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Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine.

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine.

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine.

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine.

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine.

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine.

Language courses for Medics

THE LAST SESSION OF THIS COURSE WILL TAKE PLACE IN ROOM 7 (FACULTY OF HISTORY).

Language courses for Medics

Language courses for Medics

TEACHER: MS ANA FERREIRA

Language courses for Medics

Third year students of the School of Clinical Medicine can take a language as a Self Selective Component. This is typically in the first five weeks of the Easter term.

Students apply for specific languages that they would like to learn or continue learning. The CULP team then form groups of students wanting the same language and level.

Students in small groups (4-5) will have 20 contact hours of tuition and will study for another (at least) 20 hours. Student who cannot enter a group will receive 10 hrs of individual tuition and will study independently for another 30 hrs.

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine.

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine.

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine.

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine.

CULP: Medics, French 2016 - 2017 Unscheduled Not bookable

The courses feature 20 contact hours*, 1 sessions of 2 hrs each during the following two blocks:

1. 26 September – 21 October (4 weeks) The first 3 weeks there will 3 x 2hrs sessions and in the last week (17-21 October) there will be one session.

2. 31 October -- 2 December (5 weeks) There will 2 x 2hrs sessions in each of the 5 weeks. All courses will run from 5.30pm or later in the evening.

Exact times and venues will be announced at the beginning of September and enrolment for these courses will be via the University Training Booking System (UTBS).

Beyond these two blocks and from December 2016 to July 2017, a number of courses may be offered in any language taught at the Language Centre provided that:

1. Students form themselves a group of 3 (at least) interested in the same language/level 2. Students make themselves available over a sequential 5 weeks period.

To inquire about this option and for any other information contact the CULP administrator, Ms Zoe Mavridi at zm236@.

  • Please note that, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese and Russian basic I courses will feature 24 contact hours and not 20.
CULP: Persian (Farsi) Pre-Intermediate 1 new charged Tue 23 Apr 2019   17:00 CANCELLED

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. This course is the continuation of our introduction level. The focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication and grammar points are analysed in context.

CULP: Portuguese Advanced new charged Fri 18 Oct 2019   18:00 In progress

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

At 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 for 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.

CULP: Portuguese Basic 1 new charged Wed 23 Oct 2019   17:00 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.

CULP: Portuguese Basic 2 new charged Fri 18 Oct 2019   16:00 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.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: Portuguese Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) Thu 10 Oct 2019   15:15 In progress

These Portuguese reading courses are designed for researchers, graduate students and staff who have a particular interest in Latin American, Brazilian, Portuguese or Lusophone language, culture and heritage.

They offer linguistic tools that will enable students to comprehend complex texts and produce critical readings and interpretations.

The classes are going to be conducted primarily in English, even though there will be plenty of opportunity for oral and listening practice. The courses feature a listening and speaking component as to prepare student to conduct field work in Portuguese.

The Basic course does not require any knowledge of the language while the prerequisite for the Intermediate course is a CEFR A2 level. The courses offer the possibility of progression and Basic students are strongly encouraged to continue with the Intermediate course.

Please note that these courses are attended by a number of very able, Spanish speaking students of Latin American studies and that the class dynamics are likely to be fast paced. For the rest of the students this might be challenging but also very rewarding and conducive to sound progress.

The courses will start from a Basic level and will aim at:

  • Solidifying strategies of reading of academic texts;
  • Recognition of the compositional structures of the texts;
  • Recognition of basic use of Portuguese grammar units The students will be asked to perform weekly readings of a wide variety of texts.

Alongside that, they will be requested to do grammar exercises related to the basic structures of the language, such as verbs and their complements.

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

CULP: Portuguese Intermediate 1 charged Wed 23 Oct 2019   19:00 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 from the Language Centre.

These Portuguese reading courses are designed for researchers, graduate students and staff who have a particular interest in Latin American, Brazilian, Portuguese or Lusophone language, culture and heritage.

They offer linguistic tools that will enable students to comprehend complex texts and produce critical readings and interpretations.

The classes are going to be conducted primarily in English, even though there will be plenty of opportunity for oral and listening practice. The courses feature a listening and speaking component as to prepare student to conduct field work in Portuguese.

The Basic course does not require any knowledge of the language while the prerequisite for the Intermediate course is a CEFR A2 level. The courses offer the possibility of progression and Basic students are strongly encouraged to continue with the Intermediate course.

Please note that these courses are attended by a number of very able, Spanish speaking students of Latin American studies and that the class dynamics are likely to be fast paced. For the rest of the students this might be challenging but also very rewarding and conducive to sound progress.

The courses will start from a Basic level and will aim at:

  • Solidifying strategies of reading of academic texts;
  • Recognition of the compositional structures of the texts;
  • Recognition of basic use of Portuguese grammar units The students will be asked to perform weekly readings of a wide variety of texts.

Alongside that, they will be requested to do grammar exercises related to the basic structures of the language, such as verbs and their complements.

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

CULP: Russian Advanced charged Tue 22 Oct 2019   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 from the Language Centre webiste.

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

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

CULP: Russian Basic 1 charged Tue 22 Oct 2019   12:00   [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 on our website.

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Date Availability
Mon 21 Oct 2019 15:00 In progress
CULP: Russian Basic 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) Mon 21 Oct 2019   12:00 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 Russian documents that they have come across or may meet in their research.

Students are encouraged to bring along their own texts and work in pairs to enhance the learning experience.

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

CULP: Russian Basic 2 charged Wed 23 Oct 2019   16:00 In progress

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At a basic 2 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.

These weekly sessions will allow those who are interested in maintaining and improving their Russian to do so by watching and discussing a number of both classic Soviet and contemporary Russian films. We will discuss the films' main themes, characters and conflicts in the context of historical and cultural developments, while our main focus will be firmly on improving your language skills.

Prerequisites: post Intermediate-2 and post-Advanced level.

CULP: Russian Intermediate 1 charged Mon 21 Oct 2019   17:00 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.

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

CULP: Russian Intermediate 2 charged Wed 23 Oct 2019   18:00 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.

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

CULP: Spanish Absolute Beginners 2 - Biomedical Campus new charged Thu 17 Jan 2019   12:00 Finished

All courses offer general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence and where possible elements of scientifically relevant content.

At Absolute Beginners 2 level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. The course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

Please note that the descriptors below relate to the full 30 hrs course. You are now enrolling in the second part (2nd third, 10hrs) of the whole course.

CULP: Spanish Absolute Beginners - Biomedical Campus new charged Thu 11 Oct 2018   12:00 Finished

All courses offer general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence and where possible elements of scientifically relevant content.

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

Please note that the descriptors below relate to the full 30 hrs course. You are now enrolling in the introductory part (1st third, 10hrs) of the whole course.

CULP: Spanish Advanced charged Thu 24 Oct 2019   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 for the academic needs (i.e. research, conferences) of the students.

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

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

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

2 other events...

Date Availability
Mon 21 Oct 2019 17:00 In progress
Tue 22 Oct 2019 15:00 In progress
CULP: Spanish Advanced Beginners - Biomedical Campus new charged Thu 11 Oct 2018   13:00 CANCELLED

All courses offer general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence and elements of scientifically relevant content.

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

Please note that the descriptors below relate to the full 30 hrs course. You are now enrolling in the introductory part (1st third, 10hrs) of the whole course.

CULP: Spanish Advanced Plus through Film and Literature charged Tue 22 Oct 2019   17:00 In progress

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

At 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 for the academic needs (i.e. research, conferences) of the students.

This course features no formal summative assessment component and upon the completion of homework, participation and attendance (attendance required is at least 12/15 sessions) students will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Language Centre.

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

CULP: Spanish Basic 1 charged Tue 22 Oct 2019   17:00   [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.

3 other events...

Date Availability
Thu 17 Oct 2019 15:00 In progress
Fri 18 Oct 2019 15:00 In progress
Mon 21 Oct 2019 17:00 In progress
CULP: Spanish Basic 1 - SEMI-INTENSIVE charged Fri 18 Oct 2019   17:00 Finished

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.

CULP: Spanish Basic 2 charged Wed 23 Oct 2019   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.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Thu 17 Oct 2019 17:00 In progress
Mon 21 Oct 2019 11:00 In progress
CULP: Spanish Basic 2 - SEMI-INTENSIVE charged Fri 17 Jan 2020   17:00 [Places]

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.

CULP: Spanish Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) Tue 22 Oct 2019   15:00 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 Spanish 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 Spanish and practise reading aloud.

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

CULP: Spanish Intermediate 1 charged Tue 22 Oct 2019   13:00   [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.

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

2 other events...

Date Availability
Fri 18 Oct 2019 17:00 In progress
Mon 21 Oct 2019 19:00 In progress
CULP: Spanish Intermediate 2 charged Wed 23 Oct 2019   19:00   [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.

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

1 other event...

Date Availability
Mon 21 Oct 2019 15:00 In progress
CULP: Swahili Basic 1 charged Wed 23 Oct 2019   17:00   [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.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Wed 23 Oct 2019 14:00 In progress
CULP: Swahili Basic 2 charged Wed 24 Apr 2019   15:00 Finished

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.

CULP: Turkish Basic 1 charged Thu 17 Oct 2019   15:00 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 go to the Language Centre CULP page.

CULP: Turkish Basic 2 charged Thu 17 Oct 2019   17:00 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 go to the Language Centre CULP page.

Intercultural Communication workshop new Wed 27 Nov 2019   15:00 Finished

Do you think that people from other cultures are sometimes too direct or too vague? Have you noticed that some people have a different attitude towards deadlines, rules or socialising? Do you struggle to ‘get on’ with some of your fellow students or colleagues and often feel misunderstood?

Culture is about perception. Different cultural backgrounds create a platform for misunderstandings. It is therefore critical that everyone in Cambridge should develop understanding of the impact of culture on their everyday intercultural encounters.

Intercultural Communication workshop for Medics new Thu 5 Dec 2019   18:00 Finished

The healthcare provision for culturally diverse patients usually comes down to provision of language services (interpreters) in order to enable the patients to participate in NHS England. But language barriers are only part of the communication challenge. People’s cultural background affect the way they communicate, perceive the illnesses, and project expectations on the healthcare professionals. The lack of appreciation for those differences may result in the inability of the patient to follow the medical advice, and low level of satisfaction with the provision which might lead to complaints or repeated appointments. This talk offers an insight of how national culture influences interaction between healthcare staff and the patients (and their relatives) and helps to develop strategies for enhanced communication.

JTC: 1-to-1 Language for Fieldwork new Fri 28 Oct 2016   11:00 Finished

A series of one-to-one appointments (6 in total, spaced over the academic year) to help organise your self-study and achieve the proficiency you need to get the most from your fieldwork.

You will be in the driving seat and you will determine the focus of the appointments.

JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new Wed 11 Dec 2019   16:00 Finished

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser to explore opportunities and resources to help you with your plans and aims for your language learning. We advise on learning strategies across a range of 180+ languages in our learning centre. Click here to view our current index of languages.

These appointments are for advice on learning languages other than English. Should you want support for language skills in English, please do not book into one of these appointments but send your request to adtis@langcen.cam.ac.uk instead.

(Please note that if you are seeking advice about our taught courses, you are encouraged to drop in to the Language Centre or book early in the term rather than wait for an appointment. See our website for details.)

Advising appointments can be used to:

  • Decide on your short term and longer term goals
  • Discuss learning strategies for independent language study
  • Formulate a personal learning plan
  • Evaluate your progress so far and identify your next steps
  • Tackle more challenging aspects of your language learning, e.g., strategies for developing listening
  • Talk about ways of shaping a self-study session
  • Explore resources in specialist areas
  • Consider how taught course options in Cambridge can fit in to a longer term plan
  • Find out more about intensive language courses abroad
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