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Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week...

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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Welcome module

Welcome to Week 1! This week, we will cover Module 1 where we introduce you to the objectives and structure of this Specialization and course.

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3 videos (Total 13 min), 4 readings
4 readings
Objectives and outcomes10m
Learning how to learn10m
Learning vocabulary10m
The HKUST English Grammar Guide (EGG)10m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Introduction to business speaking

Welcome to Week 2! This week we will cover Module 2 where we introduce you to speaking skill you may need in the workplace. You will also be introduced to vocabulary and language skills common to business communications.

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5 videos (Total 28 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Challenging English grammar: redundant adjectives2m
Challenging English sound - /u/ "full" and /u:/ "fool" AND /I/ "sit" and /i:/ "seat"7m
5 readings
Objectives and outcomes10m
Elements of introducing yourself10m
Objectives and outcomes10m
Vocabulary list10m
Adjective and adverb word order10m
2 practice exercises
Vocabulary practice10m
Module 224m
Week
3
7 hours to complete

Interviews

Welcome to Week 3! This week we will cover Module 3 where we introduce you to interviewing skills you may need in the workplace. You will also be introduced to vocabulary and language skills common to business communications.

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8 videos (Total 28 min), 10 readings, 6 quizzes
8 videos
Peer-review practice: Sample Self Introduction1m
Sample - Describe your Strengths and Weaknesses1m
Challenging English grammar: 'the', 'a' and 'an'2m
Challenging English Sounds -/ð/ "they" /d/ "day"4m
Challenging English Sounds-/æ/ "man" /e/ "men"2m
10 readings
Objectives and outcomes10m
Introduce yourself in a Job Interview10m
Peer-review practice- Introduce yourself in a Job Interview10m
Peer Practice Review - Describe your Strengths and Weaknesses10m
Objectives and outcomes10m
Vocabulary list10m
Referring to something mentioned before10m
Before names of professions (articles & determiners)10m
Before singular countable nouns10m
Before uncountable nouns10m
4 practice exercises
Peer-review practice: Introduce yourself in a Job Interview12m
Peer Practice Review - Describe your Strengths and Weaknesses14m
Vocabulary practice10m
Module 326m
Week
4
8 hours to complete

Business pitches

Welcome to Week 4! This week we will cover Module 4 where we introduce you to delivering business pitches and speaking persuasively. You will also be introduced to vocabulary and language skills common to business communications.

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7 videos (Total 44 min), 10 readings, 6 quizzes
7 videos
Body language4m
Challenging English: giving opinions2m
Challenging English sounds -/ð/ "then" /z/ "zen"3m
Challenging English sounds - /θ/ "thin" /s/ "sin"4m
10 readings
Objectives and outcomes10m
More on stress and pausing10m
Peer review practice: stress and pausing10m
What do we mean when we say 'rhetoric'?10m
Rhetorical devices in persuasive speeches10m
Objectives and outcomes10m
Vocabulary list10m
More on giving opinions10m
Discourse markers10m
Peer review practice10m
4 practice exercises
Peer review practice: stress and pausing6m
Vocabulary quiz10m
Peer review practice16m
Module 430m
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Instructors

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Sean McMinn

Senior Instructor
Center for Language Education
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Kin Tang

Instructor
Center for Language Education
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Delian Gaskell

Instructor
Center for Language Education

About The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

HKUST - A dynamic, international research university, in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of science and technology, and educating the new generation of front-runners for Asia and the world....

About the Business English for Non-Native Speakers Specialization

This Specialization will introduce non-native speakers of English to methods for developing English language and communication skills for the workplace, doing business, cross-cultural understanding, and business case study analysis. You'll apply these skills in the final Capstone Project by analysing a current business case study and providing recommendations to a target audience in both presentation and written formats....
Business English for Non-Native Speakers

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