EnGen English Learning Pathways

If you want to advance your English skills and earn a career certificate or advanced career training, this online ESL course can help. Learn English for work with this on-demand, career-aligned English instruction course that provides an opportunity to develop bilingualism—making you an asset in the labor force while providing an on-ramp for new career and economic opportunities.

This ESL program integrates language proficiency and vocational skill credentials, providing a comprehensive pathway...

6 Months / 160 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment
Offered in partnership with your preferred school

University of the District of Columbia

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Course code: GES2160

What you will learn

  • Attain language proficiency through the platform's upskilling model to access degree programs, credentials, and training opportunities, fostering accessible pathways to advance your education and careers
  • Develop your English proficiency and acquire essential vocabulary and concepts to excel in chosen vocations and real-world scenarios through our career readiness pathway
  • Utilize the platform to achieve personal English learning goals, whether this involves securing new employment, fostering connections with colleagues, or enhancing communication with children's educators, regardless of current proficiency level

How you will benefit

  • Improve job performance or promotion opportunities: Learn important job-specific skills with EnGen's courses
  • Personalized learning: The platform adjusts the lessons based on how you learn best and relate them to your own goals
  • Easy to access: Use it on your phone, tablet, or computer from anywhere
  • On your time: Log in and take classes anytime you want —your coach will be there to help

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 160 course hours
  1. EnGen Orientation Courses
    1. Welcome Beginners
  2. General Beginner English Courses
    1. Beginner Literacy English
    2. Pre-Beginner Literacy
  3. Workplace Readiness
    1. English for Digital Literacy
    2. English for Internationally Trained Professionals
    3. English for Personal Financial Literacy
    4. Preparing for Job Interviews
    5. Understanding Employee Benefits
    6. Effective Communication in the Workplace
    7. Productivity and Time Management
  4. Industry-Specific Courses (learner has flexibility to choose industry focus)
    1. Business
    2. Education Careers
    3. Energy and Natural Resources
    4. Finance
    5. Food, Beverage, and Hospitality
    6. Healthcare
    7. Manufacturing
    8. Personal Care
    9. Professional Services
    10. Public Sector
    11. Skilled Trades
    12. Transport (Automotive, Aviation, Maritime)
    13. Technology

This course is designed to be self-paced and does not involve any live classes. Instead, students will have access to various self-learning resources, including video materials, practice projects, e-books, and other materials available within the course modules. Although there is no direct interaction with an instructor, students can seek help from an industry expert by submitting questions via email, online forms, and phone.


There are no prerequisites to complete this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, Chromebook, or mobile device.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

After you register, you will receive 6 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.

ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us."