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NIEHS: English Communication for Visiting Scientists

Course: Language Skills; American Culture

  • Jan 24, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, NIEHS campus, Rodbell A
  • Jan 25, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, NIEHS campus, Rodbell BC

Speaker(s): Sharolyn Kawakami-Schulz, PhD. Tammy Collins, PhD, Director, NIEHS Office of Fellows' Career Development
This event is recommended for: Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows.

*This offering of "English Communication for Visiting Scientists" will take place at NIEHS in Research Triangle Park, NC*

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

During the course we will:

  • Discuss strategies for successful communication, specifically 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 during their time at NIH.
  • Participants need to be able to commit to both days of class.

*This course will be especially helpful to those participating in the NIEHS “Big Picture-Small Talk Three Minute Communication Challenge" to be held February 27 at 2:00PM in Rodbell ABC.