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English for the Workplace

All-Time Top 100

British Council via FutureLearn

117 Reviews 2900 students interested
Found in Foreign Language
  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate $54 Certificate Available
  • Effort 2 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long
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Overview

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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.

Each week, we’ll focus on key aspects of English for the workplace. You’ll 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. Our 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’ll 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.

This course is aimed at non-native English speakers who have studied English to at least pre-intermediate level (approximately A2 on the CEFR).

Taught by

Chris Cavey

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Reviews for FutureLearn's English for the Workplace
4.8 Based on 117 reviews

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Anonymous
4.0 4 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
As a private face-to-face teacher of English as a foreign language, I am taking this course as part of my CPD because I intend to add adults to the list of my learners. Adults have different needs when they want to learn English, sometimes they are motivated by their intention to pursue an international career, and therefore want to improve all their skills.

This course leads you into the world of working people and allows you to learn how to find a job and to have interviews. It's well organized and covers all different aspects of the process of finding a new job, from the analy…
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Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
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I've been teaching Business English for one month an it was my first experience in a company. I was looking for a course that help me to increase my knowledge and prepare me to be a very good teacher. I needed materials to share, and the right methods to help my students in order to acquire valuable and practical day-to-day knowledge, terminology and contents to be used in their workplace. I'm about to finish the third week, and I'm studying at night after work. I'm not regretted to make this effort and invest my time taking this course (and I'm really motivated!). In my opinion, it's essential for us, English learners and teachers, in order to give a step forward to our own growth and development. All the extra information, listening activities, videos and tasks make this course really interesting and let us with the desire to discover what's next :) After all this time, I can say I'm totally satisfied with this course. I highly recommend it!
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Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I can just say congratulations for the content. Once again, i am closing the week with something new. I am currently reviewing my CV in the hope to catch a job as consultant with an international organization. I will admit that these two weeks have been more helpful than i thought. I am among those who believe that we learn everyday so I cannot say whether this or that information is good or bad. We all come from different backgrounds. What is good for me may not necessarily be good for another. It is all about mutualization of experiences. I share my views in the best way I can throughout the course. It may help someone just as the experiences of others do help me. Thank you, thank you really for the content. I look forward to week 3.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
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Truly unbelievable. I'm French, and i decided to resume studying English at 60 years old and worked by myself all last year ( i had not worked Englisht since i was sixteen). I had to wake up my schools memories. Work alone it a thing that internet permit but, i feel it, your mooc make me do a very big step. I discover than i can make phrases and exprimate me, understand the others and myself be understanded. That's give great courage and confidence. The way will be long and i'm afraid i don't will fend for myself before a long time but now i'm on my way and it's you that permit it. Thank you very much !
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Anonymous
5.0 3 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I have found this course so enlightening.. It has stirred within me things which I had put to sleep due to some disappointments during my working career where I saw people get promotions I thought I deserved. This course has restored faith in me making me realise that I must always be happy no matter what. Only I can change my attitude and thought of thinking and strive towards what is best for me. This course is a great mind- opener! Thank you, FutureLearn for having given me this opportunity to rise again!
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Anonymous
4.0 3 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I have really enjoying taking part in this practical course because it's a useful way of reviewing and improving my English. I'd recommend it to people who want to keep learning English and to those who want to keep in contact with speakers of English (no matter if they are not native, you can learn from all of them). Besides, this kind of courses have many advantages like being flexible and free and, of course, you can learn in a multicultural atmosphere. So thank you very much and I'll keep on doing courses like this!
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Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I'd like to say Thank you for all who create this course. I've got from the course a lot of information about how to write my CV and about the interview day in English. Honestly, I didn't know that the resume is called CV. It was a surprise for me.

Tutors speak very clearly, so I can understand almost each word in the video. It helps me to improve my perceiving skills a lot.

The material is very useful and the system of teaching it is very convinient and simple.

Best regards to creators and tutors of the course.
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Ildefonso S
5.0 4 months ago
Ildefonso is taking this course right now.
I have learned many interestig things about English for the job. The tips given here are interesting , valuable and useful. I like the way the course is taught. Yo can interact with everybody within the course. I like to express my gratitude to the teachers for the way they are conducting the course.

With the very best wishes,

Ildefonso

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Anonymous
5.0 3 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Thank you for the opportunity of participating in your "English for work place" course , this was the great chance I had of learning how to look for the right job opportunity, how to deal with the interview situation,how to behave within interview and how to face the face time in a new job .

From all what I learnt,will help in my future career development.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
This is the best platform of learning which is a Nectar of Knowledge. It shapes our learning journey in a right direction. Flexible time for studying and giving exam which are the best part of it. Teachers give advice in details and also appreciate. Thank you so much, team members of it.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I found this course is really useful for everyone no matter what his major is. It’s a very practical and detailed course which teaches the learner step by step what to do and how to be professional to get a job.

I do recommend the course to all people who really want to perform academically.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
At the beginning I think this course is too easy. But I was wrong. This course step by step gives a good phrases and advice to full understanding how to prepare your CV and have successful interview. I look forward the next steps! Thank you a lot!
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Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
The course is very good, you can practice your English and get tips to make a good interview. There are many interactions with the teachers and the other students, it has been really useful, after this course I hope to make other courses in the Future Learn English website.
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Anonymous
4.0 3 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I enjoy this course. I find it very useful. It's my third attempt to begin and finish a course with your Universtiy and my first achievement. And I think that the way the course is designed has helped me very much to be able to finish it.

Thank you very much.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
This course help people who want to find a new job and find out new way to be more confident and improve their chance to get new job in real time. I think, that professors are very educated and have good relationship with users.
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Anonymous
4.0 2 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
It is a very amazing course to learn basic English grammar for work and for CVs , in job interviews and in hop applications

Thx future learn your work is really appreciated
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Anonymous
5.0 3 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Thank you all for advices, may GOD help us to use all those expressions.



If we can have more exercises, Quiz, it will help us to improve english.

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Anonymous
5.0 3 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
It is a pretty good course, I loved it. There are a lot of conversation videos. As always the chapter has a written introduction, we can watch the video already known the plot. Is easier to understand. I noticed the educators speak more slowly, it’s good. The same thing, on conversation videos. The Facebook lives are harder to understand, although the mediator has tried to speak slowly. But the other two guys, both speak very fast. It’s interesting there are persons from different nationalities and accents on videos. It’s a global course, indeed. The difficulty level is ok with some new words …
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I like everything. This activity is new for me. I think my listening and speaking skills require more intensive work. This course is perfect for those persons who look for a job in English-speaking country. I have an interest as a man slightly different culture. Everything is similar but there are some nuances. Once it seems as it is for children or not very smart persons but it works. Language learners like kids keep information, think, understand simple structure, then more difficult. The same is with speaking. I wish the best everybody who created such a great resource. Thank you very much.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I really enjoyed the course, the best think was, that I can take the course in my own pace. I learnt some new useful phrases and refresh some grammar. I also downloaded recommended british council apps to continue in listening podcast. It is great, that you can download this podcasts and listen it where is no internet connection available, e. x. during traveling. Sometimes was difficult to undestand everything from FB live videos due to poor voice quality. But in overall the course was greate and I am look forward to next courses here or from british council. Thanks.
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