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Free English courses starting in May

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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.

ForumDaily has prepared information on English language courses in different directions, which will begin in May at prestigious American higher education institutions. If you want to get a certificate, then you have to pay money, but if you just attend them - it will cost you nothing.

To obtain a certificate, you must listen and complete the tasks of all courses in turn.

1. "Better Business Writing in English ” (Georgia Institute of Technology)

This course will provide tools to help you write more easily and efficiently in English. You will develop strategies for planning and preparing clear, understandable text. You will learn and practice specific writing skills for use in various types of business communications, including cover letters, statements, suggestions, instructions and reports. You will organize, design and write clear text for Power point productions.

This course is primarily intended for non-native English speakers and those looking to improve their business writing skills in English. The language skills covered in this course are mostly oriented towards the intermediate level. However, there are many points that any user will find useful to improve their overall written communication.

Lessons are calculated for 4 weeks on 3-4 hours per week. Training starts on 1 May.

2. "English for Media Literacy" (University of Pennsylvania)

This course is intended for non-native English speakers who are interested in learning more about US media literacy. In this course, you will explore different types of media such as newspapers, magazines, television, and social media. This course will also give you the opportunity to develop a broader understanding of the role of the media in our lives.

Anyone can take this course for free and receive a certificate of completion from the Pennsylvania State University. If you would like to receive a certificate for free, please fill out the financial aid form. This course was funded by the United States Department of State - Bureau of Education and the Office of Cultural English Program. All training materials are available for reuse and free distribution under a license Attribution 4.0 Creative Commons.

Training starts on 1 May.

3. "English for Business and Entrepreneurship" (University of Pennsylvania)

A course created at the University of Pennsylvania with the financial support of the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Bureau of the English Language Program. This course is intended for non-English speakers who are interested in learning more about the global economy and business. In this course, you will learn about the topics and language necessary to achieve success in the workplace in an international company.

Classes are for 5 weeks for 2-4 hours per week. Training starts on 1 May.

4. "Writing in English at University" (Lund University)

Getting good writing skills at an early stage is essential for your success, both at university and in your professional life. The purpose of this course:

- to give you an understanding of the conventions of academic writing in English;

- to help you build your own “toolbox” of academic writing skills, as well as give you the opportunity to test these tools and think about your own development - as a writer.

Although the course deals with general skills, you will be able to apply these general skills to meet the specific needs of your own discipline.

Training starts on 1 May.

5. “English for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics” (University of Pennsylvania)

This course is intended for non-native English speakers who are interested in improving their English proficiency in the sciences. In this course, you will learn some of the most innovative areas of scientific research, expanding your vocabulary and language skills necessary to share scientific information within your community.

This course can be taken free by anyone and receive a progress report issued by the University of Pennsylvania. If you want to get a certificate for free Coursera Verified, fill in the form "Financial assistance".

The development of this course was funded by the Office of the State Administration of Education and Culture at the US Department of State.

Training begins in May.

6. 'Tricky American English Pronunciation" (University of California, Irvine)

In this course, you will practice the sounds of American English, which can sometimes be misleading. You will practice both consonants and vowels. You will also learn about the things that give the English language a special “music”, for example, how to emphasize the correct syllable in one word, how to make your voice raise and lower intonation with natural sound, and how to naturally combine sounds and words. Studying these things will help you speak more clearly and make sure that others can understand what you are saying.

This course is useful for English learners who want to improve the pronunciation of American English for better communication.

Lessons are calculated for 4 weeks on 3-4 hours per week. Training starts on 8 May.

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