Business English: Networking

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Overview

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 customs related to socializing and networking in English. The goal is to enable you to interact with business contacts in person, on the phone and over email in a professional way.

Course Learning Objectives

• Determine whether the objectives of this Specialization align with your learning goals
• Evaluate your current level of proficiency in business English communication
• Present relevant information about yourself in a discussion forum
• Develop your networking skills
• Write short emails with appropriate formatting
• Recognize and produce formal and informal language in emails
• Develop vocabulary related to jobs and companies

Syllabus

Introduction to Business English Communication
-In the first week, you’ll practice introducing yourself and learn some new vocabulary to talk about what you do in your job.

Introductions
-In Week 2, you’ll study vocabulary to describe your company (or any company - you don’t have to be working right now to take this course!).

Emails
-In week 3, we will introduce you to writing professional emails.

Meeting Arrangements on the Telephone
-Week 4 is all about telephoning and making arrangements to meet.

Meeting Arrangements (Email)
-In Week 5, we return to email to talk about arrangements, make changes, and update. This last week includes some practice with texting too.

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