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English and Work Experience

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GEC has many programs to choose from – see the indvidual page links for more information about each course. Many students start in General English and then decide to move on to other courses. If you already know what you’d like to study, tell us your preferred option on the enrolment form.

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The Work Experience program encourages students to utilize their skills in the English Language and improve their existing job skills.

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The English and Work Experience program includes learning structured English each day with a native English speaking teacher in a high quality classroom environment and additional afternoon training is provided to develop the necessary skills to be effective in the Hospitality/Tourism Industry. Moreover, this English and Work Experience will provide international students more chances to learn and use English in a working environment and gain a better understanding of the Malaysian Hospitality/Tourism Industry, Malaysian life, its people and culture as well as gaining invaluable work experience.

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– Improve students English skills, develop practical skills and give access to real Malaysian work experience environments to implement both the theory and practical aspects developed throughout the program
– Provide students the opportunity to undertake a discipline specific work placement as part of their program
– Provide students a great opportunity to apply and consolidate knowledge gained in coursework, experience workplace culture, and develop professional networks
– Assist in developing international opportunities for students
– Provide students access to graduate recruiters that place a premium on students who have participated in work experience programs as they recognize that work experience students are work-ready and more likely to be making an informed decision about their career choice

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English and Work Experience programs have been known to provide an opportunity for international students to gain valuable industry skills and practical work experience that will assist them with their future career search while also improving their language skills and experiencing Malaysian culture. With this English & Work Experience program, international students will have the opportunity to have hands-on learning practical work experience as they will have the chance to apply what they have learnt in various hotels, retail stores, bars and restaurants.

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– Project work
– Task-based lessons and discussions
– Individual counselling
– Video lessons and computer learning
– Actual work placement in the local hospitality industry
– Using English in the real hospitality scenarios, e.g. reception, restaurants, hotel kitchen, and back office
– News-based lessons
– Opportunities to work and live with other students to better understand different accents and speech patterns
– Weekly onsite visitations to hotel departments to observe real time five star hotel operations

        

Starting Dates

Organized intake dates

      

Programs Hours

Classes: Monday – Friday

Class Hours:
Per Day / 6 Hours
Per Week / 30 Hours
Per Month / 120 Hours

Enrollment Period

4-12 weeks programs

      

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Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9.00 – 9.50 Introduction to Customer Care Hospitality Vocabulary Input Listening a day and night in the hotel Dealing with Customer Requests Vocabulary & Function
Grammar Review
Situational Role Play
Activities
GEC Organized
Weekly Visits to
Five Star Hotel
Departments
9.50 – 10.00 BREAK
10.00 – 12.00 Introduction Concept of Responsible Service Basic Telephone Language for Customer Service Reading 5 Star Hotels in Malaysia Dealing with Customer Complaints Weekly Assessment Hospitality Industry Theory
12.00 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 17.00 Guest Reservation and Booking Procedures Guests Check in and Check out Procedures Handling Guest Complaints Table Setup and Service Etiquette Room Preparation and Setup Procedures

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Pronunciation
Strong pronunciation training & error correction
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Speaking & Listening
Intensive social communication skills training
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Grammar
Fundamental grammar with error correction
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Vocabulary
Real English for everyday challenges
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Writing & Reading
Fundamental everyday English
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Intercultural Communication
Fundamental skills to connect you to others
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Progress Testing
Weekly assessment of communicative skills
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GEC WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

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Point 1. EXPERIENCED ENERGETIC TEACHERS

We only work with the best teachers that have the highest English teaching qualifications, strong skills in motivating people and the ability to be vibrant and engaging every time. At Global English Centre we are continually training our teachers to be better, and when they improve, you improve.

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Point 2. IMPROVE WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION SKILLS & PRACTICAL SKILLS

The use of English as the international means of communication in the workplace continues to grow. For some students, classroom learning is simply not enough to give them a professional edge. You are exposed to both the theory and practical based lessons combined with weekend trips to visit five star hotel departments and watch first hand onsite how the Hospitality and Tourism Industry functions.

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Point 3. ADD VALUE TO CURRICULUM VITAE AND OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT REFERENCES

You gain practical work experience as well as confidence in your ability to function in an English-speaking working environment as you are allowed to speak directly to customers and members of staff, which helps to enhance your level of English.