English Coaching For Non-Native Speakers

01/28/2021 03:00 PM - 12/31/2021 05:30 PM ET


MassBioEd coaching sessions for non-U.S.-born life sciences professionals offer in-depth training on ways to become more confident communicating inside and outside of their organization. Classes incorporate key soft skills using role plays of common workplace situations that take students out of their comfort zones. Trainings cover a wide variety of needs, including pronunciation, presentation skills, writing more effective emails and reports, and telephone, online and face-to-face communications with internal and external customers. Coaching is offered remotely over six 1-hour sessions, one-on-one, with the first session in-person. Scheduling is arranged between the instructor and participant.
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.
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 scheduled your six (6) coaching sessions. 
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.
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