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English for Work - a Free English Language Program

English for Work - a Free English Language Program

In response to COVID-19, we are offering English for Work online! We do not have in-person classes at this time. We will offer classes at Hopelink centers in the future.

Register now for winter quarter classes! Please fill out the information in the form below, and we will contact you with more information.

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If you have questions, please contact us at 425-250-3007 or englishforwork@hopelink.org.

About English for Work

English for Work is a free program that helps people improve their English language skills to prepare for employment in the United States. Students learn about topics such as skills and strengths, job search, resumes, and interviewing, while practicing speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Classes are best for intermediate and advanced level students.

About English for Work Online

  • To register for class, students must first attend an online group orientation. During group orientation, students learn more about English for Work online classes, meet the teachers, and meet other students..
  • After group orientation, students come to a Hopelink center to complete a reading assessment.
  • Students also have a one-on-one appointment with a Hopelink staff member via phone to complete registration paperwork.
  • Online classes are held two times per week for about three months. Each online class is 2 hours long. Morning and evening options are available.
  • In addition to attending online classes, students complete about 3 - 5 hours of homework per week.

To enroll in English for Work online, students must:

  • plan to get a job in the U.S. or enroll in job training/college to prepare to get a job (within the next 6 months)
  • be able to participate in online classes and complete homework
  • complete orientation
  • be 18 years or older
  • not have a B, F, J, or M visa
  • live near a Hopelink Center (for example, in Shoreline, Bothell, Kenmore, Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, or surrounding cities)

Important: If you do not want to get a job, there are other classes that will be better for you. Please ask us for recommendations!

What students say about English for Work:

"English for Work class is a valuable learning experience in my life. What I learned from the teachers and classmates will benefit my entire career journey. I really like all the teachers of Hopelink. They help me enrich my vocabulary, teach me how to write a resume, and give knowledge about how to prepare for the job interview."

"I like the homework assignments very much because each assignment helps me to improve English."

"I like this class very much. It gave me many new ideas about my career goals. At the beginning of this class, I was so confused about my future, but now I found the career I really want and have a clearer plan."



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