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Semester 1/52 - 1552500 Environmental Science 4/5 & 4/6 Print E-mail

English for Future Careers


Group photograph of Environmental Science 4/5 & 4/6 taken in June 2009.



This class has started well; however, Teachers' Day has interrupted our progress, so  I haven't much information concerning this class. What I did find encouraging is the fact that I was telephoned by the students themselves to ask permission to attend the Teachers' Day ceremony. Gone are the days of students disappearing into the sunset, never to be seen again without an excuse or letter.  


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The latest classroom video can be viewed here:



Hardly a word is spoken during the induction process. I hope there is more speaking during my lessons, otherwise it looks as if it's going to be hard work. Fortunately, this was not the case, as after the questionnaires and placement tests had been completed, everyone proved to be quite talkative.  



Language Center
Udon Thani Rajabhat University
Course Syllabus
1552500: English for Future Careers


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.



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




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



 Classroom Activities20% 
 Midterm Test30%
 Final Examination 50% 



Grading system

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



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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