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Hedging is an important skill in academic writing, used to show uncertainty, hesitation, or caution where appropriate, whilst boosting can be used to intensify certainty. In this workshop we will consider when, why, and how to use hedging and boosting effectively in our academic writing and practise using both in a range of example sentences.

CULP: Ancient Greek Basic 1 new charged Thu 19 Jan 2023   17:00 In progress

This course is appropriate for absolute beginners (ab initio learners) with no knowledge of Ancient Greek. Those with a knowledge of Modern Greek are welcome to attend but may find the pace a little slow.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre website.

CULP: Arabic Basic 1 charged Tue 18 Oct 2022   15:00   [More dates...] In progress

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

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Thu 13 Oct 2022 16:00 In progress
Mon 17 Oct 2022 17:00 In progress
CULP: Arabic Basic 2 charged Wed 19 Oct 2022   11:00   [More dates...] CANCELLED

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please go to the Language Centre CULP page.

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Tue 18 Oct 2022 17:00 In progress
CULP: Arabic Elementary 1 charged Wed 19 Oct 2022   17:00 In progress

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: Arabic Elementary 2 charged Tue 18 Oct 2022   17:00 In progress

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: British Sign Language Basic 1 charged Thu 13 Oct 2022   19:00 In progress

The course is delivered in a visual way. It offers 30 hours of classroom tuition in a group, (up to 16 students), and requires the students to study independently (or in pairs) for an additional 30 hours.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1 charged Wed 19 Oct 2022   19:00   [More dates...] In progress

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

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Thu 13 Oct 2022 09:00 In progress
Tue 18 Oct 2022 15:00 In progress
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 2 charged Wed 26 Oct 2022   16:00   [More dates...] CANCELLED

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

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Tue 18 Oct 2022 17:00 In progress
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Elementary 1 charged Mon 17 Oct 2022   17:00 In progress

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre webiste.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Elementary 2 charged Mon 17 Oct 2022   19:00 In progress

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Intermediate 1 charged Sat 15 Oct 2022   09:00 In progress

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre website.

This course is designed for students whose Chinese level is at about CEFR A1+ or A2, ideally suited to those students who have completed the CULP Chinese Basic 2 course or have taken Chinese at GCSE Level. No particular musical ability is required.

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Thu 20 Oct 2022 17:00 POSTPONED
CULP: French Advanced charged Wed 19 Oct 2022   17:00   [More dates...] In progress

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At an advanced level, the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

One of the aims of the advanced level courses is also presentation skills as the courses aim to cater to the academic needs (i.e. research, conferences) of the students.

More detailed information is available on our website.

NB: Advanced courses are official, award-bearing University qualifications.

Please also note that the certificates and transcripts are usually issued in July.

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Thu 13 Oct 2022 16:00 In progress
Tue 18 Oct 2022 17:00 In progress
CULP: French Advanced Plus charged Wed 19 Oct 2022   17:00 In progress

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At an advanced level, the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

One of the aims of the advanced level courses is also presentation skills as the courses aim to cater to the academic needs (i.e. research, conferences) of the students.

More detailed information is available on our website.

CULP: French Basic 1 charged Wed 19 Oct 2022   13:00   [More dates...] In progress

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre website.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Thu 13 Oct 2022 11:30 In progress
Mon 17 Oct 2022 10:00 In progress
CULP: French Basic 2 charged Tue 18 Oct 2022   13:00   [More dates...] In progress

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available on our website.

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Fri 14 Oct 2022 11:00 In progress
CULP: French Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) Wed 19 Oct 2022   15:30   [More dates...] In progress

Using close reading and translation of academic texts from their particular discipline, this weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading French documents that they have come across or may meet in their research.

The course aims to develop strategies for reading longer texts faster through close analysis, grammatical and stylistic commentary, and translation. For example, literary texts with differing editions, stories with two or more translations into English that need to be compared and evaluated, poems of challenging originality or range of allusion.

Classes will be conducted in English, but there will be many opportunities to use French and practise reading aloud.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

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Date Availability
Thu 13 Oct 2022 09:30 In progress
Tue 18 Oct 2022 10:00 In progress
CULP: French Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) - DIVINITY Mon 30 Jan 2023   09:30 Not bookable

This weekly class is intended to help research students in Divinity to develop their skills in reading French documents they need to deal with in their research. Each session will be divided into two parts:

The first part will consist of grammar, tasks to develop insight into the reading process, help with dealing with complex sentence structures, academic conventions, abbreviations, etc.

The second part will be devoted to the translation of original French texts from different periods and covering a range of topics. Each week you will be asked to attempt a translation into English of a French passage.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

THIS COURSE TAKES PLACE IN THE LENT TERM ONLY.

CULP: French Intermediate 1 charged Tue 18 Oct 2022   15:30   [More dates...] In progress

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 1 level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available on our website.

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Thu 13 Oct 2022 14:30 In progress
Thu 13 Oct 2022 18:30 In progress
Fri 14 Oct 2022 13:30 In progress
Tue 18 Oct 2022 10:00 In progress
CULP: French Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) Mon 17 Oct 2022   10:00 In progress

Using close reading and translation of academic texts from their particular discipline, this weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading French documents that they have come across or may meet in their research.

The course aims to develop strategies for reading longer texts faster through close analysis, grammatical and stylistic commentary, and translation. For example, literary texts with differing editions, stories with two or more translations into English that need to be compared and evaluated, poems of challenging originality or range of allusion.

Classes will be conducted in English, but there will be many opportunities to use French and practise reading aloud.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: French Intermediate 2 charged Wed 19 Oct 2022   10:30   [More dates...] In progress

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 2 level, the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

More detailed information is available on our website.

3 other events...

Date Availability
Thu 13 Oct 2022 11:00 In progress
Mon 17 Oct 2022 12:00 In progress
Tue 18 Oct 2022 19:00 In progress
CULP: French Intermediate 2 for Academic Purposes (LAP) Mon 17 Oct 2022   11:30 In progress

Using close reading and translation of academic texts from their particular discipline, this weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading French documents that they have come across or may meet in their research.

The course aims to develop strategies for reading longer texts faster through close analysis, grammatical and stylistic commentary, and translation. For example, literary texts with differing editions, stories with two or more translations into English that need to be compared and evaluated, poems of challenging originality or range of allusion.

Classes will be conducted in English, but there will be many opportunities to use French and practise reading aloud.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: German Advanced charged Tue 18 Oct 2022   16:30   [More dates...] In progress

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At an advanced level, the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

One of the aims of the advanced level courses is also presentation skills as the courses aim to cater to the academic needs (i.e. research, conferences) of the students.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre website.

NB: Advanced courses are official, award-bearing University qualifications.

Please also note that the certificates and transcripts are usually issued in July.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Mon 17 Oct 2022 15:00 In progress
CULP: German Advanced Plus charged Thu 13 Oct 2022   17:00 In progress

The concept underpinning this course is one of fostering the learning of higher Advanced German language through listening (mainly films), reading (mainly literature), speaking and writing (both film and literature).

Every session will offer a choice of extracts either from the German* literary canon or from critically acclaimed films, or indeed both, which illustrate the session’s theme. These passages will be analysed by means of listening, reading and communicative exercises and will lead to a discussion about their aesthetic, wider cultural, historical and political implications and relevance today.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre website.

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