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Chinese: Advanced Intensive new Mon 18 Jun 2012   14:00 Finished
  • If you are not sure whether this course suits your proficiency level, please contact the instructor for more information (fyh20@cam.ac.uk).

The course uses "Chinese in Steps", a series of textbooks developed within SOAS Language Centre. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation. Exact content will be decided with students.

Chinese: Beginner Intensive Mon 8 Jul 2019   12:00   [More dates...] Finished

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

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Mon 18 Jun 2012 12:00 Finished
Mon 17 Jun 2013 13:00 Finished
Mon 16 Jun 2014 13:00 Finished
Mon 15 Jun 2015 12:00 Finished
Mon 13 Jun 2016 10:00 Finished
Mon 26 Jun 2017 10:00 Finished
Mon 18 Jun 2018 12:00 CANCELLED
Chinese: Get the name right! new Thu 28 Nov 2019   12:30   [More dates...] [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.

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Thu 31 Oct 2019 12:30 Finished
Chinese: Intermediate Intensive new Mon 18 Jun 2012   10:00 CANCELLED

The course uses "Chinese in Steps", a series of textbooks developed within SOAS Language Centre. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

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

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This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to improve their skills in writing dissertations, research papers and reports.

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Wed 19 Oct 2011 11:00 Finished
Mon 24 Oct 2011 11:00 Finished
Wed 17 Oct 2012 11:00 Finished
Tue 22 Oct 2013 14:00 Finished

This course is intended for non-native speaker second and third-year graduate students who wish to improve their Presentation Skills.

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Mon 23 Apr 2012 11:15 Finished

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.

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Date Availability
Mon 6 Feb 2017 11:15 Finished
Tue 6 Feb 2018 11:15 Finished
English: Speaking - The Conference new Tue 6 May 2014   11:15   [More dates...] Finished

This workshop is intended for non-native speakers from the Department of Engineering who would like to improve their spoken English in a variety of contexts, both formal and informal. It is open to PhD and postdoc and MPhil by Research students from the Department of Engineering.

This workshop will cover a variety of speaking scenarios experienced at conferences and will equip you with the language required from small talk and everyday English to the language of presentations and questions.

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Tue 14 Jan 2014 15:00 Finished
English: Writing: Achieving Synthesis 1 Mon 19 Jan 2015   11:15   [More dates...] Finished

The writing workshops will cover a mixture of structure, accuracy and style in academic English writing.

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Date Availability
Wed 15 Jan 2014 14:00 Finished
Tue 11 Mar 2014 11:00 Finished

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.

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Mon 13 Feb 2017 11:15 Finished
Tue 20 Feb 2018 11:15 Finished

This informal seminar will consider some of the cultural differences experienced by participants, and also address questions arising from various aspects of living and working in both the multi-cultural environment of the University and the wider British community.

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

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Tue 12 May 2015 16:00 Finished

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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Mon 28 Nov 2011 18:00 Finished
Fri 28 Oct 2016 16:00 Finished
Fri 4 Nov 2016 16:00 Finished
Fri 11 Nov 2016 16:00 Finished
Fri 18 Nov 2016 16:00 Finished
Tue 31 Oct 2017 11:15 Finished
Tue 14 Nov 2017 11:15 CANCELLED
Fri 2 Feb 2018 16:00 Finished
Fri 23 Feb 2018 16:00 Finished
Fri 2 Nov 2018 16:00 Finished
Fri 22 Feb 2019 16:00 Finished
Fri 24 Jan 2020 16:15 [Places]
Fri 21 Feb 2020 16:15 [Places]
English Cultural Awareness Workshop Tue 20 May 2014   16:00   [More dates...] Finished

English Cultural Awareness Workshop

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Tue 12 Nov 2013 16:30 Finished
English: Cultural Awareness Tue 17 Nov 2015   16:00   [More dates...] Finished

This informal seminar will consider some of the cultural differences experienced by participants, and also address questions arising from various aspects of living and working in both the multi-cultural environment of the University and the wider British community.

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

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Mon 24 Oct 2011 18:00 Finished
Tue 15 May 2012 17:00 Finished
Tue 30 Oct 2012 17:15 Finished
Tue 20 Nov 2012 17:15 Finished
Tue 7 May 2013 17:00 Finished
Tue 29 Oct 2013 16:30 Finished
Tue 18 Nov 2014 16:00 Finished
English: Culture & Writing Tue 19 Jan 2016   16:00   [More dates...] CANCELLED

This workshop will focus on how different learning styles and cultural patterns can influence students’ English academic writing. We will draw on current research findings and assist students in adapting to the expected English model in Engineering.

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

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Mon 9 Feb 2015 11:15 Finished

We will focus on how to overcome listening difficulties using authentic video and audio Engineering scenarios.

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

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Mon 14 Nov 2016 11:15 Finished
Mon 21 Nov 2016 11:15 Finished
Mon 28 Nov 2016 11:15 Finished
Mon 13 Nov 2017 11:15 Finished
Mon 20 Nov 2017 11:15 Finished
Mon 27 Nov 2017 11:15 Finished
Fri 12 Oct 2018 10:30 Finished
Fri 19 Oct 2018 10:30 Finished
Fri 16 Nov 2018 10:30 Finished
Fri 11 Oct 2019 12:00 Finished

Maximise your supervisions, as students and/or supervisors, by discussing the language, structure and style of effective Cambridge supervisions.

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

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Mon 3 Nov 2014 11:15 Finished
Tue 3 Nov 2015 16:00 Finished
Fri 9 Nov 2018 10:30 Finished

Post-Writing Stage-Proofreading and Peer Review. This is the last step in the Post-Writing Stage so we look at aspects such as format, typography, spelling and punctuation. In addition you, as an author/peer-reviewer, may like to give/receive feedback to regarding content and organisation; grammatical accuracy and overall style. You are welcome to bring some of your own work along for this session.

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Wed 25 Apr 2012 11:00 Finished
Wed 24 Apr 2013 11:00 Finished
Wed 1 May 2013 11:00 Finished
Wed 8 May 2013 11:00 Finished
Wed 15 May 2013 11:00 Finished
Tue 21 May 2013 11:00 Finished
Wed 29 May 2013 11:00 Finished

Come to this talk on Cambridge to find out more about the city's past and present and understand the context in which you live. Bring your questions.

Workshop to revise and improve some aspects of English grammar.

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

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Tue 21 Apr 2015 11:15 Finished

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.

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Wed 30 Nov 2016 11:15 Finished
Wed 29 Nov 2017 11:15 Finished
Wed 28 Nov 2018 11:15 Finished
  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.

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Thu 5 Mar 2015 11:15 Finished
Tue 8 Mar 2016 11:15 Finished
Tue 2 May 2017 11:15 CANCELLED
Wed 7 Mar 2018 11:15 Finished

This workshop is intended for non-native speakers from the Department of Engineering who would like to improve their use of conditional structures and subjunctive forms.

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

To revise and improve participants understanding of basic conditional forms.

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Tue 3 Feb 2015 11:15 Finished
Thu 3 Mar 2016 11:15 Finished
Thu 9 Mar 2017 11:15 Finished
Tue 16 Jan 2018 11:15 Finished

This workshop is intended for non-native speakers from the Department of Engineering who would like to improve their English grammar.

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

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Date Availability
Tue 13 Jan 2015 11:15 Finished

This workshop is intended for non-native speakers from the Department of Engineering who would like to improve their English grammar.

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

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.

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Mon 5 Dec 2011 15:00 Finished
Tue 27 Nov 2012 16:00 Finished
Tue 3 Dec 2013 16:00 Finished
Thu 6 Mar 2014 11:15 Finished
Tue 22 Apr 2014 15:00 Finished
Tue 2 Dec 2014 11:15 Finished
English: Grammar Workshop - Verbs 1 Thu 24 Apr 2014   11:15 Finished

Workshop to revise and improve some aspects of English grammar.

English: Grammar Workshop - Verbs 2 new Tue 13 May 2014   11:15 Finished

Workshop to revise and improve some aspects of English grammar.

The writing workshops will cover a mixture of structure, accuracy and style in academic English writing.

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

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Date Availability
Tue 11 Nov 2014 11:15 Finished

The writing workshops will cover a mixture of structure, accuracy and style in academic English writing.

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

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Date Availability
Tue 4 Nov 2014 11:15 Finished
English: Out-and-about in Cambridge new Tue 29 Oct 2019   13:00 Finished

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.

English: ?Punctuate properly! Tue 24 May 2016   11:15   [More dates...] Finished

The writing workshops will cover a mixture of structure, accuracy and style in academic English writing.

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

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Date Availability
Tue 19 May 2015 11:15 Finished

This workshop is tailored to the needs of Native and Non-native 1st Year PhD students MPhil (Res).

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Tue 23 Oct 2012 11:00 Finished
Fri 15 Feb 2013 14:00 Finished
Tue 30 Apr 2013 11:00 Finished
Wed 23 Oct 2013 14:00 Finished
Tue 19 Nov 2013 11:00 Finished

This is a Scientific Writing Skills Workshops tailored to the needs of the PhD/PostDoc Engineering students.

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Tue 20 Nov 2012 11:00 Finished
Fri 8 Mar 2013 14:00 Finished
Tue 21 May 2013 11:00 Finished
Tue 26 Nov 2013 11:00 Finished

This is one in a series of five Scientific Writing Skills Workshops tailored to the needs of the PhD/PostDoc Engineering student.

  • Presenting your results and findings (see topics covered section for more details)

The following workshops are also available:

  • Planning and Writing the Literature Review
  • Working on the Discussions and Conclusions Sections
  • What makes a good abstract and title?
  • Preparing successful poster presentations

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Date Availability
Tue 30 Oct 2012 11:00 Finished
Thu 7 Mar 2013 14:00 Finished
Tue 7 May 2013 11:00 Finished

This is one in a series of five Scientific Writing Skills Workshops tailored to the needs of the PhD/PostDoc Engineering student.

  • Working on the Discussions and Conclusions Sections (see topics covered section for more details)

The following workshops are also available:

  • Planning and Writing the Literature Review
  • Presenting your results and findings
  • What makes a good abstract and title?
  • Preparing successful poster presentations

3 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 6 Nov 2012 11:00 Finished
Fri 1 Mar 2013 14:00 Finished
Tue 14 May 2013 11:00 CANCELLED

This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to improve their skills in giving presentations in English.

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.

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Date Availability
Thu 13 Oct 2011 11:15 Finished
Thu 11 Oct 2012 11:15 Finished
Thu 17 Oct 2013 11:15 Finished
Thu 16 Oct 2014 11:15 Finished
Thu 15 Oct 2015 11:15 Finished
Wed 21 Oct 2015 11:15 Finished
Wed 12 Oct 2016 11:15 Finished
Thu 13 Oct 2016 11:15 Finished
Wed 11 Oct 2017 11:15 Finished
Wed 10 Oct 2018 11:15 Finished

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.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Thu 12 Oct 2017 11:15 Finished
Thu 11 Oct 2018 11:15 Finished

This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to practise giving presentations in English. There will be frequent opportunities throughout the course for participants to present their work individually.

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

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Thu 25 Apr 2013 11:15 Finished
Thu 1 May 2014 11:15 Finished
Thu 23 Apr 2015 11:15 Finished
Thu 21 Apr 2016 11:15 Finished
Thu 27 Apr 2017 11:15 Finished
Thu 26 Apr 2018 11:15 Finished

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.

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Date Availability
Tue 24 Jan 2012 11:15 Finished
Thu 26 Jan 2012 11:15 Finished
Thu 17 Jan 2013 11:15 Finished
Thu 16 Jan 2014 11:15 Finished
Thu 15 Jan 2015 11:15 Finished
Wed 21 Jan 2015 11:15 Finished
Wed 13 Jan 2016 11:15 Finished
Thu 14 Jan 2016 11:15 Finished
Wed 18 Jan 2017 11:15 Finished
Thu 19 Jan 2017 11:15 Finished
Wed 17 Jan 2018 11:15 Finished
Thu 18 Jan 2018 11:15 Finished
Wed 16 Jan 2019 11:15 Finished
English: Speaking - The Student House new Mon 19 May 2014   11:15 Finished

This workshop is intended for non-native speakers from the Department of Engineering who would like to improve their spoken English in a variety of contexts, both formal and informal. It is open to PhD and postdoc and MPhil by Research students from the Department of Engineering.

This workshop will cover a variety of speaking scenarios experienced while living and dining with English students. We will hone in on useful everyday language required to get to know each other, generate small talk, discuss topical events and negotiate or problem solve together.

English: TV & Pizza new Fri 25 Oct 2019   16:15 Finished

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

English: Writing: Focus on sentence structure Tue 26 Jan 2016   11:15   [More dates...] Finished

The writing workshops will cover a mixture of structure, accuracy and style in academic English writing.

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

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Date Availability
Tue 27 Jan 2015 11:15 Finished

The writing workshops will cover a mixture of structure, accuracy and style in academic English writing.

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

1 other event...

Date Availability
Mon 23 Feb 2015 11:15 Finished
English: Writing and Culture 2 new Mon 23 Jun 2014   11:15 Finished

This workshop will focus on how close your writing is to the expected English model in Engineering. Bring your papers/reports in progress and obtain feedback on your language and the structure of your work.

The writing workshops will cover a mixture of structure, accuracy and style in academic English writing.

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

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Date Availability
Mon 12 May 2014 11:15 Finished
Mon 27 Oct 2014 11:15 Finished

This workshop will focus on vocabulary building at the academic level (i.e., appropriate word choice, the effective use of academic language, avoiding redundancy, simplifying overcomplicated language, language for clarity, etc.).

The writing workshops will cover a mixture of structure, accuracy and style in academic English writing.

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