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10 free online English courses that start right now

Many people do not have enough money to learn English to attend precisely those courses that they would like, or the schedule doesn’t fit in with the work schedule.

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ForumDaily has prepared information on 10 online English courses in different directions, which will soon begin in prestigious American higher education institutions. To obtain a certificate for tuition you need to pay, however, if you just need knowledge, not a certificate, you can take these courses absolutely free.

1. Writing your World: Finding yourself in the academic space (University of Cape Town)

This course will provide practical information on how to write an academic essay, how to develop the skills necessary for a competent academic writer. In other words, this course teaches academic writing skills, allowing you to write and reflect on your understanding of identity. Therefore, if you are thinking about studying at a university or just want to brush up on your essay writing skills, this course is for you.

Classes are held 2 hours a week, the entire course - 14 hours. Registration begins on February 17th.

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

Effective communication is a basic skill that almost every healthcare professional will need throughout his career. You will learn to analyze and adapt communication efforts for different audiences, develop clear messages, create logical and convincing stories, understand and apply important considerations regarding language, as well as non-verbal communication. As fundamental skills, the content of this course can be applied to both oral and written communication both in the healthcare sector and beyond.

Classes are held 2-4 hours a week, the entire course will take 19 hours. Registration begins on February 17th.

3. American Deaf Culture (University of Houston system)

This is a 6-week course providing a historical overview of the American Deaf community and its evolving culture. The theoretical foundations of sociology are investigated. Deafness as a culture, not disability, is explained by the fact that participants are sent to the world of deaf culture. The course is intended primarily for those who are interested in the social sciences, language learning, as well as art and the humanities.

Classes are held for 2 hours per module, only about 5 hours. Registration for courses begins on February 17th.

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4. Perfect Tenses and Modals (University of California, Irvine)

This is the first course in the specialty “Learning English: Intermediate Grammar”. You will learn about important tenses of the verb: present perfect, present perfect progressive, past perfect, past perfect progressive. You will also learn about common modal verbs used in English. The course is intended for students who have a basic understanding of English grammar, but want to learn more and improve their skills in everyday speech or writing. The lessons are complemented by entertaining and informative video lectures.

Classes are held 4-6 hours a week, the entire course will take 19 hours. Registration begins on February 17th.

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

This course will help you improve your listening and note-taking skills while listening to academic lectures. You will learn methods to improve understanding and skills for creating more effective notes, get a lot of practice in using them. You will also learn to discuss what you hear and create an effective academic presentation. The free version of this class gives you access to all instructional videos and handouts. Feedback from colleagues and quizzes are available only in the paid version.

Classes are held 4-5 hours a week, the entire course will take 26 hours. Registration begins on February 17th.

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

Do you need to make a presentation at school or at work? Are you nervous about this? Then this course is for you. He will give you useful tips for making effective speech and good performance. You will learn how to organize a presentation, how to make it memorable and competently communicate. During the course, you will have several opportunities to demonstrate the presentation skills that you will learn. This will help you get the experience you need to be more confident when giving a speech in the American class or at work. The free version gives you access to all instructional videos and handouts. Feedback from colleagues and quizzes are available only in the paid version.

Classes are held 3-4 hours a week, the entire course will take 20 hours. Registration begins on February 17th.

7. English for Career Development (University of Pennsylvania)

The course, created by the University of Pennsylvania, is funded by the US Department of State. To enroll in this course for free, click Enroll now, and then select Full Course. No certificate. You will learn about the job search process, writing a resume and cover letter, and interviewing in the United States by comparing it with the same process in your home country. The first block of this course will introduce the US job application process and strategies for identifying jobs that match your interests and skills. In block 2, you will go through the steps necessary to create a professional resume. In block 3, you will develop a clear and concise cover letter. The final part of the course focuses on communication skills and interviews.

Classes are held 10 hours a week, the entire course will take 22 hours. Registration begins on February 17th.

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

Do you want to speak English better? The course will help you achieve this goal. You will learn how to introduce yourself correctly, you will be able to 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 potentiate effective interviews. You will prepare and present a commercial proposal, presenting a product or service. Throughout the course, you will adjust how you speak English, and you will become more fluent and accurate in your speech. Through a combination of lectures, comprehension tests and vocabulary, practice and productivity, you will gain the skills and confidence to communicate well in English anywhere in the world.

Classes are held 4 hours a week, the entire course will take 16 hours. Registration begins on February 17th.

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9. Write Professional Emails in English (Georgia Institute of Technology)

This course will help you write effective business emails in English. The course is unique in that each module will contain tips for writing more professional emails, as well as lessons for improving general writing skills. You will improve your grammar and vocabulary skills for writing e-mails, as well as improve intercultural knowledge, which will help you become more powerful and successful in business communication. You will be able to see various email formats to analyze tone, levels of formality and various organizational styles. You will write and correct 4–5 emails, go through several understanding tests and review the emails of other participants.

Classes are held 3-4 hours a week, the entire course will take 13 hours. Registration begins on February 17th.

10. Clinical Terminology for International and US Students (University of Pittsburgh)

Understanding the terms and abbreviations commonly used in American hospitals is challenging. Adaptation can be difficult for foreign students for whom English is a non-native language. This course is designed to help you understand the terms and abbreviations that are commonly found in US medical institutions.

Classes are held 6 hours a week, the entire course will take 17 hours. Registration begins on February 17th.

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