English for Doing Business in Asia - Speaking
Introducing strategies for developing your spoken English communication skills in the context of doing business in Asia.
About this Course
The use of English for doing business in multinational settings is a fact of life for many business people. As Asian economies expand and become more involved in the global economy, a lingua franca – a language used to communicate among groups of people who do not share a mother tongue – is needed to exchange information. This course has two goals. The first is to introduce non-native speakers of English to methods for developing spokenEnglish language and communication skills for doing business in Asia. The second is to examine the impact of interculturality and globalization on English communications. By exploring and participating in a business simulation set in Asia, you will develop the principal skills for effective communication in English when conducting business in China and other Asian countries.
By the end of this 7-week course you will be able to:
- pronounce sounds clearly and use rhythm appropriately and persuasively,
- understand and use a range of vocabulary and expressions that are commonly used in business English and in business discussions,
- identify the purpose of an oral presentation to meet the audience’s needs,
- organize an oral presentation to suit the audience and purpose,
- deliver an informative and a persuasive presentation to discuss a topic relevant to a business context in Asia; and
- develop an understanding of cross-cultural issues, style, and genre for business communication purposes.
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Audit this course for free and have complete access to all of the course material, tests, and the online discussion forum. You decide what and how much you want to do.