About this Specialization
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100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 10 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Russian, Arabic, Tamil, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)...

Skills you will gain

Business CommunicationCommunicationBusiness WritingWriting
Learners taking this Specialization are
  • Translators
  • Auditors
  • Editors
  • Process Analysts
  • Receptionists

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 10 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Russian, Arabic, Tamil, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)...

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Business English: Basics

4.5
349 ratings
71 reviews
Course2

English for Effective Business Writing

4.4
133 ratings
29 reviews
Course3

English for Effective Business Speaking

4.4
107 ratings
20 reviews
Course4

Business English for Cross-cultural Communication

4.7
59 ratings
11 reviews

Instructors

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Kin Tang

Instructor
Center for Language Education
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Delian Gaskell

Instructor
Center for Language Education
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Sean McMinn

Senior Instructor
Center for Language Education

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • We estimate that it will take up to five weeks to complete each course.

  • A min of IELTs 5.5 and a max of IELTS 7.0 is recommended. See IELTS Band Scale for more info. Or, a min of 46-59 and a max of 102-109 TOEFL Score is recommended. See TOEFL Score Scale for more info.

  • Yes. Each course sets a foundation for the one that follows.

  • No.

  • You will be able to write professional business documents and be able to delivery effective and persuasive business presentations in English.

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