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English for Effective Business Speaking

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject ESL
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long
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Overview

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This course aims to improve your Business English speaking skills by developing your use of vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, spoken communication skills within a Business context, and your ability to deliver professional business speeches for specific purposes. Skills learned in this course will be used in the cross-cultural communications course and help prepare you to deliver the professional business presentation in the Capstone project.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

- delivery effective job interviews
- give persuasive business pitches
- delivery informative business presentations
- speak persuasively in English
- adapt content to purpose, context and audience
- use appropriate style and tone of writing for business purposes

Syllabus

Welcome module
Welcome to Week 1! This week, we will cover Module 1 where we introduce you to the objectives and structure of this Specialization and course.

Introduction to business speaking
Welcome to Week 2! This week we will cover Module 2 where we introduce you to speaking skill you may need in the workplace. You will also be introduced to vocabulary and language skills common to business communications.

Interviews
Welcome to Week 3! This week we will cover Module 3 where we introduce you to interviewing skills you may need in the workplace. You will also be introduced to vocabulary and language skills common to business communications.

Business pitches
Welcome to Week 4! This week we will cover Module 4 where we introduce you to delivering business pitches and speaking persuasively. You will also be introduced to vocabulary and language skills common to business communications.

Business presentations
Welcome to Week 5! This week we will cover Module 5 where we introduce you to presentations skills you may need in the workplace and effective visualizations. You will also be introduced to vocabulary and language skills common to business communications.

Concluding module
Welcome to Week 2! This week we will cover Module 2 where we wrap up the course. You will be asked to complete the final exam and post-course survey.

Taught by

Kin Tang, Sean McMinn and Delian Gaskell

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