Business English Communication Skills Specialization

Starts Oct 18

Business English Communication Skills Specialization

Build English Skills for Business . Improve your ability to speak, write and understand English in professional settings.

About This 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.

Created by:

5 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.


Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.


Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn.

Intermediate Specialization.
Some related experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Business English: Networking

    English, Mongolian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified)

    About the Course

    This course begins with a welcome message and an overview of the Specialization. After this introduction, you will be asked to take a proficiency test to see if this course is right for you. During the course, you will begin learning vocabulary and
  2. COURSE 2

    Business English: Meetings

    4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
    English, Russian

    About the Course

    This course will teach you vocabulary and skills related to participating in meetings. You will learn terms and phrases used both in email and in speaking to arrange, participate in, and conclude meetings. The goals of this course are to enabl
  3. COURSE 3

    Business English: Planning & Negotiating

    4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
    English, Mongolian

    About the Course

    In this course, the context is hosting an event and finding an appropriate venue for it. You will learn language and strategies for successful negotiations culminating in a written announcement for an event. Course Learning Objectives • N
  4. COURSE 4

    Business English: Making Presentations


    About the Course

    This course teaches you language and techniques that will help you make effective presentations in English. The final task is to develop a well-organized, persuasive presentation using charts and graphs that sells your city as a venue. Th
  5. COURSE 5

    Business English: Capstone Project

    Upcoming session: Nov 26
    7 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week

    About the Capstone Project

    The capstone project will give you opportunities to demonstrate your competence in the learning objectives for this Specialization. For the project, you’ll use formal, written methods and more casual visual and audio methods of communication to dem


  • University of Washington

    Learn with one of the largest, most established international and English language programs in the United States.

    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.

  • Richard Moore

    Richard Moore

    Extension Lecturer, International & English Language Programs
  • Wendy Asplin

    Wendy Asplin

    Extension Lecturer, International & English Language Programs