Why Technical English

SKYPE conversation in English about technical issues | June 4, 2008

By Galina Vitkova

Many people studying English and having knowledge of the English grammar are not

able to explain or describe in English even relatively simple events or situations.

In such cases a SKYPE conference is a great opportunity for practising spoken communication skills, especially in technical English or generally in English for professionals.

Software for SKYPE conferences ensures a base for presentations and discussions. According to the SKYPE manual it provides without any additional means following functions:

  • Conference calls, which are really handy when we need to get all participants together on the same call;
  • Inviting people from a prepared contact list;
  • Sending to the participants in the course of conference files that contents materials prepared for the conference; these could be headlines, thesis, pictures, drawings etc.;
  • Adding new participants in the course of a discussion.

The procedures connected with performance of these functions are very simple and they are clearly and thoroughly described on the site http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/allfeatures/conferencecall/ .

Let´s summarize the main steps necessary for the SKYPE conversation conference implementation:

  • preparing a contact list of participants;
  • selecting participants for the scheduled topic;
  • calling settled participants for the scheduled time;
  • opening the conference by simple clicking the Start button;
  • running the conference.

Let´us try to have such a conference. We are proposing the topics of summer trial conversation conferences as follows:

Topics
Date (day, hour) Wednesday
Speaker & chairman
Participants

Computer Architecture

2.07.08, 15:00 p.m.

World Wide Web

16.07.08, 15:00 p.m.

Microprocessors

30.07.08, 15:00 p.m.

Website design

Search Engine

13.08.08, 15:00 p.m

27.08.08, 15:00 p.m..

Note:

A speaker has a main presentation;

A chairman moderates a discussion.

Everybody who wants to participate in the conversation conference is invited to

send e-mail containing his/her name (nickname) and SKYPE address to victe@volny.cz . Naturally in your e-mail you should indicate the topic(s) you will choose. Each participant will receive proper materials to be able to prepare a short contribution, comments or questions.

Act quickly, and hurry up please! There are only 8 places in each session.

Speak and enrich your vocabulary.

We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.

PS: The terms and topics of conversation conferences could be changed depending on the amount of people who apply for registration.

PPS: Related posts:

· Interactive College of Technology – http://ictesl.com

· English conversation at Itec – http://www.itec.ae/eng/index.asp

· Improve your pronunciation – http://www.eyespeakenglish.com

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2 Comments »

  1. I would like to participate in your Skype conversation conferencis, all topics.
    Ing. Vitold Vítek, DrSC.
    Thank you very much.

    Comment by Vitold Vítek — June 5, 2008 @ 12:06 pm

  2. […] SKYPE conversation in English about technical issues […]

    Pingback by Changing the theme of this blog « Why Technical English — August 26, 2010 @ 9:30 am


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