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Wednesday 18 January

12:30


If you are new to supervising graduate students at Cambridge (studying both for one-year courses or PhDs) the Board of Graduate Studies strongly recommends you to take part in some form of professional development. In collaboration with BGS, Personal and Professional Development offers training and support for newly-appointed supervisors of graduate students and for those new to the Cambridge system. The workshops, which run over lunchtime, are designed to consider reciprocal expectations and duties, as well as approaches to supervising, and to raise awareness of possible issues and where to go for support.

13:30
Retirement: Pre-retirement (2 of 2) In progress 13:30 - 16:00 University Centre, Hicks Room


The last two years before retirement are a good time to prepare for personal change in readiness for leaving employment. This programme will include detailed information on occupational pensions, financial advice and planning, tax and legal issues, as well as the emotional and practical issues accompanying retirement. You will have the opportunity to share information and discuss any concerns about retirement in a relaxed setting

JTC: Making your own way: Reading for academic purposes in your target language [Places] 13:30 - 15:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

If you are learning a language to be able to read academic text, this workshop can help you to work on your method. No single way is right for everyone: come prepared to make your own. With support, explore some helpful reading strategies and the choices you can make in how you approach your text.

Bring: a typical text in your target language that you need to read.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of your current approach? How could you develop it further? How could your language learning, and by extension your reading, be more efficient?

This workshop aims to help you to:

1.) Use a tool to evaluate your current reading technique.

2.) Bridge the gap between your current level of proficiency and your text.

3.) Tackle frequent challenges such as: increasing your reading speed, dealing with volume/quantity, measuring your progress.

This informal workshop is open to learners of any language, at any level.

14:00
Introduction to R (2 of 2) In progress 14:00 - 18:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This module introduces the use of R, a programming language originally developed for statistical data analysis. In this course, we will use R through R Studio, a user-friendly interface for R. Students will learn ways of reading spreadsheet data into R, the notion of data type, how to manipulate data in major data types, draw basic graphs, summarise data with descriptive statistics, and perform basic inferential statistics (e.g., t-test). This module is intended primarily for students who have no prior experience in programming. This course covers how to perform data analysis with R but does not introduce analytical techniques.

CULP: Academic German for Archive Work Workshop [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

The Academic German for Archive Work workshops are offered a number of times during the academic year, based on demand. The sessions are held either at the Language Centre or on the premises of one of the two participating Schools.

Unix: Introduction to the Command Line Interface (Self-paced) (2 of 2) In progress 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

The course is designed to take someone from having no knowledge of the Unix command line to being able to navigate around directories, and doing simple file manipulation. Then some of the more basic commands, will be introduced, including information on how to get more help from the system itself. Finally accessing remote computers by ssh and the most basic of shell scripts will be introduced.

CamSIS Search [Full] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

CamSIS Search is a tool used within CamSIS to create lists of students and update student data. This course will show you how to understand the data structure and how to use CamSIS Search to create student lists.

Introduction to Stata (Series 2) (2 of 2) In progress 14:00 - 18:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

The course will provide students with an introduction to the popular and powerful statistics package Stata, a program commonly used in both social and natural sciences.

JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Italian [Full] 14:00 - 14:20 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with an Italian native-speaker volunteer.

14:20
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Italian [Full] 14:20 - 14:40 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with an Italian native-speaker volunteer.

14:30
Accountants' Annual Update [Places] 14:30 - 16:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 2

Our external auditors PricewaterhouseCooper will be coming in to give an update on accounting issues and developments that are relevant to the University Group. There will also be University specific updates from Paul Light (Head of Reporting) and Spencer Moore (Acting Head of Tax/International and Corporate Tax Manager).

Qualified staff can use this towards their annual CPD.

14:40
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Italian [Places] 14:40 - 15:00 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with an Italian native-speaker volunteer.

15:00
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 15:00 - 15:20 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with a volunteer native speaker.

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

15:20
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 15:20 - 15:40 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with a volunteer native speaker.

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

15:40
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 15:40 - 16:00 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with a volunteer native speaker.

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

16:30
CULP: Arabic Elementary 2 charged (8 of 15) CANCELLED 16:30 - 18:30 Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Room 7

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

Thursday 19 January

09:30
Minute Taking [Full] 09:30 - 16:00 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room


Minute taking is not about speed writing but about recognising what is important and understanding the needs of the meeting participants. This course will show you how to compile concise meeting notes.

The course is for anyone who is required to take factual records of departmental/faculty meetings and distribute action points afterwards. It does not cover the additional skills required to take minutes at University committee meetings.

AP Part 2: Matching, Amending and Foreign Invoices in Accounts Payable Not bookable 09:30 - 16:15 Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course enables users to process a variety of invoices within the accounts payable module, as well as look at some of the month end processes

CULP: French Intermediate 1 charged (8 of 15) In progress 09:30 - 11:30 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 1 level the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available at http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/lc/culp/french/culp-french.html.

Data Carpentry new (2 of 2) In progress 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

In many domains of research the rapid generation of large amounts of data is fundamentally changing how research is done. The deluge of data presents great opportunities, but also many challenges in managing, analyzing and sharing data.

Data Carpentry workshops are designed to teach basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with data. The workshop is aimed at researchers in the life sciences at all career stages and is designed for learners with little to no prior knowledge of programming, shell scripting, or command line tools.

Course materials are available here.

This course is organized in collaboration with ElixirUK and the Software Sustainability Institute.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

10:00
Legionella Awareness Training [Full] 10:00 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

Legionella Awareness Training for supervisory and maintenance staff, facilities managers and staff, and college maintenance or safety staff.

CULP: Italian Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) (8 of 15) CANCELLED 10:00 - 11:30 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

Using close reading and translation of academic texts from their particular discipline, this weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading Italian documents that they have come across or may meet in their research.

Students are encouraged to bring along their own texts and work in pairs to enhance the learning experience.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

10:30
Medicine: Literature Searching for Nurses new [Places] 10:30 - 12:30 Clinical School, Addenbrooke’s F/G 6 Seminar Room

One session covering the Cinahl database, targeted at nurses. Learn how to get the best out of your literature searches.

Participants will need to bring their own laptop or tablet. If you cannot bring your own device, please contact librarytraining@medschl.cam.ac.uk

JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new [Full] 10:30 - 11:00 John Trim Centre

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser to explore learning opportunities and resources to help you with your plans and aims for your language learning. We advise on strategies for autonomous learning across a range of 160+ languages in our learning centre. Click here to view our current index of languages.

(Please note that midway through the academic year, if you are seeking advice about our taught courses, you are encouraged to drop in to the Language Centre or book early in the term rather than wait for an appointment. See our website for details.)

Advising appointments can be used to:

  • Decide on your short term and longer term goals
  • Discuss learning strategies for independent language study
  • Formulate a personal learning plan
  • Evaluate your progress so far and identify your next steps
  • Talk about ways of shaping a self-study session
  • Explore resources in specialist areas
  • Tackle more challenging aspects of your language learning
  • Consider how taught course options in Cambridge can fit in to a longer term plan
  • Find out more about intensive language courses abroad
11:00
The Prevent Duty: A Briefing for Senior Leaders new [Places] 11:00 - 12:00 University Centre, Hicks Room


The University has a statutory duty to have ‘due regard to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. This is known as the Prevent Duty (Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015).

It is primarily about safeguarding students and staff in the University and includes a range of responsibilities in areas such as pastoral care, support for staff and students, procedures for arranging events and using facilities. Staff need to be aware of the process of radicalisation and definitions of extremism, and know how to respond if they have any concerns about an individual.

This short session provides information about key areas of responsibility with regard to the Prevent Duty for senior leaders, including new and existing Heads of Institution. It will complement the content covered in Module 1 – An introduction to the Prevent Duty: Online, Module 5 - Prevent, a Student and Staff Wellbeing Issue: Online and the University Prevent website. Full details of available training and support for all staff are on the Prevent Training Moodle site (Raven login required).

JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new [Full] 11:00 - 11:30 John Trim Centre

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser to explore learning opportunities and resources to help you with your plans and aims for your language learning. We advise on strategies for autonomous learning across a range of 160+ languages in our learning centre. Click here to view our current index of languages.

(Please note that midway through the academic year, if you are seeking advice about our taught courses, you are encouraged to drop in to the Language Centre or book early in the term rather than wait for an appointment. See our website for details.)

Advising appointments can be used to:

  • Decide on your short term and longer term goals
  • Discuss learning strategies for independent language study
  • Formulate a personal learning plan
  • Evaluate your progress so far and identify your next steps
  • Talk about ways of shaping a self-study session
  • Explore resources in specialist areas
  • Tackle more challenging aspects of your language learning
  • Consider how taught course options in Cambridge can fit in to a longer term plan
  • Find out more about intensive language courses abroad
Divinity Faculty: UL Tour new [Places] 11:00 - 12:00 Faculty of Divinity, Room 4

An Orientation tour of the University Library for Divinity Faculty members, led by members of the Divinity Faculty Library staff.

11:15
English: Speaking Skills: Pronunciation Skills (1 of 7) [Full] 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room

This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to improve their Pronunciation skills. Each week there will be an introduction to an aspect of English Pronunciation with opportunities to practise, both individually and in groups, and also to work with the teacher.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
11:30
CULP: French Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) (8 of 15) CANCELLED 11:30 - 13:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

Using close reading and translation of academic texts from their particular discipline, this weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading French documents that they have come across or may meet in their research.

The course aims to develop strategies for reading longer texts faster through close analysis, grammatical and stylistic commentary, and translation. For example, literary texts with differing editions, stories with two or more translations into English that need to be compared and evaluated, poems of challenging originality or range of allusion.

Classes will be conducted in English, but there will be many opportunities to use French and practise reading aloud.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: German Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (1 of 15) [Places] 11:30 - 13:00 Faculty of English, GR05

This weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading German documents they need to deal with in their research. Each session will be divided into two parts:

The first part will consist of grammar, tasks to develop insight into the reading process, help with dealing with complex sentence structures, academic conventions, abbreviations, etc.

The second part will be devoted to the translation of original German texts from different periods and covering a range of topics. Each week you will be asked to attempt a translation into English of a German passage. Students will be encouraged to bring along German texts from their own research to translate.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new [Full] 11:30 - 12:00 John Trim Centre

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser to explore learning opportunities and resources to help you with your plans and aims for your language learning. We advise on strategies for autonomous learning across a range of 160+ languages in our learning centre. Click here to view our current index of languages.

(Please note that midway through the academic year, if you are seeking advice about our taught courses, you are encouraged to drop in to the Language Centre or book early in the term rather than wait for an appointment. See our website for details.)

Advising appointments can be used to:

  • Decide on your short term and longer term goals
  • Discuss learning strategies for independent language study
  • Formulate a personal learning plan
  • Evaluate your progress so far and identify your next steps
  • Talk about ways of shaping a self-study session
  • Explore resources in specialist areas
  • Tackle more challenging aspects of your language learning
  • Consider how taught course options in Cambridge can fit in to a longer term plan
  • Find out more about intensive language courses abroad
12:00
JTC:Trinity College Language Bursary Appointment new [Full] 12:00 - 12:30 John Trim Centre

This appointment forms part of the application process for a Trinity Language Bursary. The purpose of the bursaries is to enable students to take an intensive immersion course abroad of between 4 and 8 weeks in duration, in a language useful for their future careers.

Applicants are invited to come in for a 25 minute appointment to discuss their choice of language school and course, in light of their language interests and motivations for learning. This meeting offers the opportunity to ask questions relating to intensive language study abroad and to confer with the Language Adviser about bursary plans.

Before making an appointment, please obtain brochures, take the trouble to explore the Web and study the information critically in the light of the points made in the sheet entitled ‘Choosing a Short Language Course’ as detailed on the Trinity College Website.

12:30
JTC:Trinity College Language Bursary Appointment new [Full] 12:30 - 13:00 John Trim Centre

This appointment forms part of the application process for a Trinity Language Bursary. The purpose of the bursaries is to enable students to take an intensive immersion course abroad of between 4 and 8 weeks in duration, in a language useful for their future careers.

Applicants are invited to come in for a 25 minute appointment to discuss their choice of language school and course, in light of their language interests and motivations for learning. This meeting offers the opportunity to ask questions relating to intensive language study abroad and to confer with the Language Adviser about bursary plans.

Before making an appointment, please obtain brochures, take the trouble to explore the Web and study the information critically in the light of the points made in the sheet entitled ‘Choosing a Short Language Course’ as detailed on the Trinity College Website.

JTC: Speaking practice for learners of French [Places] 12:30 - 12:50 John Trim Centre

A chance to practice French conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker.

12:50
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of French [Places] 12:50 - 13:10 John Trim Centre

A chance to practice French conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker.

13:00
CULP: German Intermediate 2 charged (8 of 15) In progress 13:00 - 15:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 2 level the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: French Intermediate 2 charged (8 of 15) In progress 13:00 - 15:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 2 level the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

More detailed information is available at http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/lc/culp/french/culp-french.html.

CULP: French Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (1 of 15) [Places] 13:00 - 14:30 Institute of Criminology - B3

Using close reading and translation of academic texts from their particular discipline, this weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts and Humanities to develop their skills in reading French documents that they have come across or may meet in their research.

The course aims to develop strategies for reading longer texts faster through close analysis, grammatical and stylistic commentary, and translation. For example, literary texts with differing editions, stories with two or more translations into English that need to be compared and evaluated, poems of challenging originality or range of allusion.

Classes will be conducted in English, but there will be many opportunities to use French and practise reading aloud.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

13:10
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of French [Places] 13:10 - 13:30 John Trim Centre

A chance to practice French conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker.

13:30
Disabled People: Offering a Good Face-to-Face Service [Places] 13:30 - 16:30 Disability Resource Centre, Bridget's Meeting Room


Would you like to increase your confidence in meeting and working with disabled people? This participative course will help you to learn the best ways to offer and give assistance. Through discussion and group work you will explore the barriers faced by disabled people when accessing services and learn how to make your services as accessible as possible. This course is aimed at people working in a frontline role.

14:00
CULP: German Intermediate 2 for Academic Purposes (LAP) - primarily for Classicists (8 of 15) In progress 14:00 - 15:30 Faculty of Classics, Room 2.03

PLEASE NOTE: This course is PRIMARILY FOR CLASSICISTS.

This weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading German documents they need to deal with in their research. Each session will be divided into two parts:

The first part will consist of grammar, tasks to develop insight into the reading process, help with dealing with complex sentence structures, academic conventions, abbreviations, etc.

The second part will be devoted to the translation of original German texts from different periods and covering a range of topics. Each week you will be asked to attempt a translation into English of a German passage. Students will be encouraged to bring along German texts from their own research to translate.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

The course will take place at the Faculty of Classics, Room 2.03.

Recruitment Administration System (RAS) [Places] 14:00 - 16:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course is for those who are new to the Recruitment Administration System (RAS) or those who wish to have a refresher.

Adobe InDesign CC: Introduction to Desktop Publishing new [Standby] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site
  • Adobe InDesign CC is the industry leading page design and layout application. You will build up a publication from ready-prepared text, images and graphics in the same way as QuarkXpress and PageMaker.
15:00
CULP: Spanish Basic 2 charged (8 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At basic level the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: French Advanced charged (8 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At advanced level the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

One of the aims of the advanced level courses is also presentation skills as the courses aim to cater for the academic needs (i.e. research, conferences) of the students.

More detailed information is available at http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/lc/culp/french/culp-french.html

NB: Advanced courses are official, award-bearing University qualifications.

Please also note that the certificates and transcripts are usually issued in July.

CULP: German Intermediate 1 charged (8 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 1 level the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: French Basic 2 charged (8 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At basic level the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available at http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/lc/culp/french/culp-french.html

15:15
CULP: Brazilian Portuguese Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) new (8 of 23) In progress 15:15 - 16:45 Centre of Latin American Studies, Alison Richard Building Room 204

These Portuguese reading courses are designed for researchers, graduate students and staff who have a particular interest in Latin American, Brazilian, Portuguese or Lusophone language, culture and heritage.

They offer linguistic tools that will enable students to comprehend complex texts and produce critical readings and interpretations.

The classes are going to be conducted primarily in English, even though there will be plenty of opportunity for oral and listening practice. The courses feature a listening and speaking component as to prepare student to conduct field work in Portuguese.

The Basic course does not require any knowledge of the language while the prerequisite for the Intermediate course is a CEFR A2 level. The courses offer the possibility of progression and Basic students are strongly encouraged to continue with the Intermediate course.

Please note that these courses are attended by a number of very able, Spanish speaking students of Latin American studies and that the class dynamics are likely to be fast paced. For the rest of the students this might be challenging but also very rewarding and conducive to sound progress.

The courses will start from a Basic level and will aim at:

  • Solidifying strategies of reading of academic texts;
  • Recognition of the compositional structures of the texts;
  • Recognition of basic use of Portuguese grammar units The students will be asked to perform weekly readings of a wide variety of texts.

Alongside with that, they will be requested to do grammar exercises related to the basic structures of the language, such as verbs and their complements.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

The course will take place in the Alison Richard Building (Centre of Latin American Studies), Room 204.

15:30
JTC:Trinity College Language Bursary Appointment new [Full] 15:30 - 16:00 John Trim Centre

This appointment forms part of the application process for a Trinity Language Bursary. The purpose of the bursaries is to enable students to take an intensive immersion course abroad of between 4 and 8 weeks in duration, in a language useful for their future careers.

Applicants are invited to come in for a 25 minute appointment to discuss their choice of language school and course, in light of their language interests and motivations for learning. This meeting offers the opportunity to ask questions relating to intensive language study abroad and to confer with the Language Adviser about bursary plans.

Before making an appointment, please obtain brochures, take the trouble to explore the Web and study the information critically in the light of the points made in the sheet entitled ‘Choosing a Short Language Course’ as detailed on the Trinity College Website.

16:00
Supervising Undergraduates: An Introduction [Full] 16:00 - 18:30 University Centre, Cormack Room


What do supervisions contribute to student learning at Cambridge? This session will provide an interactive introduction to supervising, including aims and objectives of supervisions, different approaches to supervisions, the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor and ways of dealing with common problems. Given the breadth of supervisions, this course is not subject specific.

JTC:Trinity College Language Bursary Appointment new [Full] 16:00 - 16:30 John Trim Centre

This appointment forms part of the application process for a Trinity Language Bursary. The purpose of the bursaries is to enable students to take an intensive immersion course abroad of between 4 and 8 weeks in duration, in a language useful for their future careers.

Applicants are invited to come in for a 25 minute appointment to discuss their choice of language school and course, in light of their language interests and motivations for learning. This meeting offers the opportunity to ask questions relating to intensive language study abroad and to confer with the Language Adviser about bursary plans.

Before making an appointment, please obtain brochures, take the trouble to explore the Web and study the information critically in the light of the points made in the sheet entitled ‘Choosing a Short Language Course’ as detailed on the Trinity College Website.

16:30
JTC:Trinity College Language Bursary Appointment new [Full] 16:30 - 17:00 John Trim Centre

This appointment forms part of the application process for a Trinity Language Bursary. The purpose of the bursaries is to enable students to take an intensive immersion course abroad of between 4 and 8 weeks in duration, in a language useful for their future careers.

Applicants are invited to come in for a 25 minute appointment to discuss their choice of language school and course, in light of their language interests and motivations for learning. This meeting offers the opportunity to ask questions relating to intensive language study abroad and to confer with the Language Adviser about bursary plans.

Before making an appointment, please obtain brochures, take the trouble to explore the Web and study the information critically in the light of the points made in the sheet entitled ‘Choosing a Short Language Course’ as detailed on the Trinity College Website.

17:00
CULP: Arabic Basic 1 charged (8 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of Classics, Room 2.03

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At basic level the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

The course will take place at the Faculty of Classics, Room 2.03.

CULP: Introduction to the Hebrew Language and Culture new charged (8 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies - Room 213
  • The Introduction to Languages and Cultures courses feature some less taught languages and are designed to offer a sneak preview into the world of these important civilisations. While learning the basics of the language, you will be able to view and appreciate the ancient as well as modern character of the lands and peoples.

These courses will not be formally assessed and students who attend regularly (12/15 sessions) will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

CULP’s new Introduction to Language and Culture Hebrew course, designed for absolute beginners, promises to offer a welcoming and exciting start to your Hebrew studies. Both spoken and written Modern Hebrew will be taught two hours per week during Michaelmas and Lent terms. You will be given the opportunity to express yourself, read and write in the target language, and develop your ability to understand native speakers. Realistic amounts of homework will be given and students will be encouraged to avail themselves of Hebrew media within the Language Centre.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: German Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) - SCHOOLWIDE (8 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 18:30 Faculty of English, GR04

This weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading German documents they need to deal with in their research. Each session will be divided into two parts:

The first part will consist of grammar, tasks to develop insight into the reading process, help with dealing with complex sentence structures, academic conventions, abbreviations, etc.

The second part will be devoted to the translation of original German texts from different periods and covering a range of topics. Each week you will be asked to attempt a translation into English of a German passage. Students will be encouraged to bring along German texts from their own research to translate.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: Japanese Basic 1 charged (8 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

The courses are delivered in a blended-learning mode, face-to-face and online through CamTools (the Cambridge University virtual learning environment). The focus is on spoken, oral/aural communicative competence. Students are required to attend to online multimedia materials and read the proscribed texts in their own time so that the classroom time is dedicated to face-to-face communication/discussion.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: Spanish Intermediate 2 charged (8 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 2 level the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

JTC: Language Study Group - Lent term (3 of 11) In progress 17:00 - 18:30 John Trim Centre

Do you need a date in your diary to keep your language study ticking over?

Many language learners are in the same boat. We need to fill a hungry gap between courses, begin tackling an academic article in another language, prepare to speak to friends or family abroad, or maybe study a lesser-known language for fieldwork... Whatever your goal for your language learning, you will need to execute your plan.

A weekly commitment can help focus the mind! If this applies to you, join this informal, supportive and adventurous study group. Make yourself at home in our learning centre and press on with what you need to do, alongside other learners and with support from Emma, a language learning adviser, interested in talking to you about your learning strategies.

This is a little melting pot: open to learners of any language, in a learning centre with resources for 170.

If you don't wish to join at this stage but would like to be added to the mailing list to be kept up to date with the study group, please follow this link and search for 'Langcen-studygroup.'

CULP: Spanish Basic 1 charged (8 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At basic level the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: Italian Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (8 of 15) CANCELLED 17:00 - 18:30 Faculty of Divinity, Lightfoot Room

Using close reading and translation of academic texts from their particular discipline, this weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading Italian documents that they have come across or may meet in their research.

Students are encouraged to bring along their own texts and work in pairs to enhance the learning experience.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

17:15
CULP: Brazilian Portuguese Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) new (8 of 23) In progress 17:15 - 18:45 Centre of Latin American Studies, Alison Richard Building Room 204

These Portuguese reading courses are designed for researchers, graduate students and staff who have a particular interest in Latin American, Brazilian, Portuguese or Lusophone language, culture and heritage.

They offer linguistic tools that will enable students to comprehend complex texts and produce critical readings and interpretations.

The classes are going to be conducted primarily in English, even though there will be plenty of opportunity for oral and listening practice. The courses feature a listening and speaking component as to prepare student to conduct field work in Portuguese.

The Basic course does not require any knowledge of the language while the prerequisite for the Intermediate course is a CEFR A2 level. The courses offer the possibility of progression and Basic students are strongly encouraged to continue with the Intermediate course.

Please note that these courses are attended by a number of very able, Spanish speaking students of Latin American studies and that the class dynamics are likely to be fast paced. For the rest of the students this might be challenging but also very rewarding and conducive to sound progress.

The courses will start from a Basic level and will aim at:

  • Solidifying strategies of reading of academic texts;
  • Recognition of the compositional structures of the texts;
  • Recognition of basic use of Portuguese grammar units The students will be asked to perform weekly readings of a wide variety of texts.

Alongside with that, they will be requested to do grammar exercises related to the basic structures of the language, such as verbs and their complements.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

The course will take place in the Alison Richard Building (Centre of African Studies), Room 204.

19:00
CULP: Japanese Basic 2 charged (8 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

The courses are delivered in a blended-learning mode, face-to-face and online through CamTools (the Cambridge University virtual learning environment). The focus is on spoken, oral/aural communicative competence. Students are required to attend to online multimedia materials and read the proscribed texts in their own time so that the classroom time is dedicated to face-to-face communication/discussion.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: Portuguese Intermediate 1 charged (8 of 15) CANCELLED 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 1 level the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Elementary 2 charged (8 of 15) CANCELLED 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.