Online Course in Languages & Cultures: English for the Workplace

Hi, OIA fellas!

British Council is developing an effective online course of English lessons in workplace for worldwide students. 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, the course will 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. 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.

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.

Topics you will cover

Finding a job

  • What do you want from a job?
  • Talking about likes and dislikes
  • Talking about your job
  • Job advertisements
  • Applying for a job

Interviews

  • Preparing for job interviews
  • The language of obligation
  • Talking about your skills and experience
  • Interview technique

Starting a job

  • Talking about job offers
  • Line management
  • Rules and regulations at work

Working together

  • Meeting new colleagues
  • Checking understanding
  • Team building activities
  • Making suggestions, agreeing and disagreeing

Starting date

17 June 2019

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Evaluate their skill set and the kind of employment they would like.
  • Improve English language performance in key areas of applications and interviews.
  • Reflect on the factors involved in successful applications and interviews.
  • Identify the elements of working together successfully.

Eligibility

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

Where and when do courses take place?

All FutureLearn courses happen online at futurelearn.com.

Courses are available from midnight on Mondays (00:00 UTC) on the day shown on the course page. Each week contains several activities built from a sequence of straightforward steps.

How much does it cost to join this course?

It is free to join and study the majority of FutureLearn courses.

If you want you can upgrade your course to get additional benefits, like the ability to qualify for a certificate. You can find more information about this on the course page.

While most courses are offered with an option to learn for free, some premium courses are only offered on a paid-for basis. These courses are designed for professionals looking to advance their careers and learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.

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