Social and Professional Interaction in English: face-to-face Communication at Conferences and Events

Would you like to feel more confident when interacting in English in social and professional situations? This one-day 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.

Interactive workshop
  • To greet and introductions (formal and informal)
  • To initiate and maintain a conversation
  • To talk concisely and effectively about your research
  • To ask effective questions and respond to questions (formal and informal)
  • To invite and accept/decline an invitation
  • To express opinions
  • To tell stories
  • To make a good impression
  • To listen for verbal signs or watch for physical clues
  • To conclude the conversation and move on
  • To maintain relationships
Methods
An interactive workshop with theoretical and linguistic input followed by role play and discussion.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.This module is intended for researchers and doctoral students from all disciplinary backgrounds.
Level required from B1/B2 (Description)
Module lasts 1 day
8 periods/day
Date Thrusday 10 January 2019
Registration period From 15 November to 14 December 2018
Module fees For more information.