Take Your English Communication Skills to the Next Level

Open Online

Course Description

This Capstone builds on the communication and content skills you’ve acquired throughout the specialization and develops them further. During course lessons and peer assessments you will practice and expand the language skills necessary for success in the professional world. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to complete assessments relevant to the working world.

How You Will Benefit

  • Study cultural influences on communication more thoroughly, identify key cultural influences in your own experience and compare your culture with a different one to identify ways to improve communication and decrease misunderstanding.
  • Develop your email accuracy and style and engage in email correspondence with potential employers, clients or investors to set up interviews and/or meetings.
  • Practice and demonstrate fluent and accurate spoken English as you prepare and present a short talk about a personal accomplishment or “sales pitch” for a product or service.
  • Polish your pronunciation through more connected speech including use of through groups, contractions/reductions, and linking.

Ready To Get Started?

This Open Online course is brought to you in partnership with Coursera, an online learning platform. If you’re ready to register now, you will be directed to the Coursera website.


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  • Week 1: Communicate Across Cultures
  • Week 2: Email Excellence
  • Week 3: Presentation - Time to Shine
  • Week 4: Maximize Your English Communication Skills

Technology Requirements

Verify you meet the minimum technology requirements for this section.

Course Info

Course ID: ESL 0004M
Course Format: Online