About this Course
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If you work in marketing, sales, or advertising, you already know that effective communication is a requirement. This can be even more difficult when expressing your ideas in a persuasive manner in English. In this course, you will learn to use English more efficiently while joining successful global professionals around the world. Develop your skills along with authentic characters that work in marketing and also work hard to improve their communication skills. Learn from your successes and failures, reflect on your own style, strengths, and improvement areas. After taking this course, you will be able to: · Express your ideas through efficient emails, reports and persuasive presentations · Learn words and phrases related to market research, branding, direct marketing, advertising costs, etc. · Get instant feedback about the efficiency of your business communication skills in English from sales and marketing professionals from around the world · Become part of a global community of business professionals who are developing their English communication skills...
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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

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Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week

Approx. 13 hours to complete
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English

Subtitles: English
Stacks
Globe

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Calendar

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Clock

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week

Approx. 13 hours to complete
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English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
Clock
7 hours to complete

Product

Where do you start marketing with a project or product? Why with an effective brainstorming session of course! This week you’ll learn the roles we play in groups, how to give opinions or disagree respectfully and brainstorming phrases and techniques to make your product roll out a success. You’ll see examples of prepping before a brainstorming session as Jake approaches Bridget and even some what not to do’s in this episode of The Challenge....
Reading
6 videos (Total 34 min), 7 readings, 7 quizzes
Video6 videos
1.4 Effective Brainstorming Techniques7m
1.7 Giving Opinions in Brainstorming5m
1.9 Group Dynamics: What Role Will You Play?4m
1.12 Agreeing/Disagreeing In Meetings4m
1.16 Week 1 Review9m
Reading7 readings
1.1 Weekly Goals and Advice from Instructors10m
1.3 Vocabulary Preview10m
Directions for Submitting Audio or Video10m
1.5 Why Brainstorming Works Best Online10m
1.10 How Group Dynamics Affect Decisions10m
1.14 Expressing Opinions-Sentence Stems10m
1.20 Quizlet Vocabulary Practice: Product10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
1.6 Checkpoint: Brainstorming12m
1.8 Checkpoint: Giving Opinions in Brainstorming10m
1.11 Checkpoint: Group Dynamics10m
1.13 Checkpoint: Agreeing/Disagreeing In Meetings10m
1.19 Week 1 Test20m

2

Section
Clock
5 hours to complete

Product Perception

Have you ever been part of a survey? You’ll see an example as the BioDent marketing team asks people from the streets opinions about their product. Effective presentations and surveys first start with clear and easy to understand visuals. In this week’s lessons we’ll explore graphs, charts and questions to create strong surveys. We’ll learn the importance of interpreting these charts and graphs accurately before presenting them with confidence....
Reading
6 videos (Total 33 min), 10 readings, 6 quizzes
Video6 videos
2.4 Writing Surveys That Get You Actionable Insights4m
2.7 Visually Communicate Data with Charts5m
2.11 Chart and Graph Interpretation5m
2.14 Graph and Chart Presentation7m
2.17 Week 2 Review8m
Reading10 readings
2.1 Weekly Goals and Advice from Instructors10m
2.3 Vocabulary Preview10m
2.5 Writing Survey Questions: a Useful Blog Post10m
2.9 Welcome to the Age of Experience10m
BONUS: 5 Key Metrics Measuring Brand Loyalty10m
2.13 Perceptual Edge: Problems and Solutions for Graphs10m
BONUS - Eight Tips for Writing Effective Survey Questions10m
BONUS - Customer loyalty: the (changing) reality of loyalty beyond retention10m
BONUS - Writing Good Survey Questions Tips and Advice10m
2.20 Quizlet Vocabulary Practice: Product Perception10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
2.6 Checkpoint: Writing Effective Surveys10m
2.8 Checkpoint: Visual Communication - Charts8m
2.12 Checkpoint: Chart and Graph Interpretation6m
2.15 Checkpoint: Graph and Chart Presentation12m
2.19 Week 2 Test20m

3

Section
Clock
5 hours to complete

Promotion

Good design is invisible. But, how do we make it so? This week’s lessons consist of graphic design, perception, concise language and how to make our marketing meaningful and memorable. Take time to notice the beginning stages of good design during a focus group as you enjoy The Challenge sketch....
Reading
6 videos (Total 33 min), 8 readings, 5 quizzes
Video6 videos
3.4 Perception in Visual Communication4m
3.6 Visual Communication Strategies6m
3.8 Concise Language for Social Media Marketing5m
3.11 Clever and Catchy with Caution5m
3.18 Week 3 Review10m
Reading8 readings
3.1 Weekly Goals and Advice from Instructors10m
3.3 Vocabulary Preview10m
3.5 It's All Gooooooooood10m
3.9 Excellent PowerPoint Examples10m
3.13 Nuts & Bolts ~ What is a Tagline?10m
3.15 Creating your Personal Tagline Worksheet10m
3.16 Creating Your Personal Tagline EXAMPLE Worksheet10m
3.20 Quizlet Vocabulary Practice: Promotion10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
3.7 Checkpoint: Visual Communication8m
3.10 Checkpoint: Concise Language for Social Media Marketing10m
3.12 Checkpoint: Clever and Catchy with Caution8m
3.19 Week 3 Test16m

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Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Persuasive Techniques

By the end of this week you will be familiar with Dr. Robert Cialdini and his six principles of persuasion. How do you get your customers to say “yes” in an ethical and honest way? This and more will be answered as Jake meets with Sandy to discuss these principles....
Reading
6 videos (Total 42 min), 8 readings, 4 quizzes
Video6 videos
4.4 Cialdini's Principles of Influence - Part 16m
4.7 Cialdini's Principles of Influence - Part 26m
4.11 Power of One Word6m
4.15 Influential Language8m
4.18 Week 4 Review12m
Reading8 readings
4.1 Weekly Goals and Advice from Instructors10m
4.3 Vocabulary Preview10m
4.5 "Why?" It works!10m
4.9 Metaphor, A Persuasive Heavy Weight10m
BONUS: Cialdini in His Own Words10m
BONUS: Social Proof in Action10m
4.13 How to Get People to Do Stuff: Nouns or Verbs?10m
4.20 Quizlet Vocabulary Practice: Persuasive Techniques10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
4.8 Checkpoint: Principles of Influence8m
4.12 Checkpoint: Power of One Word6m
4.16 Checkpoint: Influential Language14m
4.19 Week 4 Test20m
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Top Reviews

By DDApr 6th 2018

Excellent course. High quality presentation skills. I really enjoyed learning! Thank You so much.

By ANMar 13th 2017

The was the best part of the specialization !\n\nHighly recommend it

Instructors

Andrea Mürau Haraway

International Educator
Arizona State University, Global Launch

Wanda Huber

International Educator
Arizona State University Global Launch

Jenny Young

International Educator
Arizona State University Global Launch

Beatriz Fuentes-Anderson

International Educator
Arizona State University Global Launch

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it. ...

About the Business English Specialization

This Specialization serves as an introduction to Business English, where you will learn to communicate about topics such as management, finance and marketing. You will also write proposals, executive summaries, and marketing materials. You will also learn the necessary language structures to run a meeting, achieve sales, and negotiate other business transactions. In the Capstone Project, you will apply these skills to communicate and launch a new product in English, making sure that business executives have a variety of linguistic tools with practical applications in business scenarios in a variety of functional areas....
Business English

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