About this Course
4.6
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429 reviews
Do you want to speak better English? This course will help you reach that goal. Speak English Professionally: In person, Online and On the Phone will boost your English speaking skills. In this 5 week course, you will learn how to identify and make a strong personal introduction. You will develop and demonstrate the speaking skills for group discussions: how to agree or disagree, how to clarify, restate and summarize. You will review and practice how to give information and respond to requests on the phone. You will study and role play effective interviewing. You will prepare and give a sales “pitch”, introducing a product or service. Throughout the course, you will change how you speak English and you will become more fluent and accurate when you speak. You will demonstrate culturally appropriate body language and tone. As you work through the course, you will complete self- and peer-evaluations. Through a combination of lectures, comprehension and vocabulary quizzes, practice and performance, you’ll gain the skills and confidence to communicate well in English, anywhere in the world. By the end of this course you will: • Change how you speak English • Improve your pronunciation and fluency • Increase your English vocabulary • Identify how culture influences your speech • Use culture to help you speak correctly • Demonstrate the best body language for different cultural settings • Know statements, questions and responses for different settings and situations...
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English

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Skills you will gain

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100% online courses

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Calendar

Flexible deadlines

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Clock

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
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English

Subtitles: English, French, Vietnamese, Japanese, Persian...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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4 hours to complete

Communicate in Person: The Power of Face to Face Connections

Through the lessons this module, you will be able to work on professional conversational vocabulary and proper word stress and intonation. After the final lesson you will be able to present a short "Elevator Speech." ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 18 min), 8 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
Small Talk & Conversational Vocabulary4m
Key Pronunciation: Stress & Intonation6m
The Elevator Speech5m
Reading8 readings
Consent Form10m
Review and Practice Small Talk10m
Practice Word Stress10m
Practice Sentence Stress10m
Practice Intonation10m
Additional Resources10m
Get More from the Georgia Tech Language Institute10m
Get More from The Georgia Tech Language Institute10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Check Your Knowledge2m
Check Your Knowledge10m
Check Your Knowledge2m
Week
2
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3 hours to complete

Meet and Talk Online

This module looks at group discussion situations with the focus on video conferencing. By looking at various scenarios, you will learn key language for group discussion as well as gain some business etiquette. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 18 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
Group Discussion Language5m
Video Conference Role Play7m
Reading2 readings
Additional Resources10m
Practice with Dialogues10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Check Your Knowledge4m
Check Your Knowledge8m
Week
3
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3 hours to complete

Powerful Phone Talk

In this module, you will improve language use and pronunciation for phone conversations. Trickier pronunciation distinctions in can/can't and numbers will be the focus for pronunciation....
Reading
3 videos (Total 19 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
Video3 videos
Key Pronunciation - Can/Can't & Numbers6m
Phone Role Play5m
Reading3 readings
Practice with Dialogues10m
Practice Stress10m
Additional Resources10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Check Your Knowledge6m
Check Your Knowledge6m
Check Your Knowledge4m
Week
4
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3 hours to complete

Keys to a Strong Interview

Through the lessons in this module, you will be able to prepare yourself better for an interview in English. The three lesson will focus on improving your body language, pronunciation for -ed and -s ending words, and a practice interview questions....
Reading
3 videos (Total 18 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
Key Pronunciation: -ed & -s Endings6m
Interview Role Play6m
Reading4 readings
Practice Body Language10m
Practice -ed Endings10m
Practice -s Endings10m
Additional Resources10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Check Your Knowledge4m
Check Your Knowledge12m
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Top Reviews

By SRApr 27th 2017

This is a great course. I really learned a lot of things. And the instructions and teaching methods are easy to follow. I recommend it everyone who wants to improve their professional English skills.

By AKJul 18th 2016

i liked the way the instructor took forward the course. She conducted the course in almost the same way what she was teaching, she was a live demonstration of all the concepts taught

Instructor

Amalia B. Stephens

Lecturer
Georgia Tech Language Institute

About Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education....

About the Improve Your English Communication Skills Specialization

This Specialization helps you improve your professional communication in English for successful business interactions. Each course focuses on a particular area of communication in English: writing emails, speaking at meetings and interviews, giving presentations, and networking online. Whether you want to communicate to potential employers, employees, partners or clients, better English communication can help you achieve your language and professional goals. The Capstone course will focus especially on making those important connections to take your career or business to the next level. Make yourself more competitive by improving your English through this Specialization: Improve Your English Communication Skills....
Improve Your English Communication Skills

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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