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Wed 19 Oct 2022 – Wed 16 Nov 2022

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Wednesday 19 October 2022

09:00
CLIC: Speaking skills: Fluency and Appropriacy - additional course (2 of 5) Finished 09:00 - 11:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English and covers a variety of spoken language, ranging from the more formal language needed for seminars, discussions and conferences, to the more informal everyday language used in the office or the student house, or in wider social settings, whether online or face-to-face. The course, wherever possible, will take into account the needs and wishes of the participants. This is an opportunity to meet people and to practise your spoken English online in an informal and relaxed environment.

  • NB. Please read Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
11:15
CLIC: Speaking skills: Fluency and Appropriacy (2 of 5) Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English and covers a variety of spoken language, ranging from the more formal language needed for seminars, discussions and conferences, to the more informal everyday language used in the office or the student house, or in wider social settings, whether online or face-to-face. The course, wherever possible, will take into account the needs and wishes of the participants. This is an opportunity to meet people and to practise your spoken English online in an informal and relaxed environment.

  • NB. Please read Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
14:00
CLIC: Inter-Communication: Culture Shock new CANCELLED 14:00 - 16:00 CLIC online teaching

Most students and researchers will experience culture shock in some form or other when living abroad or even when working in their home country. It can happen at any moment whilst interacting across cultures in person or remotely. Whilst a very good command of a language helps, it does not guarantee a smooth cultural experience. Indeed, there is more to communication than simply speaking the same language. Culture shock does not have to be a negative experience if you are prepared and know how to handle it.

In this workshop, you will gain a better understanding of the Bennett scale (also known as the "Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity"), which will help you to analyse your experiences and prepare you to deal with culture shock effectively. This workshop is open to both native and non-native speakers.

This is not a webinar. This is an interactive workshop and you will be expected to contribute to the session.

You must have your webcam switched on.

CLIC: Speaking skills: Fluency and Appropriacy - 3rd stream (1 of 5) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 1st Floor, Meeting Room 18

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English and covers a variety of spoken language, ranging from the more formal language needed for seminars, discussions and conferences, to the more informal everyday language used in the office or the student house, or in wider social settings, whether online or face-to-face. The course, wherever possible, will take into account the needs and wishes of the participants. This is an opportunity to meet people and to practise your spoken English online in an informal and relaxed environment.

  • NB. Please read Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
16:00
CLIC: Introduction to British Sign Language new (1 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5

This course is designed for learners who have very limited or no previous knowledge of British Sign Language (BSL). The course aims to enable individuals 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.

Please note this course is not credit-bearing and so cannot be used as part of a Tripos.

Friday 21 October 2022

11:00
CLIC: Industry skills: Presenting yourself successfully Finished 11:00 - 13:00 CLIC online teaching

Presenting yourself successfully: This interactive online workshop provides strategies, tips and feedback on presenting yourself, both in written and spoken format (i.e., self-introductions, CVs, personal profiles, interviews, etc.).

In addition to being proficient communicators in academic settings, there is also a need for Engineers to further develop and diversify their communication skills to suit a range of professional settings (Almeida, 2019).

The Lent term masterclass series focuses on communicating with impact, adapting effectively to audiences across academic and professional settings and using business English successfully. This series consists of the following workshops:

  • Successfully pitching your work
  • Interacting effectively & managing meetings
  • Presenting yourself successfully
  • Negotiating with clients

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.

Monday 24 October 2022

12:00
CLIC: Chinese: Get the name right! new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

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

This 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.

CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (New PhD and MRES students) (3 of 3) Finished 12:00 - 14:00 CLIC online teaching

The focus is on structure, logical flow, the effective development of ideas, accuracy and critical analysis.

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

Tuesday 25 October 2022

12:00
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (PhD students) new (3 of 4) Finished 12:00 - 13:30 CLIC online teaching

The course consists of 4 workshops followed by 1 individual supervision. The course focuses on common errors and problem areas for research students writing up dissertations and publishing papers. The supervision addresses individual areas for improvement at the end of the course.

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.

Wednesday 26 October 2022

16:00
CLIC: Introduction to British Sign Language new (2 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5

This course is designed for learners who have very limited or no previous knowledge of British Sign Language (BSL). The course aims to enable individuals 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.

Please note this course is not credit-bearing and so cannot be used as part of a Tripos.

Friday 28 October 2022

12:00
CLIC: Cultural Skills: Out-and-about in Cambridge Part 1 new Finished 12:00 - 14:00 Meet in CLIC for tour around town

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.

Tuesday 1 November 2022

12:00
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (PhD students) new (4 of 4) Finished 12:00 - 13:30 CLIC online teaching

The course consists of 4 workshops followed by 1 individual supervision. The course focuses on common errors and problem areas for research students writing up dissertations and publishing papers. The supervision addresses individual areas for improvement at the end of the course.

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.

Wednesday 2 November 2022

09:00
CLIC: Speaking skills: Fluency and Appropriacy - additional course (3 of 5) Finished 09:00 - 11:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English and covers a variety of spoken language, ranging from the more formal language needed for seminars, discussions and conferences, to the more informal everyday language used in the office or the student house, or in wider social settings, whether online or face-to-face. The course, wherever possible, will take into account the needs and wishes of the participants. This is an opportunity to meet people and to practise your spoken English online in an informal and relaxed environment.

  • NB. Please read Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
11:15
CLIC: Speaking skills: Fluency and Appropriacy (3 of 5) Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English and covers a variety of spoken language, ranging from the more formal language needed for seminars, discussions and conferences, to the more informal everyday language used in the office or the student house, or in wider social settings, whether online or face-to-face. The course, wherever possible, will take into account the needs and wishes of the participants. This is an opportunity to meet people and to practise your spoken English online in an informal and relaxed environment.

  • NB. Please read Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
14:00
CLIC: Inter-Communication: Intercultural Competence new CANCELLED 14:00 - 16:00 CLIC online teaching

Have you ever struggled with other students’ or colleagues’ styles of communication, wondered why some people seem to use more formal language, or be more direct than others? Culture plays a big part in how we communicate and collaborate, and adjusting to the cultural communication norms is more about shared values and expectations than speaking the same language. It requires a specific set of awareness, attitudes and skills.

In this workshop, you will develop your cultural and self-awareness, reflect on attitudes to adopt and be given some tips on developing the right skills that will help you to develop cultural intelligence.

This is not a webinar. This is an interactive workshop and you will be expected to contribute to the session.

To participate you must have your webcam switched on.

CLIC: Speaking skills: Fluency and Appropriacy - 3rd stream (2 of 5) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 1st Floor, Meeting Room 18

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English and covers a variety of spoken language, ranging from the more formal language needed for seminars, discussions and conferences, to the more informal everyday language used in the office or the student house, or in wider social settings, whether online or face-to-face. The course, wherever possible, will take into account the needs and wishes of the participants. This is an opportunity to meet people and to practise your spoken English online in an informal and relaxed environment.

  • NB. Please read Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
16:00
CLIC: Introduction to British Sign Language new (3 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5

This course is designed for learners who have very limited or no previous knowledge of British Sign Language (BSL). The course aims to enable individuals 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.

Please note this course is not credit-bearing and so cannot be used as part of a Tripos.

Wednesday 9 November 2022

09:00
CLIC: Speaking skills: Fluency and Appropriacy - additional course (4 of 5) Finished 09:00 - 11:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English and covers a variety of spoken language, ranging from the more formal language needed for seminars, discussions and conferences, to the more informal everyday language used in the office or the student house, or in wider social settings, whether online or face-to-face. The course, wherever possible, will take into account the needs and wishes of the participants. This is an opportunity to meet people and to practise your spoken English online in an informal and relaxed environment.

  • NB. Please read Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
11:15
CLIC: Speaking skills: Fluency and Appropriacy (4 of 5) Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English and covers a variety of spoken language, ranging from the more formal language needed for seminars, discussions and conferences, to the more informal everyday language used in the office or the student house, or in wider social settings, whether online or face-to-face. The course, wherever possible, will take into account the needs and wishes of the participants. This is an opportunity to meet people and to practise your spoken English online in an informal and relaxed environment.

  • NB. Please read Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
14:00
CLIC: Speaking skills: Fluency and Appropriacy - 3rd stream (3 of 5) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 1st Floor, Meeting Room 18

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English and covers a variety of spoken language, ranging from the more formal language needed for seminars, discussions and conferences, to the more informal everyday language used in the office or the student house, or in wider social settings, whether online or face-to-face. The course, wherever possible, will take into account the needs and wishes of the participants. This is an opportunity to meet people and to practise your spoken English online in an informal and relaxed environment.

  • NB. Please read Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
16:00
CLIC: Introduction to British Sign Language new (4 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5

This course is designed for learners who have very limited or no previous knowledge of British Sign Language (BSL). The course aims to enable individuals 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.

Please note this course is not credit-bearing and so cannot be used as part of a Tripos.

Wednesday 16 November 2022

09:00
CLIC: Speaking skills: Fluency and Appropriacy - additional course (5 of 5) Finished 09:00 - 11:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English and covers a variety of spoken language, ranging from the more formal language needed for seminars, discussions and conferences, to the more informal everyday language used in the office or the student house, or in wider social settings, whether online or face-to-face. The course, wherever possible, will take into account the needs and wishes of the participants. This is an opportunity to meet people and to practise your spoken English online in an informal and relaxed environment.

  • NB. Please read Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
11:15
CLIC: Speaking skills: Fluency and Appropriacy (5 of 5) Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English and covers a variety of spoken language, ranging from the more formal language needed for seminars, discussions and conferences, to the more informal everyday language used in the office or the student house, or in wider social settings, whether online or face-to-face. The course, wherever possible, will take into account the needs and wishes of the participants. This is an opportunity to meet people and to practise your spoken English online in an informal and relaxed environment.

  • NB. Please read Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
14:00
CLIC: Inter-Communication: People buy people new Finished 14:00 - 16:00 CLIC online teaching

As a future engineer, how do you stand out in a crowd of job applicants who all have excellent technical skills? Since recruiters perceive these as a must-have, they pay increasing attention to the so-called "soft" or "people's" skills. These are hard to teach and evaluate, but they are also difficult to identify and demonstrate. Despite this, they have become critical in the recruitment process of global companies and are assessed at various stages of job applications.

In this workshop, we will address the following:

  1. What are soft skills and why you need them?
  2. How do you know which ones you have?
  3. How can you demonstrate them to your future employers?
  4. How to develop them?

This is not a webinar. This is an interactive workshop and you will be expected to contribute to the session.

To participate you must have your webcam switched on.

CLIC: Speaking skills: Fluency and Appropriacy - 3rd stream (4 of 5) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 1st Floor, Meeting Room 18

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English and covers a variety of spoken language, ranging from the more formal language needed for seminars, discussions and conferences, to the more informal everyday language used in the office or the student house, or in wider social settings, whether online or face-to-face. The course, wherever possible, will take into account the needs and wishes of the participants. This is an opportunity to meet people and to practise your spoken English online in an informal and relaxed environment.

  • NB. Please read Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
16:00
CLIC: Introduction to British Sign Language new (5 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5

This course is designed for learners who have very limited or no previous knowledge of British Sign Language (BSL). The course aims to enable individuals 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.

Please note this course is not credit-bearing and so cannot be used as part of a Tripos.