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HKPolyUx: English@Work: Cover Letters

Create a compelling cover letter and get that interview invite!

English@Work: Cover Letters
4 weeks
1–3 hours per week
Progress at your own speed
This course is archived
Future dates to be announced

About this course

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This course will help you create application letters that effectively complement a CV. This course covers the structure and content of Application Letters, advice from our industry professionals and front-line recruiters about what to include in Application Letters, and language input on verbs, parallel structures, and tone and style.

The content of this course complements the skills and strategies covered in English@Work: CVs.

If you have not completed that course, enroll and enjoy!

At a glance

  • Institution: HKPolyUx
  • Subject: Language
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

    English@Work: CVs

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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By the end of this course, learners will have learned how to:

• write cover letters that have impact

• improve the content and structure of your cover letters

• use a variety of verb forms and tenses with greater accuracy

• employ parallel structures to make your writing easier to read

• adopt appropriate tone and style in your cover letter

There are five units in this course:

  1. Writing an Effective Cover Letter

  2. Verb Forms and Tenses

  3. Parallel Structures

  4. Tone and Style

  5. Assessments

In order to get a certificate, you need to complete the assessment components and achieve a 50% passing score. The two assessments are both located in the Assessment section:

  1. Assessment Cover Letter Grading 50%

  2. Peer-Assessment 50%

Learner testimonials

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“I think the assessment were really very useful because with those you can know about yourself and how to present your knowledge as well.”

– Course participant

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