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

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

Chinese: Beginner Intensive Mon 18 Jun 2018   12:00 [Places]

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

Chinese: Intermediate Intensive new Mon 18 Jun 2012   10:00 CANCELLED

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

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

Research has identified that the ability to verbally express ideas clearly and the capacity to work confidently in a group are the two key skills for employability. This series of workshops focuses on aspects of these skills most pertinent to Engineers at Cambridge.

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

Research has identified that the ability to verbally express ideas clearly and the capacity to work confidently in a group are the two key skills for employability. This series of workshops focuses on aspects of these skills most pertinent to Engineers at Cambridge.

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

Research has identified that the ability to verbally express ideas clearly and the capacity to work confidently in a group are the two key skills for employability. This series of workshops focuses on aspects of these skills most pertinent to Engineers at Cambridge.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
English: Cultural Awareness Tue 17 Nov 2015   16:00 Finished

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

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English: Cultural Awareness (REPEAT of November 2015) Wed 27 Apr 2016   11:15 Finished

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

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

Have you ever struggled with colleagues' styles of communication, wondered why some people seem to use more formal language, or be more direct than others? Culture plays a big part in how we communicate, and adjusting to the cultural communication norms means more than learning a foreign language.

In Cambridge's diverse and multicultural environment, we constantly communicate with people whose cultural communication norms differ from ours, whether you are a native English speaker from the United Kingdom, a native English speaker from elsewhere in the world, or have learnt English as a foreign language.

In order to avoid misunderstanding, or worse still, conflict, brought on by variations in communication styles we need to learn to make allowances for the cultural differences in how people communicate. To better understand cross-cultural complexity and increase your awareness of cultural identities, the Department's Language Unit have kindly agreed to run a training session on intercultural communication to increase your cultural awareness and give you a better understanding of how culture may affect your everyday communication.

Although crucial during your time in Cambridge, intercultural competence count as a critical soft-skill in your carrier. The engineers of tomorrow need cross-cultural communication skills to work effectively across countries and cultures, in international teams and in leadership /managerial roles, in addition to technical and scientific competence. This workshop will help Engineers to be effective communicators across cultures.

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English Cultural Awareness Workshop Tue 20 May 2014   16:00 Finished

English Cultural Awareness Workshop

English: Culture & Writing Tue 19 Jan 2016   16:00 CANCELLED

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

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

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

Workshop to revise and improve some aspects of English grammar.

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English: Grammar for Speaking & Writing: Articles Wed 29 Nov 2017   11:15 Finished

Workshop to revise and improve understanding of the definite and indefinite articles in English.

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English: Grammar for Speaking & Writing: Articles Tue 1 Dec 2015   11:15 Finished

Workshop to revise and improve understanding of the definite and indefinite articles in English.

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Workshop to revise and improve some complex conditional forms.

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To revise and improve participants' understanding of complex conditional and subjunctive forms.

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

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To revise and improve participants understanding of basic conditional forms.

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

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

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

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
English: Grammar Workshop - Verbs 1 Thu 24 Apr 2014   11:15 Finished

Workshop to revise and improve some aspects of English grammar.

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

Workshop to revise and improve some aspects of English grammar.

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

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

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

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