Курс "Advanced Emailing: How to Be Polite yet Effective"
Emailing has become the main means of communication. A lot depends on whether our email is effective, meets genre conventions and expectations of the addressee. It will determine our partners’ willingness or unwillingness not only to understand our questions and issues, but also to respond to the email and continue cooperation. During the course, we will look at most common emailing errors, paying special attention to English speakers’ expectations and their differences from our conventions. Participants will learn about the structure and socio-cultural and linguistic aspects of electronic communication.
Tutor: Tatiana Golechkova, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Foreign Languages at the New Economic School. She is a Cambridge Delta qualified EFL teacher with broad experience in teaching academic writing and speaking to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as academics. Her areas of special interest include strategies for efficient presentation and communication, genre features and sociocultural peculiarities of English academic texts.
Course duration: March 11th - April 15th, 4 academic hours per week
Time: 17:00-20:00 on Wednesdays
How do I get accepted? The course is available for HSE faculty. Please, fill out an online registration form and write a motivation letter. It should include your experience of emailing in English for business and/or academic purposes. Please also describe the key difficulties you have faced when communicating in English and explain how new skills are relevant to your professional development.
English level requirement: B2
Registration is closed.