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What you will learn

  •  Describe professions and daily activities related to the workplace.

  • Make and answer basic phone calls related to the workplace. 

  • Make arrangements for meetings at the workplace. 

  • Talk about job activities in the past. 

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Approx. 8 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 minutes to complete

Welcome to “English for Common Interactions in the Workplace"

4 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 4 min)
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Module 1: Everyday Language on the Job

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 35 min)
7 videos
Lesson 1: Introducing yourself and others9m
Simulated Interaction 1: Introduce yourself2m
Model Situation 2: A typical day at work2m
Lesson 2: Describing a typical work day11m
Simulated Interaction 2: A typical day at work1m
Comprehension Strategy Session - Reading: Skimming5m
1 practice exercise
Module Test 11h
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Module 2: Making Phone Calls

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 39 min)
7 videos
Lesson 1: Useful language for making phone calls7m
Simulated Interaction 1: Make a call1m
Model Situation 2: Coordinating by phone4m
Lesson 2: Making suggestions7m
Simulated Interaction 2: Making suggestions1m
Comprehension Strategy Session - Listening: Listening for Gist12m
1 practice exercise
Module Test 21h
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Module 3: Preparing for meeting

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 43 min)
7 videos
Lesson 1: Making plans for the future13m
Simulated Interaction 1: Make future plans1m
Model Situation 2: Camila asks for direction2m
Lesson 2: Asking for and giving directions11m
Simulated Interaction 2: Getting oriented in the city1m
Comprehension Strategy Session - Listening: Listening for Detail10m
1 practice exercise
Module Test 31h

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  • The present course has a duration of four weeks and is composed of four topics, where each topic contains sub-topics which will be presented through video classes.

  • El presente curso tiene una duración de cuatro semanas y está compuesto por cuatro temáticas, donde cada temática contiene subtemas los que serán presentados a través de vídeo clases.

  • This course contains five cumulative tests (which will be scored).  At the end of each unit, the student must take a cumulative test in order to evaluate comprehension of the course contents.

    To pass the course, students must also take a final exam which will test on content from all four units studied during the course.

    Additionally, some educational questions have been included in the video classes in order to check students’ comprehension of the material being presented. 

  • Este curso contempla cinco evaluaciones sumativas (evaluadas). Al término de cada unidad, se deberá rendir una prueba sumativa con el fin de evaluar los contenidos tratados. 

    Para aprobar el curso, se deberá rendir una prueba final que contiene contenidos de las cuatro unidades estudiadas durante este curso. 

    Además, se han incorporado evaluaciones formativas que corresponden a preguntas incrustadas en las vídeo clases con el fin de evaluar los contenidos tratados. 

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