ESOL: finding a better job (entry 3 - level 1)

Course Dates: 01/06/20 - 29/06/20
Time: 15:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Are you looking for a better job? This course will help improve your English for doing well in interviews, writing successful CVs, and making good job applications. You will also learn where to look to find new work.You will receive some free career advice, guidance and information to help you make progress in your current company or find a new type of work.

You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an email address and a password when asked. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or for help or more information.

This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £20,962. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.


What is the course about?

This course will help you find a better job either in your current type of work or in a different type of job completely. We will help you improve your English so you can do well in interviews. You will learn how to answer common interview questions and speak so your interviewer can understand you. You will learn how to write a good CV, make job applications and complete personal statements. In addition, throughout the course, you will receive career advice and support from City Lit’s expert advisers.

What will we cover?

• how to find a better job either in your current type of work or in a different type of job
• where to look for work including on-line
• the English needed to do well in interviews – answering questions accurately
• good pronunciation including how to stress syllables
• how to write an impressive CV
• how to complete a job application in accurate English, which makes the most of your skills
• how to write a personal statement
• receiving career’s advice and support from City Lit’s expert advisers.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• feel more confident in looking for and finding better work
• use on-line and other sources to find work e.g. agencies
• answer interview questions confidently and accurately
• anticipate likely questions for different jobs
• use stress more effectively to make your meaning clearer
• write an impressive CV and upload it to LinkedIn
• complete a job application in accurate English, which makes the most of your skills
• write a personal statement accurately.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is for students at Entry 3-Level 1 i.e. pre-intermediate to intermediate level (B1-B2). It is ideal for anyone who can communicate in basic everyday situations and wants to improve their job prospects. You should have basic digital skills e.g. use the internet, emails, and some simple word processing. You need to do a pre-course assessment.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This will be a practical and interactive course with lots of practice including role play. We will create interview type situations to help prepare you. You will use computers throughout the course. You will need to do some work outside the classroom to get the most from this course.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs but you should bring a pen, paper and folder to class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

There are many courses you could do next or at the same time as this course. You could join one our general E3 or L1ESOL courses with or without an exam or Preparing for Level 1. You could do a course without an exam such as our Office Skills for ESOL students or ESOL communicating at work: customer care (entry 3-level 1). Our Grammar in Practice courses will be helpful. Students at the higher end of the level could do ESOL Pronunciation Stage 1, or Matters of Opinion (Level 1). Your tutor will advise you on the best course. There are also courses in our Digital Skills section which can help you.

Tutor Biographies
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Course Code: ESFW02

Mon, day, 01 Jun - 29 Jun '20

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £59.00
Senior fee: £47.00
Concession: £12.00

Before booking on this course, please register or log in to your account to complete a short online assessment. We need you to do this to check that this course is the right level for you.
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