使用电子邮件进行英语交际

Using Email for Networking in English

Improve your writing skills. Write effective emails including great subject lines, greetings, and closings. You’ll be more confident as you communicate for business, send messages, expand your network, and search for jobs in English.

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华盛顿大学
edX
  • 完成时间大约为 4
  • 初级
  • 英语
注:因开课平台的各种因素变化,以上开课日期仅供参考

你将学到什么

Create and use email messages, including greetings, body of message, format, and closing

Use appropriate tone and formality in your emails

Use email to invite a person in your network to meet with you

Write follow-up emails

课程概况

Effective writing is an important business skill, especially for networking, and most communication takes place using email.
In this course, you’ll learnimportant vocabulary and strategies for writing effective emails, starting with the subject line. You’ll learn how to write messages for different audiences and understand when tobe formal or direct.You’llalso learn how your choice of words can change the way people view your message.You’ll practice writing emails to follow up with people in your network.

课程大纲

Week 1:Subject Lines & Openings
This week you’ll learn the parts of an effective subject line and know what common mistakes to avoid. You’ll also know how to using greetings like “Dear” and when to use titles or first names.

Week 2: Tone: When to be Formal or Direct
This week introduces the idea of tone. The words you use and the way you say it make your writing more or less formal and more or less direct. You need to make choices about these things depending on who you are writing to.

Week 3:Effective Beginnings and Endings
The first and last lines of an email are super important to success. We’ll point out how to write good openings and closings and provide useful vocabulary for these parts. We’ll also practice the language of making arrangements to meet.

Week 4:Writing Follow Up Emails
In the final week of the course, you’ll lookspecifically at the language of following up. This is an important step in making your network bigger.You’ll practice writing your own email and get feedback from your fellow classmates.

预备知识

Intermediate level of English language proficiency.

常见问题

Q: Do I need to take the courses in order?
A: We recommend you take the courses in order. Many of the topics build from one course to the next, but there is no strict requirement.
Q: I don’t know many people, so how can I network?
A: Everyone has a network. The course will help you identify the people that you already know and help you figure out strategies to make your network bigger.
Q: My English isn’t very strong. Is this course right for me?
A: This course is designed for people with an intermediate level or above. That means you should be able to talk about everyday topics. If you are a beginner, some of the activities might be difficult, but you can still learn from them.
Q: I’m quite fluent in English. Is this too basic for me?
This course is designed for people at an intermediate level in English. Some of the vocabulary might be easy for you, but you can probably benefit from the activities.
Q: I’m not studying business. Is this course okay for me?
Yes, networking is all about making connections. You can use networking in any major, career, or location.

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