• Length:
    7 Weeks
  • Effort:
    3–4 hours per week
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  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English
  • Course Type:
    Self-paced on your time

Prerequisites

"English for Doing Business in Asia – Speaking” is not a prerequisite. It is entirely possible for those who have not taken the "Speaking" course (EBA101x) to take this "Writing" course but that said, there will be overlap of a few key concepts and ideas between the two courses.

A min of IELTS 5.5 and a max of IELTS 7.0 is recommended. See IELTS Band Scalefor more info. Or, a min of 46-59 and a max of 102-109 TOEFL Score is recommended. See TOEFL Score Scalefor more info.

About this course

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The use of English for doing business in multinational settings is a fact of life for many business people. And, as Asian economies expand and become more involved in the global economy, having the ability to write clear and concise English is important when exchanging information. This course has two goals. The first is to introduce non-native speakers of English to methods for developing written English language and communication skills for doing business in Asia. The second is to examine the impact of cross-cultural interactions 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.

This course is part of a series developed by the same instructors. Enroll in EBA101x English for Doing Business in Asia – Speaking to continue developing your English language communication skills. Learn about business presentations, audience, format, pronunciation, rhythm and more.

What you'll learn

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  • Plan, research and structure a piece of writing according to the needs of a specific reader and purpose
  • Write a series of coherent and cohesive paragraphs, in which topic sentences containing controlling ideas are expanded with details, examples and explanations
  • Identify the purpose of a written document to meet the audience’s needs
  • Organize a written document to suit the audience and purpose
  • Develop an understanding of cross-cultural issues, style, and genre for business communication purposes

Meet your instructors

Sean McMinn
Senior Lecturer in the Center for Language Education
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Delian Gaskell
Lecturer in the Center for Language Education
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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