On July 01, 2021, Thursday A webinar titled "English for Professionals" was organized by the Faculty of Engineering, AIUB. The webinar was held from 3:00 PM- 5:00PM on MS Teams platform. The speaker of the webinar was Mr. Md. Abid Hasan, Lecturer, Dept. of EEE, FE, AIUB. The target audience for this webinar was Laboratory Staffs of FE, AIUB.
Dr. ABM Siddique Hossain (Professor and Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB) inaugurated the webinar with a motivating speech to the audience where he discussed the prospects of English as a communication medium and emphasized the importance of practicing English in a learning environment. Following that, speaker of the webinar Mr. Md. Abid Hasan started his session by discussing what professional English means. Firstly, he explained the basic properties of 4 types of professional emails, out of which inquiry type emails received the most focus as they are used the most in professional environments. He presented a visual demonstration of a standard email and broke it down into the fundamental parts, showed how to include a signature inside emails and offered tips for keeping things professional. Secondly, he defined memorandum as a reader oriented, clean & concise medium for official communication with numbered/listed points in active case and gave an example where a staff was congratulated for the delivery of an electric vehicle marketing presentation. Thirdly, the speaker spoke about professional minutes that require a dedicated note-taker and are comprised of the keynotes and important discussion items of a meeting. Lastly, the speaker talked about the development of English-speaking skill. He recommended individual effort and practice, and provided links to free online resources.
The session ended with an interactive question answer session between the laboratory staff in the audience and the organizers. Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman (Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB) provided the closing remarks by thanking Mr. Abid for the informative session and encouraging laboratory personnel to take initiative in practicing English speaking with the goal of gradual improvement.
Mr. Nafiz Ahmed Chisty (Associate Professor & Head In-Charge, Department of EEE) acted as the moderator for the webinar.