This course is provided by the British Council – the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. The British Council operates in six continents and over 100 countries.
The free online course “English for the Workplace” for learners of English can help you with the language you need to find a job and successfully function in the workplace.
This course is for people who are learning English and who are interested in developing English language skills for employability and workplace contexts. It will help job seekers and young professionals with the English they need.
About the Course
Each week, the instructor will focus on key aspects of English for the workplace. You will watch videos and listen to audio recordings of people searching and applying for jobs, preparing for interviews, taking interviews, starting their new job, and working with new colleagues. The experienced tutor will examine some of the language used and will draw your attention to useful points that will help you improve your English in workplace contexts.
The course does not follow a language syllabus but takes workplace English as its starting point, and offers functional language phrases and real, authentic workplace scenarios. Short quizzes and discussions will help you measure your understanding and practise your English.
Throughout the course you will be asked to share your opinions, ideas and questions with other learners. The best way to get the most out of the course is to be prepared to join in and share your experiences.
About the instructor
Chris Cavey is an Open Learning Manager at the British Council. He is the lead developer and lead educator on the Exploring English: Language and Culture MOOC course with FutureLearn. He has been developing products for learners and teachers of English, including at the British Council, for the last seven years.
Starting date: 31 October, 2016
Duration: 4 weeks, 2 hours per week
Instructors: Chris Cavey
Institution: British Council