Instructor-Guided English for Career Development


Instructor-Guided English for Career Development (IGECD) is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in advancing their careers in the global marketplace. In this course, students will learn about the job search, application, and interview process in the United States, while comparing and contrasting the same process in their home country. This course will also give students the opportunity to explore their global career path, while building their vocabulary and improving their language skills to achieve their professional goals.

Students will receive written and video feedback from world-renowned instructors on their assignments (resume, cover letter, etc.). The guided course will also include synchronous face-time with instructors and peers, and some team-oriented tasks. Instructors will provide individualized support to keep students progressing and help them finish the course. Upon completion, students will receive a Penn Certificate that states number of equivalent coursework hours.

Webinar 09-02-32020 

The video below provides a short lesson from the Instructor Guided English for Career Development course.  In this lesson, we learn what to look for in a job posting and then we discuss a sample of a cover letter that is tailored to show how the applicant fits that position.

The experience stands out from other, remote programs because it is…

  • High-quality Online Learning – developed through months of collaborative design with high-production value and based on recent research.
  • Accessible to a wide-range of proficiency profiles through both leveled and supplementary content.
  • Real-world tasks that are valuable products students can immediately put to use.
Program length 5 weeks
Dates and registration

Custom dates available.

Level Pre-intermediate to Advanced
Synchronous hours 5 (1 each week)
Asynchronous hours 35-45 (average 8 each week)