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English for Work - an English Language Program

English for Work - an English Language Program

In response to COVID-19, we are now offering English for Work online! We are not offering in-person classes at this time.

Online classes will be May 25-August 7.

Registration is open now! 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 will only be offered online for the next several months due to COVID-19. We will resume classes at Hopelink centers in Shoreline, Kirkland, Bellevue, and Redmond when it is safer for public health.

Classes are best for intermediate and advanced level students.

About English for Work online classes

  • All students must complete orientation, which will be conducted by phone or online during the weeks of May 11 and May 18.
  • During orientation, students will learn more about English for Work online classes, complete registration paperwork, and complete assessments to learn their English level.
  • Online classes will be from May 25 to August 7.
  • Students will participate in online classes led by a teacher 2-3 times per week. Each online class will be about 1 hour long. Morning and evening class options will be available.
  • Students will also complete about 3 hours of online 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
  • 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 any 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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