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Friday 2 December

09:00
CULP: Mandarin Chinese Intermediate for Business new (10 of 20) Not bookable 09:00 - 11:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

This course is designed for students and staff of the Judge Business School at Cambridge University, who have prior knowledge of Mandarin Chinese and wish to learn how to better communicate with native Chinese speakers in business settings.

For the language elements, the course is focused on key business communications in four areas: Present yourself and your business; establish business relations; business work and travel; and promote your business.

Another element of the course is to equip students to communicate effectively in the Chinese business context, through gaining a good understanding of Chinese company culture through industry case studies.

More information can be found on our website.

10:00
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Chinese new [Full] 10:00 - 10:20 John Trim Centre

A 20-minute session providing a chance to practice Chinese pronunciation, tones and general conversation.

10:20
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Chinese new [Full] 10:20 - 10:40 John Trim Centre

A 20-minute session providing a chance to practice Chinese pronunciation, tones and general conversation.

10:40
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Chinese new [Full] 10:40 - 11:00 John Trim Centre

A 20-minute session providing a chance to practice Chinese pronunciation, tones and general conversation.

12:00
JTC: Intermediate English Conversation Hours via Zoom charged (5 of 6) In progress 12:00 - 13:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Intermediate Conversation Hours are a great way to practice the spoken English of everyday life. They are suitable for learners comfortable in spoken interaction at level B1 and above. The weekly sessions encourage a relaxed and fun approach to communication designed to both aid interaction and build confidence.

If the course is already 'in progress' please click on 'register your interest' in order to book a place.

Cost for 6 sessions

£31 Students, £41 Staff, £51 Partners and Visiting Scholars

13:20
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of German : VIA MS Teams [Full] 13:20 - 13:40 MS Teams Video Chat

A chance to practice German conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker. The 20-minute session will take place via MS Teams video chat.

13:30
JTC: Advanced English Conversation Hours via Zoom charged (5 of 6) In progress 13:30 - 14:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Advanced Conversation Hours are a great way to practice the spoken English of academic discussion and debate. They are suitable for learners comfortable in spoken interaction at level C1 and above. The weekly sessions encourage a relaxed and fun approach to communication designed to both aid interaction and build confidence.

If the course is already 'in progress' please click on 'register your interest' in order to book a place.

Cost for 6 sessions

£31 Students, £41 Staff, £51 Partners and Visiting Scholars

13:40
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of German : VIA MS Teams [Full] 13:40 - 14:00 MS Teams Video Chat

A chance to practice German conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker. The 20-minute session will take place via MS Teams video chat.

16:00
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Japanese [Full] 16:00 - 16:20 John Trim Centre

A one-to-one practice speaking session with a volunteer native Japanese speaker.

16:20
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Japanese [Full] 16:20 - 16:40 John Trim Centre

A one-to-one practice speaking session with a volunteer native Japanese speaker.

16:40
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Japanese [Full] 16:40 - 17:00 John Trim Centre

A one-to-one practice speaking session with a volunteer native Japanese speaker.

17:00
CULP: Spanish Basic 1 - SEMI-INTENSIVE charged (15 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

Monday 5 December

17:00
CULP: Swahili Intermediate 1 charged (7 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

19:00
CULP: Japanese Basic 2 charged (7 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

Tuesday 6 December

16:00
CULP: Russian Basic 1 charged (7 of 15) POSTPONED 16:00 - 18:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available from on our website.

17:00
CULP: Greek Basic 1 charged (7 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Sidgwick Site, Raised Faculty Building, Room: 332

Greek is an Indo-European language and the only member of the Hellenic branch; it has been spoken in South-East Europe since early in the second millennium BC and has the longest recorded history of any Indo-European language. Ancient Greek, spanning from c. 1500 BC to 1600 AD and Modern Greek (c.1700 to the present) are two major developmental stages in the long history of the language.

Modern Greek is spoken by some 14 million people mainly in the Republic of Greece, where it is the official language and the Republic of Cyprus as one of the two official languages. It is also spoken by sizeable immigrant communities in the USA, Australia, Western Europe and elsewhere. Since 1981 is has been one of the official languages of the European Union as well.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre website.

18:00
CULP: Korean Basic 2 charged (7 of 15) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: French Upper-Intermediate Through Stories and Films new (7 of 8) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software
  • Information about fees for this course can be found in the Charging section

A language course for students who have an intermediate command of the French Language (completed B1), ideally suited to those students who have completed the CULP Intermediate 2 course or have taken French at GCSE Level. The level is upper-intermediate working towards CEF B2.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

Wednesday 7 December

14:00
CULP: Turkish Basic 2 charged (7 of 15) CANCELLED 14:00 - 16:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please go to the Language Centre CULP page.

16:00
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 2 charged (7 of 15) CANCELLED 16:00 - 18:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

17:00
CULP: Swahili Basic 1 charged (7 of 15) CANCELLED 17:00 - 19:00 Room 119, Politics and International Studies, Alison Richard Building

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: Turkish Basic 1 charged (7 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Room L1

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please go to the Language Centre CULP page.

CULP: Greek Basic 2 charged (7 of 15) CANCELLED 17:00 - 19:00 Sidgwick Site, Raised Faculty Building, Room: 332

This is a continuation of the Greek Basic 1 course, suitable for students who have picked up the basics in their previous studies at the introductory level.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre website.

CULP: Persian (Farsi) Pre-Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes charged (7 of 15) CANCELLED 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

This intensive Persian course is designed particularly for researchers, graduate students and staff who have a particular interest in Persian language, culture and heritage. However the course can be equally useful for those who are interested in learning Persian for more general purposes.

We offer linguistic tools that will enable students to comprehend complex texts and produce spoken and written language on variety of topics.

The classes are going to be conducted more or less in English, even though there will be plenty of opportunity for speaking and listening practice in Persian. And the medium of class will swiftly change to Persian by the end of the term. The courses feature a listening and speaking component as to prepare student to conduct field work in Persian and/or communicate in Persian with native speakers.

18:00
CULP: Russian Intermediate 2 charged (7 of 15) CANCELLED 18:00 - 20:00 Sidgwick Site, Raised Faculty Building, Room: 219

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At intermediate 1 level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

19:00
CULP: Introduction to the Hebrew Language and Culture charged (8 of 15) POSTPONED 19:00 - 21:00 Zoom Video Communication Software
  • The Introduction to Languages and Cultures courses feature some less taught languages and are designed to offer a sneak preview into the world of these important civilisations. While learning the basics of the language, you will be able to view and appreciate the ancient as well as modern character of the lands and peoples.

These courses will not be formally assessed and students who attend regularly (12/15 sessions) will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

CULP’s Introduction to Language and Culture Hebrew course, designed for absolute beginners, promises to offer a welcoming and exciting start to your Hebrew studies. Both spoken and written Modern Hebrew will be taught two hours per week during Michaelmas and Lent terms. You will be given the opportunity to express yourself, read and write in the target language, and develop your ability to understand native speakers. Realistic amounts of homework will be given and students will be encouraged to avail themselves of Hebrew media within the Language Centre.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.