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English for Future Careers

 

Group photograph of Mechanical Technology 3/32 taken November 2010.

Another opportunity to teach the same class again; however, a different subject this time. It always seems easier teaching a familiar class; means you can hit the ground running so to speak. I have had more than my fair share of vocational students as I don't believe that they are the first choice for Thai teachers of English. I continue to find them a great major to teach as they follow instructions to the letter once they have understood what has to be done. 

   

Play the slideshow of class members below by clicking on the play button.

 

Video of the month can be viewed here:

 

These mechanical technology students have their own style of learning which is quite laid back; however, they have learned to ask questions and are very eager to please.   

 

 

Language Center
Udon Thani Rajabhat University
Course Syllabus
1552500: English for Future Careers
3(3-0-6)

 

Course Description

This course develops the skills necessary to apply for employment and participate in interviews. Students will identify their personal strengths and produce curriculum vitaes (CVs) as part of their preparation for working in a real world environment.
The aim of this course is to equip the students with the relevant skills, so that by the end of the semester, they will effectively write their own CVs, with covering letters as well as successfully take part in simulated employment interviews.


Objectives

At the end of the course, students will have effectively demonstrated competence in the following:
1. The writing of a personal CV.
2. The writing of a covering letter for their personal CV.
3. Participation in simulated employment interviews.
4. Use of Microsoft Word and email to complete assessment.

 

Secondary Objective

At the end of the course, students will have effectively identified their personal strengths and qualities and have been motivated to demonstrate their confidence in producing oral and written English.

 

Course Schedule

Week 

Contents

Remarks 

 1 Introductions and Placement Test 
 2 Personal Qualities 
 3 Personal Qualities 
 4 Capabilities 
 5 Capabilities 
 6 Achievements 
 7 Achievements 
 8 Education 
 9

 Education

 
 10 Covering Letters Mid Term Test
 11 Interviews 
 12 Interviews 
 13 Interviews and Problem Solving 
 14 Interviews and Problem Solving 
 15 Revision 
 16 Final Examination - Interview  Scheduled Written Test


 

Evaluation

 Classroom Activities20% 
 Midterm Test30%
 Final Examination 50% 
 Total100%

 

 

Grading system

90 100 
B+ 85 89 
80 84 
C+ 75 79 
70 74 
D+ 60 69 
50 59 
49 

 
 

Resources & Readings


How to Impress Bosses and Win Interviews. Careerfinder Ltd. 2006.

How to Impress at Selection and Win the Job. Careerfinder Ltd. 2006.

Glendinning, E.H. and Glendinning, N. Oxford English for Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Oxford University Press. 2003.

Jackson, T. The Perfect CV. Piatkus. 1995.

Roberts, J.D. Your Interview in Teaching. New Education Press. 1994.

Straw, A. and Shapiro, M. Succeeding at Interviews. Institute of Management. 1996.

Threlfall, B. Your Approach to Interview Questions. New Education Press. 1994.

 

 

 

 

 
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