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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 21 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic...
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 21 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Welcome

This module introduces you to the specialization, giving you background and an overview of what you will learn in the weeks ahead....
Reading
1 video (Total 8 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video1 video
Reading2 readings
How This Course is Graded10m
Please respond to this survey10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Online Learning Self-Assessment10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
10 hours to complete

Researching Yourself

In this module, you'll begin developing your individual strategy to guide your job search, from picking a career direction to measuring effectiveness of your search....
Reading
7 videos (Total 58 min), 5 readings, 7 quizzes
Video7 videos
Using an Interest Profiler12m
Using Neuroscience8m
Interpersonal Style Inventory6m
Identifying Your Dependable Strengths5m
Personal Characteristics10m
Using Your Research6m
Reading5 readings
Link to Interest Profiler10m
Read Me - An Important Note about the Peer Review10m
Link to Pymetrics10m
Article from New Atlantic10m
Read Me - An Important Note about the Peer Review10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Concept Review8m
Phrases for Demonstrating Skills10m
Self-Reflection10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Discovering Your Transferable Skills

In this module, you'll learn how to develop and apply an important strategy used in the English-language world to communicate core competencies to a prospective employer....
Reading
7 videos (Total 59 min), 3 quizzes
Video7 videos
Skills to Competencies7m
Identifying Your Opportunities7m
Using Stories7m
Building Your Story File7m
Interview - Part 110m
Interview - Part 213m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Concept Review4m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Improving Your English Pronunciation

In this module, you'll learn how to control your use of intonation and rhythm in spoken English. These dynamics do more to improve your comprehensibility than any other feature of the spoken language....
Reading
5 videos (Total 60 min), 3 readings, 7 quizzes
Video5 videos
Jump-Up and Step-Down12m
Using Phrasing11m
Knowing Where to Make Pitch Jumps11m
Word Rhythm11m
Reading3 readings
Reading Sample - Do This Before the Peer Review10m
Good Sites for Mirroring Practice10m
Accentuate the Beat10m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Self-Reflection14m
Concept Review24m
Concept Review10m
Concept Review10m
Concept Review16m
Concept Review20m
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Top Reviews

By MRMar 18th 2016

This is a great course to take if you are int eh process of job hunting. The material and guidance given in this course are more useful that some in-campus courses.

By KRMay 21st 2017

Fantastic course. Highly recommended for people who are looking out for jobs and have challenges in projecting/marketing themselves.

Instructor

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Charles Duquette

Lecturer/Marketing Coordinator
Maryland English Institute

About University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 37,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 47 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The institution has a $1.8 billion operating budget, secures $500 million annually in external research funding and recently completed a $1 billion fundraising campaign. ...

About the Interviewing and Resume Writing in English Specialization

This specialization will help you develop the English language strategies and communication skills you need to advance in your professional career. Whether you already have a successful career and are looking to move forward, whether you’re looking to change careers, whether you’re starting out in the world of work, or whether you’re coming back into the world of work after some time away – if you believe in working for more than a paycheck, then this specialization will help you. The core courses cover preparing for a successful job search, including self research and research of the job market and industries of interest; strengthening your interview skills by recognizing what hiring managers are looking for and taking steps to prepare for the types of tough questions today's premier companies use; and preparing a resume, cover letter and supporting business documents. The capstone will allow you to apply the skills you learn in this specialization to your own job search. A key benefit of this specialization is the opportunities you'll have to practice your interviewing skills with other job-seekers from around the world. You’ll give them feedback and they’ll give you feedback. In this process, you’ll gain new insight into what makes a speaker successful and you’ll gain confidence in your English interviewing skills....
Interviewing and Resume Writing in English

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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