Explore what it means to communicate in multiple languages in a variety of contexts, and discover your inner translator. From health to the justice system, from the voluntary sector to sport and the arts, we all increasingly live and work in contexts where people speak more than one language.
Established as a profession from the third millennium BCE, translation is one of the most fundamental of human activities, allowing us to interact with one another within and across cultures. We all encounter translation in our daily life, whether we speak many languages or just one.
Whether you regularly work with translators and interpreters in your job, find yourself occasionally acting as a translator or mediator, are considering translation as a possible route of professional development, or simply ponder about the ever-present interplay of languages and cultures around you, you will benefit from this course.
Understand the basics of translation
Drawing on the latest research and contributions from professionals, the course will help you understand what translation is and what it does. You’ll learn a wealth of practical tips and explore resources, covering topics like ‘What is translation?’, ‘Who translates and for whom?’, ‘Where does translation take place?’ and ‘How can we get translation right?’
Learn what successful translation is
You will learn about the key elements of the translation process, from a successful briefing to quality measures, while also gaining awareness of translation ethics and standards.
You will explore why translation sometimes goes wrong, and find out how you can avoid – or address – translation problems. And you will be constantly encouraged to relate the learning to your personal experiences of translation.
Discover how to communicate more effectively
By focusing on the pervasive nature of translation and interpreting, this course will allow you to become a more effective communicator: someone who is aware of the role of languages in a variety of contexts, including the health sector, government and law enforcement, multicultural communities, tourism, sport and the arts.
Who knows - you may even discover your own ‘inner translator’ in the process.
Writing well is one of the most important skills you can learn for success in the business world. Knowing how to write well allows you to deliver your ideas with the power they deserve. Good writing also conveys a sense of your professional excellence to the world around you. In this course, you'll master the simple, effective skills that drive all successful business writing. You'll create impactful documents that not only showcase your ideas, but showcase your own professionalism to your audience.
One of the skills that characterizes great business data analysts is the ability to communicate practical implications of quantitative analyses to any kind of audience member. Even the most sophisticated statistical analyses are not useful to a business if they do not lead to actionable advice, or if the answers to those business questions are not conveyed in a way that non-technical people can understand. In this course you will learn how to become a master at communicating business-relevant implications of data analyses.
Accounting information is the lifeblood of the organization, as it facilitates and influences operational and strategic decisions intended to achieve organizational goals. Organizations benefit from three decision-oriented roles of accounting: measurement, control, and communication.
If you work in marketing, sales, or advertising, you already know that effective communication is a requirement. This can be even more difficult when expressing your ideas in a persuasive manner in English. In this course, you will learn to use English more efficiently while joining successful global professionals around the world. Develop your skills along with authentic characters that work in marketing and also work hard to improve their communication skills. Learn from your successes and failures, reflect on your own style, strengths, and improvement areas.
This course is all about working with other people in groups, and how to communicate more effectively to have better group experiences and achieve better group results. Most of our best and worst experiences in life—both professional and personal—happen in groups with other people. In virtually every area of our lives, we have the opportunity (or the requirement) to connect with other people to accomplish some sort of collective outcome that could not be achieved individually.
Este es un curso práctico, enfocado en planear experimentos, ensayos y errores para intervenir en sistemas humanos y movilizarlos a trabajar en desafíos complejos. El Liderazgo para problemas complejos es un deporte de contacto, es muy útil entrenar, tener planes y luego ser capaz de improvisar efectivamente durante la acción.
In today's fast-paced business environment, employees at all levels find themselves being asked to handle more tasks, meet more deadlines, take on more responsibilities, and adapt to more change. Added to these challenges is the constantly shifting diversity of the workplace, where coworkers cope with generational, gender, age and cultural differences. Communication, both verbal and nonverbal, is at the foundation of everything we do and say, and is especially important in the 21st century workplace.
In this course, you will learn strategies not only on how to communicate effectively but also how to strengthen your relationships with co-workers and other stakeholders from diverse cultural backgrounds, both inside and beyond the organisation. In particular, "Strengthening your widening network" aims to equip you with a workplace discourse that facilitates familiarity with practices in the working environment and to help you appreciate the complexities inherent in the organisational structure and hierarchy.
En el acelerado ambiente empresarial de hoy en día, a los empleados de todo nivel se les pide que se encarguen cada vez de más tareas, que cumplan más plazos, que asuman más responsabilidad y que se adapten a más innovación. Además de esos retos está la cuestión de la gran diversidad de personas con las que uno trabaja, y que continuamente están cambiando, por lo que es necesario saber manejar las diferencias generacionales, culturales, de sexo y de edad.
In this course, you will learn how businesses create value for customers. We will examine the process by which Marketing builds on a thorough understanding of buyer behavior to create value. You will learn the major elements of the marketing mix - product policy, channels of distribution, communication, and pricing - and see how they fit within different analytical frameworks that are useful to managers.
This Specialization is aimed at preparing students for undergraduate study in an English-speaking university. The course equips you for full participation and engagement with your studies by building awareness and understanding of the core values and expectations of academic culture, and providing you with practical strategies to apply to your studies.
In this course, you will learn how to create a shared vision for your team and effectively communicate it to your teammates. You will also learn how to set effective goals and expectations in a way that best enables your team to attain the shared vision. Finally, you will understand the most important needs and drivers of performance across cultures, and will learn to align rewards with desired behaviors so that your teammates are motivated to attain the team’s objectives.
MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – enable students around the world to take university courses online. This guide, by the instructors of edX’s most successful MOOC in 2013-2014, Principles of Written English (based on both enrollments and rate of completion), advises current and future students how to get the most out of their online study, covering areas such as what types of courses are offered and who offers them, what resources students need, how to register, how to work effectively with other students, how to interact with professors and staff, and how to handle assignments. This second edition offers a new chapter on how to stay motivated. This book is suitable for both native and non-native speakers of English, and is applicable to MOOC classes on any subject (and indeed, for just about any type of online study).