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English for Doing Business in Asia – Speaking - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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Introducing strategies for developing your spoken English communication skills in the context of doing business in Asia
With this course you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.

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Requirements: "English for Doing Business in Asia – Writing” is not a prerequisite. It is entirely possible for those who have not taken the "Writing" course (EBA102x) to take this "Speaking" 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.  


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Yeimi Pérez Morales
What I would highlight Amazing background and appreciation for your time , becouse this course creates new occupations openings. Much obliged to you and Goober Bless you .

What could be improved No negative aspects.

Course taken: November 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.
Lynn Lin
What I would highlight I feel so thankful for your work. I am 30+, majored in English, yet at the same time feel befuddled about business English. I am not ready to bear the cost of more instruction in abroad grounds, yet your course makes my blessing from heaven. An abundance of thanks and all the best.

What could be improved Everything OK.

Course taken: November 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.
What I would highlight With no particle of inclination towards Mr Sean and Lady McMinn, I wish to transparently express my most profound appreciation to you both for the course, English For Doing Business In Asia - Writing. That course has without a doubt changed my composed English. It's consequences for my written work abilities is extremely obvious and an amazement to myself. Yes, I have generally been a decent essayist before I took your course. Be that as it may, I'm no longer at a similar level. I see myself deciphering from the domain of good to significance in the field of composing.

What could be improved A bit rushed.

Course taken: November 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

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.

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Sean McMinn Sean McMinn is a Senior Instructor in the Center for Language Education at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He teaches undergraduate English courses in Business Communications, speaking, and writing. His professional interests include integrating technology into the language learning curriculum, social media and blended learning. Projects in the past have included embedding social networks, wikis, blogs, and podcasts into various language courses. He won a Teaching Innovation Award for his work with podcasts and education at HKUST in 2007 and has presented at international conferences on the subjects of social media and education, and second life and intercultural literacy.