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December 2006 Issue
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Want to learn over summer?

Summer is a great time to study.

A wide range of short courses for personal or professional needs is available over summer from Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) at the University of Adelaide.

A number of the courses deal with business skills, people skills and communication.

Among the new programs on offer is "Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y - How Do We All Work Together?" This promises to be invaluable for anyone hoping to get the most out of a multi-generational workforce, and is ideal for managers, supervisors, colleagues, or anyone wanting to gain an insight into how the generational gaps can be bridged.

Another new course is "Confidently Say What You Really Want to Say!" This aims to teach people how to have more personal impact and become clearer and more intentional in their speaking - something that many struggle with.

PCE also has an outstanding language and cultural program, with Intensive Language Courses for beginners and Advanced Courses.

The Intensive Language Courses are designed for those who wish to learn a language in a short period of time for business, personal interest or travel. Classes are held twice weekly, condensing a full year of study into 10 weeks. The teaching enables students to retain grammar and vocabulary and develop communication skills at a greater rate than in similar courses of longer duration. Intensive French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin) and Spanish are all available.

Secondary students feeling daunted by the prospect of a tough time ahead in Year 12 next year can take some comfort in the following: PCE offers Year 12 Subject Preparation Courses, a course in "Coping With Year 12", and another course in effective essay writing.

For more information about PCE's Summer Program, visit or call (08) 8303 4777.

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