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English Communication for Visiting Scientists - September 2017

Course: Language Skills; American Culture

  • Sep 7, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Building 60 (Cloisters), Lecture Hall Room 142
  • Sep 8, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Building 60 (Cloisters), Lecture Hall Room 142

Speaker(s): Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, OITE, Lori Conlan, PhD, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services, Sharolyn Kawakami-Schulz, PhD
This event is recommended for: Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows.

Please note: 'English Communication for Visiting Scientists' is being offered specifically for trainees who have been in the US for less than one year.

The goal of this course is to help visiting scientists and trainees build confidence in their ability to communicate in English.

During the course we will:

  • Discuss strategies for successful communication, especially in the scientific workplace.
  • Develop strategies to communicate effectively with colleagues and potential employers.
  • Explore US culture, common greetings, etiquette, and diversity.
  • Practice English conversation in a variety of scientific settings and roles.
  • Explore resources to help trainees continue to improve their English during their time at NIH.

Participants need to be able to commit to both days of class.

If you have any questions about this course, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Sharolyn Kawakami-Schulz (kawakamischulsv@mail.nih.gov).

  • Event registration is limited to Graduate Students, NIH Staff Scientist/Staff Clinicians and Postdocs/Fellows. Please Log in to register.

To request sign language interpreters and/or other accommodation, please contact NIH Interpreting Services by phone at 301-402-8180, by submitting a request online, or by using the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. Requests should be made at least 5 days in advance of the event.

  • Event registration is limited to Graduate Students, NIH Staff Scientist/Staff Clinicians and Postdocs/Fellows. Please Log in to register.