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This workshop is intended for non-native speakers from the Department of Engineering who would like to improve their use of conditional structures and subjunctive forms.

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To revise and improve participants understanding of basic conditional forms.

English: Living in Britain new Fri 21 Feb 2020   16:15 [Places]

Living in Britain

This practical seminar provides a further opportunity for participants to learn more about key aspects of living in Britain. As in the previous seminars (Michaelmas and Lent Term 2019), it will focus on the intercultural understanding needed to study and work successfully within the University environment; it will also focus more widely on aspects of British life and culture, considering any topics (e.g. tourism, history, politics, class, customs) that participants would like to discuss, and drawing where possible on their impressions and experiences. Those who attended the previous seminar are welcome, and all participants are encouraged to email any questions or particular areas of interest in advance to Sheila Dodds (smd48).

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English: Speaking Skills: Pronunciation Skills Thu 16 Jan 2020   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 15 Jan 2020 11:15 CANCELLED

Intercultural Communication Workshop led by Kasia Lanucha

Monday, 24th February, 10:00 to 13:00, including a free lunch from noon - please book by Wednesday 12 February for catering purposes

Have you ever struggled with other students’ or 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.

Join our workshop to learn more about the importance of cultural competence in engineering. Find out more about the impact of cultural differences on management styles, team dynamics, communication and more.

This free workshop is mainly aimed at graduate students of engineering at Cambridge University. A group of students from a technical university in Germany will also take part within the scope of an exchange trip. It is followed by a sandwich lunch, during which the workshop contents can be discussed further.