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Towards the end of the Michaelmas Term, most students start to prepare written work for submission and evaluation. This workshop, which follows on from the academic writing style webinar earlier in the term, offers some key ideas about the larger structure of a piece of academic writing, and shows students how best and most effectively to present their ideas.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Editing and Polishing Your Work Mon 6 Nov 2017   17:00 Finished

So much hard work is compromised due to poor editing. Editing is much more than just simple proof-reading. It involves a critical approach to planning, setting out information, constructing argument, paragraphing, sentencing and ultimately understanding the effect of what we write on the reader. In this workshop we look at a variety of elements in the editing process and we use good models and student work to help us.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Editing Skills Thu 21 Feb 2019   17:00 Finished

This workshop will show you to how to edit efficiently and effectively. We’ll be looking at a number of strategies with examples and the aim is to edit ‘smart’, and create a text that presents your ideas as fluently and coherently as possible.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Enhancing Your Academic Style Thu 31 May 2018   17:00 Finished

This workshop discusses the basic principles of academic style, helping you to write more formally, persuasively and precisely. Learn how to attain clarity and accuracy and how to use the passive voice and tentative language (hedging). Students will apply their learning to practical examples.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Grammar Focus - Modals Wed 23 Oct 2019   17:00 Finished

The most significant grammar mistakes that foreign students make are usually those that greatly change the meaning of the sentence. Modals, such as can or would, are often used to indicate the position of the writer in academic writing, so their inaccurate use can easily give a very different meaning from that intended.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Idioms and Culture Thu 6 Jun 2019   17:00 Finished

Idioms form an important part of everyday spoken English and offer insights into British culture and society. In this informal workshop, you will explore English idiomatic expressions within their cultural context and will put them into practice through a range of simple exercises.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Intonation and Stress Mon 10 Jun 2019   17:00 Finished

This workshop will discuss ways in which meaning can be conveyed in spoken English by intonation and stress, and offer students ways to improve the clarity of their spoken English and their comprehension of the spoken language.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Methodology and Results Wed 20 Feb 2019   17:00 Finished

Methodology ad results are two very common chapters in academic papers and dissertations/theses, especially in scientific subjects. This workshop will focus mainly on linguistic aspects of these chapters.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Presentation Skills Practice Thu 14 Feb 2019   17:00 Finished

This workshops offers students the chance to give a short presentation, with or without PowerPoint. Its aim is to hone the skills required for an effective academic presentation, and to receive feedback in a supportive and friendly environment. A maximum 7 students only to present. Participating students MUST bring a pre-prepared, short (10 mins maximum) presentation with them on a USB stick. Interactive whiteboard available for use; no laptops required. It is recommended that you also bring a printout of your presentation (6 slides per page) for feedback. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PRESENT, PLEASE NOTE THIS UNDER THE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

ADTIS In-Sessional - Presentation Skills Practice Wed 20 Nov 2019   17:00 [Places]

Practise your presentation skills and receive peer and tutor feedback. This workshop offers students the chance to give a short presentation, with or without PowerPoint. Its aim is to hone the skills required for an effective presentation, and to practise in a supportive and friendly environment. A maximum 7 students only to present (Please note in the special requirements if you DO NOT wish to present). Students must bring a pre-prepared, short presentation with them on a USB stick; please don’t bring a laptop. Please also bring a printout of your presentation (6 slides per page) to enable better feedback.

In this workshop we will look principally at the components of ‘fast speech’. These include use of weak forms, linking, stress time etc. The aim of the session is both to recognise those aspects of pronunciation which aid listening and to get plenty of practice. Students who have come to previous sessions on pronunciation with me are advised that some material will be repeated.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Pronunciation for Fast Speech Wed 6 Nov 2019   17:00 Finished

Foreign students often find that in everyday situations they struggle to understand native speakers, especially when they are talking quickly. Students also sometimes struggle to speak quickly themselves. This workshop will review some of the ways in which English pronunciation changes during fast, natural speech. It should therefore help students' listening and speaking.

Are you a speaker of Spanish, Catalan, Portugese, Italian or French? Would you like to have the chance to work on aspects of your English pronunciation? If so, join us for this fun and informal workshop, which offers pronunciation practice for speakers of Italic (Latin-derived) languages. Vowel and consonant sounds, linking, stress and intonation will be covered.

Are you a speaker of Spanish, Catalan, Portugese, Italian or French? Would you like to have the chance to work on aspects of your English pronunciation? If so, join us for this fun and informal workshop, which offers pronunciation practice for speakers of Italic (Latin-derived) languages. Vowel and consonant sounds, linking, stress and intonation will be covered.

This workshop offers a friendly forum in which speakers of Asian languages can practise aspects of English pronunciation. The focus will be on speakers of Chinese and Japanese, but speakers of all Asian languages may attend.

This workshop offers a friendly forum in which speakers of Asian languages can practise aspects of English pronunciation. The focus will be on speakers of Chinese and Japanese, but speakers of all Asian languages may attend if space permits.

Foreign students tend to have different pronunciation problems according to their first language. This workshop focuses on a group of related sounds that are often problematic for speakers of Chinese, Japanese and Korean, so these students will be given priority. However, speakers of other languages can register an interest and be placed on a waiting list. They will be given a place if space permits.

This is a workshop for speakers of Italic Languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan) It will focus on sounds which tend to cause difficulties across these languages (vowels sounds, the difference between b/v or l/w etcetera) and offer the chance for students to practice and improve the sound of their spoken English.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Proof reading Wed 29 May 2019   17:00 Finished

This workshop offers an introduction to various techniques for proof-reading a text, to try to ensure that it is as error-free and coherent as possible. It will also teach how to read and use basic proof-reading symbols.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Referencing Mon 20 May 2019   17:00 Finished

This workshop will consider ways of referencing in a coherent and legible fashion, establishing what might be best practice for the needs of particular academic formats (dissertation, article, paper etc). Footnoting will also be looked at.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Revision and Exam Skills Fri 3 May 2019   11:00 Finished

The exams that take place towards the end of the academic year can sometimes seem threatening. They don’t have to. This workshop will look at ways to prepare efficiently and effectively in the run-up to exams, working on various aspects of the revision process all the way through to the exams themselves VENUE: - http://cam.adobeconnect.com/revisionskills/

Academic writing should be clear and concise. It should be simple, easy to read and ‘to the point’. To ensure that your writing meets these criteria, you should edit it with care. This workshop will focus on attaining clarity and concision through a range of simple self-editing exercises.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Simple Self-Editing Thu 23 May 2019   17:00 Finished

To ensure that your writing is logical, clear and concise, you should edit it with care. In this workshop, you will learn how to revise, improve and enhance your writing through a range of simple self-editing exercises.

Why waste time going to translation dictionaries or just hoping that what you write will be right? The best resource for writing an academic paper in your subject is other papers which you can use as a model for your own writing. In this workshop we look at how to use journal papers and search engines to expand the accuracy and range of your academic vocabulary. Please make sure you bring a paper copy of a well-written journal paper from your field to the workshop.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Using Sources in Academic Writing Wed 31 Jan 2018   17:00 Finished

A key aspect of academic writing is discussing the work of others. Quite often you will need to assess competing results or points of view in the literature and give your appraisal, including both positive and negative points. This workshop addresses how this can be done effectively, including how different verbs and phrases can be used to indicate your attitude towards other people’s work. It will be particularly useful for students of humanities and social sciences.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Writing Conclusions / Discussions Wed 27 Feb 2019   17:00 Finished

Strong conclusions and discussions in academic writing are critical since they restate and summarise aspects of your work and indicate future research possibilities. This workshop examines the language, structure and content of conclusions.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Writing Emails Wed 13 Nov 2019   17:00 Finished

Have you ever felt that your emails are full of embarrassing mistakes and that you risk saying ‘the wrong thing’ to your supervisors and others? In this session we look at a range of student emails and try to improve them in terms of language and appropriateness.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Writing Up Your Dissertation Thu 2 May 2019   12:30 Finished

With deadlines for MPhils dissertations fast approaching, drop in for this last-minute, trouble-shooting webinar on the research and writing process. Review what independent research entails and what your examiners are looking for. This will be a follow-up to the Lent Term workshop ‘MPhil Dissertations and Other Long Assignments’. VENUE: http://cam.adobeconnect.com/writing-up-your-dissertation/

ADTIS In-Sessional - Writing with Clarity Thu 16 May 2019   17:00 CANCELLED

Academic writing should be clear and concise. It should be coherent, easy to read and present a logical flow of ideas. This workshop will introduce you to a range of useful skills that will focus and improve the clarity of your writing. Learn about sentence length, signposting, ‘garden path sentences’ and more.

CULP: Academic German for Archive Work Workshop Fri 24 May 2019   13:00 Finished

The Academic German for Archive Work workshops are offered a number of times during the academic year, based on demand. The sessions are held either at the Language Centre or on the premises of one of the two participating Schools.

CULP: Arabic Basic 1 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.

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Thu 17 Oct 2019 17:00 In progress
Tue 22 Oct 2019 15:00 In progress
CULP: Arabic Basic 2 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.

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

CULP: Arabic Elementary 1 charged Tue 22 Oct 2019   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 Wed 23 Oct 2019   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: Brazilian Portuguese Basic charged Wed 17 Oct 2018   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.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: Brazilian Portuguese Intermediate 2 charged Wed 17 Oct 2018   19:00 Finished

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

At intermediate 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.

CULP: British Sign Language Basic 1 new charged Tue 22 Oct 2019   17:00 In progress

The course is delivered in a visual way

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1 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.

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Tue 22 Oct 2019 13:00 In progress
Wed 23 Oct 2019 10:30 In progress
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 2 charged Wed 23 Oct 2019   13:00   [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 22 Oct 2019 15:00 In progress
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Elementary 1 charged Fri 18 Oct 2019   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 webiste.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Elementary 2 charged Thu 17 Oct 2019   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 new charged Mon 21 Oct 2019   19:00 CANCELLED

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre website.

CULP: French Absolute Beginners 2 - Biomedical Campus new charged Mon 14 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: French Absolute Beginners - Biomedical Campus new charged Mon 8 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: French Advanced charged Thu 24 Oct 2019   11:00   [More dates...] 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.

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Thu 17 Oct 2019 19:00 In progress
Wed 23 Oct 2019 17:00 In progress
CULP: French Advanced Beginners - Biomedical Campus new charged Mon 8 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: French Advanced Plus charged Tue 29 Oct 2019   19:00 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 Tue 22 Oct 2019   09:30   [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.

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Thu 17 Oct 2019 15:00 In progress
CULP: French Basic 2 charged Mon 21 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.

More detailed information is available on our website.

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Fri 18 Oct 2019 11:30 In progress
CULP: French Basic 2 (Bridging Course) new charged Tue 25 Apr 2017   09:30 CANCELLED

FRENCH BASIC 2 is suitable for students with a little knowledge of French who would like to apply and extend their knowledge and become more confident in French. This course would be particularly recommended for students who have taken a Basic French CULP course and are intending to take an Intermediate 1 course in the Long Vacation or in October. Emphasis will be placed on the acquisition of a more solid understanding and use of French grammar and improving writing skills, but there will also be the opportunity for speaking and listening practice too.

CULP: French Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) Wed 23 Oct 2019   10:00   [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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Tue 22 Oct 2019 11:30 In progress

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. Students will be encouraged to bring along French texts from their own research to translate.

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 Wed 23 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.

More detailed information is available on our website.

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Thu 17 Oct 2019 09:30 In progress
Fri 18 Oct 2019 13:30 In progress
Mon 21 Oct 2019 13:00 In progress
CULP: French Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) Mon 21 Oct 2019   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 Tue 22 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.

More detailed information is available on our website.

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Thu 17 Oct 2019 15:00 In progress
Mon 21 Oct 2019 12:00 In progress
Mon 21 Oct 2019 17:00 In progress
CULP: French Intermediate 2 for Academic Purposes (LAP) Mon 21 Oct 2019   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: French Music new Mon 14 Oct 2019   09:30 Not bookable

Music in Jazz-Age Paris

This weekly class will enable students to develop their skills in reading the French documents they need to deal with in their studies. Each session will be divided into two parts: The first part will consist of grammar and 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. Each week you will be required to prepare a translation into English of a French passage. Texts will include the writings of Emile Vuillermoz and Boris de Schloezer.

CULP: German Absolute Beginners - Biomedical Campus new charged Tue 9 Oct 2018   12:00 CANCELLED

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: German Advanced charged Tue 22 Oct 2019   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.

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Date Availability
Mon 21 Oct 2019 15:00 In progress
CULP: German Advanced Beginners - Biomedical Campus new charged Tue 9 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: German Advanced Plus charged Thu 17 Oct 2019   11:30 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.

CULP: German Basic charged Mon 19 Jun 2017   16:00 Finished

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

At 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: German Basic 1 charged Wed 23 Oct 2019   11:00   [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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Tue 22 Oct 2019 15:00 In progress
Tue 22 Oct 2019 19:00 In progress
CULP: German Basic 2 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.

More detailed information is available on our website.

This weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading German 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 German texts from different periods and covering a range of topics. Each week you will be asked to attempt a translation into English of a German passage. Students will be encouraged to bring along German texts from their own research to translate.

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

This weekly class is intended to help research students in Divinity to develop their skills in reading German 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 German texts from different periods and covering a range of topics. Each week you will be asked to attempt a translation into English of a German passage. Students will be encouraged to bring along German texts from their own research to translate.

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

THIS COURSE TAKES PLACE IN THE LENT TERM ONLY.

This weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading German 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 German texts from different periods and covering a range of topics. Each week you will be asked to attempt a translation into English of a German passage. Students will be encouraged to bring along German texts from their own research to translate.

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

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Mon 21 Oct 2019 15:30 In progress

PLEASE NOTE: This course is PRIMARILY FOR CLASSICISTS.

This weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading German 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 German texts from different periods and covering a range of topics. Each week you will be asked to attempt a translation into English of a German passage. Students will be encouraged to bring along German texts from their own research to translate.

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

CULP: German for Themes and Sources Wed 2 Nov 2016   12:00 Finished

CULP for Historians is a course that aims at supporting 1st year History students in reading German historical texts. The course complements the classes of the Themes and Sources option and features an online multi-media component, which is available on LC Online (Raven access). The online component of this course can be used for self-access learning by any member of the University of Cambridge.

CULP: German Intermediate 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 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.

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Fri 18 Oct 2019 13:00 In progress
CULP: German Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) Mon 21 Oct 2019   14:00 In progress

This weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading German 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 German texts from different periods and covering a range of topics. Each week you will be asked to attempt a translation into English of a German passage. Students will be encouraged to bring along German texts from their own research to translate.

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

PLEASE NOTE: This course is PRIMARILY FOR CLASSICISTS.

This weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading German 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 German texts from different periods and covering a range of topics. Each week you will be asked to attempt a translation into English of a German passage. Students will be encouraged to bring along German texts from their own research to translate.

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

CULP: German 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.

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CULP: German Intermediate 2 for Academic Purposes (LAP) Tue 22 Oct 2019   13:30 In progress

This weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading German 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 German texts from different periods and covering a range of topics. Each week you will be asked to attempt a translation into English of a German passage. Students will be encouraged to bring along German texts from their own research to translate.

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

PLEASE NOTE: This course is PRIMARILY FOR CLASSICISTS.

This weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading German 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 German texts from different periods and covering a range of topics. Each week you will be asked to attempt a translation into English of a German passage. Students will be encouraged to bring along German texts from their own research to translate.

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

CULP: German Intermediate 2 - For Business charged Tue 22 Jan 2019   17:00 Finished

If you are thinking of finding a job, joining a research institute, doing an internship in a German-speaking country or simply doing business with German companies - this is the course for you!

Germany is the economic powerhouse of the European Union. The competitiveness of their products is well known, as is Germany's commitment to research and innovation. German is a key language in the European Union and increasingly significant for doing business in the new economies of Central and Eastern Europe. Being able to speak German provides you with excellent career opportunities. Learning German will improve your chances of success in today's job market and your business relations, it helps to build rapport and strengthen relationships with German-speaking colleagues, demonstrates goodwill and facilitates international communication at both a personal and organizational level.

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

CULP: German Lieder Mon 15 Oct 2018   11:30 Finished

This course investigates Schubert's great song cycle Winterreise, D.911 (1827), from a variety of perspectives, but begins from a single premise: that it is impossible to study the music of the work without a detailed understanding of the poems by Wilhelm Müller that Schubert set, and of the interaction between music and poetic text.

With this in mind, the course is divided into two parts. The first part (to take place in Michaelmas term) will be devoted to the socio-political background in which Müller writes his poems, to the central topoi the Winterreise evokes, as well as to Schubert's setting of German, and to ways of approaching Lieder texts more generally. The first four classes will be introductory; students whose knowledge of German is equivalent to A-level or beyond are welcome to attend these classes, or can join the course for weeks 5-8. Anyone with German skills below A-level standard, or who took A-level German but has not studied the language recently, should attend from week 1.

The second part of the course (Lent term) will build on the material in the first half of the course to look at Winterreise as a cycle, and to study individual songs, as well as considering the piece in relation to Schubert's other late works, to the history of the Lied, to wider currents of musical and literary romanticism, and to its later reception and its performance history.

CULP: Greek Basic 1 charged Tue 22 Oct 2019   17:00 In progress

Greek is an Indo-European language and the only member of the Hellenic branch; it has been spoken in South-East Europe since early in the second millennium BC and has the longest recorded history of any Indo-European language. Ancient Greek, spanning from c. 1500 BC to 1600 AD and Modern Greek (c.1700 to the present) are two major developmental stages in the long history of the language.

Modern Greek is spoken by some 14 million people mainly in the Republic of Greece, where it is the official language and the Republic of Cyprus as one of the two official languages. It is also spoken by sizeable immigrant communities in the USA, Australia, Western Europe and elsewhere. Since 1981 is has been one of the official languages of the European Union as well.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre website.

CULP: Introduction to the Hebrew Language and Culture charged Wed 23 Oct 2019   14:30 In progress
  • The Introduction to Languages and Cultures courses feature some less taught languages and are designed to offer a sneak preview into the world of these important civilisations. While learning the basics of the language, you will be able to view and appreciate the ancient as well as modern character of the lands and peoples.

These courses will not be formally assessed and students who attend regularly (12/15 sessions) will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

CULP’s Introduction to Language and Culture Hebrew course, designed for absolute beginners, promises to offer a welcoming and exciting start to your Hebrew studies. Both spoken and written Modern Hebrew will be taught two hours per week during Michaelmas and Lent terms. You will be given the opportunity to express yourself, read and write in the target language, and develop your ability to understand native speakers. Realistic amounts of homework will be given and students will be encouraged to avail themselves of Hebrew media within the Language Centre.

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

The Introduction to Languages and Cultures courses feature some less taught languages and are designed to offer a sneak preview into the world of these important civilisations.

While learning the basics of the language, you will be able to view and appreciate the ancient as well as the modern character of the lands and peoples.

These courses will not be formally assessed and students who attend regularly (12/15 sessions) will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

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

CULP: Italian Advanced charged Tue 16 Oct 2018   19:00 Finished

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.

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.

CULP: Italian Basic 1 charged Mon 21 Oct 2019   15:00   [More dates...] In progress

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

At basic 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.

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Fri 18 Oct 2019 09:30 In progress
CULP: Italian Basic 2 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.

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

CULP: Italian Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) Mon 21 Oct 2019   13:00   [More dates...] In progress

This course will start at Basic level and move quickly through the basics of Italian grammar. Students with some background in the Italian language (Intermediate level) are most welcome to join the group in January (Lent term) when we start reading more complex, original texts.

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 Italian documents that they have come across or may meet in their research.

Students will be 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.

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Thu 17 Oct 2019 10:00 In progress
CULP: Italian 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.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre website.

CULP: Italian Intermediate 2 charged Mon 21 Oct 2019   17:00 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 from the Language Centre website.

CULP: Italian Through Film (Italiano e Cinema) charged Wed 19 Oct 2016   17:00 CANCELLED

Italian through Film is a content-based language course for students who already have a good command of the Italian Language (at least B1 and preferably B2, for information about these levels please see the CULP enrolment 'Italian levels and assessment' page).

The course is based around classic Italian films that are readily available from the John Trim Centre for Independent Learning at the Language Centre.

Italian through Film will begin with a general introduction to the Italian language with special reference to film-related terminology. Every film will be introduced by a session (2 lessons) devoted to its linguistic features and a range of relevant listening, reading and subsequently communicative exercises. After the viewing of the film (students will do this in their own time at the John Trim Independent Learning Centre here at the LC) there will be a session devoted to the artistic (director, actors, style of expression etc.) context followed by a further discussion about the film's aesthetic, wider cultural, historical and political implications.

All teaching and discussions will be in the Italian language and students will be expected to actively participate and contribute.

This course features no assessment component upon completion.

CULP: Japanese Basic 1 charged Wed 23 Oct 2019   15:00   [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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Fri 18 Oct 2019 17:00 In progress
CULP: Japanese Basic 2 charged Fri 18 Oct 2019   15:00   [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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Thu 17 Oct 2019 17:00 In progress
CULP: Japanese Elementary 1 charged Wed 23 Oct 2019   19:00 In progress

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

At elementary1 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.

CULP: Japanese Elementary 2 charged Mon 21 Oct 2019   19:00 In progress

The courses are delivered in a blended-learning mode, face-to-face and online through CamTools (the Cambridge University virtual learning environment). The focus is on spoken, oral/aural communicative competence. Students are required to attend to online multimedia materials and read the proscribed texts in their own time so that the classroom time is dedicated to face-to-face communication/discussion.

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

CULP: Japanese Intermediate 1 charged Tue 22 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.

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

CULP: Korean Basic 1 charged Tue 22 Oct 2019   17:00 In progress

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

At basic 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: Korean Basic 2 new charged Fri 18 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 visit our website.

CULP: Languages for Medics, Hindi new charged Sat 13 Oct 2018   12:30 CANCELLED

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

Language courses for Medics

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.

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