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English: Living in Britain new Fri 21 Feb 2020   16:15 Finished

Living in Britain

This practical seminar provides a further opportunity for participants to learn more about key aspects of living in Britain. As in the previous seminars (Michaelmas and Lent Term 2019), it will focus on the intercultural understanding needed to study and work successfully within the University environment; it will also focus more widely on aspects of British life and culture, considering any topics (e.g. tourism, history, politics, class, customs) that participants would like to discuss, and drawing where possible on their impressions and experiences. Those who attended the previous seminar are welcome, and all participants are encouraged to email any questions or particular areas of interest in advance to Sheila Dodds (smd48).

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
English: Grammar for Speaking & Writing: Articles Tue 1 Dec 2015   11:15 Finished

Workshop to revise and improve understanding of the definite and indefinite articles in English.

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English: Cultural Awareness Tue 17 Nov 2015   16:00 Finished

This informal seminar will consider some of the cultural differences experienced by participants, and also address questions arising from various aspects of living and working in both the multi-cultural environment of the University and the wider British community.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.

Intercultural Communication Workshop led by Kasia Lanucha

Monday, 24th February, 10:00 to 13:00, including a free lunch from noon - please book by Wednesday 12 February for catering purposes

Have you ever struggled with other students’ or colleagues’ styles of communication, wondered why some people seem to use more formal language, or be more direct than others? Culture plays a big part in how we communicate, and adjusting to the cultural communication norms means more than learning a foreign language.

Join our workshop to learn more about the importance of cultural competence in engineering. Find out more about the impact of cultural differences on management styles, team dynamics, communication and more.

This free workshop is mainly aimed at graduate students of engineering at Cambridge University. A group of students from a technical university in Germany will also take part within the scope of an exchange trip. It is followed by a sandwich lunch, during which the workshop contents can be discussed further.