University of Pennsylvania Free Online Course on English for Career Development

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The University of Pennsylvania is offering free online course on English for Career Development. This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in advancing their careers in the global marketplace.

This course will 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 course will start on May 8, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Subject: English Composition
Institution: University of Pennsylvania and Coursera
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course Starts on May 8, 2017

Providers’ Details

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

About This Course

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in advancing their careers in the global marketplace. 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.

Development of this course was funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Office of English Language Programs. Unless otherwise noted, all course materials are available for re-use, repurposing and free distribution under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license.

Why Take This Course?

This course will give you the opportunity to explore your global career path, while building your vocabulary and improving your language skills to achieve your professional goals.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Requirements

Anyone may take this course for free and get a Statement of Accomplishment issued by the University of Pennsylvania. If you want to get a Coursera Verified Certificate for free, please fill out the Financial Aid form.

Instructors

Brian McManus, Language Specialist
English Language Programs

Robyn Turner, Senior Language Specialist
English Language Programs

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create a Coursera account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.

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