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Thu 3 Dec 2020 – Thu 14 Jan

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Thursday 3 December 2020

10:30
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Chinese : via Zoom new Finished 10:30 - 10:50 Zoom Video Communication Software

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

11:00
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Japanese : VIA ZOOM Finished 11:00 - 11:20 Zoom Video Communication Software

A one-to-one practice speaking session with a volunteer native Japanese speaker. The session will take place over Zoom Communication Software

11:30
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Japanese : VIA ZOOM Finished 11:30 - 11:50 Zoom Video Communication Software

A one-to-one practice speaking session with a volunteer native Japanese speaker. The session will take place over Zoom Communication Software

JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Chinese : via Zoom new Finished 11:30 - 11:50 Zoom Video Communication Software

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

15:15
CULP: Portuguese Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (7 of 23) In progress 15:15 - 16:45 Zoom Video Communication Software

These Portuguese reading courses are designed for researchers, graduate students and staff who have a particular interest in Latin American, Brazilian, Portuguese or Lusophone language, culture and heritage.

They offer linguistic tools that will enable students to comprehend complex texts and produce critical readings and interpretations.

The classes are going to be conducted primarily in English, even though there will be plenty of opportunity for oral and listening practice. The courses feature a listening and speaking component as to prepare student to conduct field work in Portuguese.

The Basic course does not require any knowledge of the language while the prerequisite for the Intermediate course is a CEFR A2 level. The courses offer the possibility of progression and Basic students are strongly encouraged to continue with the Intermediate course.

Please note that these courses are attended by a number of very able, Spanish speaking students of Latin American studies and that the class dynamics are likely to be fast paced. For the rest of the students this might be challenging but also very rewarding and conducive to sound progress.

The courses will start from a Basic level and will aim at:

  • Solidifying strategies of reading of academic texts;
  • Recognition of the compositional structures of the texts;
  • Recognition of basic use of Portuguese grammar units The students will be asked to perform weekly readings of a wide variety of texts.

Alongside that, they will be requested to do grammar exercises related to the basic structures of the language, such as verbs and their complements.

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

17:00
CULP: Portuguese Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) (7 of 23) In progress 17:00 - 18:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

These Portuguese reading courses are designed for researchers, graduate students and staff who have a particular interest in Latin American, Brazilian, Portuguese or Lusophone language, culture and heritage.

They offer linguistic tools that will enable students to comprehend complex texts and produce critical readings and interpretations.

The classes are going to be conducted primarily in English, even though there will be plenty of opportunity for oral and listening practice. The courses feature a listening and speaking component as to prepare student to conduct field work in Portuguese.

The Basic course does not require any knowledge of the language while the prerequisite for the Intermediate course is a CEFR A2 level. The courses offer the possibility of progression and Basic students are strongly encouraged to continue with the Intermediate course.

Please note that these courses are attended by a number of very able, Spanish speaking students of Latin American studies and that the class dynamics are likely to be fast paced. For the rest of the students this might be challenging but also very rewarding and conducive to sound progress.

The courses will start from a Basic level and will aim at:

  • Solidifying strategies of reading of academic texts;
  • Recognition of the compositional structures of the texts;
  • Recognition of basic use of Portuguese grammar units The students will be asked to perform weekly readings of a wide variety of texts.

Alongside that, they will be requested to do grammar exercises related to the basic structures of the language, such as verbs and their complements.

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

CULP: Introduction to the Persian (Farsi) Language and Culture charged (13 of 15) Finished 17:00 - 19:00 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 the 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.

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

18:00
CULP: Korean Basic 1 charged (7 of 15) Finished 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

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

At basic 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
Intercultural Communication workshop for Medics new CANCELLED 18:30 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

The healthcare provision for culturally diverse patients usually comes down to provision of language services (interpreters) in order to enable the patients to participate in NHS England. But language barriers are only part of the communication challenge. People’s cultural background affect the way they communicate, perceive the illnesses, and project expectations on the healthcare professionals. The lack of appreciation for those differences may result in the inability of the patient to follow the medical advice, and low level of satisfaction with the provision which might lead to complaints or repeated appointments. This talk offers an insight of how national culture influences interaction between healthcare staff and the patients (and their relatives) and helps to develop strategies for enhanced communication.

Friday 4 December 2020

12:30
JTC: Arabic Conversation Hours new charged (3 of 3) CANCELLED 12:30 - 13:30 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/C1 level upwards) a chance to practice speaking Arabic with others in a relaxed and informal group led by a native-speaker facilitator. The language used in the sessions will be mostly Egyptian Arabic/ Modern Standard Arabic. 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 upper-intermediate to advanced level.

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

17:00
CULP: Spanish Basic 1 - SEMI-INTENSIVE charged (15 of 15) Finished 17:00 - 19:00 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.

Tuesday 8 December 2020

17:00
CULP: Introduction to the Persian (Farsi) Language and Culture charged (14 of 15) Finished 17:00 - 19:00 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 the 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.

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

Thursday 10 December 2020

11:30
JTC: Study Abroad Advice VIA MS Teams Video Chat Finished 11:30 - 12:00 MS Teams Video Chat

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser VIA MS TEAMS VIDEO CHAT to explore intensive language courses abroad for your specific requirements. We can offer pointers for evaluating the options available and share information gleaned from students' feedback on courses that they have attended.

Please note that we are unable to provide guidance regarding COVID-19 and the travel restrictions this may have on your chosen destination.

17:00
CULP: Introduction to the Persian (Farsi) Language and Culture charged (15 of 15) Finished 17:00 - 19:00 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 the 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.

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

Thursday 17 December 2020

12:00
JTC: Study Abroad Advice VIA MS Teams Video Chat Finished 12:00 - 12:30 MS Teams Video Chat

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser VIA MS TEAMS VIDEO CHAT to explore intensive language courses abroad for your specific requirements. We can offer pointers for evaluating the options available and share information gleaned from students' feedback on courses that they have attended.

Please note that we are unable to provide guidance regarding COVID-19 and the travel restrictions this may have on your chosen destination.

Tuesday 5 January 2021

11:30
JTC: Study Abroad Advice VIA MS Teams Video Chat Finished 11:30 - 12:00 MS Teams Video Chat

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser VIA MS TEAMS VIDEO CHAT to explore intensive language courses abroad for your specific requirements. We can offer pointers for evaluating the options available and share information gleaned from students' feedback on courses that they have attended.

Please note that we are unable to provide guidance regarding COVID-19 and the travel restrictions this may have on your chosen destination.

Thursday 7 January 2021

11:30
JTC: Study Abroad Advice VIA MS Teams Video Chat Finished 11:30 - 12:00 MS Teams Video Chat

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser VIA MS TEAMS VIDEO CHAT to explore intensive language courses abroad for your specific requirements. We can offer pointers for evaluating the options available and share information gleaned from students' feedback on courses that they have attended.

Please note that we are unable to provide guidance regarding COVID-19 and the travel restrictions this may have on your chosen destination.

Monday 11 January 2021

14:00
JTC: Study Abroad Advice VIA MS Teams Video Chat Finished 14:00 - 14:30 MS Teams Video Chat

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser VIA MS TEAMS VIDEO CHAT to explore intensive language courses abroad for your specific requirements. We can offer pointers for evaluating the options available and share information gleaned from students' feedback on courses that they have attended.

Please note that we are unable to provide guidance regarding COVID-19 and the travel restrictions this may have on your chosen destination.

16:00
JTC : 1-1 Language learning advice VIA MS Teams Video Chat new Finished 16:00 - 16:30 MS Teams Video Chat

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser VIA MS TEAMS VIDEO CHAT to explore ways to keep up with your language learning goals during the current pandemic.

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 visit our website for information about online courses to be offered next term).

Tuesday 12 January 2021

14:00
JTC: Choosing a Short Language Course Abroad: a workshop VIA Zoom Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Administered by the Language Centre, the AJ Pressland Fund offers bursaries of up to £1,000 to support language study abroad for students within the Schools of Biological Science, Clinical Medicine, Physical Science and Technology.

Those applying for a Trinity College Language Bursary are also welcome to attend.

The aim of this optional workshop is to support with choosing a short language course abroad. We can offer pointers for evaluating the options available and share information gleaned from students' feedback on courses that they have attended.

Students should be planning to study a language overseas for up to 4 weeks during the Long Vacation and funds awarded may be used to support course fees, accommodation and travel as required.

Please note that we are unable to provide guidance regarding COVID-19 and the travel restrictions this may have on your chosen destination.

17:00
CULP: Persian (Farsi) Pre-Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes new charged (1 of 15) Finished 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.

  • Please note research students within the School of Arts & Humanities and the School of Humanities & Social Sciences need to contact CULP Administrator on culp@langcen.cam.ac.uk for the link to make a payment.

Wednesday 13 January 2021

15:00
JTC : 1-1 Language learning advice VIA MS Teams Video Chat new Finished 15:00 - 15:30 MS Teams Video Chat

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser VIA MS TEAMS VIDEO CHAT to explore ways to keep up with your language learning goals during the current pandemic.

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 visit our website for information about online courses to be offered next term).

Thursday 14 January 2021

11:30
JTC: Study Abroad Advice VIA MS Teams Video Chat Finished 11:30 - 12:00 MS Teams Video Chat

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser VIA MS TEAMS VIDEO CHAT to explore intensive language courses abroad for your specific requirements. We can offer pointers for evaluating the options available and share information gleaned from students' feedback on courses that they have attended.

Please note that we are unable to provide guidance regarding COVID-19 and the travel restrictions this may have on your chosen destination.

14:00
JTC: Study Abroad Advice VIA MS Teams Video Chat Finished 14:00 - 14:30 MS Teams Video Chat

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser VIA MS TEAMS VIDEO CHAT to explore intensive language courses abroad for your specific requirements. We can offer pointers for evaluating the options available and share information gleaned from students' feedback on courses that they have attended.

Please note that we are unable to provide guidance regarding COVID-19 and the travel restrictions this may have on your chosen destination.

15:00
JTC: Study Abroad Advice VIA MS Teams Video Chat Finished 15:00 - 15:30 MS Teams Video Chat

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser VIA MS TEAMS VIDEO CHAT to explore intensive language courses abroad for your specific requirements. We can offer pointers for evaluating the options available and share information gleaned from students' feedback on courses that they have attended.

Please note that we are unable to provide guidance regarding COVID-19 and the travel restrictions this may have on your chosen destination.

16:00
JTC: Study Abroad Advice VIA MS Teams Video Chat Finished 16:00 - 16:30 MS Teams Video Chat

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser VIA MS TEAMS VIDEO CHAT to explore intensive language courses abroad for your specific requirements. We can offer pointers for evaluating the options available and share information gleaned from students' feedback on courses that they have attended.

Please note that we are unable to provide guidance regarding COVID-19 and the travel restrictions this may have on your chosen destination.

17:00
CULP: Persian (Farsi) Pre-Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes new charged (2 of 15) Finished 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.

  • Please note research students within the School of Arts & Humanities and the School of Humanities & Social Sciences need to contact CULP Administrator on culp@langcen.cam.ac.uk for the link to make a payment.