English | for Effective Business Speaking

This course aims to improve your Business English speaking skills by developing your use of vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, spoken communication skills within a Business context, and your ability to deliver professional business speeches for specific purposes. Skills learned in this course will be used in the cross-cultural communications course and help prepare you to deliver the professional business presentation in the Capstone project.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

- delivery effective job interviews
- give persuasive business pitches
- delivery informative business presentations
- speak persuasively in English
- adapt content to purpose, context and audience
- use appropriate style and tone of writing for business purposes

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Week 1-Before we start

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Welcome to our course
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Objectives and outcomes
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Introduction to our Specialization
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Guest Speaker-Prof.Caroline Wang-Effective Business Speaking
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Learning vocabulary
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(The HKUST English Grammar Guide (EGG

Week 2-1.Introduction to business speaking

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Objectives and outcomes
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Elements of introducing yourself
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From interviews to presentations
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Verbal and Non Verbal Communication Part 1
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Verbal and Non Verbal Communication Part 2

Week 2-2.Language

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Objectives and outcomes
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Vocabulary List
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Challenging English grammar- redundant adjectives
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Adjective-word-order
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Challenging English sound - _u_ -full- and _u-_ -fool- AND _I_ -sit- and _i-_ -seat-

Week 3-1.Business Interviews in English

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Objectives and outcomes
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Job Interviews
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Speaking to Inform & Persuade
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Context & Directness
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Reading Introduce yourself in a Job Interview
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Peer-review practice- Introduce yourself in a Job Interview
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Peer-review practice- Sample Self Introduction
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Peer-review practice-Describe your Strengths and Weaknesses
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Sample - Describe your Strengths and Weaknesses

Week 3-2.Language

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Objectives and outcomes
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Vocabulary List
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Challenging English grammar- 'the', 'a' and 'an'
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Referring to something mentioned before
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Before-names-of-professions
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Before singular countable nouns
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Before singular countable nouns
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Before uncountable nouns
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Challenging English Sounds -_ð_ -they- _d_ -day
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Challenging English Sounds-_æ_ -man- _e_ -men

Week 4-1.Delivering persuasive pitches

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Objectives and outcomes
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Elements of a persuasive presentation
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The elevator pitch
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Rhythm, stress and pausing
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More on stress and pausing
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Body language
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Rhetorical devices in persuasive speeches

Week 4-2.Language

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Objectives and outcomes
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Vocabulary List
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Challenging English- giving opinions
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More on giving opinions
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discourse markers
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Challenging English sounds -_ð_ -then- _z_ -zen
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Challenging English sounds - _θ_ -thin- _s_ -sin

Week 5-1.Delivering effective business presentations

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Objectives and outcomes
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The differences between written and spoken English
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Preparing and planning presentations
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Arranging-and-organizing-presentations
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Designing effective visuals
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Engaging the audience
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Understanding the differences between seminars and conferences
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Presenting-online
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Business Case zAnta Boutique Hotel
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Reading--Business-Case_zAnta-hotel

Week 5-2.Language

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Objectives and outcomes
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Vocabulary List
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Hedging your language
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Challenging English grammar- prepositions
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More on prepositions
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Common preposition errors
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Challenging English sounds _ɒ_ -not- and _ʌ_ -nut- AND _p_ -pit- and _b_ -bit
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A Speech That You'll Remember Forever - Matthew McConaughey
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A Speech That You'll Remember Forever - Matthew McConaughey_2
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A Speech

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