Detailed information about the course
Social and Professional Interaction in English: Face-to-Face Communication at Conferences and Events (110)
4th November 2019
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Ann Humphry Baker
Would you like to feel more confident when interacting in English in social and professional situations? This workshop gives you the language skills to improve your social interaction in English.
Establishing and maintaining a professional network is essential for doctoral candidates not only while studying, but also in their professional lives for developing their career and establishing cooperative partnerships. Striking up and maintaining a conversation is not always easy but there are tools that can help you.
We will be looking at the linguistic and communicative skills you need for interacting at conferences and other professional events.
We will focus on the following topics:
The doctoral candidate should have the communicative, linguistic and social skills to help them conduct effective social and professional interaction in an international (English-speaking) academic environment.
An interactive workshop with theoretical and linguistic input followed by role play and discussion.
Doctoral candidates from all disciplinary backgrounds with English level from B1-B2
(Please evaluate your level of English using the Council of Europe's self-evaluation grid, which you will find here. The training will be given in English.)
University of Neuchâtel
Date: Monday, 4th November 2019
Schedule: 9.15 am to 5.15 pm
Location: University of Neuchâtel
Ann Humphry-Baker has taught English for the last 40 years and specialises in English for Academic Purposes. She was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and holds an Honours Degree in English and French from the University of Southampton and a Master's in Education from the University of Manchester. She taught at the Centre de Langues at the University of Lausanne and the HEIG-VD in Yverdon-les-Bains.
Participants are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train between the city of their university and the location of the workshop (half-fare card, 2nd class).
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