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Wednesday 23 October

10:00
CULP: French Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (1 of 14) [Full] 10:00 - 11:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 1

Using close reading and translation of academic texts from their particular discipline, this weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading French documents that they have come across or may meet in their research.

The course aims to develop strategies for reading longer texts faster through close analysis, grammatical and stylistic commentary, and translation. For example, literary texts with differing editions, stories with two or more translations into English that need to be compared and evaluated, poems of challenging originality or range of allusion.

Classes will be conducted in English, but there will be many opportunities to use French and practise reading aloud.

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

10:30
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1 charged (1 of 15) [Places] 10:30 - 12:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4

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.

11:00
CULP: German Basic 1 charged (1 of 15) [Places] 11:00 - 13:00 17 Mill Lane 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.

12:00
JTC: Advanced English Conversation Hours charged (1 of 6) [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 1

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

JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Spanish new [Full] 12:00 - 12:20 John Trim Centre

A relaxed and informal speaking practice session with a volunteer native Spanish speaker

JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 12:00 - 12:20 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with volunteer native speaker

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

12:20
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Spanish new [Full] 12:20 - 12:40 John Trim Centre

A relaxed and informal speaking practice session with a volunteer native Spanish speaker

JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 12:20 - 12:40 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with volunteer native speaker

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

12:40
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Spanish new [Full] 12:40 - 13:00 John Trim Centre

A relaxed and informal speaking practice session with a volunteer native Spanish speaker

JTC: English speaking practice new [Places] 12:40 - 13:00 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with volunteer native speaker

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

13:00
CULP: French Intermediate 1 charged (1 of 15) [Full] 13:00 - 15:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 1

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.

More detailed information is available on our website.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 2 charged (1 of 15) CANCELLED 13:00 - 15:00 17 Mill Lane 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.

JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 13:00 - 13:20 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with volunteer native speaker

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

13:20
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 13:20 - 13:40 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with volunteer native speaker

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

13:40
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 13:40 - 14:00 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with volunteer native speaker

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

14:00
CULP: Swahili Basic 1 charged (1 of 15) [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Sidgwick Site, Alison Richard Building S3

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.

JTC: Japanese Elementary Conversation Hours new (1 of 6) CANCELLED 14:00 - 15:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2

Friendly and informal conversation practice sessions for elementary learners who would like to extend their speaking skills towards conversational Japanese. Learners will have a chance to practice talking about a variety of topics so whether you are learning from a resource or a class, you could use it as a chance to practice talking about a topic you have learned or alternatively, you could take it as an opportunity to branch out and experiment with discussing a new idea or issue that interests you.

A native speaker facilitator is there to encourage learners and give you feedback.

14:30
CULP: Introduction to the Hebrew Language and Culture charged (1 of 15) [Places] 14:30 - 16:30 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 1
  • 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.

15:00
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1 charged (1 of 15) [Places] 15:00 - 17:00 17 Mill Lane 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.

CULP: Arabic Basic 1 charged (1 of 15) [Places] 15:00 - 17:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 1

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: Spanish Basic 2 charged (1 of 15) [Places] 15:00 - 17:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4

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: Japanese Basic 1 charged (1 of 15) CANCELLED 15:00 - 17:00 17 Mill Lane 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.

JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new [Full] 15:00 - 15:30 John Trim Centre

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser to explore opportunities and resources to help you with your plans and aims for your language learning. We advise on learning strategies across a range of 180+ languages in our learning centre. Click here to view our current index of languages.

These appointments are for advice on learning languages other than English. Should you want support for language skills in English, please do not book into one of these appointments but send your request to adtis@langcen.cam.ac.uk instead.

(Please note that if you are seeking advice about our taught courses, you are encouraged to drop in to the Language Centre or book early in the term rather than wait for an appointment. See our website for details.)

Advising appointments can be used to:

  • Decide on your short term and longer term goals
  • Discuss learning strategies for independent language study
  • Formulate a personal learning plan
  • Evaluate your progress so far and identify your next steps
  • Tackle more challenging aspects of your language learning, e.g., strategies for developing listening
  • Talk about ways of shaping a self-study session
  • Explore resources in specialist areas
  • Consider how taught course options in Cambridge can fit in to a longer term plan
  • Find out more about intensive language courses abroad
16:00
CULP: Russian Basic 2 charged (1 of 15) [Places] 16:00 - 18:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At a basic 2 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 the Language Centre.

JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new [Full] 16:00 - 16:30 John Trim Centre

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser to explore opportunities and resources to help you with your plans and aims for your language learning. We advise on learning strategies across a range of 180+ languages in our learning centre. Click here to view our current index of languages.

These appointments are for advice on learning languages other than English. Should you want support for language skills in English, please do not book into one of these appointments but send your request to adtis@langcen.cam.ac.uk instead.

(Please note that if you are seeking advice about our taught courses, you are encouraged to drop in to the Language Centre or book early in the term rather than wait for an appointment. See our website for details.)

Advising appointments can be used to:

  • Decide on your short term and longer term goals
  • Discuss learning strategies for independent language study
  • Formulate a personal learning plan
  • Evaluate your progress so far and identify your next steps
  • Tackle more challenging aspects of your language learning, e.g., strategies for developing listening
  • Talk about ways of shaping a self-study session
  • Explore resources in specialist areas
  • Consider how taught course options in Cambridge can fit in to a longer term plan
  • Find out more about intensive language courses abroad
17:00
CULP: Arabic Elementary 2 charged (1 of 15) [Places] 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Room 7

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: Arabic Basic 2 charged (1 of 15) [Places] 17:00 - 19:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 1

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: Swahili Basic 1 charged (1 of 15) [Places] 17:00 - 19:00 Sidgwick Site, Alison Richard Building S3

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 Advanced charged (1 of 15) [Full] 17:00 - 19:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4

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

At an advanced level, the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

One of the aims of the advanced level courses is also presentation skills as the courses aim to cater to the academic needs (i.e. research, conferences) of the students.

More detailed information is available on our website.

NB: Advanced courses are official, award-bearing University qualifications.

Please also note that the certificates and transcripts are usually issued in July.

CULP: Italian Basic 2 charged (1 of 15) [Full] 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of English, GR05

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: Portuguese Basic 1 new charged (1 of 15) [Places] 17:00 - 19:00 17 Mill Lane 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.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Grammar Focus - Modals [Places] 17:00 - 19:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 3

The most significant grammar mistakes that foreign students make are usually those that greatly change the meaning of the sentence. Modals, such as can or would, are often used to indicate the position of the writer in academic writing, so their inaccurate use can easily give a very different meaning from that intended.

18:00
CULP: Russian Intermediate 2 charged (1 of 15) [Places] 18:00 - 20:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207

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.

18:30
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Chinese Mandarin Basic 2019 - BLOCK A (10 of 10) Not bookable 18:30 - 20:30 Clinical School, Seminar Room 16

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine.

19:00
CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), Spanish Basic 2019 - BLOCK A (9 of 10) Not bookable 19:00 - 21:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 1

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine.

CULP: Japanese Elementary 1 charged (1 of 15) [Places] 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 3

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

At elementary1 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 on our website.

CULP: Spanish Intermediate 2 charged (1 of 15) [Places] 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4

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

At intermediate 2 level the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

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

CULP: Languages for Medics (SSC), German Intermediate 1 2019 - BLOCK A (10 of 10) Not bookable 19:00 - 21:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 2

Language courses for Y4 students of the School of Clinical Medicine.

CULP: German Intermediate 2 charged (1 of 15) [Full] 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 1

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

At intermediate 2 level, the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

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

CULP: Portuguese Intermediate 1 charged (1 of 15) [Places] 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2

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.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.