Clearly communicating complex scientific findings and ideas can be especially challenging in a second language. English has been the lingua franca of science, but most researchers and practitioners are non-native English speakers.
In Science Communication: Impactful Communication Strategies for Non-native English Speakers, an online workshop in APS’s new Professional Development program, psychological scientists and professionals learned how to identify barriers to scientific communication while using English as a second language and strategies for overcoming these barriers.
Held in early March, the workshop was led by Ӧzge Gürcanlı Fischer-Baum, an international scholar and currently APS’s Science Policy and Programs Fellow. Gürcanlı Fischer-Baum is a Johns Hopkins University-trained cognitive scientist, an award-winning educator, and a non-native English speaker. She comes to APS from Rice University, where she worked in cross-functional international teams, conducted applied research, and led curricular initiatives. As a knowledge-dissemination enthusiast, she deeply cares about making information accessible to a range of audiences.
Workshop registrants can watch the recording and download the materials, including handouts, through the links below. Learn more about the APS PD program, including future workshops and trainings.