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Tuesday 27 February

18:00
CULP: Portuguese Basic 1 charged (12 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.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Chinese new [Full] 18:00 - 18:30 John Trim Centre

A 30-minute session providing a chance to practice Chinese pronunciation, tones and general conversation.

19:00
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Intermediate 1 charged (13 of 15) CANCELLED 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre website.

CULP: Japanese Intermediate 1 charged (13 of 15) CANCELLED 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, 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.

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

19:30
CULP: British Sign Language Basic 1 charged (6 of 15) In progress 19:30 - 21:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

The course is delivered in a visual way. It offers 30 hours of classroom tuition in a group, (up to 16 students), and requires the students to study independently (or in pairs) for an additional 30 hours.

Wednesday 28 February

10:00
CULP: French Intermediate 2 charged (13 of 15) In progress 10:00 - 12:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

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.

More detailed information is available on our website.

CULP: French Basic 2 charged (13 of 15) In progress 10:00 - 12:00 Language Centre, 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.

More detailed information is available on our website.

10:30
JTC: English speaking practice [Full] 10:30 - 11:15 John Trim Centre

A relaxed one-to-one English speaking session with an English speaking volunteer.

11:45
JTC: English speaking practice [Full] 11:45 - 12:30 John Trim Centre

A relaxed one-to-one English speaking session with an English speaking volunteer.

12:00
JTC: Advanced French Conversation Hours : Via Zoom charged (6 of 6) In progress 12:00 - 13:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Please note that the Conversation Hours will be delivered online

This conversation hour offers learners with an independent conversational ability (B2 level upwards) a chance to practise speaking French with others in a relaxed and informal group led by a native-speaker facilitator. The content of the sessions is decided by the participants, with members taking turns to propose a topic and source materials (newspaper articles, web-links, videos etc.) to use as a basis for discussion. The groups are ideal for those who wish to retain or improve upon the language skills they already have or for those studying for a language degree who would like another forum for interaction at advanced level.

Participants from French Advanced CULP are warmly invited to attend the French Conversation Hour.

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

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1 charged (6 of 15) In progress 12:00 - 14:00 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.

13:00
CULP: French Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 13:00 - 15:00 Language Centre, 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.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre website.

CULP: Turkish Basic 2 charged (13 of 15) CANCELLED 13:00 - 15:00 Venue TBC

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.

JTC: Intermediate English Conversation Hours charged (6 of 6) In progress 13:00 - 14:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

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

14:00
CULP: Russian Basic 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) (13 of 15) In progress 14:00 - 15:30 Sidgwick Site, Raised Faculty Building, Room: 332

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 Russian documents that they have come across or may meet in their research.

Students are encouraged to bring along their own texts and work in pairs to enhance the learning experience.

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

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 2 charged (13 of 15) CANCELLED 14:00 - 16:00 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: Swahili Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 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.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 2 charged (6 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 visit our website.

JTC: Advanced English Conversation Hours charged (6 of 6) In progress 14:00 - 15:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

The 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

14:15
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Turkish [Full] 14:15 - 14:45 John Trim Centre

A relaxed one-to-one speaking session with an Turkish speaking volunteer.

14:30
CULP: Mandarin Chinese Intermediate 2 for Business new (8 of 10) Not bookable 14:30 - 16:30 Judge Business School, S03

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.

15:00
CULP: French Advanced charged (13 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

With effect from August 2022 CULP Advanced level students will be included in the population for the HESA student return. We obtain much of the information required via the annual student registration exercise. CULP students, who are not currently following another course of study, will receive an email inviting them to complete Registration. At the start of the student registration process there is further information about the data collection for statutory purposes and the relevant privacy notices from the University and HESA.

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: Turkish Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 11

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: Japanese Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, 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.

15:30
CULP: French Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (13 of 15) In progress 15:30 - 17:00 Language Centre, 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.

16:00
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1 charged (13 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.

CULP: Spanish Intermediate 2 charged (13 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

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: Arabic Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 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.

JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Italian : VIA ZOOM [Full] 16:00 - 16:20 Zoom Video Communication Software

Speaking practice with an Italian native-speaker volunteer via Zoom communication software.

16:30
JTC: English speaking practice [Full] 16:30 - 17:00 John Trim Centre

A relaxed one-to-one English speaking session with an English speaking volunteer.

17:00
CULP: Russian Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, 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.

More detailed information is available from on our website.

CULP: Spanish Basic 1 charged (6 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, 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: Swahili Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 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.

JTC: English speaking practice [Full] 17:00 - 17:30 John Trim Centre

A relaxed one-to-one English speaking session with an English speaking volunteer.

JTC: Speaking practice for learners of French new [Full] 17:00 - 17:20 John Trim Centre

A chance to practice French conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Presentation Practice new [Places] 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

This workshop offers the opportunity for up to seven students to present for 15-minutes each, on a subject of your own choice. This could be repeating a presentation you have given previously, practising a presentation you are due to give in the near future, or even designing a presentation for the purposes of the workshop in order to improve your presenting skills.

You will receive feedback on both your spoken English and presenting style on completion of your presentation, as well as the opportunity to field questions from the rest of the group.

N.B. – although the maximum number of presenters is seven, further students may sign up to watch and ask questions.

17:20
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of French new [Full] 17:20 - 17:40 John Trim Centre

A chance to practice French conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker.

17:30
CULP: Arabic Intermediate 1 new charged (13 of 15) In progress 17:30 - 19:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

18:00
CULP: Arabic Elementary 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

19:00
CULP: German Intermediate 2 charged (13 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 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: Japanese Elementary 2 charged (13 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

The courses are delivered in a blended-learning mode, face-to-face and online through CamTools (the Cambridge University virtual learning environment). The focus is on spoken, oral/aural communicative competence. Students are required to attend to online multimedia materials and read the proscribed texts in their own time so that the classroom time is dedicated to face-to-face communication/discussion.

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