two Swansea University Languages graduates, has reached the national final of the HSBC  Start-up Stars Awards. BA Translation students Sharon Stephens and Rachel Bryan graduated with Firsts in June 2009, and immediately … Continue reading

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European Day of Languages, 26 September 2010

Today is the European Day of Languages. At the initiative of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September. Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans represented in the Council of Europe’s 47 member … Continue reading

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Modern Foreign Languages in Wales

In his remit letter to HEFCW (Higher Education Funding Council for Wales), Welsh Education Minister Leighton Andrews identifies Modern Foreign Languages as a ‘national strategic priority’ (point 9). The Welsh Assembly Government document, ‘Making Languages Count’ calls for the fostering … Continue reading

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‘Opening Doors: Languages in Wales and the World’

Yesterday, our lecturers and language tutors did what they do best: inspiring young people to study languages.   We organised the ‘Opening Doors’ day of activities for school students in collaboration with CILT Cymru’s ‘Routes into Languages’ project. The project is funded by the Higher … Continue reading

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The Italian Connection

Italian studies has a long and and noble pedigree at Swansea University, which is very apt given the city’s rich association with Italy. Victorian writer Walter Savage Landor famously compared Swansea Bay to the Bay of Naples. But the Italian connection in Swansea … Continue reading

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About Modern Languages at Swansea

About Modern Languages at Swansea Swansea Modern Languages Department is the leading higher education language provider in Wales and has an excellent reputation for undergraduate teaching, postgraduate teaching, and research. In RAE 2008, Modern Languages at Swansea was ranked first … Continue reading

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Welsh-medium language provision at Swansea

The Modern Languages Department at Swansea is the leading provider of Welsh-medium language provision in the UK.  The Department is highly proud of its Welsh-medium provision, which is supported by the Welsh Assembly, and its contribution to the University’s internationalisation … Continue reading

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