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December 2007 Issue
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Summer can broaden your horizons

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, project management and communication.

Among the new programs on offer is "Writing for the Web". It's estimated that 95% of customers will visit a company's website for the information that's on there - but most companies only spend 5% of their time focusing on providing well-written, clear content. In this workshop, you will learn the tricks - and traps - to developing a great website.

Another popular course on offer is "Confidently Say What You Really Want to Say!" This teaches 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 also 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, call (08) 8303 4777 or visit:

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