ON THE JOB COMMUNICATIONS is a class that is offered free to the ESL community living in Bellevue. Students will find a warm, welcome from the instructor, who invites students to attend, learn and develop their knowledge of communicating in the workplace.
REQUIRED TEXBOOK: SEND ME A MESSAGE by Mackey, Daphne. (2004) (ISBN: 0-07-295351-9) McGraw Hill: NY. Available in the Bellevue College bookstore, and at online bookstores.
THIS CLASS WOULD BE GOOD FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE:
- Interested in working in a paid or volunteer job, in the U.S., now or in the near future.
- ESL level 6 (advanced level).
- Ready to attend all classes and complete all assignments.
- Willing to study one hour online each week. This is a requirement of the class.
IN THIS CLASS, STUDENTS WILL LEARN TO:
- Edit and write business documents such as e-mail and letters.
- Make requests using formal and informal communications, direct and indirect language.
- Correct punctuation, capitalization and layout.
- Read business e-mails and letters, identifying mistakes.
- Read case studies about workplace situations and understand the main problem.
- Read a report and an agenda for a meeting.
SPEAK / LISTEN
- Participate actively in pair work, group work and as a whole class. Students will gain confidence asking questions, giving feedback and reading out loud.
- Leave a message in a formal, business situation.
- Share ideas, give opinions, and participate actively in a department meeting.
- Make a short presentation on a business related topic. Students will learn about structure and delivery of presentations.
Last Updated March 10, 2016