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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 course is intended for non-native 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.

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 18 Jan 2018   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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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: 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.

English: Supervisor/Student Communication Tue 3 Nov 2015   16:00 Finished

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

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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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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.

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

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English: Writing for Engineers new Mon 29 Jan 2018   11:15 Finished

Writing for Engineers.

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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 Wed 29 Nov 2017   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.

This course is intended for non-native 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.
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