Business English for Cross-cultural Communication
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assignment Level : Introductive
label English
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About the content

This course aims to prepare you for working in an cross-cultural Business setting. We'll learn about common cross-cultural theories and how they are relevant to everyday business practices in a globalised world. By combining all of your vocabulary, reading, speaking, and writing skills that you acquired in the previous three courses, you will learn how language plays an important role in cross-cultural communication. You will also enhance your cross-cultural understanding and will be able to use vocabulary, tone and style, and spoken and written communication skills within a cross-cultural Business context. Skills learned in this course help prepare you to deliver the professional business presentation in the Capstone project. After completing this course, you will be able to: - identify possible cross-cultural issues and misunderstandings in communication - apply strategies to overcome possible cross-cultural issues and misunderstandings in communication - produce documents with an appropriate style for business communication purposes within a cross-cultural situation - deliver a speech with an appropriate style for business communication purposes within a cross-cultural situation

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - Welcome module
    Welcome to Week 1! This week, we will cover Module 1 where we introduce you to the objectives and structure of this Specialization and course.
  • Week 2 - What is culture?
    Welcome to Week 2! This week we will cover Module 2 where we introduce you to basic cultural theories and language skills you will use in general cross-cultural business situations. You will also be introduced to vocabulary and language skills common to busine...
  • Week 3 - Culture and communication strategies
    Welcome to Week 3! This week we will cover Module 3 where we introduce you to ways of cultural understanding can guide business communication strategies basic and the language skills you will use in general cross-cultural business situations. You will also be ...
  • Week 4 - Culture and management communication
    Welcome to Week 4! This week we will cover Module 4 where we introduce you to common cultural frameworks used in the business world, how theories inform management in cross-cultural situations and language skills you will use in management situations. You will...
  • Week 5 - Culture, application and ethics
    Welcome to Week 5! This week we will cover Module 5 where we introduce you ways you might apply cultural frameworks to authentic workplace situations, business ethics in today's international worlds and the language skills you will use in these situations. You...
  • Week 6 - Concluding module
    Welcome to Week 6! This week we will cover Module 6 where we will conclude the course and you will need to complete the final exam and post-course survey.
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Instructors

Sean McMinn
Senior Instructor
Center for Language Education

Kin Tang
Instructor
Center for Language Education

Delian Gaskell
Instructor
Center for Language Education

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