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Monday 26 February

09:30
CULP: French Intermediate 1 charged (6 of 15) In progress 09:30 - 11:30 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

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 at http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/lc/culp/.

12:00
JTC: French Conversation Hours charged (12 of 12) In progress 12:00 - 13:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

This conversation hour offers learners with an independent conversational ability (B2 level upwards) a chance to practise speaking French with others in a relaxed and informal group led by a native-speaker facilitator. The content of the sessions is decided by the participants, with members taking turns to propose a topic and source materials (newspaper articles, web-links, videos etc.) to use as a basis for discussion. The groups are ideal for those who wish to retain or improve upon the language skills they already have or for those studying for a language degree who would like another forum for interaction at advanced level.

Previous participants from French Advanced CULP are warmly invited to attend the French Conversation Hour.

If the course is already 'in progress' please click on 'register your interest' in order to book a place.

JTC: Chinese Conversation Hours new charged (12 of 12) CANCELLED 12:00 - 13:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

This conversation hour offers learners with an independent conversational ability (B2/C1 level upwards) a chance to practice speaking Chinese with others in a relaxed and informal group led by a native-speaker facilitator. The content of the sessions is decided by the participants, with members taking turns to propose a topic and source materials (newspaper articles, web links, videos etc.) to use as a basis for discussion. The groups are ideal for those who wish to retain or improve upon the language skills they already have or for those studying for a language degree who would like another forum for interaction at upper-intermediate to advanced level.

If the course is already 'in progress' please click on 'register your interest' in order to book a place.

JTC: Advanced English Conversation Hours charged (6 of 6) In progress 12:00 - 13:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

The Advanced Conversation Hours are a great way to practice the spoken English of academic discussion and debate. They are suitable for learners comfortable in spoken interaction at level c1 and above. The weekly sessions encourage a relaxed and fun approach to communication designed to both aid interaction and build confidence.

If the course is already 'in progress' please click on 'register your interest' in order to book a place.

Cost for 6 sessions

£30 Students, £40 Staff, £50 Partners and Visiting Scholars

13:00
CULP: French Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 13:00 - 15:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

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

At 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 at http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/lc/culp/french/culp-french.html.

JTC: German Conversation Hours charged (12 of 12) In progress 13:00 - 14:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

This conversation hour offers learners with an independent conversational ability (B2/C1 level upwards) a chance to practice speaking German with others in a relaxed and informal group led by a native-speaker facilitator. The content of the sessions is decided by the participants, with members taking turns to propose a topic and source materials (newspaper articles, web links, video etc.) to use as a basis for discussion. The groups are ideal for those who wish to retain or improve upon the language skills they already have or for those studying for a language degree who would like another forum for low-pressure, informal practice. This is also a great follow-up activity for CULP German learners and can be repeated year after year.

Previous participants from German Advanced CULP are warmly invited to attend the German Conversation Hour.

If the course is already 'in progress' please click on 'register your interest' in order to book a place.

JTC: Arabic Conversation Hours new charged (12 of 12) CANCELLED 13:00 - 14:00 Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Room 314

This conversation hour offers learners with an independent conversational ability (B2/C1 level upwards) a chance to practice speaking Arabic with others in a relaxed and informal group led by a native-speaker facilitator. The language used in the sessions will be mostly Levantine and/or Egyptian Arabic. The content of the sessions is decided by the participants, with members taking turns to propose a topic and source materials (newspaper articles, web links, videos etc.) to use as a basis for discussion. The groups are ideal for those who wish to retain or improve upon the language skills they already have or for those studying for a language degree who would like another forum for interaction at upper-intermediate to advanced level.

If the course is already 'in progress' please click on 'register your interest' in order to book a place.

JTC: German Conversation Hours charged (6 of 6) In progress 13:00 - 14:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

This conversation hour offers learners with an independent conversational ability (B2/C1 level upwards) a chance to practice speaking German with others in a relaxed and informal group led by a native-speaker facilitator. The content of the sessions is decided by the participants, with members taking turns to propose a topic and source materials (newspaper articles, web links, video etc.) to use as a basis for discussion. The groups are ideal for those who wish to retain or improve upon the language skills they already have or for those studying for a language degree who would like another forum for low-pressure, informal practice. This is also a great follow-up activity for CULP German learners and can be repeated year after year.

Participants from German Advanced CULP are warmly invited to attend the German Conversation Hour.

If the course is already 'in progress' please click on 'register your interest' in order to book a place.

CULP: Spanish Intermediate 2 charged (13 of 15) In progress 13:00 - 15:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

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.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Russian [Full] 13:00 - 13:20 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with a Russian native-speaker volunteer

13:20
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Russian [Full] 13:20 - 13:40 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with a Russian native-speaker volunteer

13:30
CULP: French Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (13 of 15) In progress 13:30 - 15:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

Using close reading and translation of academic texts from their particular discipline, this weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts and Humanities 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.

13:40
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Russian [Full] 13:40 - 14:00 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with a Russian native-speaker volunteer

14:00
CULP: German Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) (13 of 15) In progress 14:00 - 15:30 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

This weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading German documents they need to deal with in their research. Each session will be divided into two parts:

The first part will consist of grammar, 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 German texts from different periods and covering a range of topics. Each week you will be asked to attempt a translation into English of a German passage. Students will be encouraged to bring along German texts from their own research to translate.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Ukrainian new CANCELLED 14:00 - 14:20 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with a Ukrainian native-speaker volunteer

15:00
CULP: German Advanced charged (13 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

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 from the Language Centre.

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

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

CULP: French Basic 2 charged (13 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

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 at http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/lc/culp

CULP: Italian Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

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

At basic 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.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: Russian Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Teaching Room 327

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 at http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/lc/culp.

JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new [Full] 15:00 - 15:30 John Trim Centre

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser to explore learning opportunities and resources to help you with your plans and aims for your language learning. We advise on strategies for autonomous learning across a range of 160+ languages in our learning centre. Click here to view our current index of languages.

(Please note that midway through the academic year, if you are seeking advice about our taught courses, you are encouraged to drop in to the Language Centre or book early in the term rather than wait for an appointment. See our website for details.)

Advising appointments can be used to:

  • Decide on your short term and longer term goals
  • Discuss learning strategies for independent language study
  • Formulate a personal learning plan
  • Evaluate your progress so far and identify your next steps
  • Talk about ways of shaping a self-study session
  • Explore resources in specialist areas
  • Tackle more challenging aspects of your language learning
  • Consider how taught course options in Cambridge can fit in to a longer term plan
  • Find out more about intensive language courses abroad
15:30
CULP: German Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (13 of 15) In progress 15:30 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

This weekly class is intended to help research students in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences to develop their skills in reading German documents they need to deal with in their research. Each session will be divided into two parts:

The first part will consist of grammar, 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 German texts from different periods and covering a range of topics. Each week you will be asked to attempt a translation into English of a German passage. Students will be encouraged to bring along German texts from their own research to translate.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new [Full] 15:30 - 16:00 John Trim Centre

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser to explore learning opportunities and resources to help you with your plans and aims for your language learning. We advise on strategies for autonomous learning across a range of 160+ languages in our learning centre. Click here to view our current index of languages.

(Please note that midway through the academic year, if you are seeking advice about our taught courses, you are encouraged to drop in to the Language Centre or book early in the term rather than wait for an appointment. See our website for details.)

Advising appointments can be used to:

  • Decide on your short term and longer term goals
  • Discuss learning strategies for independent language study
  • Formulate a personal learning plan
  • Evaluate your progress so far and identify your next steps
  • Talk about ways of shaping a self-study session
  • Explore resources in specialist areas
  • Tackle more challenging aspects of your language learning
  • Consider how taught course options in Cambridge can fit in to a longer term plan
  • Find out more about intensive language courses abroad
16:00
JTC: Speaking Practice for learners of Arabic new [Full] 16:00 - 16:20 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with an Arabic native-speaker volunteer

16:20
JTC: Speaking Practice for learners of Arabic new [Places] 16:20 - 16:40 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with an Arabic native-speaker volunteer

16:40
JTC: Speaking Practice for learners of Arabic new [Full] 16:40 - 17:00 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with an Arabic native-speaker volunteer

17:00
ADTIS In-Sessional - An Introduction to Academic Presentations [Places] 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

Effective presenting skills are essential in academic life. In this workshop you will learn the basics of an appropriate and effective academic presenting style, and will be offered tips and techniques to put into practice.

CULP: Spanish Advanced charged (13 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

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 for the academic needs (i.e. research, conferences) of the students.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

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

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

CULP: Italian Intermediate 2 charged (13 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of English, GR04

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 from the Language Centre.

CULP: Spanish Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

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.

CULP: Russian Intermediate 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 207

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.

For more detailed information about the course please go to the Language Centre CULP page at http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/lc/culp

CULP: Italian Intermediate 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

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 from the Language Centre.

18:00
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Bengali new [Places] 18:00 - 18:20 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with a Bengali native-speaker volunteer

18:20
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Bengali new [Places] 18:20 - 18:40 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with a Bengali native-speaker volunteer

18:40
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Bengali new [Places] 18:40 - 19:00 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with a Bengali native-speaker volunteer

19:00
CULP: German Intermediate 2 charged (13 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

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.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

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.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Intermediate 1 new charged (13 of 15) CANCELLED 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: Spanish Intermediate 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 19:00 - 21:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

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.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: Japanese Elementary 2 new charged (13 of 15) CANCELLED 19:00 - 21:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 2

The courses are delivered in a blended-learning mode, face-to-face and online through CamTools (the Cambridge University virtual learning environment). The focus is on spoken, oral/aural communicative competence. Students are required to attend to online multimedia materials and read the proscribed texts in their own time so that the classroom time is dedicated to face-to-face communication/discussion.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.