Build on what you learned in Speaking Clearly in English to address more complex workplace communication scenarios. Now that you have essential skills in holding workplace conversations as well as foundational business vocabulary, gain more advanced skills and fluency for negotiating, interviewing and leading meetings and teams.
Using role playing, develop skills in negotiating and debating. Practise your presentation and public speaking skills, and acquire the language and business vocabulary you need for leading others, teambuilding and training or teaching.
Finish the course by identifying your own unique communication goals, and develop a plan to achieve them.
Required course: Speaking Clearly in English or equivalent skills and experience.
Sample Course Outline (Course content might differ slightly from instructor to instructor)
Week 1: Situating Yourself in Negotiations, Debates and Working on Teams
Week 2: Communicating as a Teammate or Team Leader
Week 3: Making Requests or Suggestions / Negotiating / Offering Feedback
Week 4: Preparing and Delivering Effective Presentations
Week 5: Designing and Executing Your Communications Plan
Week 6: Designing and Executing Your Communications Plan (cont.) and Feedback
This course can be applied to the UBC Award of Achievement in Business English for International Professionals or it can be taken as a stand-alone course.
This course is 100% online.
About Online Learning
Our online English communication courses offer you a real-time virtual classroom experience where you can see and interact with your teacher and classmates. Each week, you log in at a set time to your class using our intuitive learning management platform, Canvas. Through Canvas, you access Zoom, a web conferencing app, for your live class. Just like in a classroom, you do individual, pair and group work, ask questions and receive verbal feedback from your instructor.
Outside of class time, you can access handouts and other materials online at your own pace and rhythm. You might be doing readings or watching videos to prepare for your next class, or practising with the material you have learned in your previous class. You do get out what you put in.
In order for a virtual classroom to be successful, we want to see your faces! Please be prepared to participate with your video turned on. We provide virtual drop-in sessions for you to test out the Zoom app before your first day of class. We will also send you instructions on accessing Canvas before your course begins.