Step Up is a flexible online course designed for adults or young adults who want to improve their employability skills - whether to get a first job, secure a promotion, find a different job, re-enter the workforce after an absence, or change fields. Although the emphasis of the course is on employability skills, Step Up also develops English language skills by providing vocabulary instruction and practice, listening, reading, and notetaking skills, pronunciation practice, and discussion strategies.
Two Versions of Step Up
Students can study the Step Up course in two ways: as a self-study course or as a self-study plus course, which is the self-study course combined with a teacher-led class.
As a self-study course, each level of Step Up takes students 18 hours to complete, though this may vary as it is self-paced. The teacher-led course provides 14 hours of class time, with additional resources and extension activities available in the Teaching Notes, which would extend class time.