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ADTIS In-Sessional - Relative Clauses Wed 26 Jan 2022   15:00   [More dates...] [Places]

Relative clauses are very common in general and academic English but they cause problems for many students, sometimes significantly altering the meaning from what they intend. This workshop introduces some grammatical rules of relative clauses and explores common errors that non-native speakers of English frequently make. The workshop involves watching a video and completing exercises before an online Zoom workshop.

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Wed 9 Feb 2022 15:00 [Places]
ADTIS In-Sessional - Business Writing Tue 1 Mar 2022   15:00 [Places]

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to produce clear, concise and compelling documents in a professional setting. You’ll pick up techniques for quickly identifying, honing and communicating your key message — whether it’s for day-to-day emails, longer reports or a persuasive pitch.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Conclusions/Discussions Wed 2 Mar 2022   15:00 [Places]

The final chapter of a dissertation / thesis can have various titles including ‘conclusion’ and ‘discussion’. This workshop looks at the typical contents of a final chapter and also cautious language (hedging), which is commonly found in a conclusion. It involves a video to watch and exercises to complete before an online Zoom workshop.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Grammar Focus: Articles Thu 11 Nov 2021   13:00 [Places]

The correct use of articles (the / a / an) is one of the trickiest aspects of English grammar for non-native speakers, whether their language uses articles in a different way from English or maybe manages to get by without any articles at all. This webinar will set out clearly the ways in which English uses articles, and will hopefully offer some conceptual keys to help students correct their own usage. Students will then be asked to complete some exercises online.

ADTIS In-Sessional - How to Write with Clarity Tue 15 Mar 2022   15:00 [Places]

Good academic writing should be clear, concise and coherent. This workshop looks at some common barriers to clarity in writing — and suggests strategies for overcoming them. There is a short exercise to complete before the workshop.

Across disciplines, academic writing uses a repertoire of patterns of language to organise and create coherent texts. Evidence from large databases (corpora) of academic writing shows us how grammar and vocabulary follow regular patterns to create clarity, appropriate information focus and argument structure. This is a practical workshop with tasks to complete before and during the Zoom workshop.

This workshop continues the theme of Patterns and chunks in academic writing (1), looking at how writers signal the organisation of their texts using a repeated repertoire of language chunks. This is a practical workshop with tasks to complete before and during the Zoom workshop. Attendance at Patterns and chunks in academic writing (1) is not a prerequisite for attendance at this workshop.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Plagiarism and How to Avoid it Wed 10 Nov 2021   17:00 [Places]

Academic culture in English-speaking countries places a lot of emphasis on avoiding plagiarism, but conventions are often different from those in students’ home countries. This webinar will examine what constitutes plagiarism and look at the University of Cambridge regulations. Students will then be asked to complete some exercises online.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Presentation Skills Thu 21 Oct 2021   13:00 [Places]

The most common way for students to share their work with their colleagues is via presentations, using a variety of techniques and methods. This webinar, which dovetails with the Presentation Skills Practice workshop on 18 November, will introduce some ways in which you can make your work come across as coherent and effective.

This workshop will focus on some sounds that speakers of Chinese often have problems with. There is nothing to do before the workshop.

CULP: Arabic Basic 1 charged Mon 18 Oct 2021   17:00   [More dates...] [Places]

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 19 Oct 2021 14:30 [Places]
Wed 20 Oct 2021 14:30 [Places]
CULP: Arabic Basic 2 charged Wed 20 Oct 2021   17:00 [Places]

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 19 Oct 2021   17:00 [Places]

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 Sat 16 Oct 2021   09:00 [Places]

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 charged Thu 14 Oct 2021   19:00 [Places]

The course is delivered in a visual way

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1 charged Thu 14 Oct 2021   18:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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 19 Oct 2021 14:00 [Places]
Wed 20 Oct 2021 16:00 [Places]
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 2 charged Tue 19 Oct 2021   16:00   [More dates...] [Places]

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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Wed 20 Oct 2021 18:30 [Places]
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Elementary 1 charged Sat 16 Oct 2021   09:00 [Places]

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 Sat 16 Oct 2021   11:00 [Places]

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 charged Fri 15 Oct 2021   09:00 [Places]

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 14 Oct 2021   18:00   [More dates...] [Places]

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 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.

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Mon 18 Oct 2021 17:00 [Places]
Tue 19 Oct 2021 17:00 [Places]
Wed 20 Oct 2021 17:00 [Places]
CULP: French Advanced Plus charged Wed 20 Oct 2021   17:00 [Places]

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 Thu 14 Oct 2021   11:00   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Mon 18 Oct 2021 10:00 [Places]
Wed 20 Oct 2021 13:00 [Places]
CULP: French Basic 2 charged Fri 15 Oct 2021   11:00   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Tue 19 Oct 2021 13:00 [Places]

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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Wed 20 Oct 2021 10:00 [Places]
Wed 20 Oct 2021 15:30 [Places]
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