Professional English: Cross-Cultural Communication

Course Description

This course aims to improve your cross-cultural communication and small talk/networking skills by developing your use of vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, pronunciation, and speaking skills within a business context. Upon the completion of this course, students will: 1) have a better understanding of the often unstated rules of American office expectations and etiquette; 2) develop communicative strategies; 3) gain familiarity with situationally appropriate spoken and written communication; 4) recognize and respond to high vs. low context communication styles; and 5) gain confidence and improve clarity through the mastery of English pronunciation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Communicate using direct/explicit communication
  • Engage in small talk in both work and social situations
    use indirectness strategies in hedging strong opinions, softening requests, and giving feedback
  • Engage in conversations and discussions, using active listening, showing interest, taking turns, and recognizing the contributions of others
  • Use a variety of different phrases to negotiate, make offers, acknowledge compromise, and disagree appropriately in English
  • Gain familiarity and the ability to use common idioms and metaphors when networking and socializing
  • Sound natural, clear, and effective when communicating or conveying messages through the familiarity with American prosody (intonation, rhythm, stress patterns, focus words, connected speech/linking, and thought groups)
Class Format
Live Online
5 Weeks
Class Days
7:10-9:00PM EST
Registration Deadline


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