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Cross-Cultural Communication for Professionals - English

  • Overview
  • Program Requirements
  • Why Choose a Certificate?
Overview

Cross-Cultural Communication for Professionals - English

Be sure to review program requirements for this certificate

The ability to communicate effectively is an essential skill for the 21st century. Learn successful cross-cultural communication skills to help strengthen relationships, motivate teams, enhance collaboration and inclusion, spark creativity, and promote empathy and respect. This certificate program is for professionals who speak English as a second or third language and want to enhance their ability to communicate effectively in the language. This is a five-course certificate program, with the flexibility to customize your experience according to your interests.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements
  • All courses applied to a certificate program must be taken from Georgia Tech.
  • This certificate does not require an application.
How it works

Your path to achievement is easy! Most certificate courses are offered in classroom locations around the U.S. You can also inquire about training at your location.

Cost

  • Course load determines the cost of a certificate program.
  • Calculate your total by identifying the courses needed and tallying individual course fees. Some courses offer discounts for course bundling.

Registration

  • Select a certificate program, review the requirements, and determine your timeline for completion.
  • Add courses to your shopping cart for purchase as you are ready to take them, or as a group if desired.
  • Proceed to checkout to complete your registration. We accept multiple forms of payment including a third-party credit cardholder, purchase order, a private loan, and VA benefits for certain programs.

Completion

  • Certificates must be completed within six years.
  • After successful completion of most individual courses, a Certificate of Course Completion will be sent.
  • After successful completion of all required courses, request a transcript and program certificate audit.

Upon verification, GTPE will email your transcript and mail your Certificate of Program Completion. Some programs host a certificate award ceremony during the final course.

Once you earn your Georgia Tech Program Certificate, tout your success on your resume and LinkedIn profile, share with your employer, and celebrate an important career growth achievement!

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Why Choose a Certificate?

Why Choose a Certificate?

Professional Certificates are ideal for developing new skills and building deep expertise in a specialized area to update your professional profile, advance your career, or broaden your knowledge base.

Certificates are an “anytime” credential
Start anytime - after graduation or later in your career - and gain deeper know-how in a specific area without the commitment to a degree.

Certificates demonstrate commitment
The dedication of time to earn a certificate demonstrates that you are committed to achieving a higher standard of professional knowledge in your industry.

Certificates provide immediate “ROE”
Georgia Tech learners master real-world skills and apply them to their career the day after completion.

Certificates stand out on your resume
A Georgia Tech credential carries the professional weight to give you a competitive edge.

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Who Should Attend

This certificate is designed for professionals from any discipline seeking to advance their essential skills: communication, cross-cultural competence, teamwork and collaboration, problem-solving and leadership.  The courses will help business leaders, non-profit officers, government officials, military personnel, and entrepreneurs develop essential skills to meet the leadership and communication demands of today’s world. The program is designed for non-native speakers of English at intermediate to advanced levels.

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How You Will Benefit

  • Communicate more effectively with an increasingly diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Add essential skills such as cross-cultural communicative competence to your technical skills.
  • Gain a competitive edge by learning and practicing skills needed in the 21st century.
  • Differentiate yourself as a global leader.
  • Taught by Experts in the Field
  • Grow Your Professional Network

Course Offerings

Requirement A (choose three)
Course Dates and Times

All courses offered within the certificate take place Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5:30 p.m. ET or 6-7:30 p.m. ET. The exact schedule will vary by session. Please view the course details for more information.

English: Professional Writing 1: Emails, E-chats, Memos and Other Digital Communication (ESL YC01L)

Proficient writing represents a remarkable asset for all professions. Job recruiters agree that effective writing is a top essential skill for winning a new position. In this class, you will learn to write short forms of business communication with concise style and clear expression. You will ...

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English: Professional Presentations 1: Fundamentals for Success (ESL YC03L)

Do you struggle to connect with coworkers or clients during a presentation? Do you want to feel confident in communication? In this course, you will learn the four key elements necessary for creating, preparing, and delivering a powerfully professional presentation in ...

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English: Language Mindfulness for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ESL YC07L)

The United States was built on the value of strength in diversity. The national motto “E pluribus unum,” expresses that a unified nation comes from a rich blend of cultures. In this course, you will explore the modern expression of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the U.S. workplace.  ...

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English: Leadership Across Cultures (ESL YC08L)

This course prepares you to lead multicultural and diverse teams to achieve strategic organizational goals. You will learn the fundamentals of cross-cultural leadership (communication, relationship development, emotional intelligence, and strategic thinking) and how these fundamentals can be i...

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Requirement B (choose two)
Course Dates and Times

All courses offered within the certificate take place Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. ET or 6-7:30 p.m. ET. The exact schedule will vary by session. Please view the course details for more information.

English: Improv 1: Managing in the Moment (ESL YC05L)

Apply improvisational techniques to develop skills for leading dynamically, thinking on the spot, speaking with conviction, and taking risks and being flexible. In this course, you will learn strategies to think creatively and push through personal boundaries to actively communicate in English...

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English: Improv 2: Teambuilding and Creative Collaboration (ESL YC06L)

Improv 2 offers an improvisational toolbox of communication strategies to engage professionals’ creativity while expanding their English verbal and nonverbal skills. You will learn and practice the right tools and apply them in concrete experiences to respond empathetically, manage negative li...

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English: Clearer Speech (ESL YC10L)

Effective communication isn’t just what you say but how you say it. In this course, you’ll learn to minimize pronunciation errors that impact the delivery of your message and how to establish rapport with listeners by displaying confidence in your spoken English. Incrementall...

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