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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.

Josephine Baker (Credit: Studio Harcourt, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Uncovering Josephine Baker’s hidden wartime history

4 May 2021

Professor of French, Hanna Diamond has won a two year Leverhulme research fellowship to write a new book charting the wartime experiences of entertainer, Josephine Baker.

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The future of Chinese language and culture in Welsh schools: Wales China Schools Forum March 2021

6 April 2021

School teachers and educators from Wales and beyond join Wales China Schools Forum to discuss the future of Chinese in relation to the New Curriculum.

The UK Mandarin Teaching Championship for Wales 2021 - all participants

A win-win situation at Welsh Teaching Championship for Cardiff Confucius Institute tutors

30 March 2021

Teachers from Cardiff Confucius Institute take first and second place at nationwide competition.

Working with Translation – free online course

15 March 2021

Registration for our online course, Working with Translation, is now open!

Looking forward with Routes into Languages Cymru

7 January 2021

Despite a challenging year, Routes into Languages Cymru are looking forward with a new and invigorated programme of activities.

Chinese corner - residences

Chinese Corners keep on building

16 December 2020

Cardiff Confucius Institute’s virtual Chinese Corner series continues, with a look at how architecture impacts culture and lifestyle.

Prisoner publishing showcased in BBC animated film

16 December 2020

A film co-written by a School of Modern Languages lecturer has premiered on BBC iplayer as part of a new series of animated shorts, showcasing research by UK academics.

Wales China Schools Forum - Nov 20

Digital forum brings schools across Wales together

30 November 2020

This November saw educators from across Wales come together for the second Wales China Schools Forum of the year.

International prize for postgraduate

22 October 2020

Postgraduate student awarded inaugural prize honouring global icon in African studies

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Cardiff University academics help provide guidance for families applying for school places

13 October 2020

New information available in multiple languages

School of Modern Languages share knowledge for language reform toolkit

9 October 2020

Insight from the School of Modern Languages is helping peers at fellow universities via a toolkit on rethinking modern language teaching.

Célia Bourhis, Chinese Bridge competition 2020

Cardiff student awarded ‘Most Creative’ at renowned Chinese Bridge competition

8 October 2020

Mandarin learner wins prize at prestigious contest with help from Cardiff Confucius Institute tutors.

Modern languages mentoring group

Success for Language Mentoring Project

13 July 2020

Students partner pupils to encourage motivation to learn languages