To celebrate UNESCO International Mother Language Day, Multilingual Manchester is hosting a public discussion event, ‘Mancunian Tongues: Why language diversity matters for Manchester’. The event will take place on Thursday 21 February 2019, 6:30pm, at Central Library (Performance Space), and the speakers are:
– Esme Ward, Director, Manchester Museum
– Lemn Sissay MBE, Author and Chancellor of The University of Manchester
– Councillor Luthfur Rahman, Executive Member for Schools, Culture and Leisure, Manchester City Council
Join Comma Press for a special day of free workshops and talks offering advice and insight into the world of translation. Organised in partnership with Multilingual Manchester, it will be an opportunity for budding translators – or those with a passion for working between languages – to develop practical skills for literary translation in particular, learn about the life of the translator and discover ways of getting yourself published!
Join us at Instituto Cervantes Manchester on Tuesday 13th November to learn more about the fascinating work taking place in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester. Academics will deliver a series of short talks, in Spanish, followed by a reception where guests will have the opportunity to informally discuss the themes raised.
This is the second session in the ‘invEStigadores’ series. The programme is co-hosted by Instituto Cervantes Manchester and the University of Manchester, and brings together university researchers and members of the public to explore research in Spanish.
The event will take place at 6:30pm-8pm, at Instituto Cervantes Manchester, 326/330 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4FN. The speakers are:
Dr Ignacio Aguiló, Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies (School of Arts, Languages and Cultures), “Neoliberalismo, crisis y razaen Argentina”
Dr Deborah Madden, Lecturer in Hispanic Studies (School of Arts, Languages and Cultures), “¿Un socialismo feminista? La literatura politizada de Matilde de la Torre (1884-1946), escritora, diputada, revolucionaria”
Dr Javier García Oliva, Senior Lecturer in Law (School of Law): “Tiempos revueltos para las Constituciones britanica y espanola: Breves reflexiones”
Dr Francisco A. Eissa-Barroso, Lecturer in Latin American History (School of Arts, Languages and Cultures): “Vivir la Monarquía Hispana: trayectorias de vida y redes familiares transoceánicas en la articulación y reforma del imperio español de la edad moderna”
David Buil-Gil, doctoral researcher in Criminology (School of Law): “¿El tamaño importa? Mapas del crimen y la necesidad de los enfoques micro geográficos en criminología”
Experts from The University of Manchester have called for better language provisions to help non-English speakers into the workplace, after their research found that language proficiency is the most common barrier to employment for newcomers to the city.
An estimated 1,000 people are on waiting lists to access ESOL (English as Second or Other Language) courses in Manchester, while providers are struggling to find funding to maintain classes.The University’s Multilingual Manchester research unit has worked with Manchester City Council to review its provisions for people coming to the region who do not speak English as their first language.
Interpreting and Translation Studies lecturer Dr Rebecca Tipton, Research Associate Dr Huw Vasey and a team of student assistants surveyed advanced learners of English to find out about their needs and aspirations, and to identify ways to improve provisions.