Engineering Language Unit

English Cultural Awareness Workshop

Provided by: ELU

Tue 20 May 2014  –  Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room


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Description: English Cultural Awareness Workshop

Target audience:

  • Non-native PhD and Postdoc, MPhil by Research students from the Department of Engineering

Other postgraduate students and staff from the School of Technology may register and will be given any places that remain available.

  • Further details regarding Engineering Language Unit's eligibility criteria are available

Duration: One session of 2 hours

Sessions:

Number of sessions: 1

Date Time Venue Trainer
Tue 20 May 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Sheila Dodds

Format: Class work and participation

Frequency: Three times a year (Michaelmas, Lent and Easter terms)

Aims:

  • To focus on areas of cultural similarity and difference, with the aim of highlighting the importance of intercultural awareness in a multicultural environment such as the University.
  • To focus on the British lifestyle in particular, considering aspects of behaviour, manners, social conventions and traditions that may be unfamiliar to students.
  • To consider both the impressions and the expectations of participants, with the aim of answering questions about any aspects of living in Britain that are of particular interest or concern.

Notes:

  • For this seminar, the final choice of topics will take into account particular areas of interest, and you are encouraged to email any questions in advance to: Sheila Dodds (smd48)
  • THIS IS A REPEAT OF THE WORKSHOP HELD IN MICHAELMAS 2013

Related courses:

Theme: English