About this Specialization

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This Specialization will introduce non-native speakers of English to methods for developing English language and communication skills for the workplace, doing business, cross-cultural understanding, and business case study analysis. You'll apply these skills in the final Capstone Project by analysing a current business case study and providing recommendations to a target audience in both presentation and written formats.
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Got a pay increase or promotion.
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100% online courses
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Flexible Schedule
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Beginner Level
Approx. 8 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Georgian, Tamil, Chinese (Simplified)...
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
50%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 8 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Georgian, Tamil, Chinese (Simplified)...

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Business English: Basics

4.5
stars
465 ratings
97 reviews
Course2

Course 2

English for Effective Business Writing

4.4
stars
178 ratings
39 reviews
Course3

Course 3

English for Effective Business Speaking

4.5
stars
293 ratings
67 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Business English for Cross-cultural Communication

4.7
stars
187 ratings
56 reviews

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • We estimate that it will take up to five weeks to complete each course.

  • A min of IELTs 5.5 and a max of IELTS 7.0 is recommended. See IELTS Band Scale for more info. Or, a min of 46-59 and a max of 102-109 TOEFL Score is recommended. See TOEFL Score Scale for more info.

  • Yes. Each course sets a foundation for the one that follows.

  • No.

  • You will be able to write professional business documents and be able to delivery effective and persuasive business presentations in English.

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