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English Communication for Visiting Scientists - November 2017 - POSTPONED

Course: Language Skills; American Culture

  • Nov 27, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Building 35, Room 610
  • Nov 28, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Building 35, Room 610

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

*This session of 'English Communication for Visiting Scientists' has been postponed. Please check back for the rescheduled date.*

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 (

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.