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English for Career Development

Welcome to English for Career Development, a course created by the University of Pennsylvania, and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education...
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Platform: Coursera
Video: 3h 23m
Language: English

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Welcome to English for Career Development, a course created by the University of Pennsylvania, and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs.

To enroll in this course for free, click on “Enroll now” and then select “Full Course. No certificate.”

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in advancing their careers in the global marketplace. In this course, you will learn about the job search, application, and interview process in the United States, while comparing and contrasting the same process in your home country. This course will also give you the opportunity to explore your global career path, while building your vocabulary and improving your language skills to achieve your professional goals. The first unit in this course will introduce the U.S. job application process and provide strategies for identifying the jobs that match your interests and skills. Unit 2 will take you through the steps necessary to produce a professional-looking resume. In unit 3, you will work to develop a clear and concise cover letter. The final unit of the course focuses on networking and interview skills.

Anyone may take this course for free. If you want to get a Coursera Verified Certificate for free, please fill out the Financial Aid form.

Unless otherwise noted, all course materials are available for re-use, repurposing and free distribution under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license.

Supplemental reading materials were provided by Newsela, which publishes daily news articles at a level that’s just right for each English language learner.

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English Language Programs
University of Pennsylvania
Brian Mc Manus is a Language Specialist at the University of Pennsylvania’s ELP, where he has taught since 2011. Born and bred in Ireland, Brian lived in the UK during his undergraduate studies and then taught in Madrid, Spain for 2 years and the San Francisco Bay Area in California, for 7. In California, he taught at a number of adult language programs, including Language Studies International (LSI), Contra Costa Community College, Alameda Adult School and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) where he coordinated and taught an English Language for Job Seeking Skills program for recently resettled refugees and asylees. Brian holds a BA in Theatre and Film Studies from London Metropolitan University in the UK and an MA in English (TESOL) from San Francisco State University (SFSU)
Platform: Coursera
Video: 3h 23m
Language: English

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