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Engineering Language Unit 2013-14

Programme of events provided by Engineering Centre for Languages & Inter-Communication
(Thu 17 Oct 2013 - Thu 24 Jul 2014)

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Tue 3 Dec 2013 – Tue 6 May 2014

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December 2013

Tue 3
English: Grammar Workshops Finished 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

Workshop to revise and improve some aspects of English grammar.

Mon 9
English Focus on Writing - Non-native PhD and Postdoc, MPhil by Research students from the Department of Engineering (6 of 6) Finished 14:30 - 16:30 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 3

This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to improve their skills in writing dissertations, research papers and reports.

January 2014

Tue 14
English: Communication Skills - Speaking Workshop new Finished 15:00 - 17:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This workshop is intended for non-native speakers from the Department of Engineering who would like to improve their spoken English in a variety of contexts, both formal and informal. It is open to PhD and postdoc and MPhil by Research students from the Department of Engineering.

Wed 15
English: Communication Skills - Writing Workshop new Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is intended for non-native speaker PhD Engineering students who wish to improve their skills in writing dissertations, research papers and reports.

Thu 16
English speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (1 of 6) Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is intended for non-native speaker graduate students and Post Docs in the Engineering Department who wish to improve their Pronunciation skills. There will be an introduction to an aspect of English Pronunciation with an opportunity to practise, both on your own, in pairs, in groups and to work with the teacher

Thu 23
English speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (2 of 6) Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is intended for non-native speaker graduate students and Post Docs in the Engineering Department who wish to improve their Pronunciation skills. There will be an introduction to an aspect of English Pronunciation with an opportunity to practise, both on your own, in pairs, in groups and to work with the teacher

Tue 28
English Focus on Writing - Lent (1 of 6) Finished 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10

This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to improve their skills in writing dissertations, research papers and reports.

Thu 30
English speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (3 of 6) Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is intended for non-native speaker graduate students and Post Docs in the Engineering Department who wish to improve their Pronunciation skills. There will be an introduction to an aspect of English Pronunciation with an opportunity to practise, both on your own, in pairs, in groups and to work with the teacher

February 2014

Tue 4
English Focus on Writing - Lent (2 of 6) Finished 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10

This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to improve their skills in writing dissertations, research papers and reports.

Thu 6
English speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (4 of 6) Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is intended for non-native speaker graduate students and Post Docs in the Engineering Department who wish to improve their Pronunciation skills. There will be an introduction to an aspect of English Pronunciation with an opportunity to practise, both on your own, in pairs, in groups and to work with the teacher

Tue 11
English Focus on Writing - Lent (3 of 6) Finished 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10

This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to improve their skills in writing dissertations, research papers and reports.

Thu 13
English speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (5 of 6) Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is intended for non-native speaker graduate students and Post Docs in the Engineering Department who wish to improve their Pronunciation skills. There will be an introduction to an aspect of English Pronunciation with an opportunity to practise, both on your own, in pairs, in groups and to work with the teacher

Tue 18
English Focus on Writing - Lent (4 of 6) Finished 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10

This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to improve their skills in writing dissertations, research papers and reports.

Wed 19
English: Writing Skills Workshop - What makes a good Abstract and Title? Finished 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6

This is one in a series of five Scientific Writing Skills Workshops tailored to the needs of the PhD/PostDoc Engineering student. These run throughout the year.

  • What makes a good abstract and title? (see topics covered section for more details)

The following workshops are also available:

  • Planning and Writing the Literature Review
  • Presenting your results and findings
  • Working on the Discussions and Conclusions Sections
  • Preparing successful poster presentations
Thu 20
English speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (6 of 6) Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is intended for non-native speaker graduate students and Post Docs in the Engineering Department who wish to improve their Pronunciation skills. There will be an introduction to an aspect of English Pronunciation with an opportunity to practise, both on your own, in pairs, in groups and to work with the teacher

Tue 25
English Focus on Writing - Lent (5 of 6) Finished 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10

This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to improve their skills in writing dissertations, research papers and reports.

March 2014

Tue 4
English Focus on Writing - Lent (6 of 6) Finished 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10

This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to improve their skills in writing dissertations, research papers and reports.

Thu 6
English: Grammar Workshops Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

Workshop to revise and improve some aspects of English grammar.

Tue 11
English: Communication Skills - Writing Workshop new Finished 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This workshop will look at a week in the life of an Engineering student from the writing perspective. It will address communication skills in writing from different practical angles involving emails, notes and strategies to prepare for and draft a paper or report. It will provide an overview of the most common stylistic, structural and grammatical mistakes made in these writing scenarios and equip you to fix those relevant to your own writing

April 2014

Tue 22
English: Grammar Workshop - Using articles Finished 15:00 - 17:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

Workshop to revise and improve some aspects of English grammar. REPEAT OF MICHAELMAS 2013 GRAMMAR WORKSHOP

Thu 24
English: Grammar Workshop - Verbs 1 Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

Workshop to revise and improve some aspects of English grammar.

Mon 28
English: Writing and Culture 1 new Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This workshop will explore how your first language and cultural background may influence how you think and write in English. We will talk about different cultural models and how to achieve the best writing in English.

May 2014

Thu 1
English Speaking: Giving presentations in English (1 of 7) Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to improve their skills in giving presentations in English.

Fri 2
English: Writing - Good Scientific Style and Editing new Finished 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10

What makes a good piece of scientific writing? This workshop presents the features of good scientific writing with a focus on scientific style. It will then get you writing yourself and finishes by exploring techniques of editing.

Tue 6
English: Speaking - The Conference new Finished 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This workshop is intended for non-native speakers from the Department of Engineering who would like to improve their spoken English in a variety of contexts, both formal and informal. It is open to PhD and postdoc and MPhil by Research students from the Department of Engineering.

This workshop will cover a variety of speaking scenarios experienced at conferences and will equip you with the language required from small talk and everyday English to the language of presentations and questions.