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With 1st year reports coming up, and PhDs to write, the purpose of the Editing Groups is to help you think, write and edit your academic English more effectively.

Throughout the day, we aim to give you a set of simple but effective diagnostic tools, and make the implicit principles of academic English explicit, by focusing on 3 key concepts: ‘Old before New’; ‘Simplicity First, Complexity Last’; ‘Being Confidently Cautious’.

Run for the last two years, quantitative results included: 100% of participants found the training ‘useful’, ‘intended to apply the training’ and would ‘recommend it to others’; all scored it 7/10+, with 20% scoring it 10/10.

Qualitative feedback included: It's revolutionised how I write. Also, I feel much more confident about my ability to write a clear, convincing, and stylish dissertation. NB you could substitute lecture, article, book, research proposal, grant application, email, student essay feedback, etc for 'dissertation' in that last sentence. I learned an excellent array of clear and effective techniques that I can apply easily and simply to my own writing, and anyone else's! These techniques also help me to 'untangle' others' writing so I can understand what I read more clearly.

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.

ADTIS In-Sessional - Methodology and Results Wed 28 Feb 2018   17:00 [Places]

Methodology and results are two very common chapters in academic papers and dissertations / theses, especially in scientific subjects. This workshop will focus mainly on linguistic aspects of these chapters.

CULP: Arabic Basic 1 charged Thu 19 Oct 2017   17:00   [More dates...] In progress

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.

The course will take place at the Faculty of Classics, Room 2.03.

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Tue 17 Oct 2017 15:00 In progress
Wed 18 Oct 2017 15:00 In progress
CULP: Arabic Basic 2 charged Wed 18 Oct 2017   17:00 In progress

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

CULP: Arabic Elementary 1 charged Tue 17 Oct 2017   17:00 In progress

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: Arabic Elementary 2 charged Wed 18 Oct 2017   17:00 In progress

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

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 with 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.

The course will take place in the Alison Richard Building (Centre of Latin American Studies), Room 204.

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 with 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.

The course will take place in the Alison Richard Building (Centre of African Studies), Room 204.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1 charged Tue 23 Jan 2018   13:00   [More dates...] In progress

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.

4 other events...

Date Availability
Mon 16 Oct 2017 19:00 In progress
Tue 17 Oct 2017 13:00 CANCELLED
Tue 17 Oct 2017 15:00 In progress
Wed 18 Oct 2017 15:00 In progress
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 2 charged Wed 24 Jan 2018   13:00   [More dates...] CANCELLED

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.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:30 In progress
Wed 18 Oct 2017 13:00 POSTPONED
CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Elementary 1 charged Fri 20 Oct 2017   19:00 In progress

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Elementary 2 charged Thu 19 Oct 2017   19:00 In progress

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Intermediate 1 new charged Mon 16 Oct 2017   19:00 CANCELLED

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

CULP: French Advanced charged Fri 20 Oct 2017   16:00   [More dates...] In progress

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

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

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

4 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 17 Oct 2017 10:00 In progress
Wed 18 Oct 2017 17:00 In progress
Thu 19 Oct 2017 11:00 In progress
Thu 19 Oct 2017 15:00 In progress
CULP: French Advanced Plus charged Tue 17 Oct 2017   17:00 In progress

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

CULP: French Basic 1 (Semi-Intensive) new charged Thu 18 Jan 2018   13:00   [More dates...] In progress

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.

3 other events...

Date Availability
Mon 16 Oct 2017 13:00 In progress
Tue 17 Oct 2017 09:30 CANCELLED
Thu 19 Oct 2017 15:00 In progress
CULP: French Basic 2 charged Wed 24 Jan 2018   09:30   [More dates...] CANCELLED

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

2 other events...

Date Availability
Mon 16 Oct 2017 15:00 In progress
Fri 20 Oct 2017 11:00 In progress
CULP: French Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) Thu 18 Jan 2018   13:00   [More dates...] CANCELLED

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.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Mon 16 Oct 2017 13:30 In progress
Tue 17 Oct 2017 11:30 In progress
CULP: French Intermediate 1 charged Mon 22 Jan 2018   09:30   [More dates...] In progress

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/.

4 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 17 Oct 2017 19:00 In progress
Wed 18 Oct 2017 13:00 In progress
Thu 19 Oct 2017 09:30 In progress
Fri 20 Oct 2017 13:00 In progress
CULP: French Intermediate 1 for Academic Purposes (LAP) Fri 20 Oct 2017   09:30 In progress

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 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 [http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/culp/culp.php?c=30http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/lc/culp

CULP: French Intermediate 2 charged Fri 20 Oct 2017   14:00   [More dates...] In progress

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

2 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 17 Oct 2017 14:00 In progress
Thu 19 Oct 2017 13:00 In progress
CULP: French Intermediate 2 for Academic Purposes (LAP) Tue 17 Oct 2017   12:30 In progress

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 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.

CULP: German Advanced new charged Tue 17 Oct 2017   16:30   [More dates...] In progress

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.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Mon 16 Oct 2017 15:00 In progress
CULP: German Advanced Plus new charged Thu 19 Oct 2017   12:00 In progress

The concept underpinning this course is one of fostering the learning of higher Advanced German language through listening (mainly films), reading (mainly literature), speaking and writing (both film and literature).

Every session will offer a choice of extracts either from the German* literary canon or from critically acclaimed films, or indeed both, which illustrate the session’s theme. These passages will be analysed by means of listening, reading and communicative exercises and will lead to a discussion about their aesthetic, wider cultural, historical and political implications and relevance today.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

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