English is the official or required language of many competitive work places today. Employees are expected to communicate fluently in English which means writing e-mails, taking and making phone calls, hosting meetings, presenting or selling ideas, conducting interviews etc.
The goal of this course is to provide the vocabulary and communication skills to get you that dream job. In small groups, you will be building your very own company, marketing your product, hiring employees and expanding your empire. Work place communication skills will be practiced in various real-life situations creatively (video, blogging, PowerPoint/Prezi, PhotoShop).
In addition to the Young Entrepreneurs Project we will be reading work-related articles and watching a movie to inspire discussions about work and our society today from a global perspective.
- Work vocabulary by Espresso English
- Non-stop English work vocabulary games
- BBC Business English
- British Council Business and Work
- Work English Vocabulary on Quizlet for the final vocabulary exam!
- “Europe’s Hottest Start-Up Capitals: Helsinki” (Tom Ceshire for The Wired UK, Oct 1st 2013)
- “Immigrants As Scapegoats” (The Economist, October 6th 2012)
- “A Bumpier but Freer Road” (The Economist, September 30th 2010)
- “We Did It” (The Economist, Dec 30th 2009)
- “Microcredit schemes creates ‘strong independent businesswomen'” (The Independent, June 18th 2009)
- “When American Dream Leads to Servitude” (David Gonzalez for The New York Times, April 24th 2007)
- “No Work No Play” (James Surowiecki for The New Yorker, Nov 28th 2005)
How to get a job
- 7 Things You Should Never Say In An Interview: CNN
- Tips for writing a teen resume
- Teen Job Interview Attire
Evaluation (mandatory requirements)
- Young Entrepreneurs Project
- plan + product
- job ad
- cv + application e-mail
- Peer evaluation
- 1 movie, 3 articles and discussions
- Final vocabulary quiz