About this Course
This is a course to help you write effective business emails in English. This course is unique because each module will provide tips on writing more professional emails as well as lessons to improve your overall English writing skills. Therefore, you will improve your grammar and vocabulary skills for email writing and also improve your cross cultural knowledge to make you more powerful and successful in your business communication. You will look at different email formats to analyze tone, formality levels, and various organizational styles. You will be able to improve your emails of introduction, announcements, requests and emails that apologize or revise a request. In this course you will write and revise 4–5 emails, complete several comprehension quizzes and review the emails of other participants.
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 a business emails
• Write powerful business emails for professional needs
About the instructor
Education: M.A., Georgia State University. Gerry grew up in Atlanta. He graduated from the Paideia School in the Emory area. He attended Georgia State University where he majored in Spanish, with a minor in Psychology. Gerry studied in Mexico as an exchange student in high school and participated in two summer abroad programs in college, one in Costa Rica and the other in Japan. After undergraduate studies, he worked at the Atlanta airport for Japan Airlines for ten years. When that job ended, he went back to school at GSU for a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics. He has worked in education ever since. First, he was at Auburn University for five years. Then, he taught middle school for three years for Gwinnett County Public Schools. Afterwards, he spent a 1.5 year period at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. Returning again to Atlanta, he taught for two private ESL schools before joining Georgia Institute of Technology. He loves swimming, cooking, seeing live music performances, and hanging out with friends and family.