Module Details

SK090-4-SP-CO: Job Talk

Year: 2016/17
Department: Talent Development Centre
Essex credit: 0
ECTS credit: 0
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Staff
Supervisor: Adam Wattam
Teaching Staff: Adam Wattam
Contact details: tdc@essex.ac.uk

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

Job Talk is an English language support module with a careers focus. The sessions aim to help international students on undergraduate courses to gain the language skills and confidence to increase chances of securing part-time, voluntary or casual employment whilst studying. The module will be of interest to international students who wish to:
-practise and develop confidence in speaking English in student job search, application and interview contexts
- increase their ability to express themselves with clarity and persuasiveness
- practise job interviews through role play and writing CVs and letters of application

Further module aims

-increase students' levels of self-awareness
-raise students' awareness of opportunities for and value in taking part-time, voluntary work while at University

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module a student will:
- recognise an improvement in their confidence in job application situations
- write and speak with greater clarity and persuasiveness in job-seeking contexts
- be familiar with conventions of CV and letter of application writing
- be familiar with resources and services available to them in the Employability and Careers Centre
- recognise increased confidence in taking the initiative to look for part-time or voluntary work

Syllabus

An introduction to the language of work
Sessions based around the conventions relating to CVs and interviews
Guest visits from University-based employers and current students engaged in employment to offer advice


Learning and Teaching Methods

Learning and Teaching Methods

Two contact hours per week; teaching will be delivered via workshops

Support

Language resrouces relating to job application procedurs willb e available in the USC Learning Resource Centre. EAP advisors in the Centre will be briefed on the needs and aims of the module.
Students are welcome to make full use of the University's Employability and Careers Centre.

Assessment

Other information

Students are also recommended to make use of the 1:1 academic advising service which is based at the Talent Development Helpdesk on the ground floor of the Silberrad Student Centre. The TDC team can support upskilling and development in the areas of Academic Skills, English Language and Maths/Statistics through free 1:1 or small-group sessions which can be booked at the Helpdesk.

Further information