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English@Work:Cover Letters


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About This Course

Based on interviews with industry professionals and recruitment specialists, this course helps you create a compelling cover letter that will persuade the reader to open your CV!

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

write an effective cover letter

use accurate word forms and tenses

use parallel structures

use appropriate tone and style

Who is the course for?

This course is for students who want to apply for a job!

Course Staff

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Adam Forrester

Adam is an Associate Director at the English Language Centre of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the course?

Are you a student or staff member in a university based in Hong Kong?

Then use your university ID to create your account!

Go here: to create your university account.

University Account

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☛ Not part of a University in Hong Kong?

Follow these 3 easy steps!
Step 1: Create account:
Step 2: Activate account by clicking on link sent in email
Step 3: Enrol!

How much do I need to pay?

The course is FREE of charge.

Who can join this course?

Anyone can join!

What web browser should I use?

The Open edX platform works best with current versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari, or with Internet Explorer version 11 and above. Click here for a list of supported browsers and the most up-to-date information.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University English Language Centre