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Wednesday 3 June

12:00
JTC: Advanced French Conversation Hours charged (6 of 6) In progress 12:00 - 13:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Please note that the Conversation Hours will be delivered online

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.

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: Advanced French Conversation Hours charged (6 of 6) In progress 12:00 - 13:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Please note that the Conversation Hours will be delivered online

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.

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.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Conversation Hour [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

In-Sessional English Conversation Hours

JTC: Advanced Japanese Conversation Hours new charged (4 of 6) CANCELLED 12:00 - 13:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Please note that the Conversation Hours will be delivered online

This conversation hour offers learners with an independent conversational ability (B2 level upwards) a chance to practise speaking Japanese 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.

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

14:00
CULP: German Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 14:00 - 16:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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.

15:00
JTC : 1-1 Language learning advice VIA MS Teams Video Chat new [Full] 15:00 - 15:30 MS Teams Video Chat

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser VIA MS TEAMS VIDEO CHAT to explore ways to keep up with your language learning goals during the current pandemic.

These appointments are for advice on learning languages other than English. Should you want support for language skills in English, please do not book into one of these appointments but send your request to adtis@langcen.cam.ac.uk instead.

(Please note that if you are seeking advice about our taught courses, you are encouraged to visit our website for information about online courses to be offered next term).

16:00
CULP: Italian Basic 2 charged (13 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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: Spanish Basic 2 charged (13 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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.

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

CULP: Swahili Basic 2 charged (13 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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.

17:00
CULP: French Advanced Plus charged (6 of 8) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Please note that this is a shorter than usual course at a reduced price. Please contact CULP administrator culp@langcen.cam.ac.uk after registering for the payment link.

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. Please note that Advanced Plus course features no formal summative assessment component and upon the completion successful completion students will be awarded a Certificate of attendance issued by the Language Centre.

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.

18:00
CULP: Spanish Intermediate 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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 1 charged (13 of 15) CANCELLED 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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

At elementary 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 on our website.

CULP: Portuguese Intermediate 2 charged (13 of 15) CANCELLED 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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

At intermediate 2 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.

Thursday 4 June

09:15
CULP: Italian Basic 1 charged (6 of 15) In progress 09:15 - 11:15 Zoom Video Communication Software

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.

09:30
CULP: French Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 09:30 - 11:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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/.

10:00
CULP: Italian Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (22 of 23) In progress 10:00 - 11:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

This course will start at Basic level and move quickly through the basics of Italian grammar. Students with some background in the Italian language (Intermediate level) are most welcome to join the group in January (Lent term) when we start reading more complex, original texts.

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 Italian documents that they have come across or may meet in their research.

Students will be encouraged to bring along their own texts and work in pairs to enhance the learning experience. For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

CULP: German Basic 1 (total beginners) for Academic Purposes (LAP) (14 of 15) In progress 10:00 - 11:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

This 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.

Virtual English Coffee Morning: VIA MS TEAMS new [Full] 10:00 - 10:45 MS Teams Video Chat

A chance to practice some informal spoken English in a small relaxed group with a native speaker.

A nice way to improve speaking and socialising in English whilst sharing a virtual coffee.

10:30
CULP: German Basic 2 charged (9 of 15) In progress 10:30 - 12:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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

JTC : 1-1 Language learning advice VIA MS Teams Video Chat new [Places] 10:30 - 11:00 MS Teams Video Chat

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser VIA MS TEAMS VIDEO CHAT to explore ways to keep up with your language learning goals during the current pandemic.

These appointments are for advice on learning languages other than English. Should you want support for language skills in English, please do not book into one of these appointments but send your request to adtis@langcen.cam.ac.uk instead.

(Please note that if you are seeking advice about our taught courses, you are encouraged to visit our website for information about online courses to be offered next term).

12:00
CULP: French Basic 2 charged (13 of 15) In progress 12:00 - 14:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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/

CULP: German Intermediate 1 charged (14 of 15) In progress 12:00 - 14:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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: French Intermediate 2 charged (13 of 15) In progress 12:00 - 14:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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 on our website.

JTC: Intermediate Spanish Conversation Hours new charged (6 of 6) In progress 12:00 - 13:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Please note that the Conversation Hours will be delivered online

If you are an intermediate level learner and would like the chance to improve your speaking skills in a relaxed and informal setting, then this opportunity might interest you.

Come along and take it in turns to choose a conversation topic of personal interest each week. This could be one that's familiar to you but you want to practise more. Devise 4-5 questions to get the conversation started. Example topics could be holidays, food, traditions or hobbies. If you are at the stage where you would like to discuss newspaper articles/current affairs, please attend the Advanced Conversation Hour.

Receive feedback on your pronunciation and accuracy, and try stretching yourself further.

Suitable for those who have completed an intermediate 1 Spanish CULP course or those who have a B1 level in the CEFR.

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

14:00
CULP: German Basic 2 charged (14 of 15) In progress 14:00 - 16:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 2 charged (14 of 15) In progress 14:00 - 16:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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.

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

15:00
CULP: German Intermediate 2 charged (14 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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: French Intermediate 1 charged (11 of 15) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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/.

JTC : 1-1 Language learning advice VIA MS Teams Video Chat new [Places] 15:00 - 15:30 MS Teams Video Chat

A 30 minute appointment with a Language Adviser VIA MS TEAMS VIDEO CHAT to explore ways to keep up with your language learning goals during the current pandemic.

These appointments are for advice on learning languages other than English. Should you want support for language skills in English, please do not book into one of these appointments but send your request to adtis@langcen.cam.ac.uk instead.

(Please note that if you are seeking advice about our taught courses, you are encouraged to visit our website for information about online courses to be offered next term).

15:15
CULP: Portuguese Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) (23 of 23) In progress 15:15 - 16:45 Zoom Video Communication Software

These Portuguese reading courses are designed for researchers, graduate students and staff who have a particular interest in Latin American, Brazilian, Portuguese or Lusophone language, culture and heritage.

They offer linguistic tools that will enable students to comprehend complex texts and produce critical readings and interpretations.

The classes are going to be conducted primarily in English, even though there will be plenty of opportunity for oral and listening practice. The courses feature a listening and speaking component as to prepare student to conduct field work in Portuguese.

The Basic course does not require any knowledge of the language while the prerequisite for the Intermediate course is a CEFR A2 level. The courses offer the possibility of progression and Basic students are strongly encouraged to continue with the Intermediate course.

Please note that these courses are attended by a number of very able, Spanish speaking students of Latin American studies and that the class dynamics are likely to be fast paced. For the rest of the students this might be challenging but also very rewarding and conducive to sound progress.

The courses will start from a Basic level and will aim at:

  • Solidifying strategies of reading of academic texts;
  • Recognition of the compositional structures of the texts;
  • Recognition of basic use of Portuguese grammar units The students will be asked to perform weekly readings of a wide variety of texts.

Alongside that, they will be requested to do grammar exercises related to the basic structures of the language, such as verbs and their complements.

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

16:00
CULP: Russian Basic 2 charged (14 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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 from the Language Centre.

CULP: Arabic Basic 1 charged (13 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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.

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

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1 charged (14 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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: Japanese Basic 1 charged (14 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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.

17:00
CULP: Portuguese Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) (23 of 23) In progress 17:00 - 18:30 Zoom Video Communication Software

These Portuguese reading courses are designed for researchers, graduate students and staff who have a particular interest in Latin American, Brazilian, Portuguese or Lusophone language, culture and heritage.

They offer linguistic tools that will enable students to comprehend complex texts and produce critical readings and interpretations.

The classes are going to be conducted primarily in English, even though there will be plenty of opportunity for oral and listening practice. The courses feature a listening and speaking component as to prepare student to conduct field work in Portuguese.

The Basic course does not require any knowledge of the language while the prerequisite for the Intermediate course is a CEFR A2 level. The courses offer the possibility of progression and Basic students are strongly encouraged to continue with the Intermediate course.

Please note that these courses are attended by a number of very able, Spanish speaking students of Latin American studies and that the class dynamics are likely to be fast paced. For the rest of the students this might be challenging but also very rewarding and conducive to sound progress.

The courses will start from a Basic level and will aim at:

  • Solidifying strategies of reading of academic texts;
  • Recognition of the compositional structures of the texts;
  • Recognition of basic use of Portuguese grammar units The students will be asked to perform weekly readings of a wide variety of texts.

Alongside that, they will be requested to do grammar exercises related to the basic structures of the language, such as verbs and their complements.

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

CULP: Spanish Basic 1 charged (8 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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.

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

18:00
CULP: Russian Basic 1 charged (14 of 15) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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 from the Language Centre.

CULP: Arabic Basic 2 charged (13 of 15) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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.

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

CULP: Japanese Basic 2 charged (14 of 15) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

The courses are delivered in a blended-learning mode, face-to-face and online. 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.

CULP: Portuguese Basic 2 new charged (14 of 15) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software

Course will be delivered online.

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 the Language Centre.