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Communication Essentials: Online Self-taught Bookable


"It all boils down to communication", how many times have we heard that phrase? This interactive online module is packed full of useful tips and practical examples to help you get your point across more clearly, ask the right questions and listen better to what others have to say.

The module introduces you to the key concepts of communication skills through a variety of media, offering those new to this topic a solid grounding in the essentials, as well as a great refresher for more experienced communicators.

If you’re short of time and just need the basics, or you want to explore things in a bit more detail, the versatile structure of this module offers you the flexibility to learn in the way that best fits with your schedule.

View a short trailer for the module.


Even the most skilled communicators sometimes struggle to get their message across. This course will equip you with the mindset and knowledge to communicate effectively when it really matters. Learn how to deliver your message with sincerity, clarity and enthusiasm. Staff who wish to improve their one-to-one communication skills in challenging and difficult situations will benefit from this course.


Increase your confidence and skills in one-to-one communication with this highly participative course. Effective communication starts in your head and it isn’t just about the words you say. Your tone of voice, facial expression and body language all communicate a message. This course will help you get your message across more clearly. You will also have the opportunity to practise communication skills on a one-to-one basis.

Conference abstracts (Engineering RDC Division A: Fluids) new Fri 29 May 2020   14:15 Not bookable

Please note the venue is Holger's office, Room BE2-03.

Two RDC sessions for 1st year PhD students (Division D), Department of Engineering.

Find out how to create eye-catching and effective conference posters to illustrate your research. The first session will cover: Why conference posters?, Design principles, Readability and layout, Planning and editing your poster. Please bring paper and pen/pencil with you to the session.

In the second session students will show and discuss posters-in-progress based on their PhD work.

Slides from the session will be made available on Moodle.

These sessions will take place in the Civil Engineering building.

Conflict Resolution Fri 15 May 2020   09:30 CANCELLED


Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a conflict wondering how you got into it and how to get out? This course sets out to identify and examine the causes of conflict and to offer a range of practical techniques for resolving disputes. Skilled negotiation is often crucial and this course introduces a proven approach that is used widely by professional mediators and negotiators. You will have the opportunity to explore and practice key ideas using presentation, self assessment, role play and discussion in a friendly and informal group setting.

This session aims to provide participants with an overview of the University policy in relation to probation. The CUL processes and paperwork will be explained, starting from the initial Welcome email through the confirming of the member of staff in post. The importance of this procedure to CUL will be discussed and there will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

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Wed 24 Jun 2020 14:30 [Places]
Thu 2 Jul 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 18 Nov 2020 14:30 [Places]
Tue 24 Nov 2020 10:00 [Places]
CULP: Arabic Basic 1 charged Mon 20 Apr 2020   16:00 [Places]

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: Arabic Basic 2 charged Mon 20 Apr 2020   18:00 [Places]

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: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1 charged Tue 21 Apr 2020   16:00 [Places]

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: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 2 charged Tue 21 Apr 2020   14:00 [Places]

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: French Basic 1 charged Tue 21 Apr 2020   09:30 [Places]

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: French Basic 2 charged Mon 20 Apr 2020   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

Please note, this is a lighter version of a full course. More detailed information is available at http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/lc/culp/

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Tue 21 Apr 2020 11:30 [Places]
CULP: French Basic for Academic Purposes (LAP) Mon 20 Apr 2020   10:00 Not bookable
  • Please be aware that this is the continuation of the Michaelmas/Lent course.*

Course will be delivered online.

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: French Intermediate 1 charged Mon 20 Apr 2020   12:00 [Places]

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/.

CULP: French Intermediate 2 charged Mon 20 Apr 2020   13:00 [Places]

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.

CULP: German Basic 1 charged Wed 22 Apr 2020   14:00 [Places]

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.

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.

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Date Availability
Fri 17 Jan 2020 11:00 In progress
CULP: German Basic 2 charged Tue 21 Apr 2020   14:00 [Places]

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

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.

CULP: German Intermediate 1 charged Tue 21 Apr 2020   12:00 [Places]

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: German Intermediate 2 charged Tue 21 Apr 2020   15:00 [Places]

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: German Intermediate for Academic Purposes (LAP) Mon 20 Apr 2020   14:00 [Places]

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.

CULP: Italian Basic 2 charged Mon 20 Apr 2020   16:00 [Places]

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 Tue 21 Apr 2020   16:00 [Places]

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.

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