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18 January 2023

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Chinese God of Wealth at the Royal Mint

13 January 2023

Senior Lecturer, Wei Shao, was commissioned by the Royal Mint to assist with the creation of a gold bullion bar featuring the Chinese God Wealth, Guan Gong, for Chinese New Year.

Event exploring themes around Polish migration in Wales, launches photo exhibition

14 December 2022

Post-graduate research student, Rio Creech-Nowagiel, held an event at the school showcasing stories of Polish resettlement in Wales since the Second World War to launch their photography exhibition.

Pan Wales Language network appoints new director

17 November 2022

Nazaret Perez-Nieto has has been appointed as the new Academic Director for the collaborative outreach project, Routes into Languages Cymru.

Networking through photography

1 November 2022

New initiative France Alumni UK offers networking opportunities for Cardiff University students.

Rule-breakers and Change-makers: 30ish alumni making a big impact

24 October 2022

The University’s first 30(ish) Awards celebrated the achievements of alumni who have made a positive contribution to their community, and all before they hit 30. Well, 30(ish)

“CHOOSE A CAREER – CHOOSE GERMAN(Y)”

20 October 2022

School collaboration with German partners highlights future career opportunities

National Eisteddfod Welsh Learner of the Year inspired by love of languages

27 September 2022

A Modern Languages student received the prize of Welsh Learner of the Year at this year’s National Eisteddfod in Ceredigion after his passion for languages sparked an appetite for Welsh.

Pupils from Aberconwy School to study Chinese at university

Chinese opens university doors for young learners

12 September 2022

Pupils from one of Cardiff’s Confucius Classrooms go on to study Chinese at three UK universities.

The Routes into Languages Cymru toolkit includes international language superheroes as mascots.

Primary schools poised for new language toolkits

5 September 2022

A free language toolkit to support primary schools navigate the introduction of the New Curriculum for Wales has been launched by Routes into Languages Cymru.

Eleanor Maudsley

Santé! Cardiff graduate secures dream role in French natural winery

29 July 2022

A modern languages student will travel to the Loire Valley in France this September to pursue her dreams of working in the wine industry, an ambition ignited during the pandemic.

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.