Workshop "How to Avoid Sociocultural Pitfalls Presenting in English"
The workshop is focused on the relevant issues of preparing and delivering a public speech in English taking into consideration sociocultural differences between Russian presenters and their English-speaking target audiences. Unawareness of these differences may lead to mutual stereotypes and a complete failure of a potentially successful public speech. Special attention will be paid to typical sociocultural mistakes made by Russian presenters and occurring in their choice of 1) a speech structure, 2) interactional patterns, 3) ways of delivering information, 4) language means, and 5) a time limit. The participants will be offered to watch a video-material demonstrating typical sociocultural mistakes and analyzing it the participants will gain the skills of preparing and delivering a successful public speech to an English-speaking audience. The workshop will be interactive and will include individual, pair and group work.
Tutor: Galina Pavlovskaya (PhD, Senior lecturer). Galina Pavlovskaya is a senior lecturer of English at the Foreign Languages Department, the English Language Department for Economic and Mathematical Disciplines, in the National Research University Higher School of Economics. Galina is an author of the video-course “Avoiding Sociocultural Pitfalls Presenting in English” and “New Challenges in Public Speaking”. She has been teaching English to university students, top-managers and IT-specialists for more than ten years and she is experienced at teaching sociocultural public speaking skills. Galina was elected as one of the “best teachers of the HSE” in 2017.
Time: April 12, Thursday, 6.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.
Location: Myasnitskaya 13, Bldg. 4, Room 400
Registration deadline: 12.04.2018