Sean McMinn

 

 


 

Sean McMinn is a Senior Instructor in the Center for Language Education at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He teaches undergraduate English courses in Business Communications, speaking, and writing. His professional interests include integrating technology into the language learning curriculum, social media and blended learning. Projects in the past have included embedding social networks, wikis, blogs, and podcasts into various language courses. He won a Teaching Innovation Award for his work with podcasts and education at HKUST in 2007 and has presented at international conferences on the subjects of social media and education, and second life and intercultural literacy.

More info: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/sean-mcminn/b/385/b88




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Dec 12th 2016

This course aims to improve your Business English speaking skills by developing your use of vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, spoken communication skills within a Business context, and your ability to deliver professional business speeches for specific purposes.

Average: 2.5 (15 votes)
Dec 12th 2016

This course aims to prepare you for working in an cross-cultural Business setting. We'll learn about common cross-cultural theories and how they are relevant to everyday business practices in a globalised world. By combining all of your vocabulary, reading, speaking, and writing skills that you acquired in the previous three courses, you will learn how language plays an important role in cross-cultural communication.

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Dec 5th 2016

This course aims to improve your Business English language skills by developing your vocabulary and reading skills and your understanding of tone, style and knowledge of communication methods. We'll also cover how these language skills can enhance audience analysis, business case analysis and basic business communication strategies. Skills learned in this course will often be referred to and needed to complete the speaking, writing and cross-cultural communications courses of this Specialization.

Average: 6.3 (15 votes)
Nov 1st 2016

Introducing strategies for developing your written English communication skills in the context of doing business in Asia.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
Sep 13th 2016

Introducing strategies for developing your spoken English communication skills in the context of doing business in Asia.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Jul 11th 2016

This course aims to improve your Business English writing skills by developing your use of vocabulary, grammar, understanding of different business writing genres, and your ability to write professional business documents. Skills learned in this course will be used in the cross-cultural communications course and help prepare you to produce the professional business documents in the Capstone project.

Average: 2 (3 votes)