COM-3711BX English in the 21st Century

English in the 21st Century Workplace. The dynamic technological advancement, globalization and fast-paced environment have significantly changed the 21st century workplace, presenting new challenges for the workforce. Although developing English language skills of non-native speakers of English is central to effective communication, language development is also imperative to expand employees' soft skill-sets and new ways of thinking to promote success and advancement within the working environment. This course fully integrates English language skills, such as reading, writing, speaking and listening with the content focused on 21st century job skills. Through 8 thematic modules, communication and social skills, critical thinking, decision making and problem solving, collaboration and team work, information and media literacy, creativity and innovation, productivity, technology and internet etiquette, and leadership, the course introduces, develops and reinforces English language skills so that the participants can increase their efficiency at work and can become competitive in a changing job market.