This course helps you to improve your professional communication in English, especially for business purposes.

You will learn all aspects of communication, including writing emails, speaking at meetings and interviews, giving presentations, and networking online.

This online course will help you to improve your English communication skills so that you are ready to talk to potential employers, employees, partners or clients, to achieve your objectives.

The Capstone course will help you to make the connection to upgrade your career or business.

It takes around 18 weeks to complete the courses, but it depends on your pace. The schedule is flexible. 

See the schedule and the details here


What You Will Learn

1. Write Professional Emails in English

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Improve your overall written English skills
  • See differences and similarities among the different email formats
  • Write more effective subject lines and email text
  • Apply various key language to different types of emails
  • Correct common errors such as punctuation and capitalization
  • Study tone and level of formality in emails
  • Understand how culture affects what is appropriate in business emails
  • Write powerful business emails for professional needs

2. Speak English Professionally: In Person, Online & On The Phone

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Change how you speak English
  • Improve your pronunciation and fluency
  • Increase your English vocabulary
  • Identify how culture influences your speech
  • Use culture to help you speak correctly
  • Demonstrate the best body language for different cultural settings
  • Know statements, questions and responses for different settings and situations

3. Build Your Professional ePortfolio in English

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Write a proper headline or title for your ePortfolio
  • Describe your work in 1 sentence and in longer forms
  • Identify how to use hashtags effectively
  • Write an effective summary about yourself and your work
  • Apply appropriate vocabulary to write your education and professional experience for your resume
  • Understand how to write a tweet to get a job
  • Discover how to write specific comments and network work with others
  • Apply what you have on your portfolio to other tools like Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn or YouTube.

4. Take Your English Communication Skills to the Next Level

You will:

  • Study cultural influences on communication more thoroughly, identify key cultural influences in your own experience, and compare your culture with a different one to identify ways to improve communication and decrease misunderstanding.
  • Develop your email accuracy and style and engage in email correspondence with potential employers, clients or investors to set up interviews and/or meetings. 
  • Practice and Demonstrate fluent and accurate spoken English as you prepare and present a short talk about a personal accomplishment or “Sales Pitch” for a product or service.
  • Polish your pronunciation through more connected speech including use of through groups, contractions/reductions, and linking

About Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the top public research universities and an institute of technology located in Atlanta, USA. It is ranked 4th in Most Innovative Schools, and 8th Top Public Universities by US News & World Report. 

The Instructors

Gerry Landers

His M.A degree has proven his strong skill in Applied Linguistics. Gery also has a degree in Spanish and Psychology as a minor before graduating from Georgia State University. His experience in teaching was three years as a teacher in Gwinnett County Public Schools before lecturing at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. When he decided to go back to Atlanta, he was teaching two ESL schools before finally lecturing at Georgia Institute of Technology up to now.

Amalia B. Stephens

This former business writer has been teaching at Georgia Tech for seven years with her M.A.T degree from Emory University. Previously, she was teaching English in several other countries like Egypt, the Central African Republic, and so forth. She once also taught at the Fulton County Georgia Public School System.

Karen Peterson

Her major experience was teaching ESL in Japan and Tajikistan and other countries in the world after receiving her Georgia State’s master’s degree in Applied Linguistics in 1993. She was once also teaching the Intensive ESL for Chinese students for the summer program.

Learner Career Outcomes

67% Got a new career after accomplishing this class.

33% Got a promotion or an increased salary

Admission Requirements

Anyone can do this course. There is no entry requirement.


Available departures

Unfortunately, no places are available on this program at the moment

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