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Chinese: Get the name right! new Thu 28 Nov 2019   12:30 [Places]

“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.

Combating ‘culture shock’ new Thu 28 Nov 2019   16:00 [Places]

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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.

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English: Grammar for Speaking & Writing: Articles Thu 5 Dec 2019   11:15 [Places]

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.

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.

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.