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Description

English Coaching For Non-Native Speakers offers coaching for life sciences professionals for whom English is not a native language. The course provides in-depth training on ways to become more confident communicating inside and outside of the workplace. Classes incorporate key soft skills using roleplays of common workplace situations that take students out of their comfort zones. Sessions are scheduled on an individual basis with the instructor.

Focus areas will vary by individual, but may include the following:

  1. Placing information in context, interpreting it, and communicating to specific audiences, orally and in writing.
  2. “Reading people” and relationship building.
  3. Engaging effectively as a member of a team.
  4. Flexibility and adaptability, “going with the flow” during periods of change.
  5. For project leadership/management roles, conflict resolution, being proactive, motivating team members and giving constructive feedback.

Schedule

Sessions will be scheduled on an individual basis with the instructor. Once you have registered, contact courses@massbioed.org, and you will be put in touch with the instructor to schedule your six (6) coaching sessions.

Instructor

Richard Goldberg
English Instructor

Richard Goldberg has been helping non-native speakers improve their English skills for over 25 years. He has worked with highly-skilled, highly-educated biotechnology and data analytics professionals, international students and immigrant adults. His work with life sciences companies includes improving pronunciation, presentation skills, business writing, and improving telephone, online and face-to-face communication. He previously directed and taught in one of Massachusetts’ first college transition programs which sent the largest number of adults to college among 82 state-funded adult basic education programs.  He is currently an adjunct English instructor in Northeastern University’s Global Pathways Program, College of Professional Studies. Richard holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts Boston.