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English for Freelancers

By British Council
49 Lessons
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English for Freelancers Lessons

The full course includes

  1. Dealing with communication issues
  2. 1.1 What makes a successful freelancer?
  3. 1.2 Digital freelancer vocabulary
  4. 1.3 The pros and cons of freelancing
  5. Module 1 Practice
  6. 2.1 Introducing yourself
  7. 2.2 Writing a CV
  8. 2.3 Building a freelance profile online
  9. Module 2 Practice
  10. 3.1 The online freelance marketplace
  11. 3.2 Assessing clients and jobs
  12. 3.3 Starting conversations with clients
  13. Module 3 Practice
  14. 4.1 How to write a proposal
  15. 4.2 Making a human connection and showing enthusiasm
  16. 4.3 Tailoring proposals to job ads
  17. Module 4 Practice
  18. 5.1 What makes a good meeting?
  19. 5.2 Interrupting
  20. 5.3 Language for meetings
  21. Module 5 Practice
  22. 6.1 Negotiating availability
  23. 6.2 Negotiating deadlines
  24. 6.3 Negotiating pay
  25. Module 6 Practice
  26. 7.1 Problems getting paid
  27. 7.2 Language for problems and solutions
  28. 7.3 Solving problems
  29. Module 7 Practice
  30. 8.1 Offering alternatives
  31. 8.2 Emails for saying 'no'
  32. 8.3 Communication differences with saying ‘no’
  33. Module 8 Practice
  34. 9.1 Planning a presentation I
  35. 9.2 Planning a presentation II
  36. 9.3 Signposting language for presentations
  37. Module 9 Practice
  38. 10.1 Effective brainstorming
  39. 10.2 Sharing your ideas
  40. 10.3 Giving feedback on ideas
  41. Module 10 Practice
  42. 11.1 Difficult interview questions
  43. 11.2 Language for buying time and avoiding negatives
  44. 11.3 What is the STAR interview technique?
  45. Module 11 Practice
  46. 12.1 Lifelong learning
  47. 12.2 Introduction to LinkedIn
  48. 12.3 Elevator pitches
  49. Module 12 Practice

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The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.


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Course overview

Are you starting out as a freelancer and looking to work in the international market? Maybe you're already a freelancer and want to increase your network of clients? Either way, this is the course for you! As well as teaching you useful language for all of the typical scenarios you will meet as a freelancer, you will also learn techniques for handling more complex situations, improve your soft skills and your intercultural communication. Enjoy! Note that this course is aimed at learners with an intermediate level of English. Prefer a shorter course? Try one of our mini-courses: English for Freelancers: Getting Started English for Freelancers: Communication Skills I English for Freelancers: Communication Skills II English for Freelancers: Upskilling This course was created by British Council in partnership with Gaza Sky Geeks.

What you will learn
  • How to deal with communication issues on video calls
  • What makes a successful freelancer
  • Vocabulary related to freelancing
  • How to talk about your experience
  • How to negotiate deadlines and pay
  • Language for participating in meetings, interrupting and making suggestions
  • How to write a tailored proposal
  • Getting started on Upwork
  • Language to navigate and solve issues, including accepting criticism, scope/task changes mid project, responding to feedback
  • Tips to continue improving on-the-job English
  • How to make an elevator pitch
  • Language and tips for video interviews
  • How to collaborate through brainstorming and planning
  • Language for presentations and tips for presenting with confidence
  • Language for turning down work or renegotiating deadlines
  • Language for marketing yourself and networking on social media
The full course includes
  1. Dealing with communication issues
  2. 1.1 What makes a successful freelancer?
  3. 1.2 Digital freelancer vocabulary
  4. 1.3 The pros and cons of freelancing
  5. Module 1 Practice
  6. 2.1 Introducing yourself
  7. 2.2 Writing a CV
  8. 2.3 Building a freelance profile online
  9. Module 2 Practice
  10. 3.1 The online freelance marketplace
  11. 3.2 Assessing clients and jobs
  12. 3.3 Starting conversations with clients
  13. Module 3 Practice
  14. 4.1 How to write a proposal
  15. 4.2 Making a human connection and showing enthusiasm
  16. 4.3 Tailoring proposals to job ads
  17. Module 4 Practice
  18. 5.1 What makes a good meeting?
  19. 5.2 Interrupting
  20. 5.3 Language for meetings
  21. Module 5 Practice
  22. 6.1 Negotiating availability
  23. 6.2 Negotiating deadlines
  24. 6.3 Negotiating pay
  25. Module 6 Practice
  26. 7.1 Problems getting paid
  27. 7.2 Language for problems and solutions
  28. 7.3 Solving problems
  29. Module 7 Practice
  30. 8.1 Offering alternatives
  31. 8.2 Emails for saying 'no'
  32. 8.3 Communication differences with saying ‘no’
  33. Module 8 Practice
  34. 9.1 Planning a presentation I
  35. 9.2 Planning a presentation II
  36. 9.3 Signposting language for presentations
  37. Module 9 Practice
  38. 10.1 Effective brainstorming
  39. 10.2 Sharing your ideas
  40. 10.3 Giving feedback on ideas
  41. Module 10 Practice
  42. 11.1 Difficult interview questions
  43. 11.2 Language for buying time and avoiding negatives
  44. 11.3 What is the STAR interview technique?
  45. Module 11 Practice
  46. 12.1 Lifelong learning
  47. 12.2 Introduction to LinkedIn
  48. 12.3 Elevator pitches
  49. Module 12 Practice

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