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Tuesday 29 May

09:00
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of German [Full] 09:00 - 09:20 John Trim Centre

A chance to practice German conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker

09:20
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of German [Places] 09:20 - 09:40 John Trim Centre

A chance to practice German conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker

09:40
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of German [Full] 09:40 - 10:00 John Trim Centre

A chance to practice German conversation/pronunciation with a volunteer native speaker

11:00
CULP: French Intermediate 1 charged (11 of 15) In progress 11:00 - 13:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

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/.

CULP: German Basic 2 charged (11 of 15) In progress 11:00 - 13:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

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

12:00
CULP: German Intermediate 1 charged (11 of 15) In progress 12:00 - 14:00 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 go to the Language Centre CULP page at: http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/lc/culp/

13:00
JTC: Spanish Conversation Hours charged (5 of 6) In progress 13:00 - 14:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 12

This conversation hour offers learners with an independent conversational ability (B2/C1 level upwards) a chance to practice speaking Spanish 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 Spanish Advanced CULP and Advanced plus through film and literature are warmly invited to attend the Spanish Conversation Hour.

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

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1 charged (14 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 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.

JTC: Arabic Intermediate Conversation Hours new charged (5 of 6) In progress 13:00 - 14:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

These are informal conversation practice sessions where learners take it in turns to choose a topic for the session and prepare some relevant questions. Whether you are learning from a resource or a class, you could use it as a chance to repeat your practice of a topic you have learned, such as an everyday conversation about where you are all from. Alternatively, you could take it as an opportunity to branch out and experiment with discussing a new idea or issue that interests you. A native speaker facilitator is there to provide support in sustaining conversation and to give you feedback on your language.

These sessions will allow you to practise spoken Arabic while finding topics written in Modern Standard Arabic.

14:00
CULP: Russian Basic 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) (21 of 23) POSTPONED 14:00 - 15:30 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 219

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

Students are 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.

This course is going to take place in Room 219 at the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages.

CULP: French Basic 2 charged (11 of 15) In progress 14:00 - 16:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

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: Russian Basic 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) (14 of 16) In progress 14:00 - 15:30 Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, Room 219

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

Students are 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.

This course is going to take place in Room 219 at the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages.

15:00
CULP: German Intermediate 2 charged (11 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 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 2 charged (11 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 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.

15:30
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
CULP: Spanish Basic 1 charged (11 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

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: Japanese Basic 1 charged (11 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

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.

JTC: 1-to-1 Language Learning Advice new [Places] 16:00 - 16:30 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
17:00
CULP: Arabic Basic 1 charged (11 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 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: Persian (Farsi) Pre-Intermediate 1 new charged (6 of 7) CANCELLED 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Room 7

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence. This course is the continuation of our introduction level. The focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication and grammar points are analysed in context.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1 charged (11 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 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 Intermediate 2 charged (11 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 12

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.

18:00
CULP: Japanese Elementary 2 charged (11 of 15) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 1

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.

CULP: Portuguese Intermediate 1 charged (11 of 15) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 2

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.

Wednesday 30 May

09:30
CULP: French Basic 1 charged (11 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 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: French Basic 2 charged (14 of 15) CANCELLED 09:30 - 11:30 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

11:30
CULP: German Basic 2 for Academic Purposes (LAP) - SCHOOLWIDE (6 of 8) In progress 11:30 - 13:00 Venue TBC

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.

12:00
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

JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Russian [Full] 12:00 - 12:20 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with a Russian native-speaker volunteer

12:20
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Russian [Full] 12:20 - 12:40 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with a Russian native-speaker volunteer

12:40
JTC: Speaking practice for learners of Ukrainian new [Places] 12:40 - 13:00 John Trim Centre

Speaking practice with a Ukrainian native-speaker volunteer

13:00
JTC: French Conversation Hours charged (5 of 6) In progress 13:00 - 14:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

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.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 2 charged (14 of 15) CANCELLED 13:00 - 15:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

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: German Basic 1 new charged (11 of 15) In progress 13:00 - 15:00 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.

13:30
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 13:30 - 13:50 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with volunteer native speaker

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

13:50
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 13:50 - 14:10 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with volunteer native speaker

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

14:00
CULP: German Intermediate for Academic Purposes (LAP) (6 of 8) In progress 14:00 - 15:30 Venue TBC

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.

CULP: Swahili Basic 2 charged (11 of 15) CANCELLED 14:00 - 16:00 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.

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

14:10
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 14:10 - 14:30 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with volunteer native speaker

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

15:00
CULP: Spanish Basic 2 charged (14 of 15) CANCELLED 15:00 - 17:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

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: Turkish Basic 2 new charged (6 of 7) In progress 15:00 - 17:00 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 go to the Language Centre CULP page at http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/lc/culp

16:00
CULP: Spanish Basic 2 charged (11 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 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.

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

CULP: French Intermediate 2 charged (11 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 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.

16:30
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 16:30 - 16:50 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with volunteer native speaker

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

16:50
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 16:50 - 17:10 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with volunteer native speaker

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

17:00
CULP: Italian Basic 1 charged (11 of 15) In progress 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of Classics, Room 2.03

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: Arabic Basic 2 charged (11 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 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

17:10
JTC: English speaking practice new [Full] 17:10 - 17:30 John Trim Centre
A relaxed one-to-one practice speaking session with volunteer native speaker

Please book no more than 2 sessions per week and not back to back.

18:00
CULP: Spanish Intermediate 1 charged (11 of 15) In progress 18:00 - 20:00 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.

JTC: Japanese Intermediate Conversation Hours new (5 of 6) In progress 18:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 4

Friendly and informal conversation practice sessions for those working towards a B2 level or who have completed a Basic 2 Japanese CULP course. Learners will take turns to choose a topic for the session and prepare some discussion questions. Whether you are learning from a resource or a class, you could use it as a chance to practice talking about a topic you have learned or alternatively, you could take it as an opportunity to branch out and experiment with discussing a new idea or issue that interests you.

A native speaker facilitator is there to provide support in sustaining conversation and to give you feedback on your language.