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Towards the end of the Michaelmas Term, most students start to prepare written work for submission and evaluation. This workshop, which follows on from the academic writing style webinar earlier in the term, offers some key ideas about the larger structure of a piece of academic writing, and shows students how best and most effectively to present their ideas.

This end-of-term workshop uses short video clips, reading and discussion to explore an important aspect of British culture, the class system, and how it relates to universities.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Intonation and Stress Thu 28 Nov 2019   17:00 [Places]

This is a workshop which will concentrate on intonation and stress within normal spoken and written English, and will aim to give students some idea of how stress and intonation work at the level of the sentence or even the paragraph. It should help students understand how intonation is used in English to convey meaning beyond the surface value of individual words, and should help them to use this technique as well.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Presentation Skills Practice Wed 20 Nov 2019   17:00 [Places]

Practise your presentation skills and receive peer and tutor feedback. This workshop offers students the chance to give a short presentation, with or without PowerPoint. Its aim is to hone the skills required for an effective presentation, and to practise in a supportive and friendly environment. A maximum 7 students only to present (Please note in the special requirements if you DO NOT wish to present). Students must bring a pre-prepared, short presentation with them on a USB stick; please don’t bring a laptop. Please also bring a printout of your presentation (6 slides per page) to enable better feedback.

CULP: Arabic Basic 1 charged Wed 23 Oct 2019   15:00   [More dates...] In progress

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.

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Thu 17 Oct 2019 17:00 In progress
Tue 22 Oct 2019 15:00 In progress
CULP: Arabic Basic 2 charged Wed 23 Oct 2019   17:00 In progress

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: Arabic Elementary 1 charged Tue 22 Oct 2019   17:00 In progress

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: Arabic Elementary 2 charged Wed 23 Oct 2019   17:00 In progress

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: British Sign Language Basic 1 new charged Tue 22 Oct 2019   17:00 In progress

The course is delivered in a visual way

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1 charged Wed 23 Oct 2019   15:00   [More dates...] In progress

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.

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Tue 22 Oct 2019 13:00 In progress
Wed 23 Oct 2019 10:30 In progress
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 2 charged Wed 23 Oct 2019   13:00   [More dates...] CANCELLED

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.

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Date Availability
Tue 22 Oct 2019 15:00 In progress
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Elementary 1 charged Fri 18 Oct 2019   19:00 In progress

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre webiste.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Elementary 2 charged Thu 17 Oct 2019   19:00 In progress

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Intermediate 1 new charged Mon 21 Oct 2019   19:00 CANCELLED

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre website.

CULP: French Advanced charged Thu 24 Oct 2019   11:00   [More dates...] In progress

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

At 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 for 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.

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Thu 17 Oct 2019 19:00 In progress
Wed 23 Oct 2019 17:00 In progress
CULP: French Advanced Plus charged Tue 29 Oct 2019   19:00 In progress

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.

CULP: French Basic 1 charged Tue 22 Oct 2019   09:30   [More dates...] In progress

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.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Thu 17 Oct 2019 15:00 In progress
CULP: French Basic 2 charged Mon 21 Oct 2019   15:00   [More dates...] In progress

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.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Fri 18 Oct 2019 11:30 In progress
CULP: French Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) Wed 23 Oct 2019   10:00   [More dates...] In progress

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.

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Date Availability
Tue 22 Oct 2019 11:30 In progress
CULP: French Intermediate 1 charged Wed 23 Oct 2019   13:00   [More dates...] In progress

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.

3 other events...

Date Availability
Thu 17 Oct 2019 09:30 In progress
Fri 18 Oct 2019 13:30 In progress
Mon 21 Oct 2019 13:00 In progress
CULP: French Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) Mon 21 Oct 2019   10:00 In progress

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.

CULP: French Intermediate 2 charged Tue 22 Oct 2019   19:00   [More dates...] In progress

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.

3 other events...

Date Availability
Thu 17 Oct 2019 15:00 In progress
Mon 21 Oct 2019 12:00 In progress
Mon 21 Oct 2019 17:00 In progress
CULP: French Intermediate 2 for Academic Purposes (LAP) Mon 21 Oct 2019   11:30 In progress

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.

CULP: French Music new Mon 14 Oct 2019   09:30 Not bookable

Music in Jazz-Age Paris

This weekly class will enable students to develop their skills in reading the French documents they need to deal with in their studies. Each session will be divided into two parts: The first part will consist of grammar and 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 French texts. Each week you will be required to prepare a translation into English of a French passage. Texts will include the writings of Emile Vuillermoz and Boris de Schloezer.

CULP: German Advanced charged Tue 22 Oct 2019   16:30   [More dates...] In progress

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 from the Language Centre website.

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

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

1 other event...

Date Availability
Mon 21 Oct 2019 15:00 In progress
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