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English for the Workplace: Basic Language Skills for Your Job Beyond Academia

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center.

This workshop deals with job skills applicable to any employment situation. It is aimed at graduate students seeking employment outside of a university setting in a non-academic environment.


Wednesday, September 22, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 17:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 23, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 17:30 p.m.


Dr. Patrick Labriola





Target Group

Doctoral students and postdocs from all subject areas


Business and Organizations


16 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" certificate

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Course Content

  • Giving presentations
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Holding spontaneous talks
  • Writing emails
  • Discussions in groups
  • Networking & cultural awareness
  • Negotiation exercises
  • How to improve your English

Course Description

In this introductory course, job skills will be taught and practised which are applicable to any employment situation. A good command of English on the B2 level is a requirement since participants will be asked to perform various in-class exercises both in groups and individually to achieve the overall objectives of the course.

Language Level: B2 to C2

If you do not know your level, please complete the following online placement test: (General English)

Please note that the results of your placement test are essential for your participation!


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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