About the course
The course on Business English Communication provides methods for developing English language and communication skills for today's workplace. This course covers in detail, Reading which includes reading simple comprehension passages, reading memos, advertisements, biographies of famous people as well as company profiles. Along with this, the reading techniques are also covered such as scanning and skimming.
Then the course covers Vocabulary, which includes a range of both formal and informal words, and their spellings that will prove to be practically useful while venturing out into the business world. After that, the course also covers Grammar, which includes forms of grammar. Having a good grasp of grammar is key to reading, writing, and vocabulary. You will be taught to understand and locate tenses, forms of verbs, passive and active voices, question tags, prepositions etc. Finally, the course concludes with Writing, which includes a range of topics such as how to write an email in polite, business English as well as informal personal letters, understanding forms, writing structured letters to newspapers, writing resumes, job references, reports, and notes. After the module, you will hence get a comprehensive idea of about writing for a wide variety of contexts.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Read comprehension passages easily using reading techniques.
- Engage yourself with other members of the business field confidently.
- Write business documents and generate content effectively.
- Improve your vocabulary for day-to-day communication in global workspaces.
- Boost your hireability through innovative and independent learning.
- Get a certificate on successful completion of the course.
The course can be taken by:
Students: All students who are pursuing any Professional/Technical degree courses.
Teachers/Faculties: All teachers/faculties who wish to work on improving their language and professional/business communication skills.
Professionals: All working professionals
Why learn Business English Communication?
English, however, is the international language of business and is a skill ever increasingly sought after by employers. If you are working in England, Australia, the USA or any other English-speaking country, then learning Business English is an absolute must. However, even if you are working in another country, the chances are that you will still need to learn some English, particularly if you work for a multinational corporation or work in international trade. In the 21st century, we live in a truly global society, where communication with almost every part of the world is possible. The spread of English as the language of international business has made it more important than ever for people working with colleagues, clients, and partners from other countries to understand each other so that they can form effective and productive working relationships.
In order to meet the demands of modern employers, everyone from university graduates to senior managers must be able to able to use English for work. Effective internal and external communication is essential to the success of any business, but professionals who need to communicate with each other as non-native English speakers can greatly benefit from learning Business English. An important aspect of business English is learning how to express yourself in a confident and professional manner. You may have to convey important information to groups of people, and so will need to know how to do so clearly and without confusion.
- 24X7 Access: You can view lectures as per your own convenience.
- Online lectures: 10 hours of online lectures with high-quality videos.
- Updated Quality content: Content is latest and gets updated regularly to meet the current industry demands.
Test & Evaluation
Each lecture will have a quiz containing a set of multiple choice questions. Apart from that, there will be a final test based on multiple choice questions.
Your evaluation will include the overall scores achieved in each lecture quiz and the final test.
Certification requires you to complete all the lectures, quizzes, and the final test. Your certificate will be generated online after successful completion of course.
Topics to be covered
- Module-1: Reading Comprehension - 1
- What is the importance of Reading and what is text?
- What is the structure of the text and what are the various reading techniques?
- How a formal report and an infographic look like?
- How to understand formal and informal situations (an exercise)?
- How to understand Skimming and Scanning (example)?
- Module-2: Reading Comprehension - 2
- Exercise on reading
- What are Cohesion and its example?
- Example of Matching jumbled texts
- Exercise on reading a Memorandum and Short Texts
- Exercise on Reordering text, reading and matching information
- Module-3: Reading Comprehension - 3
- Exercise on Reading Passages (Part 1)
- Exercise on Reading Passages (Part 2)
- Exercise on Reading Passages (Part 3)
- Exercise on Reading Passages (Part 4)
- Module-4: Reading Comprehension - 4
- Exercise on Reading Conventional Passages (Part 1)
- Exercise on Reading Conventional Passages (Part 2)
- Exercise on Completing Passage and Reading Job Advertisement (Part 1)
- Exercise on Completing Passage and Reading Job Advertisement (Part 2)
- Exercise on Completing Passage and Reading Job Advertisement (Part 3)
- Module-5: Reading Comprehension - 5
- Exercise on Reading and completing passages (part 1)?
- Exercise on Reading and completing passages (part 2)?
- Exercise on Reading and completing passages (part 3)?
- Exercise on Reading and completing passages (part 4)?
- Exercise on Reading and completing passages (part 5)?
- Module-6: Vocabulary - 1
- Some Popular Abbreviations and Acronyms in Business Communication
- Frequently used words in Business Communication
- Contrast Markers in Business Communication and Exercise on identifying contrast markers in the passage
- Exercise on linking the sentences using conditions
- Exercise on Vocabulary
- Module-7: Vocabulary - 2
- General vocabulary
- Vocabulary in graphs, charts and diagram representation
- Vocabulary in emails
- Exercise on Vocabulary
- Module-8: Vocabulary - 3
- Jargons, Cliches and Weasel words and their examples
- Example to avoid the use of jargons, cliches and weasel words
- Collocation and Exercise on collocation
- Exercise on collocation (part 1)
- Exercise on collocation (part 2)
- Module-9: Vocabulary - 4
- Importance of Dictionary (part 1)
- Importance of Dictionary (part 2)
- Common Idioms
- Exercises on Idioms and Phrases
- Module-10: Vocabulary - 5
- Exercise on solving a Crossword puzzle and filling the blanks
- Useful Business words and Exercise on these words
- Exercise on Crossword puzzle
- Module-11: Grammar (subject-verb agreement)
- What are the Subject-Verb Agreement (SVA) and its rules?
- What is SVA in Regular and Irregular verbs and its rules?
- What are the various Cases of common errors in SVA?
- How are indefinite articles (A, An, The) used?
- Module-12: Grammar (Tenses)
- What are the three types of Tenses?
- What are Continuous, Perfect and Perfect continuous Tenses and their types?
- Exercise on Tenses
- What are Modal Verbs and how these are used in requests and offers?
- Module-13: Grammar (Clauses, Gerund and infinitives, Coordinating conjunctions)
- What are the Clauses and their types?
- What are Coordinating Conjunctions and why they're used?
- What is an Infinitive and Gerund and how to use them?
- Module-14: Grammar (Prepositions, Reported Speech, Active Voice and Passive Voice)
- What are Prepositions (part 1)?
- What are Prepositions (part 2)?
- Exercises on Prepositions
- What is Reported Speech?
- What is an Active and Passive Voice?
- Module-15: Grammar (Punctuation & Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound and Complex)
- What are Phrasal Verbs?
- Exercises on Phrasal Verbs
- What is Punctuation (Part 1)?
- What is Punctuation (Part 2)?
- What are Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences?
- Module-16: Writing (Emails and Memos)
- What are the general tips for writing?
- How to write emails effectively?
- Exercise on Writing Emails
- How to write Memorandums or Memos?
- Exercise on Writing Memos
- Module-17: Writing (Official Letters & Presentation scripts)
- What are Official letters are what are the various tips to write them?
- Samples and Templates for Official letters
- Exercises on writing letters (part 1)
- Exercises on writing letters (part 2)
- What are Presentation scripts and how to write them?
- Module-18: Writing (Different Business Writing Genres)
- Why is good writing important?
- What are the guidelines for writing?
- Exercises on Official Writing
- What are Business Reports and how to write them?
- How to write Articles?
- Module-19: Writing (Business Writing and vocabulary for specific situations)
- How business writing differs from other informal forms of writing?
- Exercises on Business Writing (part 1)
- Exercises on Business Writing (part 2)
- Exercises on Business Writing (part 3)
- Exercises on Vocabulary related to Business (part 1)
- Exercises on Vocabulary related to Business (part 2)
- Business English Communication - Final Quiz