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Approx. 22 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: Tamil, French, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, English, Spanish...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome module

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 13 min), 4 readings
3 videos
Introduction to our Specialization3m
Guest Speaker-Prof.Caroline Wang-Effective Business Speaking7m
4 readings
Objectives and outcomes10m
Learning how to learn10m
Learning vocabulary10m
The HKUST English Grammar Guide (EGG)10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Introduction to business speaking

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 28 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Verbal and Non Verbal Communication Part 1- Verbal5m
Verbal and Non Verbal Communication Part 2- Non Verbal5m
Challenging English grammar: redundant adjectives2m
Challenging English sound - /u/ "full" and /u:/ "fool" AND /I/ "sit" and /i:/ "seat"7m
5 readings
Objectives and outcomes10m
Elements of introducing yourself10m
Objectives and outcomes10m
Vocabulary list10m
Adjective and adverb word order10m
2 practice exercises
Vocabulary practice30m
Module 230m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Interviews

6 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 28 min), 10 readings, 6 quizzes
8 videos
Speaking to Inform & Persuade5m
Context & Directness5m
Peer-review practice: Sample Self Introduction1m
Sample - Describe your Strengths and Weaknesses1m
Challenging English grammar: 'the', 'a' and 'an'2m
Challenging English Sounds -/ð/ "they" /d/ "day"4m
Challenging English Sounds-/æ/ "man" /e/ "men"2m
10 readings
Objectives and outcomes10m
Introduce yourself in a Job Interview10m
Peer-review practice- Introduce yourself in a Job Interview10m
Peer Practice Review - Describe your Strengths and Weaknesses10m
Objectives and outcomes10m
Vocabulary list10m
Referring to something mentioned before10m
Before names of professions (articles & determiners)10m
Before singular countable nouns10m
Before uncountable nouns10m
4 practice exercises
Peer-review practice: Introduce yourself in a Job Interview30m
Peer Practice Review - Describe your Strengths and Weaknesses30m
Vocabulary practice30m
Module 330m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Business pitches

6 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 44 min), 10 readings, 6 quizzes
7 videos
The elevator pitch7m
Rhythm, stress and pausing5m
Body language4m
Challenging English: giving opinions2m
Challenging English sounds -/ð/ "then" /z/ "zen"3m
Challenging English sounds - /θ/ "thin" /s/ "sin"4m
10 readings
Objectives and outcomes10m
More on stress and pausing10m
Peer review practice: stress and pausing10m
What do we mean when we say 'rhetoric'?10m
Rhetorical devices in persuasive speeches10m
Objectives and outcomes10m
Vocabulary list10m
More on giving opinions10m
Discourse markers10m
Peer review practice10m
4 practice exercises
Peer review practice: stress and pausing30m
Vocabulary quiz30m
Peer review practice30m
Module 430m

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About the Business English for Non-Native Speakers Specialization

This Specialization will introduce non-native speakers of English to methods for developing English language and communication skills for the workplace, doing business, cross-cultural understanding, and business case study analysis. You'll apply these skills in the final Capstone Project by analysing a current business case study and providing recommendations to a target audience in both presentation and written formats....
Business English for Non-Native Speakers

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