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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


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!


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 Munkhzul Enkhtur

Dec 18, 2018

Thank you for sharing this course

By Galani Melline

Dec 14, 2018

Easy to follow and understand.Focus points on important aspects of job searching (resumes, cover letters, networking, etc)

By Amal Saad

Dec 13, 2018

It is a n excellent courese . It gives us the ability to write an outstanding resume and cover letter . This course paved the way for us to achieve the career we applied in , and be one of the best candidates .


Dec 12, 2018

Good course

By Bruno Arturo Tadeo Rodriguez

Dec 12, 2018

I really learn many things thank you.

By Gilberto Mendes de Oliveira Filho

Dec 10, 2018

Excelente! Muito bom!

By Khulan Batchuluun

Dec 10, 2018

I appreciate the opportunity to attend this course.This is the best and most useful course I've ever attended.

By Battuvshin D.

Dec 10, 2018

Thanks a lot.

By Shweta Raj Pandey

Dec 09, 2018

I have enjoyed this course to the fullest. One must do this course if one is not sure about facing an interview and how to deal with it. I would like to thank both the instructors of this course who made us understand so well about the job market, networking and facing an interview. Thanks a lot.


Dec 09, 2018

Very helpful!