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English for Business Networking

University of Washington via edX Professional Certificate

Overview

Networking is important for job hunters, people changing or entering careers, entrepreneurs, and people in all areas of business. This four-course, 16-week program provides learners with English grammar and vocabulary to identify and expand their social networks. Learners will explore their current network, write emails, create an “elevator speech,” prepare for and attend a networking event, as well as conduct informational interviews to strengthen their job skills.

This program is appropriate for an audience who speaks English as an additional language at the intermediate level.

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: Preparing to Network in English

Learn the basics of networking while you grow your social network and professional connections. Practice speaking to improve your English language skills for increased success in job hunting.



Course 2: Using Email for Networking in English

Improve your writing skills. Write effective emails including great subject lines, greetings, and closings. You’ll be more confident as you communicate for business, send messages, expand your network, and search for jobs in English.



Course 3: Attending a Networking Event

Improve your ability to meet new people. Learn to give an “elevator pitch” (speech) to introduce yourself to new people and to highlight your key qualities. Make connections with people and use your skills to attend a networking event.



Course 4: Conducting an Informational Interview

This is the capstone networking course. Put all the skills that you have learned into practice. You’ll introduce yourself, write effective email, highlight your best qualities, and conduct an informational interview with a person of your choice.



Courses

Taught by

Daphne Mackey, Joel Ozretich and Richard Moore

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