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Learner Career Outcomes

31%

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got a pay increase or promotion
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Approx. 40 hours to complete
English

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Week
1

Week 1

10 hours to complete

Unit 1: Entering the Job Market

10 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 51 min), 12 readings, 15 quizzes
15 videos
Course Overview: Topics, Assessments, Games & Activities4m
Job Search Overview5m
Identifying Your Interests and Skills4m
Language Focus: Vocabulary and Word Forms Related to Jobs5m
Choosing the Job that's the Best Fit for You4m
Unlockable Achievement 19s
Language Focus: Verb Tenses (Present vs. Present Progressive)5m
Understanding Job Descriptions: Reading a Job Advertisement6m
Language Focus: Phrases to Compare Similarities4m
Language Focus: Phrases to Contrast Differences4m
Unlockable Achievement 29s
Model Response Comparing/Contrasting the Job Search Process1m
Unlockable Achievement 36s
Online Learning Opportunities to Extend Your Skills38s
12 readings
Overview of the Unit10m
BASIC: What You Offer the World10m
ADVANCED: What You Offer the World10m
Game 1: Unit 1 Vocabulary Flashcards10m
BASIC: Set SMART goals to get ahead in your career10m
ADVANCED: Set SMART goals to get ahead in your career10m
Facebook Launches Job Search Feature for Low-Skilled Workers10m
Listening: Using the Internet and Social Media to Search for a Job10m
Written Assignment Instructions10m
Culture Affects Career and Life Planning10m
Listening: Is there a 'Skills Gap' in the US Job Market?10m
Business schools bridge classrooms and real-life work10m
14 practice exercises
Check Your Understanding: "What You Offer the World"30m
Game 2: Things, Actions and People30m
Unit 1, Assessment 1: Self-Assessment of Job Skills and Experience30m
Value Affirmation Activity30m
Game 3: Simple Present or Present Progressive30m
Check Your Understanding: "Set SMART goals to get ahead in your career"30m
Game 4: Key Words in a Job Advertisement30m
Check Your Understanding: "Facebook Launches Job Search Feature for Low-Skilled Workers"
Check your Understanding: "Using the Internet and Social Media to Search for a Job"30m
Check Your Understanding: "Culture Affects Career and Life Planning"30m
Game: Vocabulary and Word Form Review30m
Check Your Understanding: "Is there a 'Skills Gap' in US Job Market?"30m
Check your Understanding: "Business schools bridge classrooms and real-life work"30m
Game: Compare and Contrast Phrase Matching30m
Week
2

Week 2

10 hours to complete

Unit 2: Resumes

10 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 50 min), 12 readings, 15 quizzes
12 videos
Parts of a Resume4m
Unlockable Achievement 49s
Writing a Resume, Part 1: Name and Contact Information5m
Listening: Connecting Employers with Job Seekers in Today's Economy4m
Language Focus: Key Words3m
Writing a Resume, Part 2: Headline and Summary4m
Writing a Resume, Part 3: Work Experience5m
Writing a Resume, Part 4: Education5m
Language Focus: Action Verbs4m
Writing a Resume, Part 5: Complete your Resume6m
Unlockable Achievement 59s
12 readings
Overview of the Unit10m
BASIC: Resume Guide: The Basic Elements10m
ADVANCED: Resume Guide: The Basic Elements10m
Sample Resume: Tomoko Martin10m
Sample Resume: Beth Smith10m
BASIC: Using Keywords Effectively10m
ADVANCED: Using Keywords Effectively10m
Game 4: Unit 2 Vocabulary Flashcards10m
Haven’t had a lot of (or any) work experience?10m
Sample Resume for "Haven’t had a lot of (or any) work experience?"10m
More Action Verbs Practice10m
Functional or Chronological Resume? Which is for You?10m
14 practice exercises
Game 1: Reasons for Writing a Resume30m
Check Your Understanding: "Resume Guide: The Basic Elements"30m
Game 2: Match the Parts of a Resume30m
Check Your Understanding: "Connecting Employers with Job Seekers in Today's Economy"30m
Check your Understanding: "Using Keywords Effectively"30m
Game 3: Matching Key Words in a Job Advertisement30m
Game 5: Listing Experience in (Reverse) Time Order30m
Unit 2: Assessment 1: Resume Template Quiz30m
Game 6: Using Action Verbs30m
Check Your Understanding: "Haven’t had a lot of (or any) work experience?"
Check Your Understanding: "More Action Verbs Practice"30m
Game: Action Verb Crossword Puzzle30m
Check Your Understanding: "Functional or Chronological Resume30m
Game: Labeling Resumes: Functional or Chronological30m
Week
3

Week 3

9 hours to complete

Unit 3: Writing a Cover Letter

9 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 47 min), 9 readings, 12 quizzes
11 videos
Professional Writing: Letter Format6m
Unlockable Achievement 69s
Cover Letter Paragraph 1- Introducing Yourself4m
Cover Letter Paragraph 2- Highlighting Your Skills in the Cover letter5m
Cover Letter Paragraph 3- Closing4m
Language Focus – Present Perfect vs. Past Tense6m
Professional Writing: Level of Formality5m
Language Focus- Using Modal Verbs to Write Politely6m
Writing a Cover Letter for a Specific Job3m
Unlockable Achievement 79s
9 readings
Overview of the Unit10m
Sample Cover Letters10m
BASIC: Parts of the Cover Letter10m
ADVANCED: Parts of the Cover Letter10m
Game 3: Unit 3 Vocabulary Flashcards10m
BASIC: Why an Old-Fashioned Cover Letter Still Matters10m
ADVANCED: Why an Old-Fashioned Cover Letter Still Matters10m
8 Common Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid10m
Death of the Cover Letter10m
11 practice exercises
Check Your Understanding: "Sample Cover Letters"30m
Unit 3 Assessment 1: Quiz on Letter Format30m
Check Your Understanding: "Parts of the Cover Letter"30m
Game 1: Match the Job Description with Skills30m
Game 2: Grammar Review30m
Check Your Understanding: "Why an Old-Fashioned Cover Letter Still Matters"30m
Game 4: Direct or Polite Language30m
Check Your Understanding: “8 Common Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid”30m
Game: Verb Tense Review30m
Check Your Understanding: "Death of the Cover Letter"30m
Key Parts of a Formal Letter30m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Unit 4: Networking

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 24 min), 9 readings, 7 quizzes
8 videos
Unlockable Achievement 89s
Making Small Talk5m
Unlockable Achievement 96s
Networking Elevator speech- What to Say When Networking5m
Language Focus: Networking Elevator Speech- Delivery5m
Sample Spoken Networking Elevator Speech1m
Unlockable Achievement 109s
9 readings
Overview of the Unit10m
BASIC: Networking During the Job Search10m
ADVANCED: Networking During the Job Search10m
BASIC: Networking doesn’t happen overnight10m
ADVANCED: Networking doesn't happen overnight10m
Game 2: Unit 4 Vocabulary Flashcards10m
Preparing a Networking Elevator Speech10m
Written Assignment Instructions10m
What's Your Passion? Internships Can Help Focus Career Path10m
6 practice exercises
Check Your Understanding: "Networking During the Job Search"30m
Game 1: Choose the Conversation with Appropriate Topics30m
Check Your Understanding: "Networking doesn't happen overnight"30m
Game 3: Sample Networking Elevator Speeches30m
Game: Networking Vocabulary Matching30m
Check Your Understanding: "What's Your Passion? Internships Can Help Focus Career Path"

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