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Intermediate Level
Approx. 26 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Russian, Arabic

Skills you will gain

ProfessionalEnglish LanguageMeetingWriting

Learner Career Outcomes

60%

started a new career after completing these courses

60%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

44%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 26 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Russian, Arabic

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

8 hours to complete

Introduction to Meetings

8 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 58 min), 6 readings, 7 quizzes
10 videos
Video 1: Course Overview1m
Video 2: Successful Meetings12m
Video 3: Costco11m
Video 1: Setting Up a Meeting10m
Video 2: Writing an Email Announcing a Meeting3m
Video 3: Improving a Meeting Announcement Email4m
Video 1: Introduction53s
Video 2: Responding to Meeting Announcements10m
Video 3: Rescheduling a Meeting1m
6 readings
Read Me10m
Costco Reading10m
Vocabulary List10m
Vocabulary List10m
Vocabulary List10m
Week 1 Summary10m
5 practice exercises
Successful Meetings16m
Practice Quiz 132m
Setting Up A Meeting Email20m
Practice Quiz 124m
Responding to Meeting Invitations20m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

The Language of Meetings

6 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 39 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
12 videos
Video 2: Scenario 11m
Video 3: Scenario 21m
Video 4: Lecture on Effective Practices in Meetings3m
Video 5: Lecture on the Language for Leading the Meeting4m
Video 1: Introduction1m
Video 2: Scenario Video56s
Video 3 Lecture on the language of agreeing/hedging7m
Video 4: Lecture on ways to disagree2m
Video 1: Introduction2m
Video 2: Scenario Video1m
Video 3: Challenges of Teleconferences10m
5 readings
Vocabulary List10m
Vocabulary List10m
Vocabulary List10m
Funny video of a Conference Call10m
Week 2 Summary10m
5 practice exercises
Practice Quiz38m
Practice Quiz 1 Part 120m
Practice Quiz 1 Part 216m
Practice Quiz18m
Teleconferencing28m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Reporting In Meetings

5 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 50 min), 4 readings, 6 quizzes
14 videos
Video 2: Providing Background Information2m
Video 3: Scenario Meeting at Rainier Chocolates1m
Video 4: Directing People’s Attention2m
Video 5: Lecture on Reporting and Referring to Sources3m
Video 1: Introduction to the Lesson3m
Video 2: Scenario: Interview with a College Student3m
Video 3: Scenario : Interview With A Shopper2m
Video 4: Lecture: Describing Consumer Behavior3m
Video 5: Monetary Amounts3m
Listen: Reporting on Data Quiz58s
Video 1: Taking Minutes9m
Video 2: The Language Of Writing Minutes5m
Video 3: Taking Minutes FAQs7m
4 readings
Vocabulary List10m
Vocabulary List10m
Vocabulary List10m
Week 3 Summary10m
5 practice exercises
Practice Quiz16m
Directing People's Attention20m
Reporting on Data20m
Practice Quiz 112m
Practice Quiz 226m
Week
4

Week 4

8 hours to complete

Writing A Proposal

8 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 76 min), 5 readings, 7 quizzes
12 videos
Video 2: Brainstorming12m
Video 3 Scenario Video 1: A Brainstorming Meeting1m
Video 4 Scenario Video 2: A Brainstorming Meeting1m
Video 5: Language for Brainstorming6m
Video 6: Interview with Theo Chocolates4m
Video 1: Organization of Written Proposals7m
Video 2: The Language of Proposals8m
Video 3: Improving a Written Proposal9m
Video 1: Writing A Proposal9m
Video 2: Deciding on Locations9m
Video 3: Taking Notes from a Meeting4m
5 readings
Vocabulary List10m
Vocabulary List10m
Potential Locations for Rainier Chocolates New Store10m
Vocabulary List10m
Week 4 Summary10m
5 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 112m
Brainstorming Ideas16m
Practice Quiz 112m
Practice Quiz 224m
Practice Quiz 116m

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