An integrated approach to language research and teaching

The School of East Asian Studies and the Modern Languages Teaching Centre join the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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As part of the University's ongoing commitment to languages, the School of East Asian Studies (SEAS) and the Modern Languages Teaching Centre (MLTC) have joined the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. 

The Faculty is already home to the School of Languages and Cultures. By bringing together colleagues who study and teach area studies, culture and languages, we will be able to develop and deliver an integrated approach that is attractive to a wide range of students, and meets the needs and demands of an increasingly interconnected, multilingual and multicultural world.

The move will also create greater opportunities for collaborative working, as The Modern Languages Teaching Centre will build on the Faculty of Arts and Humanities capacity to offer language teaching in a wide array of languages for all learners, from beginning to advanced, and in the Languages for All programme.

The School of East Asian Studies and the School of Languages and Cultures share research strengths in cultural studies and literature; language and linguistics; film and media; and migration and identity.

Collaborative working across the entire University is important and current and future collaborations between SEAS and MLTC and other faculties and departments will continue.