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March 2021

Wed 3
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (13 of 14) Finished 11:15 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who wish to improve their pronunciation skills. It will consist of a mix of teacher input and small group supervisions. We will cover the main aspects of pronunciation for one hour each week (Wednesdays 11.15 -12.15), and then reconvene for further practice in small groups of three (30 minutes per group), on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings.

Times / groups for this practice will be arranged in class. If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Sheila Dodds (smd48).

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Thu 4
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (14 of 14) Finished 11:15 - 11:45 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who wish to improve their pronunciation skills. It will consist of a mix of teacher input and small group supervisions. We will cover the main aspects of pronunciation for one hour each week (Wednesdays 11.15 -12.15), and then reconvene for further practice in small groups of three (30 minutes per group), on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings.

Times / groups for this practice will be arranged in class. If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Sheila Dodds (smd48).

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Tue 9
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (Postdocs) new (7 of 8) Finished 12:15 - 13:45 CLIC online teaching

Writing for Engineers: Course for postdocs on refining papers for publishing. The course consists of four workshops followed by one individual supervision.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Tue 16
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (Postdocs) new (8 of 8) Finished 12:15 - 13:45 CLIC online teaching

Writing for Engineers: Course for postdocs on refining papers for publishing. The course consists of four workshops followed by one individual supervision.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.

April 2021

Wed 28
CLIC: Speaking skills: Practising your presentations (1 of 14) Finished 11:15 - 13:15 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who feel that they would benefit from the opportunity to have frequent practice in giving presentations in English. It will consist of a mix of teacher input, individual presentations and regular feedback. We will meet together for the first class (11.15am on Wednesday 28 April), and thereafter we will meet mainly in small groups of 4-6 students, at 11.15 am on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Depending on exact numbers, each group session will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long. Groups and precise times will be decided in the first class.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Thu 29
CLIC: Speaking skills: Practising your presentations (2 of 14) Finished 11:15 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who feel that they would benefit from the opportunity to have frequent practice in giving presentations in English. It will consist of a mix of teacher input, individual presentations and regular feedback. We will meet together for the first class (11.15am on Wednesday 28 April), and thereafter we will meet mainly in small groups of 4-6 students, at 11.15 am on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Depending on exact numbers, each group session will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long. Groups and precise times will be decided in the first class.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.

May 2021

Wed 5
CLIC: Speaking skills: Practising your presentations (3 of 14) Finished 11:15 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who feel that they would benefit from the opportunity to have frequent practice in giving presentations in English. It will consist of a mix of teacher input, individual presentations and regular feedback. We will meet together for the first class (11.15am on Wednesday 28 April), and thereafter we will meet mainly in small groups of 4-6 students, at 11.15 am on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Depending on exact numbers, each group session will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long. Groups and precise times will be decided in the first class.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Thu 6
CLIC: Speaking skills: Practising your presentations (4 of 14) Finished 11:15 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who feel that they would benefit from the opportunity to have frequent practice in giving presentations in English. It will consist of a mix of teacher input, individual presentations and regular feedback. We will meet together for the first class (11.15am on Wednesday 28 April), and thereafter we will meet mainly in small groups of 4-6 students, at 11.15 am on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Depending on exact numbers, each group session will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long. Groups and precise times will be decided in the first class.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Wed 12
CLIC: Speaking skills: Practising your presentations (5 of 14) Finished 11:15 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who feel that they would benefit from the opportunity to have frequent practice in giving presentations in English. It will consist of a mix of teacher input, individual presentations and regular feedback. We will meet together for the first class (11.15am on Wednesday 28 April), and thereafter we will meet mainly in small groups of 4-6 students, at 11.15 am on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Depending on exact numbers, each group session will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long. Groups and precise times will be decided in the first class.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.

The way we present ourselves influences other people’s perceptions of our effectiveness, trustworthiness, and credibility.

Nonverbal behaviour varies according to our gender. And both men and women are bound by specific expectations around the way they present themselves.

Men are traditionally expected to be more competitive, confident, and powerful. Stereotypically male nonverbal behaviours, which project a lot of strength, serve men well in the workplace.

Strength gets things done. Strength commands respect. Strength speeds up career progression.

But strength alone isn’t enough. To lead, you need to gain other people’s trust, build rapport, and connect with others. In other words, you need warmth. Leaders who are strong but lack warmth are perceived as intimidating, inspire resentment, and struggle to get commitment - rather than mere compliance - from their teams.

While men are expected to be strong, women are expected to be kind, cooperative, and nurturing. Stereotypically female nonverbals, which signal warmth, help women connect with others, build rapport, and gain trust.

But warmth on its own isn’t enough for effective leadership. People who are warm but lack strength are not taken seriously and are rarely seen as “leadership material”.

To be effective leaders, women and men need to learn how to balance the qualities of strength and warmth. In this workshop, you will learn how to translate the intangible concept of authority and approachability into observable behaviours.

Thu 13
CLIC: Speaking skills: Practising your presentations (6 of 14) Finished 11:15 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who feel that they would benefit from the opportunity to have frequent practice in giving presentations in English. It will consist of a mix of teacher input, individual presentations and regular feedback. We will meet together for the first class (11.15am on Wednesday 28 April), and thereafter we will meet mainly in small groups of 4-6 students, at 11.15 am on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Depending on exact numbers, each group session will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long. Groups and precise times will be decided in the first class.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Wed 19
CLIC: Speaking skills: Practising your presentations (7 of 14) Finished 11:15 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who feel that they would benefit from the opportunity to have frequent practice in giving presentations in English. It will consist of a mix of teacher input, individual presentations and regular feedback. We will meet together for the first class (11.15am on Wednesday 28 April), and thereafter we will meet mainly in small groups of 4-6 students, at 11.15 am on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Depending on exact numbers, each group session will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long. Groups and precise times will be decided in the first class.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Thu 20
CLIC: Speaking skills: Practising your presentations (8 of 14) Finished 11:15 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who feel that they would benefit from the opportunity to have frequent practice in giving presentations in English. It will consist of a mix of teacher input, individual presentations and regular feedback. We will meet together for the first class (11.15am on Wednesday 28 April), and thereafter we will meet mainly in small groups of 4-6 students, at 11.15 am on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Depending on exact numbers, each group session will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long. Groups and precise times will be decided in the first class.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Wed 26
CLIC: Speaking skills: Practising your presentations (9 of 14) Finished 11:15 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who feel that they would benefit from the opportunity to have frequent practice in giving presentations in English. It will consist of a mix of teacher input, individual presentations and regular feedback. We will meet together for the first class (11.15am on Wednesday 28 April), and thereafter we will meet mainly in small groups of 4-6 students, at 11.15 am on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Depending on exact numbers, each group session will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long. Groups and precise times will be decided in the first class.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Thu 27
CLIC: Speaking skills: Practising your presentations (10 of 14) Finished 11:15 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who feel that they would benefit from the opportunity to have frequent practice in giving presentations in English. It will consist of a mix of teacher input, individual presentations and regular feedback. We will meet together for the first class (11.15am on Wednesday 28 April), and thereafter we will meet mainly in small groups of 4-6 students, at 11.15 am on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Depending on exact numbers, each group session will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long. Groups and precise times will be decided in the first class.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.

June 2021

Wed 2
CLIC: Speaking skills: Practising your presentations (11 of 14) Finished 11:15 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who feel that they would benefit from the opportunity to have frequent practice in giving presentations in English. It will consist of a mix of teacher input, individual presentations and regular feedback. We will meet together for the first class (11.15am on Wednesday 28 April), and thereafter we will meet mainly in small groups of 4-6 students, at 11.15 am on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Depending on exact numbers, each group session will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long. Groups and precise times will be decided in the first class.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Thu 3
CLIC: Speaking skills: Practising your presentations (12 of 14) Finished 11:15 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who feel that they would benefit from the opportunity to have frequent practice in giving presentations in English. It will consist of a mix of teacher input, individual presentations and regular feedback. We will meet together for the first class (11.15am on Wednesday 28 April), and thereafter we will meet mainly in small groups of 4-6 students, at 11.15 am on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Depending on exact numbers, each group session will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long. Groups and precise times will be decided in the first class.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Wed 9
CLIC: Speaking skills: Practising your presentations (13 of 14) Finished 11:15 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who feel that they would benefit from the opportunity to have frequent practice in giving presentations in English. It will consist of a mix of teacher input, individual presentations and regular feedback. We will meet together for the first class (11.15am on Wednesday 28 April), and thereafter we will meet mainly in small groups of 4-6 students, at 11.15 am on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Depending on exact numbers, each group session will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long. Groups and precise times will be decided in the first class.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Thu 10
CLIC: Speaking skills: Practising your presentations (14 of 14) Finished 11:15 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who feel that they would benefit from the opportunity to have frequent practice in giving presentations in English. It will consist of a mix of teacher input, individual presentations and regular feedback. We will meet together for the first class (11.15am on Wednesday 28 April), and thereafter we will meet mainly in small groups of 4-6 students, at 11.15 am on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Depending on exact numbers, each group session will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long. Groups and precise times will be decided in the first class.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Mon 21
Chinese: Beginner Intensive (1 of 9) [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching

Introductory course to Chinese. This course is for those with no previous knowledge of Chinese. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

German: Beginner Intensive (1 of 9) [Full] 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching

Introductory course to German. This course is for those with no previous knowledge of German. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

French: Beginner Intensive (1 of 9) [Full] 12:00 - 14:00 CLIC online teaching

Introductory course to French. This course is for those with no previous knowledge of French. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

This course will be taught online: there will be three classes per week, each lasting for two hours. I have chosen to use Zoom which is a user-friendly interface that is easy and free to use. It also allows collaborative work.

Spanish: Beginner Intensive (1 of 9) [Places] 13:00 - 15:00 CLIC online teaching

Fun introductory course to Spanish. This course is for those with little or no previous knowledge of Spanish. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

This course will be taught online: there will be three classes per week, each lasting for two hours. The classes will be taught over Zoom which is a user-friendly interface that is easy and free to use. It also allows for collaborative work.

Spanish: Intermediate Intensive (1 of 9) CANCELLED 14:00 - 16:00 CLIC online teaching

This course is suitable for students who have studied or picked up Spanish at basic level and who want to revise and progress onto intermediate topics and language and to discover Hispanic culture. The main focus is learning through communication and interaction. We will get together from home with Zoom, which offers us many possibilities to watch videos, listen to audio, read texts, write (there is even a whiteboard!) and especially speak in small and large groups. ¡Te esperamos!

British Sign Language: Beginner Intensive (1 of 9) [Full] 17:00 - 19:00 CLIC online teaching

This intensive course is designed for students who have very limited or no previous knowledge of British Sign Language (BSL). The course aims to enable students to understand and use BSL effectively for purposes of practical communication with deaf or hard of hearing people, to develop understanding of the BSL sentence syntax and to learn more about a Deaf Culture.