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November 2019

Wed 20
English: Speaking Skills: Fluency and Appropriacy (Intermediate) (6 of 7) Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is intended for non-native speakers from the Department of Engineering. It will cover a variety of spoken English, ranging from the more formal language needed for seminars, discussions and conferences, to the more informal everyday language used in the office and the student house.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Thu 21
English: Speaking Skills: Fluency and Appropriacy (Advanced) (6 of 7) Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is intended for non-native speakers from the Department of Engineering. It will cover a variety of spoken English, ranging from the more formal language needed for seminars, discussions and conferences, to the more informal everyday language used in the office and the student house.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Fri 22
English: Cultural Awareness: Living in Britain new Finished 16:15 - 18:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2

Cultural Awareness and Living in Britain

This is a practical seminar, which will address two key aspects of living in Britain. It will focus on the intercultural understanding needed to study and work successfully within the University environment; it will also focus more widely on aspects of British life and culture, considering any topics that participants would like to discuss, and drawing where possible on their impressions and experiences. Participants are welcome to email any questions or particular areas of interest in advance to Sheila Dodds (smd48).

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Wed 27
English: Speaking Skills: Fluency and Appropriacy (Intermediate) (7 of 7) Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is intended for non-native speakers from the Department of Engineering. It will cover a variety of spoken English, ranging from the more formal language needed for seminars, discussions and conferences, to the more informal everyday language used in the office and the student house.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Thu 28
English: Speaking Skills: Fluency and Appropriacy (Advanced) (7 of 7) Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is intended for non-native speakers from the Department of Engineering. It will cover a variety of spoken English, ranging from the more formal language needed for seminars, discussions and conferences, to the more informal everyday language used in the office and the student house.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Chinese: Get the name right! new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2

“Pronouncing someone’s name correctly can make people feel valued, honoured and respected — and mispronouncing their name creates real problems.” Gerardo Ochoa

This lunch and learn session will explore Chinese names. How to pronounce them. What it says about the person. The stories behind names. The focus will be on pronunciation but you will also be welcome to share your own experience and tell your stories.

December 2019

Thu 5
English: Grammar for Speaking & Writing: Articles Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

Workshop to revise and improve understanding of the definite and indefinite articles in English.

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

January 2020

Thu 9
English: Grammar for Speaking & Writing: Overview of tenses [Places] 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1
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Mon 13
English: Presenting yourself successfully in English: personal profiles, CVs, etc. new [Places] 11:00 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

Research has identified that the ability to verbally express ideas clearly and the capacity to work confidently in a group are the two key skills for employability. This series of workshops focuses on aspects of these skills most pertinent to Engineers at Cambridge.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
English: Conducting successful research in English: interviews, questionnaires, etc. new [Places] 12:30 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

Research has identified that the ability to verbally express ideas clearly and the capacity to work confidently in a group are the two key skills for employability. This series of workshops focuses on aspects of these skills most pertinent to Engineers at Cambridge.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Tue 14
English: Writing for Engineers (Research students) new (1 of 2) [Places] 10:30 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This writing course supports research students in Engineering. The focus is on aspects of writing that help to meet Cambridge standards and reviewer expectations: structure, logical flow, the effective development of ideas, accuracy and critical analysis.

The course focuses on common errors and problem areas in writing up dissertations and publishing papers, plus an assessment of your personal areas for improvement

  • The course consists of 2 workshops plus an individual supervision at the end of the course.
  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Wed 15

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.
Thu 16

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.
Fri 17

Research has identified that the ability to verbally express ideas clearly and the capacity to work confidently in a group are the two key skills for employability. This series of workshops focuses on aspects of these skills most pertinent to Engineers at Cambridge.

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

This workshop will cover best practice in presenting scientific results in English (charts, graphs, figures, diagrams, trends, etc.).

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Tue 21
English: Writing for Engineers (Research students) new (2 of 2) [Places] 10:30 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This writing course supports research students in Engineering. The focus is on aspects of writing that help to meet Cambridge standards and reviewer expectations: structure, logical flow, the effective development of ideas, accuracy and critical analysis.

The course focuses on common errors and problem areas in writing up dissertations and publishing papers, plus an assessment of your personal areas for improvement

  • The course consists of 2 workshops plus an individual supervision at the end of the course.
  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Wed 22

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.
Thu 23

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.
Fri 24
English: Cultural Awareness: Living in Britain new [Places] 16:15 - 18:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2

Cultural Awareness and Living in Britain

This practical seminar provides a further opportunity for participants to learn more about key aspects of living in Britain. As in the previous seminar (Michaelmas Term 2019), it will focus on the intercultural understanding needed to study and work successfully within the University environment; it will also focus more widely on aspects of British life and culture, considering any topics (e.g. tourism, history, politics, class, customs) that participants would like to discuss, and drawing where possible on their impressions and experiences. Those who attended the previous seminar are welcome, and all participants are encouraged to email any questions or particular areas of interest in advance to Sheila Dodds (smd48).

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Tue 28
English: Out-and-about in Cambridge new [Places] 13:00 - 15:00

Discover a bit more of Cambridge each term. Meet a member of our English team in CLIC and then take a guided walk to learn about different aspects of the city.

Wed 29

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.
Thu 30

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.

February 2020

Wed 5

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.
Thu 6

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.
Fri 7
English: TV & Pizza new [Places] 16:15 - 18:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

Come and watch a sitcom over pizza followed by discussion of the content.