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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 8 Jul 2019   12:00 In progress

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.
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.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
English: Cultural Awareness: Living in Britain new Fri 22 Feb 2019   16:00 Finished

Cultural Awareness and Living in Britain

This practical seminar provides a further opportunity for participants to learn more about key aspects of living in Britain. As in the previous seminar (Michaelmas Term 2018), it will focus on the intercultural understanding needed to study and work successfully within the University environment; it will also focus more widely on aspects of British life and culture, considering any topics (e.g. tourism, history, politics, class, customs) that participants would like to discuss, and drawing where possible on their impressions and experiences. Those who attended the previous seminar are welcome, and all participants are encouraged to email any questions or particular areas of interest in advance to Sheila Dodds (smd48).

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

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

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

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

Engineers engage in giving or following complex instructions on a frequent basis. Feedback also forms an essential part of teamwork and task delivery. Therefore, this seminar explores the language and skills required to understand, analyse and evaluate instructions and feedback as well as how to effectively adapt written and spoken instructions and feedback to the audience and situation in terms of language, register and technical complexity.

This seminar covers the language and characteristics of an effective academic CUED supervision from the perspective of both the teacher and student, using authentic recorded material within the Department. The seminar is useful to both postgraduates wishing to improve their language and interaction in academic supervisions and postdocs or postgraduates wishing to maximise their teaching performance when supervising students.

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.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
English: Grammar for Speaking & Writing: Articles Wed 28 Nov 2018   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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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.

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.
  • 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.

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: ?Punctuate properly! Tue 24 May 2016   11:15 Finished

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.

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

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 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.

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

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.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
English: Speaking - The Conference new Tue 6 May 2014   11:15 Finished

This workshop is intended for non-native speakers from the Department of Engineering who would like to improve their spoken English in a variety of contexts, both formal and informal. It is open to PhD and postdoc and MPhil by Research students from the Department of Engineering.

This workshop will cover a variety of speaking scenarios experienced at conferences and will equip you with the language required from small talk and everyday English to the language of presentations and questions.

English: Speaking - The Student House new Mon 19 May 2014   11:15 Finished

This workshop is intended for non-native speakers from the Department of Engineering who would like to improve their spoken English in a variety of contexts, both formal and informal. It is open to PhD and postdoc and MPhil by Research students from the Department of Engineering.

This workshop will cover a variety of speaking scenarios experienced while living and dining with English students. We will hone in on useful everyday language required to get to know each other, generate small talk, discuss topical events and negotiate or problem solve together.

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: Writing: Achieving Synthesis 1 Mon 19 Jan 2015   11:15 Finished

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

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.
English: Writing and Culture 2 new Mon 23 Jun 2014   11:15 Finished

This workshop will focus on how close your writing is to the expected English model in Engineering. Bring your papers/reports in progress and obtain feedback on your language and the structure of your work.

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.

This workshop will focus on vocabulary building at the academic level (i.e., appropriate word choice, the effective use of academic language, avoiding redundancy, simplifying overcomplicated language, language for clarity, etc.).

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.
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.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
English: Writing for Engineers (Postdocs) new Mon 21 Jan 2019   12:30 Finished

This writing course supports postdocs 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 papers, plus an assessment of your personal areas for improvement

  • The course consists of 3 workshops plus a schedule of individual supervisions at the end of the course.
  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
English: Writing - Grammar Surgery new Tue 17 Jun 2014   11:00 Finished

Here we'll analyse and edit your own written work and focus on the grammar issues that arise. I will ask all participants to submit a piece of writing in advance, and the workshop will be based on these. It's a good opportunity to get direct feedback on your own work!

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.
English: Writing: Language for Emails and Letters Tue 24 Nov 2015   11:15 Finished

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.
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.

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