About this Specialization

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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.
Learner Career Outcomes
60%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
57%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

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Flexible Schedule

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 6 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Mongolian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Russian, Arabic, Ukrainian...
Learner Career Outcomes
60%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
57%
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.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 6 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Mongolian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Russian, Arabic, Ukrainian...

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Business English: Networking

4.7
stars
1,397 ratings
397 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Business English: Meetings

4.7
stars
473 ratings
111 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Business English: Planning & Negotiating

4.8
stars
269 ratings
53 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Business English: Making Presentations

4.8
stars
240 ratings
40 reviews

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • 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.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in about 6 to 7 months.

  • The specialization focuses on students who have an intermediate level of English, with a minimum of two years of formal language study.

  • We recommend taking all the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses, but you can also take individual courses.

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