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Modern Languages students enjoy their post graduation reception

Class of 2016 honoured in graduation ceremony and reception

22 July 2016

The School of Modern Languages held its 2016 Graduation ceremony on 14 July 2016 at St David’s Hall, Cardiff.

A Spanish culinary feast

Santander announces volunteer competition for Cardiff undergraduates

5 July 2016

Are you a student who has volunteered in a Spanish-speaking country during your year abroad? If so, Santander Universities, through Hispanic Studies at Cardiff University, has announced a fantastic competition to win £500 which is open to Cardiff undergraduates.

Translation Professor joins delegation to Namibia for Phoenix Project visit

Translation Professor joins delegation to Namibia for Phoenix Project visit

4 July 2016

This June Loredana Polezzi, Professor of Translation Studies, visited Namibia as part of the Phoenix Project.

The EU and UK flags

EU Referendum and the ongoing importance of studying languages and culture

1 July 2016

The teaching and learning of modern languages at Cardiff University is a central part of the University’s mission and this will not change with the result of the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union.

Think German

Think German – Cardiff hosts German culture and language conference

16 June 2016

An event at Cardiff University this July will celebrate all aspects of German life to help promote the teaching and learning of the language throughout Wales.

Portuguese flag

Portuguese programme leader delivers keynote at Brazilian embassy event

15 June 2016

This May, Programme leader for Portuguese, Dr Rhian Atkin was invited to present a keynote talk at the Embassy of Brazil, London on the annual Day of the Portuguese Language.

Marc Schweissinger

German lecturer awarded publishing contract for analysis of German literature

14 June 2016

German lecturer, Marc Schweissinger has recently secured a publishing contract with Peter Lang Publishers to write a new book as part of their series German life and civilisation.

Karl Turnbull

Chinese learner lands internship with telecommunications giant

8 June 2016

We are home to the University’s Languages for All (LfA) programme which allows students to study a language alongside their degrees.

Japanese Programme Fair

Japanese showcase provides students with exciting internship opportunities

27 May 2016

This May our Japanese department held a Programme Fair co-hosted with the Wales Japan Club to showcase Japanese and the opportunities that learning the language can bring our students.

Learn a language

Welsh school pupils recognised in language learning initiative

18 May 2016

The first cohort of school pupils to benefit from a Welsh Government initiative to encourage modern language learning will be celebrated this week at a recognition event held at Cardiff University.

Dorota Goluch receives her ESLA

Translation lecturer named ‘Student Rep Coordinator of the year’

13 May 2016

The School of Modern Languages is proud to announce that Dorota Goluch, Lecturer in Translation has been named as ‘Student Rep Coordinator of the year’ at the 2016 Enriching Student Life Awards (ESLA).

Jenny Rathbone, Patrick Osborne, David TC Davies and Alex Moscovici

EU referendum debate helps students hear both sides

12 May 2016

The European Union (EU) referendum which will take place on 23 June has been billed as the biggest political decision of a generation. However, many people are still undecided about how they will cast their vote on that day.

Books by Dr António Agostinho Neto

School hosts book launch for Angolan cultural foundation

10 May 2016

We pride ourselves on offering our students so much more than language skills when they sign up to one of our courses.

A German Passport

Doing business in Germany… and beyond!

27 April 2016

All our students have the opportunity to work abroad in their third year for a company or organisation that works in their chosen language of study.

Emma in Italy on her year abroad

Year abroad experience wins Adversity Award for final year student

4 April 2016

Spending a year abroad is a life changing experience for many modern languages students.

Enriching Student Lives Award logo

Staff and students recognised in annual awards shortlist

21 March 2016

At the end of each academic year, Cardiff University celebrates the hard work of students and staff by holding the annual Enriching Student Life Awards.

Postcards created for British Academy event

School of Modern Languages present at British Academy event on mobility, identity and translation

4 March 2016

Loredana Polezzi, Professor of Translation Studies, spoke at The British Academy in February, to present the work of the ‘Transnationalizing Modern Languages: Mobility, Identity and Translation in Modern Italian Cultures’ project.

A dragon dance at this year's Chinese New Year celebrations

The Year of the Monkey: Confucius Institute celebrates!

1 March 2016

The University’s Confucius Institute has welcomed the Chinese New Year this February with a range of events and activities designed to bring Chinese culture to the city of Cardiff.

Students of Kyoritsu Women’s University

Cardiff welcomes Japanese visitors for cultural exchange workshop

29 February 2016

This month, students studying Japanese in Cardiff had the unique opportunity to practice their chosen language of study with a group of students visiting from Japan.

Former MLANG student Marc Falconer

“I really can’t recommend it enough” – alumni Marc Falconer explains The Cardiff Award

12 February 2016

We always encourage our students to get involved in as many aspects of university life as possible.