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English for Career Development, University of Pennsylvania

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About this Course

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....

Top reviews

By KW

Jul 22, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. The videos, readings, quizzes and games were very informative, clear and helpful. I hope that other users enjoyed the course as much as I did. Thank you very much!

By EN

Sep 28, 2018

It really helped me and taught me a lot if lessons that I can really apply and use not only in my English subject but also with my technical papers. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

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By Aygun

Feb 21, 2019

It is an extremely beneficial course. I learned new things which are helpful in my field.

By Jaime Vargas

Feb 21, 2019

It was a very nice experience. I learned about US jobs.

By JORGE MELCHOR GÓMEZ

Feb 21, 2019

I have enjoied very much the course. No only I have improve my english, I have learnt valueble issues regarding job deeking. The instructors are very goods.

Congratularions both for your work.

I recomend the course.

By MARTIN OMAR Jimenez Baeza

Feb 21, 2019

It is a very nice course

By Dielson Claudio dos Santos

Feb 19, 2019

The course is very good! I learned very things about career development. Congratulations to team of Penn.

By Mohamed Abu eleyoun

Feb 19, 2019

I find it really interesting.

By Tânia Dias de Oliveira

Feb 19, 2019

It was uncredible to finish my course, I learned a lot. I couldn't imagine wide knowledge doing this course I'd enjoy so much. I can hardly wait to start the next one. No words to describe such a great quality, Congratulations from me and also from all my friends and mates that are doing too!

By Marco Roberto de Oliveira

Feb 17, 2019

Very nice course! A good opportunity to learn more about english language and know details about the USA job market.

By Pavel Kukushkin

Feb 17, 2019

Clear guide on how to write a CV and be prepared for the job interview

By Isra mahnaz

Feb 17, 2019

It was a good experience and i learnt many new things