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Dr Alastair Hemmens speaking

Never Work? Conference starts debate on works and its place in contemporary society

3 August 2015

The aim of the conference was to ask what a critique of work might usefully offer us in addressing contemporary social issues in an age of crisis.

Alexia Cowley

Modern Languages student appointed to role in Foreign and Commonwealth Office

23 July 2015

I am going to be a Student Ambassador for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to provide foreign travel advice to British citizens going abroad.

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Young linguists cause a buzz at Cardiff competition

15 July 2015

This July Cardiff University played host to the Routes into Languages Cymru National Spelling Bee Competition!

The Vice Chancellor at the conference

French studies conference converges on Cardiff

8 July 2015

170 delegates attended 56th Society for French Studies Conference.

Kate Samways

Spotlight shone on language talent in Welsh Routes into Languages event

22 June 2015

Routes into Languages Cymru held a showcase event this month to highlight the variety of support available in Wales to encourage young people to learn new languages.

Chris Hayes

Modern Languages student takes on three minute thesis challenge!

16 June 2015

Chris Hayes, a current Modern Languages student, recently took part in the national Three Minute Thesis competition, organised by the University Graduate College.

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Santander announces volunteer competition for Cardiff undergraduates

27 May 2015

Santander Universities, through Hispanic Studies at Cardiff University, has announced a fantastic competition to win £500, which is open to Cardiff undergraduates

'Languages for All' students

UK-first ‘Languages for All’ University scheme enrols 2,500 in first year

21 May 2015

More than 2,500 non-language students at Cardiff University have learned a new language completely free of charge in the past year as part of a flagship scheme designed to increase international student mobility.

Joshua Evans - Europe Day

"Study in Europe? I'd do it again in a heartbeat!’ says student as Cardiff’s European work placements double in 5 years

8 May 2015

The number of Cardiff University students taking work placements across Europe has more than doubled in five years.

Confucius book launch

Confucius Institute launches children’s guide to Chinese Culture

23 April 2015

An international audience, including representatives from Welsh Government, Cardiff University and the British Council, gathered in Cardiff on Monday to launch a new book for children which celebrates Chinese culture.

Languages for All students

Cardiff University students gain access to new interactive Language Hub

9 April 2015

This March, Senghennydd Library hosted the launch of an exciting new Languages Hub open to all students who are learning a language at Cardiff University.

French Ambassador

School of Modern Languages welcomes French Ambassador

27 March 2015

The School of Modern Languages was honoured to host a visit to Cardiff University by the French Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Her Excellency Sylvie Bermann on 16 March 2015.

Alice Reilly

Final year student makes Language Undergraduate of the Year shortlist

18 March 2015

Alice Reilly reached the final stage of the Languages Undergraduate of the Year competition.

Christopher Hood

Dr Christopher Hood discusses new book ‘Japan: The Basics’

16 March 2015

Dr Christopher Hood’s book Japan: The Basics has been a mainstay on the charts of Amazon Japan for weeks. We spoke to Dr Hood, Reader in Japanese Studies at the School of Modern Languages to find out more about his latest book.

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School of Modern Languages ranks seventh in UK

18 December 2014

The School was ranked 7th in the UK for the quality of its research, in the latest Research Excellence Framework.

Cardiff and BNU staff

Cardiff teams up with Beijing Normal University to launch Joint College and flagship degree programme

4 December 2014

The joint college will be home to a flagship dual degree programme in Chinese Studies.

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Birthday Rap for Nicanor Parra

11 November 2014

The School hosted a 2-day conference on the work of anti-poet Nicanor Parra.

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School of Modern Languages to play its part in flagship University project

31 October 2014

European foreign policy expert Professor Gordon Cummings will be on the Board of one of the Phoenix Project.

The Italian ambassador

Italian Ambassador visits Cardiff University

22 October 2014

The School was delighted to welcome the Italian Ambassador, cementing the close collaboration between the Italian Embassy and the School of Modern Languages.

Translation definition

Researcher wins funding to investigate translation and literature in Europe

10 October 2014

Dr Rhian Atkin has been awarded a grant to research in the translation of literatures of small European nations.