Enhancing communication style (Ecoms) in the international working language for academics

How do we do this?

Zarina Othman, Azizah Ya`Acob, Supyan Hussin, Raja Hanani Raja Mushahar, Sharifah Salmah Syed Ali, Rahayu Abdul Ghani, Hood Salleh

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Abstract

What does ‘communication style’ mean to you? For some, it may mean knowing one self’s communication behaviour in formal or informal conversational contexts. It may also refer to patterns of verbal and non-verbal behaviour that becomes one’s practice when giving and conveying information. Both meanings are relevant reasons to enhance communication styles for many professionals in promoting professionalism not only common in companies and industries but also at universities. This paper proposes training for heads of faculties and schools in universities as well as its top administrative personnel to enhance their communication style specifically in speaking English. ECOMS (Enhancing Communication Style) is an innovative attempt to set up such training programme for non-native English Speaker professors in one of the public universities. The paper projects how ECOMS is proposed with a description of its approach, training, materials & syllabus as well as the trainer profile.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-80
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Institutional Research South East Asia
Volume13
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015

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Keywords

  • Coaching
  • Communication style
  • Non-native english speaker
  • Professionals
  • Training

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Enhancing communication style (Ecoms) in the international working language for academics : How do we do this? / Othman, Zarina; Ya`Acob, Azizah; Hussin, Supyan; Mushahar, Raja Hanani Raja; Ali, Sharifah Salmah Syed; Ghani, Rahayu Abdul; Salleh, Hood.

In: Journal of Institutional Research South East Asia, Vol. 13, No. 2, 01.10.2015, p. 68-80.

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Othman, Zarina ; Ya`Acob, Azizah ; Hussin, Supyan ; Mushahar, Raja Hanani Raja ; Ali, Sharifah Salmah Syed ; Ghani, Rahayu Abdul ; Salleh, Hood. / Enhancing communication style (Ecoms) in the international working language for academics : How do we do this?. In: Journal of Institutional Research South East Asia. 2015 ; Vol. 13, No. 2. pp. 68-80.
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