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English for the Workplace

British Council via FutureLearn

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

Reviews

4.8 rating, based on 956 reviews

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  • Anonymous

    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...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course workplace split to four part. The first and second part focus on looking for a job, prepare the CV , covering letter and interview. I learn some useful expressions and key point in this situation. Such as application, we have to know what...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    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...
  • Anonymous
    In my view, first, I joined this course to develope my knowledge and skills of English teaching skills as I have been teaching in high schools from 2007 to date in Somalia and I took my primary, secondary and P1 teaching education in kenya which...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Very informative and work-based is English for the Workplace. Starting with the language and application models used for applying for jobs and preparing for interviews (Weeks 1-2), the course focuses on communicating and sharing learners’ thoughts, comments...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I think this course of 'Learn English for the workplace' is wonderful course. I have already known the "British Council.org study course", and have learnt some lessons before. But, this course is very compactly compiled and very useful for the all...
  • Anonymous

    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.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    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 !
  • Anonymous

    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.
  • Anonymous

    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!
  • Anonymous

    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!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    hello everyone , thank you for the courses , it is really helpful .i have learnt the three main tips for interviews like you have to be carefully and wear appropriately, you have to arrive on time and remember to turn off phone, i have learned how to use have to, must, don't have to and mustn't also i have seen the phrases expression to use when you describe your skills and experience such as i am good at managing people. i have learnt some useful verbs for talking about your future plans and goals for instance i expect, i hope, i plan to.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    This course of English for the Workplace is being very complete and it's making me improving my English with new words and procedures (Cv, coverage letter, conversations...) which I was not very used to use.
    The four sessions on live were fantastic, easy to understand and very helpful with the answers from the teachers.
    In the experiences of each week, It's easy to imagine yourself in them with the words and grammar tips given by you.
    Resuming, this course has overpassed my expectatives.
    Many thanks
    Rosa
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Is excellent oportunity for improve our abilities and an escape for lack of opportunities , is necesary go ahead with the professionalism of Educators who loves his carreer.
    They are a valuable contribution for all the learners.

    in my personal case i have had an interview and I goes to next step, During the remainder of the course.

    i hope get the job and have more practice , thanks
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Very interesting and informative course. The flow and design of the course is very interesting never get boredom. This course increased by confidence in speaking English at work place especially at MNCs. It is free of cost another feather on hat. I didnt' upgrade or pay money, but I have completed the course. One question is that can I take up the exam and get certificate.? please reply. I'd like to extent my thanks to all educators. Thanks to British council.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I was looking for a normal English course at FutureLearn: grammar, vocabulary, conversation, listening comprehension... However this English course for job application soon became a very suitable one. I am retired for 10 years and I intend to be back to market. Through this course I am forced to think about situations I will find when looking for job. That's why it has been so appropriate for me.
  • Ildefonso S.

    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
  • Anonymous

    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.
  • Anonymous

    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.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course is going in a great way, very productive and interesting new things to learn more about English for the Workplace. I really appreciate this effort of Respected Instructors from different sides. Finally, I say that "it's our honour" to learn these things from great teachers.

    Bundle of Thanks!

    Love from PAK.............Keep it up.................

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