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English
Subtitles: Arabic, French, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, Turkish, English, Slovak, Japanese, Persian...

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Learner Career Outcomes

51%

started a new career after completing these courses

45%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

15%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 14 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: Arabic, French, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, Turkish, English, Slovak, Japanese, Persian...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Get to Know Basic Email Writing Structures

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 24 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
DOs and DON'Ts in Professional Email7m
Organization, Style & Editing Basics6m
Common Errors in Punctuation5m
Common Errors in Capitalization2m
4 readings
Consent Form10m
Write a Practice Email10m
Additional Resources10m
Get More from The Georgia Tech Language Institute10m
3 practice exercises
Check Your Knowledge6m
Check Your Knowledge2m
Check Your Knowledge2m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Let's Start Writing

3 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 13 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
2 videos
Write Well-organized Email Text6m
1 reading
Additional Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Check Your Knowledge6m
Check Your Knowledge6m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Introduction and Announcement Emails

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 10 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
2 videos
Key Language for Writing These Types of Emails6m
1 reading
Additional Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Check Your Knowledge4m
Check Your Knowledge6m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Request and Apology Emails

3 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 12 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
2 videos
How to Write Apology Emails5m
1 reading
Additional Resources20m
2 practice exercises
Check Your Knowledge6m
Check Your Knowledge6m

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About the Improve Your English Communication Skills Specialization

This Specialization helps you improve your professional communication in English for successful business interactions. Each course focuses on a particular area of communication in English: writing emails, speaking at meetings and interviews, giving presentations, and networking online. Whether you want to communicate to potential employers, employees, partners or clients, better English communication can help you achieve your language and professional goals. The Capstone course will focus especially on making those important connections to take your career or business to the next level. Make yourself more competitive by improving your English through this Specialization: Improve Your English Communication Skills....
Improve Your English Communication Skills

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