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Chinese: Beginner Intensive Mon 25 Jun 2018   10:00 Not bookable

Introductory course to Chinese. This course is for those with no previous knowledge of Chinese. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

Research has identified that the ability to verbally express ideas clearly and the capacity to work confidently in a group are the two key skills for employability. This series of workshops focuses on aspects of these skills most pertinent to Engineers at Cambridge.

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Have you ever struggled with colleagues' styles of communication, wondered why some people seem to use more formal language, or be more direct than others? Culture plays a big part in how we communicate, and adjusting to the cultural communication norms means more than learning a foreign language.

In Cambridge's diverse and multicultural environment, we constantly communicate with people whose cultural communication norms differ from ours, whether you are a native English speaker from the United Kingdom, a native English speaker from elsewhere in the world, or have learnt English as a foreign language.

In order to avoid misunderstanding, or worse still, conflict, brought on by variations in communication styles we need to learn to make allowances for the cultural differences in how people communicate. To better understand cross-cultural complexity and increase your awareness of cultural identities, the Department's Language Unit have kindly agreed to run a training session on intercultural communication to increase your cultural awareness and give you a better understanding of how culture may affect your everyday communication.

Although crucial during your time in Cambridge, intercultural competence count as a critical soft-skill in your carrier. The engineers of tomorrow need cross-cultural communication skills to work effectively across countries and cultures, in international teams and in leadership /managerial roles, in addition to technical and scientific competence. This workshop will help Engineers to be effective communicators across cultures.

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Workshop to revise and improve some complex conditional forms.

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To revise and improve participants' understanding of complex conditional and subjunctive forms.

This workshop will cover best practice in presenting scientific results in English (charts, graphs, figures, diagrams, trends, etc.).

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This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to improve their skills in giving presentations in English. Participants will have a chance to practice their presentations on an individual basis during the sessions.

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English: Speaking Skills: Pronunciation Skills Thu 18 Jan 2018   11:15   [More dates...] In progress

This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to improve their pronunciation skills. Each week there will be an introduction to an aspect of English pronunciation with opportunities to practise, both individually and in groups, and also to work with the teacher.

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Wed 17 Jan 2018 11:15 In progress
English: Writing for Engineers new Mon 29 Jan 2018   11:15 In progress

Writing for Engineers.

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French: Beginner Intensive Mon 18 Jun 2018   13:00 Not bookable

Introductory course to French. This course is for those with no previous knowledge of French. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

French: Intermediate new Mon 2 Jul 2018   16:00 Not bookable

This course is for those with a GCSE or AS (or equivalent) level in French. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

German: Beginner Intensive Mon 2 Jul 2018   10:00 Not bookable

Introductory course to German. This course is for those with no previous knowledge of German. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

German: Intermediate Mon 2 Jul 2018   12:30 Not bookable

This course is suitable for those who have already studied German for at least a year, or for those who know basic German. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

Japanese: Beginner Intensive Mon 18 Jun 2018   10:00 Not bookable

Introductory course to Japanese. This course is for those with no previous knowledge of Japanese. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

Spanish: Beginner Intensive Tue 19 Jun 2018   15:00 Not bookable

Fun introductory course to Spanish. This course is for those with little or no previous knowledge of Spanish. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

Spanish: Intermediate new Mon 18 Jun 2018   13:00 Not bookable

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