This course is intended for staff members who are currently working from home and who are interested in improving their spoken English related to interviewing for job positions. The course is intended for non-native speakers of English who wish to hone their speaking skills in a safe environment.
The focus lies on refreshing existing knowledge, building confidence, acquiring new vocabulary and formulaic phrases, practising new skills, and integrating coping and compensation strategies.
By the end of this course, you can:
- Present yourself in a professional manner
- Promote yourself
- Use persuasive techniques
- Hedge effectively
- Answer tricky questions
- Buy time to think
- Ask for clarification
- Give examples/anecdotes
- Change the direction of a conversation
- Ask questions
The course will consist of 4 sessions of 2 hours each – 60 min. instruction and practice, 15 min. break, 60 min. instruction and practice – over the course of 2 weeks. In addition to the online classes, an extra investment of about 1.5 hours a week is asked of you to integrate knowledge and further develop your skills. The classes will be offered via Canvas. There is no need for pre-existing knowledge of the learning platform.