Business Communication

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English for Business Communication: Grammar
March 19-May 4, 2018

Your ability to communicate influences the success of your career

Have you every wanted to professionally convey your point across without seeming demanding?

This online Professional Studies course will help you develop essential business correspondence language skills:

  • punctuation and capitalization
  • grammar and proper usage
  • proofreading
  • use of social media

This course will help you prepare for your job search by developing the essential business correspondence skills: grammar and proper usage, punctuation, hyphenation and division of words, capitalization, abbreviations, contractions, and proofreading. In addition, you will study and practice various forms of written communications expected by employers to reinforce language skills. Professional use of social media will also be addressed. Although the focus of this class is the learning of English, bilingual teaching methods that use American Sign Language will be applied. The course will be student-centered and responsive to individual needs based on assessments and observation in the discussions.

Tuition: $296  (Waived for Gallaudet employees*)
Course: PST 50-OL1 (credit 1)
Instructor: Dory Muller
Dates: March 19 - May 4, 2018
Note: We will accept registrations through the first day of class or until the class fills up.
*This online course, made possible by Gallaudet University Human Resources Services, is being offered to Gallaudet University employees for free.  After you submit an application, we will send you a tuition waiver using Abode Echosign.


LaTrice L. Dowtin, M.A., CAS, NCSP, is a specialist-level nationally certified school psychologist who also holds a master’s degree in psychology and a postgraduate interdisciplinary leadership certificate in working with deaf and hard-of-hearing infants, toddlers and their families (ITF). LaTrice is currently adjunct faculty at Gallaudet University in the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing ITF graduate program. She is completing her Ph.D. degree in the Clinical Psychology program at Gallaudet with a focus on infant mental health (IMH), and she is proficient in both English and American Sign Language. LaTrice has also been an English tutor for both native English speakers and English learners. She works part-time as an English teacher for children in China through web-based live video conferencing.