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Intermediate Level

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Hours to complete

Approx. 21 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Russian...

Skills you will gain

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 21 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Russian...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
8 hours to complete

Introduction to Meetings

In this first week, you’ll learn about different types of meetings and what makes a successful meeting....
Reading
10 videos (Total 58 min), 6 readings, 7 quizzes
Video10 videos
Video 1: Course Overview1m
Video 2: Successful Meetings12m
Video 3: Costco11m
Video 1: Setting Up a Meeting10m
Video 2: Writing an Email Announcing a Meeting3m
Video 3: Improving a Meeting Announcement Email4m
Video 1: Introductionm
Video 2: Responding to Meeting Announcements10m
Video 3: Rescheduling a Meeting1m
Reading6 readings
Read Me10m
Costco Reading10m
Vocabulary List10m
Vocabulary List10m
Vocabulary List10m
Week 1 Summary10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Successful Meetings16m
Practice Quiz 132m
Setting Up A Meeting Email20m
Practice Quiz 124m
Responding to Meeting Invitations20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

The Language of Meetings

In week two, you’ll learn about participating in and running meetings in The Language of Meetings....
Reading
12 videos (Total 39 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
Video12 videos
Video 2: Scenario 11m
Video 3: Scenario 21m
Video 4: Lecture on Effective Practices in Meetings3m
Video 5: Lecture on the Language for Leading the Meeting4m
Video 1: Introduction1m
Video 2: Scenario Videom
Video 3 Lecture on the language of agreeing/hedging7m
Video 4: Lecture on ways to disagree2m
Video 1: Introduction2m
Video 2: Scenario Video1m
Video 3: Challenges of Teleconferences10m
Reading5 readings
Vocabulary List10m
Vocabulary List10m
Vocabulary List10m
Funny video of a Conference Call10m
Week 2 Summary10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Practice Quiz38m
Practice Quiz 1 Part 120m
Practice Quiz 1 Part 216m
Practice Quiz18m
Teleconferencing28m
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Reporting In Meetings

In the third week you’ll learn how to give a report in a meeting and what to do at the end of the meeting to summarize what has been decided....
Reading
14 videos (Total 50 min), 4 readings, 6 quizzes
Video14 videos
Video 2: Providing Background Information2m
Video 3: Scenario Meeting at Rainier Chocolates1m
Video 4: Directing People’s Attention2m
Video 5: Lecture on Reporting and Referring to Sources3m
Video 1: Introduction to the Lesson3m
Video 2: Scenario: Interview with a College Student3m
Video 3: Scenario : Interview With A Shopper2m
Video 4: Lecture: Describing Consumer Behavior3m
Video 5: Monetary Amounts3m
Listen: Reporting on Data Quizm
Video 1: Taking Minutes9m
Video 2: The Language Of Writing Minutes5m
Video 3: Taking Minutes FAQs7m
Reading4 readings
Vocabulary List10m
Vocabulary List10m
Vocabulary List10m
Week 3 Summary10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Practice Quiz16m
Directing People's Attention20m
Reporting on Data20m
Practice Quiz 112m
Practice Quiz 226m
Week
4
Hours to complete
8 hours to complete

Writing A Proposal

In the final week, you’ll look at how to write a proposal based on the decision of a meeting....
Reading
12 videos (Total 76 min), 5 readings, 7 quizzes
Video12 videos
Video 2: Brainstorming12m
Video 3 Scenario Video 1: A Brainstorming Meeting1m
Video 4 Scenario Video 2: A Brainstorming Meeting1m
Video 5: Language for Brainstorming6m
Video 6: Interview with Theo Chocolates4m
Video 1: Organization of Written Proposals7m
Video 2: The Language of Proposals8m
Video 3: Improving a Written Proposal9m
Video 1: Writing A Proposal9m
Video 2: Deciding on Locations9m
Video 3: Taking Notes from a Meeting4m
Reading5 readings
Vocabulary List10m
Vocabulary List10m
Potential Locations for Rainier Chocolates New Store10m
Vocabulary List10m
Week 4 Summary10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 112m
Brainstorming Ideas16m
Practice Quiz 112m
Practice Quiz 224m
Practice Quiz 116m
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Top Reviews

By DGMay 16th 2016

All information posted in this course is very useful and completed, I did not really expect found all it at the same place. I am completely grateful for attending this course!

By FWJun 9th 2017

Thorough and to-the-point, this course has helped me enormously! Thanks to the teachers for clear and well-structured lessons, and to colleagues for their review and support.

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Richard Moore

Extension Lecturer, International & English Language Programs
UW Educational Outreach

About University of Washington

Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the West Coast and is one of the preeminent research universities in the world....

About the Business English Communication Skills Specialization

This Specialization is designed to teach you to communicate effectively in English in professional contexts. You will expand your English vocabulary, improve your ability to write and speak in English in both social and professional interactions, and learn terminology and skills that you can apply to business negotiations, telephone conversations, written reports and emails, and professional presentations....
Business English Communication Skills

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