Overview

In this foundational course to professional use of the English language, we will apply elements of language use to specific situations as well as develop our business English portfolio. By the time we finish, we will be able to start applying for a better career. 


Course Objectives

  • Use professional words and phrases like a native speaker.
  • Prepare a clear and concise ‘paper’ CV that highlights the best of what you have to offer.
  • Prepare a video CV that lets employers see who you really are.
  • Be ready to have a successful interview and get what you deserve.
  • Prepare to confidently engage in business meetings.
  • Write meeting summaries so you don’t forget important points and issues.
  • Write business emails that do not waste anyone’s time and are polite, yet to the point.
  • Prepare a presentation that is simple, efficient and engaging.
  • Present yourself professionally.
  • Use social media the way it should be.



Description
This mini-course deals with the professional language that is used in a typical English-speaking business. It covers some of the most common phrases and idioms and demonstrates how to use them properly. 

Objective

By the time you finish this mini-course, you should be able to use some basic business language in a professional setting. 

Completion Bonus

By the end of this mini-course, you will have a personal, professional dictionary of terms that you can refer to whenever you need to. 

Description
This mini-course deals with preparing a CV like a professional and getting invited to interview for the positions you want. 

Objective

By the time you finish this mini-course, you should be able to prepare a professional CV, using the language of a professional in key areas of the CV.

Completion Bonus

By the end of this mini-course, you will have your own professional CV along with CV templates that you can refer to and use as needed.

Description
This mini-course deals with converting a ‘paper’ CV into a 2-3-minute video CV that will capture the attention of the companies you really want to work for. 

Objective

By the time you finish this mini-course, you should be able to create a video CV, using the language of a professional and by using some free video creation software.

Completion Bonus

By the end of this mini-course, you will have your own professional video CV along with a list of free video creation software.

Description
This mini-course deals with preparing to attend an interview for the job you really want to have. 

Objective

By the time you finish this mini-course, you should be able to attend an interview like a professional and use language that impresses the hiring committee and lands you the job you really want.

Completion Bonus

By the end of this mini-course, you will have an interview script to practice that contains some key negotiation language. 

Description
This mini-course deals with business meeting etiquette, from asking for a meeting to the proper and polite language that should be used during meetings. 

Objective

By the time you finish this mini-course, you should be able to properly ask for a meeting and use professional language during a meeting that enables you to offer polite criticisms and recommendations.

Completion Bonus

By the end of this mini-course, you will have additional content for your professional language dictionary, along with tips on communication techniques that you can refer to whenever you need.

Description
This mini-course deals with writing meeting summaries, using key words and phrases that help you remember the important points of the meeting. 

Objective

By the time you finish this mini-course, you should be able to participate in a business meeting as an active listener, write professional business meeting summaries and use the summaries to help you organize your work tasks.

Completion Bonus

By the end of this mini-course, you will have additional content for your professional language dictionary, as well as templates you can use to help you prepare your meeting summaries.

Description
This mini-course deals with using professional language in writing emails. 

Objective

By the time you finish this mini-course, you should be able to use proper, professional language in emails.

Completion Bonus

By the end of this mini-course, you will have guidelines and templates that you can use to write some common business emails.

Description
This mini-course deals with how to prepare a professional, powerful, appealing presentation, using some common software and professional language. 

Objective

By the time you finish this mini-course, you should be able to create presentations that capture the attention of your audience.

Completion Bonus

By the end of this mini-course, you will have your own sample presentation that you can use as a future template, as well as other templates that you can use any time you need. 

Description
This mini-course deals with giving a presentation like a professional.  The course covers some of the language that you can use as well as how to present yourself physically.

Objective

By the time you finish this mini-course, you should be able to talk and present yourself like a professional during presentations.

Completion Bonus

By the end of this mini-course, you will have an easy-to-follow guide for giving presentations.

Description
This mini-course deals with the good and bad of social media and best practices for how to use it in your professional life. (X% of people use social media to find work, and more importantly, X% of companies use social media to scout for new employees and to check the profiles of potential employees.)

Objective

By the time you finish this mini-course, you should be able to use social media like a professional.

Completion Bonus

By the end of this mini-course, you will have a LinkedIn profile that captures the attention of other professionals.