Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds We live in a multilingual world where we have to deal with different languages every day of our lives. Language is a huge part of life here at the University of Southampton, where we have a thriving Modern Languages department and a large number of students who come from all over the world. Here at the British Council, a large part of our work is to do with learning English. What is language? How do we go about using language? How do we use language in our lives? How is meaning both made and understood? And what is hard and easy about second language learning?
Skip to 0 minutes and 47 seconds This four week course from the British Council and the University of Southampton will explore these and other questions, and with your help, suggest some answers. Language is not just language. It’s culture. An extremely liberating experience. Such an essential part of our life. We’ll also consider two specific case studies and think about how the classroom experience of language learning differs from how we learn language when we’re growing up. And we want to hear your voice, too. How do you use language in your life? What is your experience of language learning and teaching? We want to inspire you to not just learn more about language, but also to contribute to the many debates that are going on.
Skip to 1 minute and 30 seconds Join us to have a conversation about language and language learning.