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.


£ 1125 (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

This course is currently only available for groups of 5 or more delegates. Please email us for more information and prices.

Please email us (with the course name and date) if you would like to book by email: