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10 free online English courses that start right now

Many do not have enough money to learn English to attend exactly those courses that they would like, or the schedule does not fit into the work schedule. ForumDaily has prepared information on 10 online English courses in various fields, which begin today.

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You need to pay to get a certificate for training, however, if you just need knowledge and not a certificate, you can take these courses absolutely free.

1. Tricky American English Pronunciation (University of California, Irvine)

You will learn how to correctly distinguish and pronounce American English sounds that can sometimes be confusing. You will practice both consonant and vowel sounds. You will also learn how to emphasize the correct syllable in a word with intonation, how to naturally combine sounds and words, and master the “music” of speech. The course is useful for improving pronunciation. Graded assignments and tests are available in the paid version.

The entire course will take 17 hours. Registration starts July 14th.

2. English for Business and Entrepreneurship (University of Pennsylvania)

In this course, you will learn about the topics and language required to succeed in international work. You will practice business English through reading and video lectures, as well as learn about business vocabulary, concepts, and problems. Among the topics: entrepreneurship, market research, business plans, the basics of business financing and more.

The entire course will take 30 hours. Registration starts July 14th.

3. Foundational Skills for Communicating About Health (University of Michigan)

Effective communication is a core skill that every healthcare professional will need and will use in their careers. This course is useful and suitable for both beginners and experienced healthcare professionals who need to communicate effectively with other professionals, patients, management, or the wider community. Relevant for public health professionals as well as scientists and researchers in any health field.

The entire course will take 14 hours. Registration starts July 14th.

4. English for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (University of Pennsylvania)

The course will help expand vocabulary and improve the language skills necessary for the exchange of scientific information. You can practice conversations about global warming and climate change, learn the terminology that is used in this case, and also get acquainted with topics such as new energy systems and nanotechnologies that will help slow down climate change.

The entire course will take 34 hours. Registration starts July 14th.

5. Technical Writing (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology)

The course develops the technical writing skills (English level - Intermediate) necessary to convey information obtained in the process of technical or experimental work. The course highlights the factors that determine the technical sophistication of a language and concept. You will learn how to draw up various technical reports such as laboratory reports, research reports, development and feasibility reports, progress reports, consultation reports, etc. The course also addresses some of the issues of language, structure, style and content that you may come across when reporting on the results of your research.

The entire course will take 14 hours. Registration starts July 14th.

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6. Presentations: Speaking so that People Listen (University of California, Irvine)

The course will give you useful tips on how to write effective speeches and perform effectively in typical American settings. You will learn how to organize a presentation, how to make it memorable and how to communicate. During the course, you will have several opportunities to demonstrate the presentation skills that you will learn. This will help you gain experience that helps you be more confident when you speak in the American class or at work. Feedback and tests are available only in the paid version.

The entire course will take 19 hours. Registration starts July 14th.

7. Academic Listening and Note-Taking (University of California, Irvine)

The course will help improve listening and taking notes in order to listen to academic lectures. You will learn better understanding techniques and skills for more effective notes, and practice using them. You will be able to discuss the course with other students and teachers and learn how to create an academic presentation. Feedback and tests are available only in the paid version.

The entire course will take 32 hours. Registration starts July 14th.

8. Speak English Professionally: In Person, Online & On the Phone (Georgia Institute of Technology)

The course will help develop and demonstrate speaking skills for group discussions: how to agree or disagree, how to clarify, retell and summarize. You will learn how to provide information and respond to inquiries by phone. You will learn to conduct effective interviews. You will prepare and submit a quotation for a product or service, gain many other useful knowledge and skills, expand your vocabulary and increase your self-confidence.

The entire course will take 16 hours. Registration starts July 14th.

9. Grammar and Punctuation (University of California, Irvine)

The first course in this specialization will help to refresh some of the tools necessary for good writing. You watch short video lectures, and then you can practice and discuss what you have learned. You will learn to determine the correct tenses of the verb, place the commas correctly, use different types of sentences and generally write more effectively in English. Feedback from colleagues and tests are available only in the paid version.

The entire course will take 19 hours. Registration starts July 14th.

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10. English for Career Development (University of Pennsylvania)

In this course, you will learn about the process of job search, applying, and interviewing in the United States. The course will help expand vocabulary and improve language skills to achieve professional goals. The first part will introduce you to the process of applying for a job in the United States and provide strategies for identifying a job that suits your interests and skills. The second block will help to create a professional resume. In the third block, you will learn how to write cover letters. The last part is about communication and interviewing skills.

The entire course will take 40 hours. Registration starts July 14th.

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