EFL: IT for Beginners

Course Description

IT for Beginners: This course is for students who are studying English as a Foreign Language in Cambridge who would like to learn some basic IT skills such as word processing, giving presentation or creating spreadsheets.

The course runs over 6 weeks, twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday) for 3 hours in the evening from 6pm until 9pm.


£ 1225 (incl. VAT)


36 hours

Course Details

This course is designed for students with a good basic understanding of English who would like to use their time in Cambridge to learn basic computer and IT skills.

Pre-requisits: A good basic understanding of English and you should have some basic computer skills and be able to use a keyboard and mouse.

IT for Beginners covers the following topics:

  • Introduction: A brief overview of computers, hardware and software which aims to give you a basic understanding and give you the chance to learn and practise common IT words and vocabulary.
  • Microsoft Word:
    • Working with files
    • Working with text
    • Formatting paragraphs
    • Styles
    • Lists
    • Tables
    • Graphics
    • Spelling and grammar
    • Saving and printing
  • Microsoft Powerpoint:
    • The Powerpoint screen
    • Working with slides
    • Adding content
    • Working with text
    • Colour schemes
    • Graphics
    • Slide effects
    • Master slides
  • Microsoft Excel:
    • Spreadsheet basics
    • Customising Excel
    • Modifying a worksheet
    • Formatting cells
    • Formulas and functions
    • Sorting and filling
    • Graphics
    • Charts

At the end of the course you should be able to use the Microsoft Office suite to complete most office task efficiently and have a good understanding of the different programms.

If this sounds too basic for you, you might be interested in our Advanced IT course for EFL students.

Bedford Dates

16/10/2017 - 27/10/2017
(Mon - Fri, 18:00 - 21:00)
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If none of the above dates suit you or if you'd like to come to a course sooner please either email us or click on the book button and let us know if you would prefer to come to a weekday, weekend or evening course and we'll try to arange a suitable date as soon as possible! You won't have to commit or pay until everything is confirmed.

Other dates for one-to-one tuition or for groups of 3 students or more are available on request and bookings can be made here (prices available on request):
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Dates in other locations

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28/07/2017 - 02/08/2017 (Fri - Wed, 10:00 - 17:00)

07/08/2017 - 12/08/2017 (Mon - Sat, 10:00 - 17:00)

16/10/2017 - 27/10/2017 (Mon - Fri, 18:00 - 21:00)

27/10/2017 - 31/10/2017 (Fri - Tue, 10:00 - 17:00)

06/11/2017 - 11/11/2017 (Mon - Sat, 10:00 - 17:00)

15/01/2018 - 26/01/2018 (Mon - Fri, 18:00 - 21:00)

26/01/2018 - 31/01/2018 (Fri - Wed, 10:00 - 17:00)

05/02/2018 - 10/02/2018 (Mon - Sat, 10:00 - 17:00)

16/04/2018 - 27/04/2018 (Mon - Fri, 18:00 - 21:00)

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