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Speak English Professionally: In-Person, Online & On the Phone

Do you want to speak better English? This course will help you reach that goal. Speak English Professionally: In person, Online and On the Phone will boost your English speaking skills. In this 5 week course, you will learn how to identify and make a strong personal introduction.
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Last Updated:2022-06-19
Course level:Intermediate
Course Duration: 14h

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Course Content

11 sections • 28 lecture • 7h 33m total length

About Course

Do you want to speak better English? This course will help you reach that goal. Speak English Professionally: In person, Online and On the Phone will boost your English speaking skills. In this 5 week course, you will learn how to identify and make a strong personal introduction.
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What You will learn

  • By the end of this course you will:
  • Change how you speak English
  • • Improve your pronunciation and fluency
  • • Increase your English vocabulary
  • • Identify how culture influences your speech
  • Use culture to help you speak correctly
  • Demonstrate the best body language for different cultural settings
  • Know statements, questions and responses for different settings and situations

Course Curriculum / Content

Communicate In Person: The Power of Face to Face Connection
Through the lessons this module, you will be able to work on professional conversational vocabulary and proper word stress and intonation. After the final lesson you will be able to present a short "Elevator Speech." Learning Objectives Review professional conversational vocabulary Produce proper word stress and intonation in your speaking Prepare and present a short "Elevator Speech"

  • Introduction to Course (video)
    01:57
  • Introduce Yourself to Your Course Mates
  • Small Talk & Conversational Vocabulary (video)
    04:12
  • Review and Practice Small Talk
  • Check Your Knowledge
  • Key Pronunciation: Stress & Intonation (video)
    06:21
  • Practice Word Stress
  • Practice Sentence Stress
  • Practice Intonation
  • The Elevator Speech (video)
    05:47
  • Additional Resources
  • Graded Assignment: Create an Elevator Speech Outline

Video Conferencing: Face to Face but Online
This module looks at group discussion situations with the focus on video conferencing. By looking at various scenarios, you will learn key language for group discussion as well as gain some business etiquette. Learning Objectives Review video conferencing scenarios Identify key group discussion language Recognize general business etiquette

Powerful Phone Talk
In this module, you will improve language use and pronunciation for phone conversations. Trickier pronunciation distinctions in can/can't and numbers will be the focus for pronunciation. Learning Objectives Identify telephone language through phone dialogues Compare pronunciation differences between "can"and "can't" Produce accurate pronuniation for numbers in English

Keys to Strong Interview
Through the lessons in this module, you will be able to prepare yourself better for an interview in English. The three lesson will focus on improving your body language, pronunciation for -ed and -s ending words, and a practice interview questions. Learning Objectives Practice and prepare yourself for an interview Examine appropriate body language for interviews Practice accurate pronunciation for words with "-ed" and "-s" endings

Put it All Together
In this final module, you will have the chance to put all your newly gained language skills together into a presentation. The two lessons will help you organize and deliver your best presentation. Learning Objectives Produce a well organized outline for a pitch/presentation Review stress rules to improve your overall pronunciation Prepare and deliver your pitch/presentation

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Requirements

  • Self-paced study|
  • Decent internet access point
  • Accessible over mobile phones
  • Graded Assignments with Peer Feedback
  • Graded Quizzes with Feedback
  • Graded Programming Assignments

Target Audience

  • Speakers of other Languages (Except English)
  • Professional Communication Students
  • Young Graduates
  • University Students
  • High School Interns

Material Includes

  • This Course Plus the Full Specialization
  • Shareable Certificates
  • Self-Paced Learning Option
  • Course Videos & Readings
  • Practice Quizzes

Description

Do you want to speak better English? This course will help you reach that goal. Speak English Professionally: In person, Online and On the Phone will boost your English speaking skills. In this 5 week course, you will learn how to identify and make a strong personal introduction. You will develop and demonstrate the speaking skills for group discussions: how to agree or disagree, how to clarify, restate and summarize. You will review and practice how to give information and respond to requests on the phone. You will study and role play effective interviewing. You will prepare and give a sales “pitch”, introducing a product or service. Throughout the course, you will adjust how you speak English and you will become more fluent and accurate when you speak. You will demonstrate culturally appropriate body language and tone. As you work through the course, you will complete self- and peer-evaluations. Through a combination of lectures, comprehension and vocabulary quizzes, practice and performance, you’ll gain the skills and confidence to communicate well in English, anywhere in the world.

By the end of this course you will: • Change how you speak English • Improve your pronunciation and fluency • Increase your English vocabulary • Identify how culture influences your speech • Use culture to help you speak correctly • Demonstrate the best body language for different cultural settings • Know statements, questions and responses for different settings and situations

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