Conferences and workshops ✏️🗒 #moreфон2020 🌊
Do you need English for work? If you’ve always wanted to take part in international conferences, but don’t know where to start, I’ve got some advice for you 😊
🔶 Find a podcast, a webinar or a presentation that is specific to your field. Having trouble understanding terminology? Take a 📒 and put down new difficult vocabulary. Make a short presentation based on what you’ve learn from the webinar (don’t forget to include new words and phrases).
🔶 Practice small talk 👩🏼💼👨🏽💻 Make a list of general questions you could ask your colleagues. Find someone to practice with. People will be really interested to learn more about you as a person, not just your academic achievements or work experience.
When I went to my first international conference, I felt like I was super prepared because I had watched tons of presentations and webinars. I learnt specific vocabulary from the context, I didn’t even have to use the dictionary for that. If you feel like your English level is not high enough, start with general vocabulary. Don’t overwhelm your 🧠 with terminology, focus on listening comprehension first👂🏻