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HKUSTx: English for Doing Business in Asia – Speaking

Introducing strategies for developing your spoken English communication skills in the context of doing business in Asia.

7 weeks
3–4 hours per week
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Starts Apr 15
Ends Jul 30

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. 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 spoken English 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.

This course is part of a series developed by the same instructors. Enroll in EBA102x English for Doing Business in Asia – Writing to continue developing your English language and written communication skills. Learn about business writing format, audience, culture, purpose, grammar, style and more.

At a glance

  • Institution: HKUSTx
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

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

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated programs:
  • Associated skills:Written Communication, Business Writing, English Language, Writing, Grammar, Communications, Business Simulation

What you'll learn

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  • Pronounce sounds clearly and use rhythm appropriately and persuasively
  • 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
  • Develop an understanding of cross-cultural issues, style, and genre for business communication purposes

This course is part of English for Doing Business in Asia Professional Certificate Program

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