Interesting Reading: Why native English speakers fail to be understood in English – and lose out in global business


The old question of who does better: native or non-native English speakers is addressed at


Business English Writing: 5 Tips On How To Write a Letter of Complaint


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American English: How to Make an Elevator Pitch


Do you know how to sell an idea or yourself in writing? If not, you may want to read some practical ideas at

ESP Online Courses


These Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) help pre-intermediate to intermediate level learners improve their English skills in five major career fields.Each MOOC is five weeks, and there are different facilitated course start dates for each MOOC. After the start date of the first facilitated course, the MOOC is open for enrollment.

English for Business and Entrepreneurship

Through this MOOC, learners who want to become entrepreneurs will improve their English language abilities to communicate ideas about business. Learners will learn how to write a business plan, conduct market research, and communicate with clients and customers.
First facilitated course: May 15, 2016
Second facilitated course: November 6, 2016

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English for Journalism

This MOOC will help learners improve their English language skills in the reading, drafting, editing, and proofreading of modern journalism.
First facilitated course: August 15, 2016
Second facilitated course: February 20, 2017

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English for Career Development

Learners taking this MOOC will improve their English skills for professional development. They will learn how to write resumes, cover letters, and professional email messages.
First facilitated course: November 7, 2016
Second facilitated course: April 3, 2017

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English for Media Literacy

Learners will develop and practice English language skills related to different forms of media. Learners will develop critical thinking skills as they read and evaluate different types of media, such as social media, blogs, podcasts, television, film, newspapers, and magazines.
First facilitated course: April 3, 2017
Second facilitated course: October 16, 2017

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English for STEM Fields

In this MOOC, learners will increase their English vocabulary and understanding of grammar structures used in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.
First facilitated course: June 5, 2017
Second facilitated course: October 16, 2017

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