HKUST Online Course On Written English Communication

This session Hong Kong University of Science and Technology will be offering an open online course on English for Doing Business in Asia. The course will help as a beginner’s guide to introduce non-native speakers of English to methods for developing written English language and communication skills for doing business in Asia.

Over seven weeks, applicants will explore the strategies for developing written English communication skills in the context of doing business in Asia. The course will start from June 6, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Length: 7 weeks
Effort:  3-4 hours/week
Subject: Business & Management
Institution: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and edX
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes. Add a Verified Certificate for $40
Session: Starts on June 6, 2017

Providers Details

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and edX are providing this online course on Climate Change. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a world-class international research university excelling in science, technology and business as well as humanities and social science. It was placed third for the world’s under-50 universities in 2012.  THong Kong University of Science and Technology course can be audited free or students can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee.

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About This Course

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 and communication skills.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. Applicants can pursue a verified certificate to highlight the knowledge and skills they gain.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course students will have knowledge of :

  • 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

Instructors

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

Delian Gaskell
Instructor in the Center for Language Education
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Requirements

“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 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. 

How To Join This Course

  1. Go to the course website link
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  3. Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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