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English Communication for Visiting Scientists - November 2019

Course: Language Skills; American Culture

  • Nov 18, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Room A/B, Building 45 (Natcher)
  • Nov 19, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Room A/B, Building 45 (Natcher)

Speaker(s): Pat Sokolove, PhD, Deputy Director, OITE, Lori Conlan, PhD, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services, Phil Ryan, PhD, Director of Student Services, GPP, Michael Sheridan, PhD, OITE Special Advisor for Diversity and Wellness Programs
This event is recommended for: Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows.

*Registration for this course is now open*

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.

Please note that this course will take place at Natcher Conference Center (Building 45), Room A/B.

If you have any questions about this course, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Ana M. Ribeiro (

The point of contact for this event is:
Ana Ribeiro

  • Registration is closed. The registration limit has been reached.

To request sign language interpreters or CART Services, you can contact NIH Interpreting Services by phone at 301-402-8180 or by using the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, or by submitting a request online. If you have other, disability-related accommodation requests for this event, please contact Dr. Laura Marler at Requests should be made at least 5 days in advance of the Event.

  • Registration is closed. The registration limit has been reached.