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English

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

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

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

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Communicate in Person: The Power of Face to Face Connections

4 videos (Total 18 min), 8 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Small Talk & Conversational Vocabulary4m
Key Pronunciation: Stress & Intonation6m
The Elevator Speech5m
8 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
3 practice exercises
Check Your Knowledge2m
Check Your Knowledge10m
Check Your Knowledge2m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Meet and Talk Online

3 videos (Total 18 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Group Discussion Language5m
Video Conference Role Play7m
2 readings
Additional Resources10m
Practice with Dialogues10m
2 practice exercises
Check Your Knowledge4m
Check Your Knowledge8m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Powerful Phone Talk

3 videos (Total 19 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
3 videos
Key Pronunciation - Can/Can't & Numbers6m
Phone Role Play5m
3 readings
Practice with Dialogues10m
Practice Stress10m
Additional Resources10m
3 practice exercises
Check Your Knowledge6m
Check Your Knowledge6m
Check Your Knowledge4m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Keys to a Strong Interview

3 videos (Total 18 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Key Pronunciation: -ed & -s Endings6m
Interview Role Play6m
4 readings
Practice Body Language10m
Practice -ed Endings10m
Practice -s Endings10m
Additional Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Check Your Knowledge4m
Check Your Knowledge12m
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Top reviews from Speak English Professionally: In Person, Online & On the Phone

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 SEAug 15th 2019

really I'm very enthusiastic in this course , the instructor gives me an important information which I didn't heard before , I'm very glade to this .\n\nthank to my instructor and thanks coursera <3

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Amalia B. Stephens

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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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