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9th in the UK for research impact

12 May 2022

Cardiff University’s School of Modern Languages has been placed 9th in the UK for research impact in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Gemma Buil Ferri and Zoe Titmus with French lecturer, Hamid Sahki

French students represent Cardiff at celebrated literary prize

13 April 2022

Students from a French reading circle took part in a prestigious ceremony for a French book prize at the Institut Français and French Embassy in London this March.

Learners have not closed the door on languages just before they make GCSE option choices, report shows

15 March 2022

Largest UK study of its kind explores young people’s attitudes to modern foreign languages

Working with Translation: Theory and Practice

10 March 2022

Our free FutureLearn course, Working with Translation: Theory and Practice is available for enrolment and is open to all. The next run of the course will start on the 14 March 2022.

Language and social issues combined in new Chinese textbook

14 January 2022

The second in a series of textbooks for advanced learners of Chinese has been co-authored by a School of Modern Languages lecturer.

New Generation Thinkers – Cardiff lecturer shortlisted

21 December 2021

A Modern Languages lecturer has been shortlisted by the BBC and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for 2022’s New Generation Thinkers Scheme.

(From left to right) Angela Tarantini, Forum Mithani, Joanna Chojnicka and Francesco Chianese.

School attracts international scholars for postdoctoral research

9 December 2021

A record number of international postdoctoral researchers have joined the School of Modern Languages this year, attracting funding from Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) and the British Academy.

Team Cardiff on panel for French literary prize

30 November 2021

A team of students from the School of Modern Languages will play a part in awarding a prestigious French literary prize in 2022.

Adrift by Jonathan Clode and Brick. One of the comics featured on the All Is Not Well blog.

Comics about care

29 November 2021

It is an essential part of a functional, healthy, and ethical society but prior to the pandemic, care giving was one of the most overlooked professions.

Marty Friedman

Iconic rock guitarist shares insight into Japanese language learning

19 November 2021

This October, the School of Modern Languages played host to a truly inspirational speaker – Marty Friedman.

Lecturer says ‘diolch’ with new online tool for Welsh learners

19 October 2021

A Brazilian lecturer has developed a free online tool for Welsh language learners to say thank you for the help they gave him during his application for British citizenship.

Iberian association makes history with first online conference

14 October 2021

The School of Modern Languages hosted its first online conference this September for the Association of Contemporary Iberian Studies (ACIS).

Language mentoring project shortlisted for a Higher Education award

17 September 2021

A project which addresses the challenges facing modern languages has been shortlisted at 2021’s "Oscars of Higher Education".

Chinese calligraphy and conversation clubs keep language learners’ skills alive

8 September 2021

This summer, the Cardiff Confucius Institute ran two clubs aiming to support language learners over the summer months.

New film for exhibition curated by Cardiff University historian

1 September 2021

Stories of Paris exodus to reach wider audience with ESRC funded documentary

Ross Goldstone takes third prize at Chinese Bridge competition 2021

One World, One Family: Cardiff University student takes third place in prestigious Chinese proficiency competition UK regional final

13 July 2021

Coached by Cardiff Confucius Institute, PhD student Ross Goldstone wins third prize and ‘most popular contestant’ at UK-wide Chinese Bridge contest.

Linguists part of global team behind COVID-19 children’s book

1 July 2021

A group of Cardiff linguists are part of the global team behind the dissemination of a new book designed to help children through the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Head leads School into the future

11 June 2021

The School of Modern Languages has appointed Professor David Clarke as its new Head of School.

Professors Jairos Kangira and Loredana Polezzi

School welcomes language and translation experts as Honorary Professors

21 May 2021

Two experts in the field of language and translation will join the School of Modern Languages this month as honorary professors.