ESOL: develop your English skills to find a better job (entry 3-level 1)

Course Dates: 15/05/23 - 19/06/23
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Location: Keeley Street
Are you looking for a better job? Do you need help with your English in order to make successful job applications? 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.
Before this course, you need to do a pre-course assessment face-to-face or online. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).
This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
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Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00

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Course Code: ESFW02

Mon, day, 15 May - 19 Jun '23

Duration: 5 sessions (over 6 weeks)

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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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?

You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment with an emphasis on your discovering how to do and complete tasks, with guidance from the tutor. You will work on your own and with other students on different tasks so you are always practising important in-demand life and work skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, prioritising, negotiating, collaborating and independence. You will learn in a step by step manner so you can complete challenging tasks in enjoyable and relaxing ways. Your tutor will also work with you individually so you know how to improve and how to work in a way that improves your learning. You will need to do work outside the classroom and use Google Classroom to help you.

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

You will need a pen, some lined A4 paper and a file to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and a code for Google classroom so you can communicate with classmates and access materials, videos etc. online.

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

There are many courses you can do before, at the same time or after this course. These include:
• ESOL entry 3 (speaking and listening)
• ESOL entry 3 (reading and writing)
• ESOL entry 2-entry 3
• ESOL: Improve your fluency (level 1)
• ESOL level 1 (speaking and listening)
• ESOL level 1 (reading and writing)
• ESOL communicating at work: customer care (entry 3-level 1)
• ESOL for hospitality: front of house (level 1-2)
• Office skills for ESOL students (entry 3-level 1)
• ESOL: Learn about London, its people and your rights (entry 3-level 1)
• ESOL: Develop your listening skills (entry 3)
• Communication skills: working with people (ESOL entry 3 to level 1)
• ESOL and singing: sing your way to better English (entry 3 - level 2)
• Learn English - learn about London (entry 2 - entry 3)
• ESOL: Thinking in English (E3-L1)
• Grammar in practice: intermediate (entry 3 -level 1)
• Communicating at work: formal, informal and being polite (level 1)
• ESOL Communicating at work: letters, emails, memos, notes, meetings and presentations (level 1)

Ask your tutor or contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 for more details. There are also digital skills and maths courses you can do including:
• Becoming confident with digital skills: on your computer and online (beginner)
• Becoming confident with digital skills: on your computer and online (beginner)
• Finance planning: taking back control - how to budget successfully
• Essential digital skills for the workplace: Word, Excel and PowerPoint (foundation-level 1)

• Essential digital skills for the workplace: Word, Excel and PowerPoint (foundation-level 1).

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