About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

CommunicationIntercultural CommunicationWriting

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

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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.

how it works

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Establishing a Professional ‘Self’ through Effective Intercultural Communication

4.2
76 ratings
16 reviews
Course2

Strengthening Your Widening Network

4.3
38 ratings
10 reviews
Course3

Engaging in Persuasive and Credible Communication

4.3
62 ratings
18 reviews
Course4

Becoming Part of the Globalised Workplace

3.9
16 ratings
5 reviews

Instructors

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Misty So-Sum Wai-Cook

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Centre for English Language Communication
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Lee Kooi Cheng

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Centre for English Language Communication
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Susan Lee

Lecturer
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Derrick Ng

Centre for English Language Communication
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Sarah Chong

Centre for English Language Communication
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Norhayati ISMAIL

Centre for English Language Communication
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Wu Siew Mei

Dr
Centre for English Language Communication

About National University of Singapore

A leading global university located in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, and offers a global approach to education and research with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. ...

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.

  • There are four Courses and a Capstone Project in the Specialization. The duration of each Course is three weeks. It takes six weeks to complete the Capstone Project. Therefore, the total duration it takes to complete the entire Specialization is 18 weeks.

  • Each course (except the Capstone Project) is offered every two weeks after the launch date.

  • There is no prior knowledge required to read this Specialization. In terms of language competency, you should have at a minimum of the equivalent of B1 CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) or intermediate level.

  • While the four Courses need not be taken in a sequential manner, for better flow and enhanced understanding, it may be helpful to read them from Course 1 to Course 4.

  • There is no university credit that you can earn by completing this Specialization.

  • Upon completion of the Specialization, within the context of a globalized workplace, you will be able to:

    · demonstrate awareness of the nature, intricacies and complexities of communication;

    · understand the fundamental communication principles applicable to different contexts: written and spoken, face-to-face and online;

    · display good understanding of effective interpersonal, intercultural and organizational competencies;

    · produce workplace-related artefacts that are sensitive to audience and context; and

    · make use of language appropriately and effectively for different genres ranging from informative to persuasive.

    While the specialization focuses on application, it is grounded in intercultural and communication theories. Through case studies simulating the globalized workplace, you will have ample opportunities to practise and enhance your communication competence, taking into consideration intercultural elements.

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