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Intermediate Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Ukrainian

Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

40%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

25%

got a pay increase or promotion

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Ukrainian

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

6 hours to complete

Giving Effective Presentations

6 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 61 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
12 videos
Video 2: Course Overview1m
Video 3: Scenario Effective Presentation (A & B)1m
Video 4: Presentation Guidelines Part 17m
Video 4: Presentation Guidelines Part 28m
Video 5: Effective Introductions9m
Video 1: Transitions and Conclusions6m
Video 2: Scenario Difficult Audience (A)1m
Video 3: Answering Questions4m
Video 4: Scenario Difficult Audience (B)1m
Video 1: Slides10m
Video: Effective Presentations Advice7m
5 readings
Read Me First10m
Useful Language and Guidelines: Presentations10m
Useful Language: Signposts10m
Resources: Citations & Guidelines10m
Week 1 Summary10m
5 practice exercises
Guidelines on Giving a Presentation20m
Effective Introductions24m
Transitions Expressions44m
Introduction, Transitions, and Conclusions36m
What’s the Mistake with these Slides?20m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Referring to Data and Describing Visuals

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 40 min), 4 readings, 6 quizzes
8 videos
Video 2: Explaining Graphs5m
Video 3: Challenges in Describing Visuals4m
Video 1: Using Large Numbers3m
Video 2: Describing Data9m
Video 3: Expedia Interview3m
Video 1: Introduction to Trends8m
Video: Slides and Visuals Advice1m
4 readings
Useful Language: Graphs and Charts10m
Expedia10m
Useful Expressions and Resource: Numbers10m
Week 2 Summary10m
5 practice exercises
Describing Charts and Graphs14m
Describing a Graph2m
Giving Details about Data20m
Expedia10m
Trends Vocabulary24m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Persuasive Language in Marketing

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 24 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Video 1: Introduction to Promoting a Place10m
Video: Persuasive Language Advice3m
2 readings
Useful Expressions: Persuasive Language10m
Week 3 Summary10m
2 practice exercises
Making Sentences More Compelling20m
Marketing Expressions20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Putting it all Together

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 9 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Video 2: Model Presentation4m
2 readings
Resource: Creating Graphics and Audio for PowerPoint10m
Resource: Creating Graphics and Audio for Google Slides10m

About the Business English Communication Skills Specialization

This Specialization is designed to teach you to communicate effectively in English in professional contexts. You will expand your English vocabulary, improve your ability to write and speak in English in both social and professional interactions, and learn terminology and skills that you can apply to business negotiations, telephone conversations, written reports and emails, and professional presentations....
Business English Communication Skills

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