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Georgia Institute of Technology

Speak English Professionally: In Person, Online & On the Phone

Georgia Institute of Technology via Coursera


Do you want to speak better English? This course will help you reach that goal. Speak English Professionally: In person, Online and On the Phone will boost your English speaking skills. In this 5 week course, you will learn how to identify and make a strong personal introduction. You will develop and demonstrate the speaking skills for group discussions: how to agree or disagree, how to clarify, restate and summarize. You will review and practice how to give information and respond to requests on the phone. You will study and role play effective interviewing. You will prepare and give a sales “pitch”, introducing a product or service. Throughout the course, you will adjust how you speak English and you will become more fluent and accurate when you speak. You will demonstrate culturally appropriate body language and tone. As you work through the course, you will complete self- and peer-evaluations. Through a combination of lectures, comprehension and vocabulary quizzes, practice and performance, you’ll gain the skills and confidence to communicate well in English, anywhere in the world.

By the end of this course you will:
• Change how you speak English
• Improve your pronunciation and fluency
• Increase your English vocabulary
• Identify how culture influences your speech
• Use culture to help you speak correctly
• Demonstrate the best body language for different cultural settings
• Know statements, questions and responses for different settings and situations


  • Communicate in Person: The Power of Face to Face Connections
    • Through the lessons this module, you will be able to work on professional conversational vocabulary and proper word stress and intonation. After the final lesson you will be able to present a short "Elevator Speech."
  • Meet and Talk Online
    • This module looks at group discussion situations with the focus on video conferencing. By looking at various scenarios, you will learn key language for group discussion as well as gain some business etiquette.
  • Powerful Phone Talk
    • In this module, you will improve language use and pronunciation for phone conversations. Trickier pronunciation distinctions in can/can't and numbers will be the focus for pronunciation.
  • Keys to a Strong Interview
    • Through the lessons in this module, you will be able to prepare yourself better for an interview in English. The three lesson will focus on improving your body language, pronunciation for -ed and -s ending words, and a practice interview questions.
  • Put It All Together: Presentations
    • In this final module, you will have the chance to put all your newly gained language skills together into a presentation. The two lessons will help you organize and deliver your best presentation.

Taught by

Amalia B. Stephens


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  • José O Melo
    I m living here for 19 years already and I m self-taught and I wish to improve my English as soon as possible.
    I m 64 years old and I married with an American lady. So I want to know how can I get my English better in a 3, 4 years to coming. This online course is for free or I have to pay a fee and if I have to pay how much will cost for me. Thank you, José O Melo.
  • Mohamed Salah Traidi completed this course.

    i am interested by learning English to prononciation and speak very well in my job ;
    in my education , i learned english but i didn't remmeber very well ,
    i have a problem to remember the vocabular in english ,
    Usualy i returned to french when i need to speak in english ,
    i am learned english in my job but i am good in grammar but in vocabular and prononciation and lessen not good.
    for this courses i need to explane to mi a simple methode to progress.
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    Aline Silva

    Aline Silva completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    This course is so interesting and easy to understand and practice at work. I really liked the tips for applying in your routine. Let's do it!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course is very interesting and very challenging it is Very helpful it is also very informative as well as it is very easy and informative it is Very helpful for the beginners it also encouraged and motivates to speak English publicly in a very efficient and very effective manner it alsohelp to speak very fluently
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    our review helps other learners like you discover great courses. Only review the course if you have taken or started taking this course.

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  • Hafiz Salman is taking this course right now.

    I guess i would learn a great deal out of this effective coursework bit unfortunately i am unabe to get how to get registered to avail this course.
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