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Friday 14 June

09:30
CULP: Italian Basic 1 charged (15 of 15) Finished 09:30 - 11:30 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.

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

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

JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new Finished 10:00 - 10:30 MS Teams Video Chat

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

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

Please note; This advising appointment will be offered online with an advisor via MS Teams.

12:30
CULP: French Intermediate 1 charged (15 of 15) Finished 12:30 - 14:30 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.

More detailed information is available on our website.

13:30
CULP: German Intermediate for Academic Purposes (LAP) (8 of 8) Finished 13:30 - 15:00 Faculty of Classics, Room 2.04

This class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading German documents they need to deal with in their research. Each session will be divided into two parts:

The first part will consist of grammar, tasks to develop insight into the reading process, help with dealing with complex sentence structures, academic conventions, abbreviations, etc.

The second part will be devoted to the translation of original German texts from different periods and covering a range of topics. Each week you will be asked to attempt a translation into English of a German passage. Students will be encouraged to bring along German texts from their own research to translate.

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

15:00
CULP: French Upper-Intermediate Through Stories and Films charged (8 of 8) Finished 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1
  • For the link to make a payment please contact CULP Administrator on langculp@langcen.cam.ac.uk

A language course for students who have an intermediate command of the French Language (completed B1). The level is upper-intermediate working towards CEF B2.

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

17:00
CULP: Spanish Intermediate 2 charged (15 of 15) Finished 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, 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: Russian Basic 2 charged (12 of 15) Finished 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 219

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

18:00
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Chinese : Via Zoom new Finished 18:00 - 18:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

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

Monday 17 June

13:00
JTC: Advanced German Conversation Hours charged (6 of 6) Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

This conversation hour offers learners with an independent conversational ability (B2/C1 level upwards) a chance to practice speaking German 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, video 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 low-pressure, informal practice. This is also a great follow-up activity for CULP German learners and can be repeated year after year.

Previous participants from German Advanced CULP are warmly invited to attend the German Conversation Hour.

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

14:00
CULP: German Basic 1 charged (15 of 15) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 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.

15:00
CULP: Russian Intermediate 2 charged (13 of 15) Finished 15:00 - 17:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, 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.

16:30
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Through Poetry and Songs charged (8 of 8) CANCELLED 16:30 - 18:30 Zoom Video Communication Software
  • For the link to make a payment please contact CULP Administrator on culp@langcen.cam.ac.uk

This course is designed for students, staff at Cambridge University and members of the public whose Chinese level is at about HSK 3, ideally suited to those students who have completed the CULP Chinese Basic 2 course or have taken Chinese at GCSE Level.

17:00
CULP: Russian Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) Finished 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 219

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

18:00
CULP: Arabic Basic 2 charged (14 of 15) Finished 18:00 - 20:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At 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 18 June

10:00
CULP: Mandarin Chinese Intermediate 2 for Business new (8 of 10) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Venue TBC

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.

17:00
CULP: Russian Basic 2 charged (13 of 15) Finished 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 219

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

18:00
CULP: Portuguese Basic 2 charged (11 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.

Wednesday 19 June

10:00
CULP: Mandarin Chinese Intermediate 2 for Business new (9 of 10) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Venue TBC

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.

Thursday 20 June

15:00
CULP: Russian Intermediate 2 charged (14 of 15) Finished 15:00 - 17:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, 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.

17:00
CULP: Russian Basic 1 charged (14 of 15) Finished 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 219

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

CULP: Korean Basic 2 charged (12 of 15) CANCELLED 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.

18:00
CULP: Arabic Basic 2 charged (15 of 15) Finished 18:00 - 20:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. At 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 Intermediate 2 charged (11 of 15) CANCELLED 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

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

At intermediate 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.

Friday 21 June

10:00
CULP: Academic German for Archive Work Workshop Finished 10:00 - 13:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

The Academic German for Archive Work workshops are offered during the academic year, based on demand. Each workshop lasts three hours and enrols up to 15 participants. For more information, please check our website.

17:00
CULP: Russian Basic 2 charged (14 of 15) Finished 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 219

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