Take Your English Communication Skills to the Next Level

About this course: 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. In this course, you will: * 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. Week by week, as you practice your language skills, make connections with people important to you and develop your network, you will increase your opportunities for success. Completing this Capstone Project will help you reach your English language and professional goals now and in the future.

Created by:  Georgia Institute of Technology

Basic Info
Commitment4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Language
EnglishSubtitles: Vietnamese
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Syllabus
WEEK 1
Communicate Across Cultures
Study and compare cultural influences more thoroughly by doing a self study and becoming more culturally aware of your communication. 
3 videos7 readings2 practice quizzes
  1. Video: Introduction to Capstone
  2. Reading: Before You Begin the Capstone
  3. Reading: Consent Form
  4. Video: Understanding Cultural Style Differences
  5. Reading: Lesson Guide for the "Writing Professional Emails in English" Course
  6. Reading: Cultural Self Study Chart: For Yourself
  7. Reading: Culture Study Chart: For Another Culture
  8. Practice Quiz: Check Your Knowledge
  9. Video: Improving Your Communication Style
  10. Practice Quiz: Check Your Knowledge
  11. Reading: Additional Resources
  12. Reading: Get More from the Georgia Tech Language Institute
Graded: Making Appropriate Communication Changes
WEEK 2
Email Excellence
Make your emails more engaging by developing your writing style. Engage in email correspondence to set up interviews and/or meetings as well as establish meaningful connections.  
2 videos1 reading1 practice quiz
  1. Video: Develop Your Writing Style in Emails
  2. Practice Quiz: Check Your Knowledge
  3. Discussion Prompt: How well do you write emails now?
  4. Video: Introduce Yourself & Request a Meeting by Email
  5. Reading: Additional Resources
Graded: Write an Email to Your Contact
WEEK 3
Presentation - Time to Shine
Evaluate your English pronunciation, and then complete and deliver an in person presentation using successful speaking strategies and persuasion skills. 
2 videos3 readings2 practice quizzes
  1. Video: Do a Self-evaluation of Your Speaking Skills
  2. Reading: Lesson Guide for "Speaking Professional English" Course
  3. Reading: Pronunciation Self Evaluation Chart
  4. Practice Quiz: Check Your Knowledge
  5. Video: Make Your Presentations More Persuasive & Powerful
  6. Practice Quiz: Check Your Knowledge
  7. Reading: Additional Resources
Graded: Recording a Self-reflection
WEEK 4
Maximize Your English Communication Skills
Work on maximizing your English communication skills for now and for the future by learning more advanced ways to edit your writing and polish your pronunciation. 
2 videos4 readings1 practice quiz
  1. Video: Strategies for Creating & Editing Effective Writing
  2. Practice Quiz: Check Your Knowledge
  3. Reading: Write a Script for Your Video
  4. Discussion Prompt: How has this Specialization affected your writing style?
  5. Video: Advanced Pronunciation Improvement Techniques
  6. Reading: Contractions with "am/is/are" & "have/has"
  7. Reading: Additional Pronunciation Practice
  8. Reading: Where to go from here?
Graded: ePortfolio Video/Audio Post
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