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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.

Professor Claire Gorrara appears on the BBC programme, The Wales Report

Head of School lends voice to language learning debate

4 February 2016

Head of School, Professor Claire Gorrara appeared on the BBC programme, The Wales Report this week to discuss the recent decline in the number of pupils in Wales who are opting to learn a modern foreign language.

Enthusiastic students participate at the language study day

Passion for languages ignited at university study day

21 January 2016

In December we reported news of an initiative supported by Welsh Government to tackle the decline in modern foreign language learning

Professor Diarmait Mac giolla chriost  delivering his keynote address

Multilingual matters at international language conference

13 January 2016

The School of Modern Languages welcomed the new year by hosting the international conference of the Association of University Language Centres (AULC) at Cardiff’s iconic Millennium Stadium.

Hilary Potter

German lecturer secures publication subsidy for first book

12 January 2016

German lecturer, Dr Hilary Potter has recently been awarded a publication subsidy by the Association for German Studies Great Britain and Ireland.

Robert Lodge

Final year student scoops inaugural essay prize

4 December 2015

Final year student Robert Lodge announced as the inaugural winner of the student essay competition.

Students with globe

Tackling the decline in modern foreign languages

3 December 2015

Four Welsh universities announce programme to tackle ‘serious decline’ in foreign language take up.

German parliamentarians

Bundestag parliamentarian group visit Cardiff to meet German language learners

24 November 2015

Three German MPs met with 17 students of German from the School of Modern Languages.

Emile Zola

Dr Kate Griffiths acts as academic consultant on ambitious BBC Radio drama

18 November 2015

Dr Kate Griffiths played a major role as an academic consultant on a ground-breaking radio adaptation.

Portuguese flag

Portuguese ambassador visits Wales

16 November 2015

Mr Joao de Vallera will formally launch Wales's first degree in Portuguese at a ‘Festival of Portuguese Culture’ event

The Vice Chancellor and Hanna Diamond

School of Modern Languages welcomes Vice-Chancellor to newly improved facilities

13 November 2015

Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University visited the School this November to meet with staff and students.

Languages for All staff

Celebrating Excellence commends School of Modern Languages

13 November 2015

The School of Modern Languages celebrates success with two wins at the recent Celebrating Excellence Awards.

Symposium in progress

International symposium on climate change hosted by Cardiff’s Confucius Institute

11 November 2015

The symposium attracted many delegates from China who wished to contribute to the debate on climate change.

The shinkansen, Japan's bullet train

Experience Japan – Cardiff academic speaks at Japanese exhibition

30 October 2015

Dr Christopher Hood is speaking at the fifth Experience Japan Exhibition.

El Eternauta comic cover

International comic celebration welcomes Cardiff academics

23 October 2015

School academics recently took part in an international festival which celebrated the diverse worlds of comics and graphic novels.

A flag consisting of multiple European flags

European Languages Day celebrated in Cardiff

7 October 2015

European Languages Day is marked each year and aims to promote language learning and highlight the range of diverse languages spoken across the continent.

Visiting academics and school staff

School of Modern Languages welcomes translation team on fact finding mission

1 October 2015

Staff from Portugal’s most prestigious polytechnic institution visited the School on a fact finding mission.