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

This online course is designed for non-native English speakers from the Department of Engineering. It will cover a variety of spoken English, ranging from the more formal language needed for seminars, discussions and conferences, to the more informal everyday language used in the office and the student house.

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

The face-to-face element of this course has been cancelled, but if you are a member of CUED interested in learning more about presentation skills or wish to practise your own presentations and obtain feedback, online individual supervisions are available. Please email Sheila Dodds to make appointments.

This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to practise giving presentations in English. There will be frequent opportunities throughout the course for participants to present their work individually.

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English: Speaking Skills: Pronunciation Skills Thu 16 Jan 2020   11:15 Finished

This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to improve their pronunciation skills. Each week there will be an introduction to an aspect of English pronunciation with opportunities to practise, both individually and in groups, and also to work with the teacher.

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CLIC: Cultural skills: Living in Britain new Fri 13 Nov 2020   15:30 [Places]

Living in Britain

This online seminar focuses on any questions participants may have about aspects of living in Britain that are of particular interest to them, whether cultural, intercultural, historical or social.

It discusses practical everyday issues that participants may already have encountered, both within the University environment and in the wider community, and also possible situations that they may be concerned about dealing with in the future.

This is a very relaxed and informal seminar which will be conducted on a Q+A basis, and participants should email their questions or areas of interest in advance to Sheila Dodds (smd48@cam.ac.uk).

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

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This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to improve their skills in giving presentations in English.

CLIC: Core skills: Supervisor/Student Communication new Fri 16 Oct 2020   12:00 Finished

Maximise your supervisions, as students and/or supervisors, by discussing the language, structure and style of effective Cambridge supervisions.

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English: Writing: Focus on sentence structure Tue 26 Jan 2016   11:15 Finished

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

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Workshop to revise and improve some aspects of English grammar.

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

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To revise and improve participants understanding of basic conditional forms.

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

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English: Writing for Engineers (Research students) new Tue 14 Jan 2020   10:30 Finished

This writing course supports research students in Engineering. The focus is on aspects of writing that help to meet Cambridge standards and reviewer expectations: structure, logical flow, the effective development of ideas, accuracy and critical analysis.

The course focuses on common errors and problem areas in writing up dissertations and publishing papers, plus an assessment of your personal areas for improvement

  • The course consists of 2 workshops plus an individual supervision at the end of the course.
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English: Writing: Listening effectively in English new Mon 20 Feb 2017   11:15 Finished

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

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This workshop will cover best practice in presenting scientific results in English (charts, graphs, figures, diagrams, trends, etc.).

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We will focus on refining participants' language for correspondence, focusing on native-speakers norms and choice of words as well as register for formal versus casual correspondence

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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.

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English: Writing: Preparing Effective Posters 2 new Mon 27 Feb 2017   11:15 CANCELLED

This Poster Presentation workshops will cover aspects of designing, writing and presenting scientific posters.

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English: Writing: Preparing Effective Posters 1 new Mon 20 Feb 2017   11:15 CANCELLED

This Poster Presentation workshops will cover aspects of designing, writing and presenting scientific posters.

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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: Grammar for Speaking & Writing: Articles Thu 5 Dec 2019   11:15 Finished

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

  • 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.

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.
CLIC: Speaking skills: Fluency and Appropriacy (Advanced) Thu 8 Oct 2020   11:15 In progress

This online course is designed for non-native English speakers from the Department of Engineering. It will cover a variety of spoken English, ranging from the more formal language needed for seminars, discussions and conferences, to the more informal everyday language used in the office and the student house.

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

Come to this talk on Cambridge to find out more about the city's past and present and understand the context in which you live. Bring your questions.

English: Out-and-about in Cambridge new Tue 28 Apr 2020   13:00 Finished

Discover a bit more of Cambridge each term. Meet a member of our English team in CLIC and then take a guided walk to learn about different aspects of the city.

English: TV & Pizza new Fri 8 May 2020   16:15 Finished

Come and watch a sitcom over pizza followed by discussion of the content.

English: Writing blogs in English new Fri 31 Jan 2020   16:30 Finished

A visiting expert will share tips and strategies on writing effective blogs and English for social media.

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