The British Council has developed online courses for working professionals and jobseekers that be accessed for free on FutureLearn

English for the Workplace

This free online course is for people who are learning English and who are interested in developing English language skills for employability and workplace contexts. It will help job seekers and young professionals with the English they need to find a job and successfully function in the workplace. The course takes workplace English as its starting point and offers functional language phrases and real, authentic workplace scenarios.

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Evaluate their skill set and the kind of employment they would like.
  • Improve English language performance in key areas of applications and interviews.
  • Reflect on the factors involved in successful applications and interviews.
  • Identify the elements of working together successfully.

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How to Succeed in the Global Workplace

Get off to a great start in your new job by learning the essential skills to succeed in a global workplace.

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Develop an understanding of the communication skills need to effectively present yourself in a professional context.
  • Develop an awareness of the underlying principles of communicating effectively across different cultural environments.
  • Explore the skills needed to build and maintain relationships in a professional context.
  • Develop the ability to manage yourself in the modern workplace.

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Writing Better Emails

Do you write and reply to emails? Want to do it more effectively and efficiently? This course is for you!

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Apply planning and organising techniques for your writing to fit its purpose.
  • Assess and adapt emails to different audiences and situations.
  • Develop and edit your email to make it clear, concise and easy to understand.

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