Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 19:00-22:00
Zoom meeting: https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/81673592787?pwd=eEdJNTN0ZitycnVuV3BCQVhsbWhCQT09
Meeting ID: 816 7359 2787
Title: English Communication for Business
The 3-hour session will combine some theory with seminar-like methodology to foster teamwork and experiential learning. Entirely on Zoom, breakout rooms will be available to enable participants to collaborate with each other.
First, we will discuss some frequent Word business documents, including letters and emails (1h enquiries & replies). After a brief introduction, students will be assigned in groups and will work together toward a final document using common Word review features, e.g. track changes, comments…
Next, students will consider what’s at stake in the job application process. They will learn how to write a cover letter and a CV or résumé, how to prepare for a job/internship interview, how to prepare a profile video, and will gain some insights into what constitutes one’s personal brand as well as tips on how to build one.
The session will end by a discussion on some of the translation tools/practices most useful in the business world.
Ana Belén Martínez García, PhD, is Associate Professor of English at ISSA – Applied Management, at the University of Navarra, Spain. Her research focuses on life writing and emotions, with special interest in young women activists for human rights. Her interest in migration and digital media has led her to join organizations such as IABA (International Auto/Biography Association), ISSN (International Society for the Study of Narrative), SELMA – Centre for the Study of Storytelling, Experientiality and Memory, and Culture and Its Uses as Testimony, writing related conference papers and publications. In her book, New Forms of Self-Narration: Young Women, Life Writing and Human Rights, she insists on the need to read life-writing texts across a multiplicity of media, online and offline, looking at them as a single, though multifaceted, life-writing project. In the case of migrants and refugees, said project has as its aim generating awareness and potentially effecting social change.