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About the Course

Welcome to English for Business and Entrepreneurship, a course created by the University of Pennsylvania, and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs. To enroll in this course for free, click on “Enroll now” and then select "Full Course. No certificate." This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in learning more about the global business economy. In this course, you will learn about topics and language necessary to succeed in the international workplace. You will explore business English through authentic readings and video lectures, while learning about business vocabulary, concepts, and issues. Unit 1 will provide an introduction to entrepreneurship by examining ideas, products, and opportunities. In unit 2, you will learn about the basics of market research, including how to identify an opportunity. The next unit in the course will focus on business plans, why these plans are important, and will give you a chance to practice composing a business plan. In the final unit of the course, we will present basics for funding a business and will help you create a persuasive presentation, or pitch, based on a business plan. Unless otherwise noted, all course materials are available for re-use, repurposing and free distribution under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license. Supplemental reading materials were provided by Newsela, which publishes daily news articles at a level that's just right for each English language learner....

Top reviews

Oct 1, 2020

All thanks to Mrs Nichols and Mr. Redeil.\n\nI am looking forword to be in physical touch with Mrs. Nichol and Mr. Redeil. , I have lernt so much from them and their education method was so effective.

Jun 18, 2020

This is a great course and best opportunity for anyone who wish to start business. A knowledge and skill imparted in this course will definitely help anyone to start a business and become successful

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By Ganesh

Apr 29, 2020

This course was very useful for me as i could learn some new skills like writing a Business plan, Principles of Entrepreneurship, Effective Use of English language for Business and Entrepreneurship, correct use of English grammar in Business Communications, learnt to conduct effective market research survey using questionnaires, learnt to carry out analysis, and write effective Business and Market reports.

By Jinyong L

Feb 8, 2018

This course is very helpful for both who wants to study English and for whom to study the basic of business especially in Entrepreneurship. As an experienced worker in the field, the level of English and the contents of business/Entrepreneurship were not too difficult but were really essential and helpful to review. I now am more confident to use the knowledges at work and feel eas to explain to others.

By María P Á C

Aug 10, 2020

This is a highly recommended course for anybody who want to start a business. I took this course expecting to amplify my English vocabulary, but I did not only learn new word but a whole structure to start a business. Special mention to the lecturers, through the whole course I felt how they encourage you to follow your dream and be successful with your idea.

By Karen S

Apr 26, 2020

Me gusto mucho, la verdad es que ya tengo una carrera profesional donde vi clases de ingles, pero esta clase junto a temas relacionados con negocios me ayudo mucho a entender como manejar el ingles en mi carrera. Realmente lo recomiendo y me gusto la tematica de los profesores son muy profesionales y se les entiede el ingles perfecto.

By Teresa

Apr 12, 2020

Wonderful course! It is a very nice way to get to know the basics of the Entrepreneurial world and practice your English as well as learn specific vocabulary in this area. Also, the assessments are fun and the videos where the units are presented are beautifully narrated. I am very happy to have done it! Highly recommended.

By Neema E M

Jun 19, 2020

This is a great course and best opportunity for anyone who wish to start business. A knowledge and skill imparted in this course will definitely help anyone to start a business and become successful

By Donidsuren

Nov 21, 2020

Letter of the Certificate Request

Dear officials of English for Business and Entrepreneurship,

My name is Donidsuren. I am a third-year student the Mongolian University of the Humanities. I am very happy that I have studied a 5 week- online course organized by your organization. The online course was very useful for me. Thanks a lot for giving me an opportunity to study this course!

I live in Mongolia with my mother and sister. In our country, scholarships are not given to students. So, all students are financially dependent on their families. I live with my mother and sister. My mother works alone in my home. She doesn’t have extra income because of the spread of coronavirus in Mongolia. My sister is a 5th year student at the Medical University of Mongolia. Mongolia’s economy is getting worse because of Covid-19. Locally transmitted cases are going up. So, the lockdown has been extended till December 1st. Food is getting expensive and the situation is not good now. Therefore, I am sorry to tell you that I cannot afford to pay 49$ because of financial problems.

I have a request for you. I really want to receive the certificate for online course. Please let me know if there would a possibility of receiving a certificate? Could you help me to receive the certificate by considering my situation? If I receive the certificate from your organization, it will be very helpful for future career. I hope you will consider my situation.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Donidsuren Bazarragchaa



Jun 7, 2020

I was so much excited when I enrolled for this course, not only because of this was my first online course but also the contents it has. English for business and entrepreneurship has given me a lot of knowledge about the business world. When I started my week 5 class my computer got damaged so I was worried that I would lose all my progress but Coursera account has given me a wonderful opportunity to complete it when I got my desktop back. I am very thankful to each of the members of the Coursera community for providing us with a wonderful space to learn. I am especially thankful to my dearest mentors AMY NICHOLS & JAMES RIEDEL for their instant support and encouragement throughout this journey. I don't know they would read this review or not but I really want them to know how grateful I am to them. And also my fellow members for reviewing my assignments and I really enjoyed learning with them. Even though I enrolled for free I didn't know this would so much interesting. But for me, the knowledge is more than the certificate. I am indebted to the University of Pennsylvania for bringing this course. Once again Thanks to all. So I give 5 stars.

By Chuluun-Erdene S

Nov 29, 2020

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to apply for the financial aid program with the following circumstances. Firstly, I would like to explain my situation. My name is Sumbaa Chuluun-Erdene and currently I am living and studying from home in Mongolia. Moreover, I have completed my master degree at Southwest University in China. Now I am in the process of studying for a Doctor degree in Ancient Chinese literature at Northwest University in China. But I cannot go back to China to pursue my studies due to lockdown and worldwide quarantine. Consequently, I have not received my scholarship for almost more than a year. During the quarantine period, I have problems with money. For this reason I cannot afford to pay the fee. The English for Business and Entrepreneurship course gave me a big opportunity to change my future. And it has also improved my english level a lot. I would be grateful to you if could consider my request and current situation. Thank you for reading my letter.

Yours sincerely, Sumbaa Chuluun-Erdene

By Kim L

Sep 30, 2020

I really liked the course. The teachers explained very well and I have learnt a lot. The course contains a lot of interesting subjects and helps you to understand more about becoming an entrepreneur. What I missed in this course is the reliability of the tasks and exercises. If you are a serious learner you want to get some feedback from your teachers. This is not included and you get feedback from other students who aren't always serieus. Besides this, the course is free but you have the option to pay for a certificate, which costs €41. Because of my doubt of the reliabilty of this course I didn't buy it. That's a pitty because the course by itself is definitly worthwhile!

By Anabella S

Sep 6, 2020

Well deserved the five stars. The course falls short with only five ...

Huge congratulations to Amy Nichols and James Riedel, great teachers. EXCELLENT all the videos made by them, with images and more icons. All the instructions and samples of the assessments were well explained and organized. I understood EVERYTHING that they explained throughout the course and they did it in an animated way, so that all students were motivated. I finished the course very happy, with many skills in English and knowledge in Business & Entrepreneurship.I am speechless to describe this online experience. Thanks to both of you.


Anabella Sotillo from Caracas, Venezuela.

By Curtis

Dec 8, 2020

After I have finished three courses in coursera, I must give 5 points to convey my satisfaction. Thank you all! It have language goals and content goals. For content, It is not a academic certificate, so if you want to study systematic and professional knowledge, it not suit for you. If you just want to learn something and don't have comercial background, it is very very easy to follow and understand. All the tests are reasonable and practical. For language goals, as a high beginner, I really gain a lot, whether new vacabuleries, sentence struction, grammer or how to orgnize a paragraph. Thanks again!

By Sean C

Oct 9, 2020

At first, I thought this wasn't what I expected and I thought I wasn't going to learn much from this course based on the way it started but then quickly realized that the slower pace helped me to actually understand things a little better and I came to actually learn a lot of terms I didn't know to well. I'm very glad I took this course and I would recommend to anyone new at the English language or just a high school drop out like myself who wants to learn the terminology and languages of Business and Entrepreneurship so they can start their future as a new entrepreneur.

By Alvaro Y O

Jul 28, 2020

This course was very exciting and beneficial for me, the platform coursera is very good, I or we ( the classmates) had can write our opinion, ideas, or examples in some topics and give or received feedback about the homework of other classmates even if we didn´t send the homework on time.

It was very great for me because the instructors, Amy Nichols and James Riedel, explained every topic clearly and interactive, I´m really completed satisfied with the course offered by them, and by Harmon Hall for giving me the opportunity to access the coursera platform.

By Rania G

Jun 8, 2020

I benefitted a lot from this course which clarified for me several things. Indeed, I learned the fundamental strategies of preparing and thinking for a project plan and project idea. Moreover, the lectures I attended online made things clear to me and facilitated for me the searching operation of my project idea and how to have a strategic plan for marketing fruitfully and efficiently.

I thank a lot the course instructors for their great efforts to clarify the skeleton of entrepreneurship and its strategies of success and management.

By Suranganie A W

Dec 4, 2020

It gave me a basic understanding of the English language for business and entrepreneurship. I did not take this course for any particular reason, some of the course material was very familiar, but I did not have a good understanding of what it really means or how to apply it. This course helps me understand it better. This course prepares you to carry out certain skills in the real world. The course material, videos, and class assignments were also very useful. Thank you for offering this course online.

By Manjit K C

Jul 21, 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed the course, though it was not very easy and little time consuming. But the instructions, videos, quizzes and assignments were quite interesting. They made you think. The interaction on discussion forum was very healthy and learnt to communicate with different thinking people. I would recommend this course to those who wish to learn English skills and writing skills for business proposal. The instructors were very clear in giving lessons, ideas and motivating.


May 27, 2020

I love this enrollment, it has broaden my knowledge on entrepreneurship. Please how can I apply for a free Certificate, I know I have learnt a lot and I am grateful. It's just the situation of economy in my country now cannot make me afford to pay for the certification.Thank you for making me gain more knowledge during this global Pandemic .I can Express myself more confidently English and business-wise.

Hoping to get feedback from you soon.Thank you in anticipation.

By Chairo D J

Jun 4, 2020

I like how the course assumes that the student has no background about the topic. Everything is thoroughly explained. It even provides definition of terms. Comprehension Checks are fun to answer :) There are plenty of Articles to read and there are well-designed, short quizzes after every video/topic. I suggest taking advantage of this course if you have plans of starting a small business but never get the chance to do so.

By Fadeyibi T O

Aug 6, 2020

Very exciting learning period! What an interesting insight to the language of business. Having a science background, I never knew I could learn and enjoy business and Entrepreneurship terms like I did. My dream of being an entrepreneur unfolding. My profound gratitude and appreciation to my tutors for the great impact.Looking forward to obtaining more knowledge with Coursera with my certificates.Thank you.


May 21, 2020

This course if definitely a great learning experience especially to those who are clueless about the world of Entrepreneurship! This was a great start for me as an aspiring Entrepreneur! Now I'm more confident talking about Business to anyone. Purchasing the certificate was also worth it especially if you're just starting off your career in the corporate world that involves a lot of Business speaking.

By Manly N

Mar 14, 2017

Another brilliant course from University of Pennsylvania. I had earlier passed and received a certificate of accomplishment for English for Journalism. Yet another certificate of accomplishment to do with English for business and entrepreneurship is for a complete cycle. Trust me it was not easy but dedication and hard work never disappoint. Is worth every effort I have had to put in.

By Riyo U

Apr 28, 2020

I recommend this course for everyone who are interested in starting business but never learned about business! There are a lot of words related to business, but explanation of tutors and illustration are very helpful to understand the all contents. So, now I know the basic of marketing and can write a very simple business plan. I enjoyed learning the course. Thank you!

By V.M. T

Jan 5, 2020

I will definitely purchase this course! I am just waiting for my salary. =) I tried to finish it and now, I am super happy with everything that I have learned! Thank you so much to my instructors,

Mr. James Riedel and Ms. Amy Nichols!

Thank you University of Pennsylvania and Coursera!

I will keep on studying and apply everything I learn in actual situations.