Dexway has created a series of Work-related modules which cover some of the most common work-place situations and tasks such as preparing for virtual training sessions, remote work and office ergonomics. Combining engaging listening and reading tasks with topic-specific vocabulary, the lessons offer strategies for dealing with real-life work situations in English.
Dexway work-related modules
The use of English in the world of work means that there is an ever-growing need for work-related English courses. The series of lessons which make up the work-related modules all focus on different areas of working life, some of which have been affected by the recent changes in the way people work.
As Time management is one of the most important skills workers can have in order to perform efficiently, this course aims to encourage critical thought about the ways we work and how they can be improved. This course begins by looking at useful vocabulary to talk about time management and moves on to describe techniques for time management such as the Pareto Principle, SWOT analysis and the Eisenhower Matrix.
The course progresses to cover effective meetings, remote work as well as multitasking and distractions. These lessons reflect the changing way in which people work and provide practical tips for how to deal with these challenges.
Working from home (WFH) or remote work have brought about new issues in professional situations such as holding or attending meetings. The lessons aim to incorporate realistic situations to look at these areas.
The final unit looks at the causes and symptoms of stress as part of the time management topic. There are reading and listening exercises exploring the issue from both the employers and employees’ points of view.
The course ends with a review to check both the concepts and vocabulary covered.
Ergonomics in the workplace
This short course from the work-related modules covers ergonomics in the workplace. Regardless of whether we are working from home or in an office, the importance of having a safe and healthy working environment is undeniable. Therefore, the focus of this course is on the importance of making the working environment appropriate for the individuals who use it and the things we should be aware of when we are choosing office furniture and equipment.
A series of reading and listening exercises look at how to check your workplace is ergonomic as well as providing solutions for common problems through a podcast about healthy workplace habits.
The course ends with a round-up of the vocabulary and expressions covered on the course.
The process of finding a job is changing as much as the way we work and this is reflected in the Job interviews short course. As a part of the work-related modules, this course takes the learner through the process of looking for and applying for a job as well as giving advice about how to prepare for an interview.
As the Human Resources Department is responsible for the application process, there is a lesson covering the language of HR and looking at the role it plays when a company needs to hire staff.
The course ends with a listening exercise simulating a job interview and some concrete examples of interview language.
As with remote work, multitasking has become a modern issue facing many workers. The importance of efficiency, and multi-tasking’s potential negative impact on it, has been incorporated into this course as part of the work-related modules.
Beginning with the distractions that can lead to a loss of productivity and the temptation to multitask, this short course uses SMART objectives to highlight the importance of good organization. There is some practical advice on how to deal with them and get the most out of our working day.
The topic of multitasking is dealt with in a podcast which looks at some of the myths around the issue as well as highlighting the negative side of what many people believe to be an unavoidable part of modern working life.
Advances in technology have brought about many changes in the way people work, one of which is the possibility of working remotely. The remote work short course, from the work-related modules, introduces the learner to some of the most important aspects of being productive whilst away from the office.
Beginning with advice about how to manage our time, and presenting the key vocabulary needed to discuss time management, the course progresses to more specific areas.
A reading text looks at different issues around virtual presentations by presenting the vocabulary and structures necessary to use should problems arise.
Under the theme of time management, learners look at some common ways to improve efficiency. There is extended practice in reading and listening, highlighting the potential for increasing efficiency.
The working from home lesson looks at the advantages and disadvantages involved in creating a home office and offers advice about how to organize both one’s physical space as well as time.
Virtual Training Sessions
This series of lessons look at preparing for a training program from the point of view of someone organizing the training course but are equally useful to participants. The lessons look at the steps to follow before the program starts as well as how to run the first session, using realistic language and expressions in reading and listening exercises.
The lesson on virtual presentations uses the most common expressions needed to give a presentation online as well as reading practice to review what happens in a typical presentation.
Remote work and Virtual Training Sessions
As more and more people work remotely, the issue of training programs can be tricky to deal with. Remote work and Virtual Training Sessions has been designed to prepare people with the necessary language for both the technological and practical aspects of training at a distance.
As part of the work-related modules, this short course begins by looking at different time management theories and the impact they can have on workers’ efficiency and productivity. Lessons on working from home and dealing with distractions give more insight into ways of dealing with this new way of working.
Following sections look at training from the point of view of someone organizing the training course but are equally useful to participants.
To end the course, there is a review of all the language covered and a chance to revise the key vocabulary and concepts that were covered.
This course from the work-related modules focuses on the topic of stress and how to deal with it. The first lessons look at possible causes of stress with a reading text followed by intensive listening practice with a dictation exercise.
After looking at the common reasons that people feel stressed, there is a lesson on Mindfulness as a possible solution.
Stress Management and Ergonomics in the Workplace
As part of the work-related modules, the short course on Stress Management and Ergonomics combines the areas of physical and mental health. Beginning with lessons on the causes of stress as well as possible solutions, the course moves on to the practical aspects of ergonomics in the workplace. The revision section takes the vocabulary and concepts covered and encourages the learner to consolidate the material covered.
These purpose-built Work-related lessons have been designed to combine the latest language-learning techniques with meaningful contexts in order to help anybody using English at work to feel more confident. Whether it is giving a virtual presentation or dealing with time management issues, these lessons are an invaluable look at English at work.
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