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Workshop: Socializing with Confidence

The course provides advanced, job-relevant communication skills in spoken English.


Nov 09, 2023 02:00 to Nov 16, 2023 05:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)


Leihgesterner Weg 52, Room 24

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At a Glance

  • Thursaday, Nov 9, 2023, 2 - 5 pm
  • Thursday,  Nov 16, 2023, 2 - 5 pm
  • Leihgesterner Weg 52, Room 24
  •  Doctoral, Postdoctoral and Master's students


  • English



So the conference or meeting break has finally arrived – and now it's time to network and meet new people. Not all of us are natural-born conversationalists or gifted smooth talkers, however, and the idea of striking up a conversation with a perfect stranger is enough to make most people feel quite awkward and uncomfortable.

This workshop provides an opportunity to learn and practise the most important techniques and patterns that help grease the wheels of social interaction in casual work settings: how to say hello and introduce yourself (without sounding stuffy and boring), how to start and sustain a conversation (without appearing 'fake'), how to end a conversation (without being abrupt), and several other useful things besides.

The workshop is designed to help non-native speakers of English get the most out of their language skills and build conversational competence and confidence in an interactive and fun way.



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