Best Free Teaching & Academics Courses

Find the best online Free Teaching & Academics Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

How to Film your Videos: Official Udemy Course

Equipment tips and setup best practices for high quality videos

Created by Udemy Instructor Team - Official Udemy Instructor Account

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Students: 1116255, Price: Free

Are you looking to learn everything you need to know to film Udemy courses that pass the Quality Review Process? Want to learn exactly what video equipment is most popular with Udemy instructors? Feeling a bit rusty with video filming terminology and tactics and want to brush up on your skills? Are you hoping to take your Udemy course from good to great? 

If you answered yes to any of the above questions then this course is for you. In this official, Udemy-produced course you will learn the ins and outs of filming your course videos.  You'll also have created your very own video, and gotten feedback on it from the Udemy Review Team.

We'll go over all of the topics that go into filming a video for your Udemy course:

  1. Finding the right equipment
  2. Setting up your "Studio"
  3. No-Shame filming hacks to save time and money
  4. Filming (and getting feedback!) on a test video

In addition, you'll also hear directly from a few of our expert instructors, who share their own tips and tricks for ensuring that your videos look and sound amazing.

This course is part of the "Filming" track of Udemy's Official Instructor Education Program. In each of our official courses we strive to deliver information-packed lectures that quickly give you the information you need to make your course creation process easy and your final product amazing. We include lots of examples, as well as practice activities to make sure you're practicing your new skills. 

By the end of this course you'll have learned filming techniques to make your course look professional and to keep your students engaged. You'll also have created your very first video, and have gotten feedback on it. Let's get started!

How to Improve Your Video Quality: Official Udemy Course

Learn to recognize high audio and video quality

Created by Udemy Instructor Team - Official Udemy Instructor Account

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Students: 1106354, Price: Free

We talk a lot about "high quality videos" here at Udemy, but do you know what "high quality" actually means? In this course we'll go over what a great video looks and sounds like so that you're speaking the exact same language as the Udemy Review Team. You'll learn what good (and bad!) audio and video look like and you'll also learn how to actually identify specific problems so that you can diagnose and fix your own videos.

In this official, Udemy-produced course you'll learn the skills and language you'll need to make sure your course is the best it can be. Whether you're an experienced videographer or a video newbie, this course will ensure that you understand how videos on Udemy should look and sound. 

We'll go over all of the topics that go into recognizing great videos:

  1. Identifying (and fixing) common audio issues
  2. Identifying (and fixing) common video issues
  3. Giving and getting video feedback

This course is part of the "Filming" track of Udemy's Official Instructor Education Program and is highly recommended for all Udemy instructors -- new and experienced alike. In each of our official courses we strive to deliver information-packed lectures that quickly give you the information you need to make your course creation process easy and your final product amazing. We include lots of examples, as well as practice activities to make sure you're practicing your new skills. 

By the end of this course you'll have learned exactly what videos on Udemy should look and sounds like, and you'll have learned valuable skills to perfect your own videos. Let's get started!

How to Edit Your Videos: Official Udemy Course

Learn easy edits to take your course from good to great

Created by Udemy Instructor Team - Official Udemy Instructor Account

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Students: 1101593, Price: Free

Are you looking to learn some simple yet impactful ways to make your Udemy course engaging for students? Did you know you can use video editing to ensure your students have an amazing learning experience? Feeling a bit rusty with video editing terminology and tactics and want to brush up on your skills? Are you hoping to take your Udemy course from good to great?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions then this course is for you. In this official, Udemy-produced course you’ll learn editing tips and tricks that, while simple to pull off, have a big impact on the look and content of your course.

We'll go over two different ways you can use video editing in your Udemy course:

  1. You'll learn how to make your videos look and sound more professional by implementing things like background music, slides, and sound effects.

  2. You'll learn how to apply Learning Science best practices by implementing things like annotations and other visual cues

A quick note -- we won't teach you how to use every editing software out there. We will, however, go over the big picture of what edits you should be making in your course, and how these edits can help ensure you're delivering an amazing learning experience for your students. This should help you focus your own editing efforts in whichever software program you decide to use.

This course is part of the "Filming" track of Udemy's Official Instructor Education Program. In each of our official courses we strive to deliver information-packed lectures that quickly give you the information you need to make your course creation process easy and your final product amazing. We include lots of examples, as well as practice activities to make sure you're practicing your new skills.

By the end of this course you'll have learned editing techniques to make your course look professional and to keep your students engaged. Let's get started!

How to Add Practice Activities: Official Udemy Course

Learn how to add in practice activities throughout your course to truly engage your students

Created by Udemy Instructor Team - Official Udemy Instructor Account

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Students: 1044718, Price: Free

Do you feel you have a handle on the basics of creating a Udemy course (like defining your course goal and creating an outline)? Are you looking for more advanced training to help really take your course to the next level? If you answered "yes" to those questions, this course is for you.

In this official, Udemy-produced course you will learn everything you need to know about adding in practice activities throughout your course. As a bonus, you'll also learn about your specific course style so you can target the practice activities directly to what you are planning on teaching.  

Before we get into what this course covers, let’s start with a disclaimer. This course is going to be tough! We’re covering some advanced concepts here that many of you might not have been exposed to before. It’s going to seem confusing at places. But that’s OK! These are hard concepts that we’ll work through together. By the end of this course you’ll understand the benefits of including practice in your course, and will know exactly how to embed practice throughout your own

Stick with the course and dive into these advanced materials and you’ll come out a much stronger Udemy instructor by the end.

We'll go over all of the topics that go into adding in practice activities to your course:

  1. Finding your course style
  2. Understanding activating questions, case studies, projects, and tutorial tours
  3. Using the Udemy platform to embed practice throughout your course

In addition, you'll have a ton of opportunities to get your hands dirty with working on activities throughout the course.

This course is part of the "Teaching" track of Udemy's Official Instructor Education Program. In each of our official courses we strive to deliver information-packed lectures that quickly give you the information you need to make your course creation process easy and your final product amazing. We include lots of examples, as well as practice activities to make sure you're practicing your new skills. 

By the end of this course you'll have learned how to actively engage your students as they work through your material. You'll also have completed an intermediate Udemy Insights course, which will help elevate your teaching technique to focus on truly engaging your student base.

How to Set your Course Goals: Official Udemy Course

Lay the foundation for your course creation journey by defining your target student and course goals

Created by Udemy Instructor Team - Official Udemy Instructor Account

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Students: 1043616, Price: Free

Are you excited about creating a Udemy course, but unsure how to get started? Do you want to ensure the course you're creating will appeal to students? Are you looking for some guidance in how to begin your course creation journey? Then you're in the right place.

In this official, Udemy-produced course we will help you set the foundation for your course. You will walk through these first important steps alongside a fellow Udemy instructor, who will be present throughout this course, learning with you, and asking himself some of the questions you might have. You'll also meet other instructors who have already published their course and are there to share their experience.

In this course you will: 

  1. Define your target student
  2. Define your course goals
  3. Set the foundation for a great curriculum 

This course is part of the "Teaching" track of Udemy's Official Instructor Education Program. In each of our official courses we strive to deliver information-packed lectures that quickly give you the information you need to make your course creation process easy and your final product amazing. We include lots of examples, as well as practice activities to make sure you're practicing your new skills. 

By the end of the course, you will have completed the first step of your course creation journey. You will know who you're creating this course for, and what your students want to achieve. As our data shows, doing this crucial step will make it easier for you to approach the rest of course creation and also results in courses that garner higher reviews. 

Let's get started!

English Launch: Learn English for Free – Upgrade all areas

Improve all areas of your English in this taster course. Learn from a native British speaker to become more fluent.

Created by Anthony Kelleher - Bachelor of Arts TESOL - English Teacher at Sir English

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Students: 289553, Price: Free

English Launch is a free general English course taught by me, Anthony, a native British English speaker. You will learn the target English at a deep level, so that you can sound more native-like when you speak English.

Start to speak with more confidence and variety by upgrading your English!

This course includes: 

  • pronunciation upgrade lectures
  • grammar upgrade lectures
  • vocabulary upgrade lectures
  • speaking and listening upgrade lectures
  • lots of practice videos
  • future updates - this course will continue to grow and grow
  • PDF downloads
  • and MP3 downloads so that you can learn anywhere, any time.

Each section focuses on a carefully selected area of English so that you can master each area and speak English more accurately,

This course is extremely detailed, so you can fully master the target English.

If you want to speak English more clearly, if you want to sound more native-like, or if you simply want to take your English to a higher level, this course can help you achieve your goal of taking your English to the next level.

Chinese In 9 Weeks | Introduction Course

Learn the most important Chinese concepts and words to build on to get started speaking and reading Chinese (Mandarin)

Created by Felix Lättman - Founder of DominoEducation

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Students: 122815, Price: Free

Want to learn Chinese quickly, effectively, and enjoyably?

150.000+ SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS HAVE ALREADY TAKEN THIS COURSE! 

We're so convinced you'll love Domino Chinese so before you pay we're giving you this 2-hour introduction course free of chargeLinks to advanced courses in the last lecture.

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Start learning Chinese with a completely new approach that will both make it fun and easy. In these two hours you will learn:   

- to read and even write simple stories completely in Chinese 

- to have a simple conversation – introducing yourself and a bit more 

- the basics of this language, so that you have something really solid to build on further 

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Chinese is the most logical language there is and we hope to demonstrate to the world how to successfully navigate it. Through the ancient system of using pictograms, two words with separate meanings can join to form entirely new words. For example, learn the word for electricity (电), then add brain (脑) and you get a computer (electric-brain). Replace the brain with stairs (梯) and you get an elevator (electric-stairs). 话 means speech and 'electric-speech' means telephone. Chinese is a clearly structured, logical language, and it is this logic that makes the learning experience feel like a puzzle that anyone can solve. 

 

Domino Chinese offers a unique approach to learning Chinese, developed by learners for learners.

  • DominoChinese is the best way to learn Chinese, with hundreds of hours of video, which incorporate short, concise tutorials and real-life situations to clearly explain Chinese and demonstrate how to use Mandarin Chinese correctly in everyday life.

  • Join thousands of students who have successfully learned to read, write, speak, and communicate fluently in Mandarin Chinese.

  • As students progress through the Domino Chinese courses, their language skills improve quickly by applying, connecting, and building upon their newly acquired language skills.

  • After completing the beginner's Chinese course you’ll have a strong foundation in reading, writing, speaking, and communicating in Chinese upon which to build and improve.

  • As your skills grow you can study the Intermediate Courses, HSK Courses, the Pronunciation Course, the Slang Course, and more the Advanced Courses, all of which are available in this app.

  • With Domino Chinese, you’ll also experience China’s fascinating culture through real-world videos from the streets of China. These videos provide valuable insights into China's language, people, history, and rich culture, supporting students’ language development and providing them a window to the world of 21st Century China.

The Domino Chinese Story

  • Domino Chinese was founded in 2014 by foreigners who had struggled to learn Mandarin Chinese the conventional way. Together this group of learners built and developed a unique course that is clearly structured with a ‘building block methodology’, providing insights, explanations, and learning tips to help students to quickly learn and understand Chinese, and easily remember Chinese characters.

  • Studying Chinese with Domino Chinese you’ll also experience China’s fascinating culture through real-world videos from the streets of China. These videos provide valuable insights into China's language, people, history, and rich culture, supporting students’ language development and providing them a window to the world of 21st Century China.

So whether you wish to learn Chinese for travel, work, business, study or simply to make friends and gain new experiences, Domino Chinese is the perfect course for you!

Join the course now … every hour you delay is costing you money 

  Felix Lattman 

3 Minute French – Free taster course | Lessons for beginners

Learn to speak French you can use in everyday real-world situations - all in just 3-minute chunks!

Created by Kieran Ball - 3 Minute Languages, 313,000+ students

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Students: 114158, Price: Free

Bonjour! Hello and welcome to 3 Minute French :-)

3 Minute French is a collection of online lessons that helps the complete beginner learn to speak French in simple, bite-sized chunks.

The lessons start off by giving you a few words that you can use to build your own sentences. For example, in lesson one, you'll learn these words and phrases:

bon - good
c'est - it is
fantastique - fantastic
ici - here
très - very
ce n'est pas - it isn't

With those words, you can build sentences like these:

It's good.
It's here.
It's very good here.
It isn't here.
It isn't good; it's fantastic!

(See if you can translate those five sentences above into French just by using those words and phrases.)

The lessons continuously build on what you've been learning, enabling you to express yourself fluently in French. As you move through the course, you'll pick up new vocabulary, useful grammar points and interesting ways to look at the structure of the French language that will give you plenty of "Aha!" moments.

The reason it's called "3 Minute French" is because the lessons are broken down into very short, three-minute chunks. Everybody, no matter how busy you are, has time to fit in a single three-minute lesson once a day, and in fact, by keeping learning to such short chunks, you'll reap huge benefits. Short but consistent daily lessons are more effective than a longer lesson once or twice a week, because you'll find you maintain enthusiasm, develop a learning habit and you'll also memorise everything much better.

If you've never learnt French before, or if you have had a bad experience with learning this beautiful language, the 3 Minute French lessons will help you to succeed.

Merci :-)

Kieran

How to Self-Study English Online

Learn the Techniques & Tricks to Self-Study English Online

Created by Nikki Joslin - English and Spanish Teacher

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Students: 113068, Price: Free

It's a struggle to self-study anything, let alone a language! Languages were created for the sole purpose of communicating with others. So, is it possible to self-study English online? Of course it is!

This course will help motivated self-studying English students learn how to effectively learn online. Learn how to set achievable goals, how to identify the right resources and how to create a study plan that will lead you to success. Downloadable PDF documents help guide you through the entire process.

If you're at a loss on how to study English online, have no fears! This course is designed to help you.

14-day English language fluency course

You will improve your spoken English in just 2 weeks!

Created by Joel South - ESOL teacher and language coach

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Students: 108036, Price: Free

Are you struggling to speak English?

Have you spent hours learning new words, studying grammar, watching English movies, listening to English music and now you wonder why you can’t use all of this knowledge in a conversation?

Well, here’s your answer!

Speaking English is a skill- just like swimming. Can you learn swimming from a book? No. How about from a movie? No, again. You need to get into the pool and start doing the action. Speaking, like swimming, is an action.

So, the ONLY way to improve your spoken English is to speak.

That’s where this course helps you!

How does this course work?

I have divided this course into 14 days. Each day has a new topic and each topic is divided into 4 short videos.

The first video will introduce 8 words or terms. In this video I will explain the meaning of these words and provide an example of how it can be used in a sentence. At the end, we will review the vocabulary.

In the second video I provide an example speech of the topic. In this video I use the words from video 1 to make a speech. This allows you to see me using the vocabulary.

The third video is the most important video. In this video I give you a chance to make a speech using the vocabulary of the topic. But there is one rule:

  • You can’t say: umm, ahh, enn or any other vocal-filled pause or interjection.

Why?

Well, this is a fluency course. If you always need to stop and think about what to say next, then you’re not speaking fluently. If you do break the rule, simply stop and start your speech again.

The final video is a dictation test. Listen to me say the words from the topic and write them down. Then, compare your spelling with the actual spelling of the words.

Can I really improve my spoken English with this course?

I believe you can. I have used this method with literally hundreds of students and have seen my students’ speaking ability improve dramatically.

Why should I choose this course over other courses?

Price.

Firstly, it’s free (for the moment) so you have nothing to lose.

Enthusiastic teacher.

Secondly, I think I teach this course in an enthusiastic way and hope that this enthusiasm spreads to you. I believe that if you want to learn anything, you must be enthusiastic or you will simply give up.

There is a finish line that you can see.

By knowing that this course is only 14 days, I hope that it provides you with the feeling that it is short sprint and not a marathon.  

Consistency is key (or king).

It’s much more effective to study a few minutes a day than to study for a few hours once or twice a week. I want English to be your hobby that you enjoy not your habit that you hate. By only studying for a few minutes a day (but doing it every day) it is less likely that you will come to hate learning. 

Remember what you learn.

I believe that quality is more important than quantity. My rule as an ESL/EFL teacher is to teach between 5 to 10 words per 1-hour class. This is because how many words you study is not important. Only how many words you can use is the number that we should care about. I see many students trying to remember 30 or even 50 words a day! But, the sad thing is the next day they may only remember 4 or 5. I will teach you vocabulary in a way that allows you to retain the vocabulary that you learn.

Develop a habit for learning.

Finally, many people say that it takes 2 weeks to develop a habit. I hope this course will provide you with the framework to develop a habit of study. While this is my only course (at the moment) here on Udemy, there are many other fantastic courses on here to study. I hope that you can use this course as a stepping stone for your continued growth.

Sign up now and start speaking right away!

So, if you want to learn to speak English more fluently whilst getting your hands on some useful vocabulary, then why not try my 14-day English language fluency course? You have nothing to lose and you will be very glad you did.

Thank you and see you soon,

Joel

Astronomy – State of the Art

Join Prof. Chris Impey in this Astronomy for beginners course and learn about today's amazing astronomical discoveries!

Created by Chris Impey - University Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona

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Students: 105277, Price: Free

This astronomy for beginners course is for anyone who loves astronomy and wants to get up to date on the most recent astronomical discoveries.  Join Professor Chris Impey and our team of instructors from Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona to learn the science behind the latest astronomy news headlines, to enrich your understanding of the universe, and to glimpse the future of this exciting area of research.  Lecture material will be augmented by discussion, live Q&A, and guest lectures. Find us on Facebook, Google+, YouTube, and follow us on Twitter @AstronomySOTA.

Become a Paid Life Coach Online

A Step-by-Step Life Coaching Training For Becoming a Life Coach and Starting Your Own Coaching Business

Created by Jeffrey Sooey - Founder, Master Coach University

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Students: 91994, Price: Free

Welcome to the Become a Paid Life Coach Online video life coaching training program, your guide to becoming a life coach. This life coaching training will teach you the basics of becoming a life coach and starting your own coaching business. We'll cover all the basics you need to get started on your way of becoming a life coach, including how to get your online lead generation system up and running, how to start running coaching sessions, and how to build the basic building blocks of your coaching business.

In the life coaching training videos, you'll learn the secrets to get more coaching clients while helping people reach their dreams. Also you'll learn advanced coaching techniques (live examples & diagrams included) and how to impact globally in ways that attract a waiting-list of clients. Note: Last year, I made over $30,000 per month running my coaching business taking almost 2 months of vacation. You'll learn how I did it in these videos.

3 Minute Spanish – Free taster course | Beginner lessons

Learn to speak Spanish you can use in everyday real-world situations - all in just 3-minute chunks!

Created by Kieran Ball - 3 Minute Languages, 313,000+ students

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Students: 83469, Price: Free

¡Hola! Hello and welcome to 3 Minute Spanish :-)

3 Minute Spanish is a collection of online lessons that helps the complete beginner learn to speak Spanish in simple, bite-sized chunks.

The lessons start off by giving you a few words that you can use to build your own sentences. For example, in lesson one, you'll learn these words and phrases:

bueno - good
es - it is
fantástico - fantastic
aquí - here
muy - very
no es - it isn't

With those words, you can build sentences like these:

It's good.
It's fantastic here.
It's very good here.
It isn't good here.
It isn't good; it's fantastic!

(See if you can translate those five sentences above into Spanish just by using those words and phrases.)

The lessons continuously build on what you've been learning, enabling you to express yourself fluently in Spanish. As you move through the course, you'll pick up new vocabulary, useful grammar points and interesting ways to look at the structure of the Spanish language that will give you plenty of "Aha!" moments.

The reason it's called "3 Minute Spanish" is because the lessons are broken down into very short, three-minute chunks. Everybody, no matter how busy you are, has time to fit in a single three-minute lesson once a day, and in fact, by keeping learning to such short chunks, you'll reap huge benefits. Short but consistent daily lessons are more effective than a longer lesson once or twice a week, because you'll find you maintain enthusiasm, develop a learning habit and you'll also memorise everything much better.

If you've never learnt Spanish before, or if you have had a bad experience with learning this beautiful language, the 3 Minute Spanish lessons will help you to succeed.

Gracias :-)

Kieran

Learn Social Psychology Fundamentals

Learn the basics of social psychology - how we think about people, make decisions and navigate the social world.

Created by Andrew Luttrell, Ph.D. - Social Psychologist

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Students: 79659, Price: Free

Finally I'm offering another free psychology course! My other free course, 5 Amazing Psychology Experiments, has more than 2000 students and 50 positive reviews.

For ages, psychologists have wondered about the origins of thought and the structure of the mind. Using solid scientific methods and statistical analysis, we've started to get some answers.

This course serves as a quick introduction to the fundamentals of social psychology. In this introductory course, you'll learn about three major areas of psychology:

1. Accessibility and Priming: How is the mind organized and how can our brains trick us into perceiving the world in biased ways? We cover the notion of a schema and look at several studies on the power of priming.

2. Heuristics and Biases: What are the shortcuts that are brain takes? Whenever we make a decision or form a judgment, we like to think we're being careful and rational, but our minds want quick answers. Sometimes, these shortcuts can lead us astray.

3. Attribution: When we see other people, we often wonder why they do the things they do. Are they responsible for their choices or do we think that they're subject to environmental pressures? Attribution theories try to make sense of it.

In this series of lectures, you'll learn from a trained social psychologist and come to understand the essentials of social psychology. With quiz questions that reinforce your learning and examples that connect the research to your own life, this course is designed to help you quickly master this information. So enroll now and start learning about this fascinating field of social psychology!

**Please note that this is one part of the full introduction to social psychology course (Be a People Expert with Social Psychology) on Udemy. If you want to learn about psychology, and you're not ready to take the plunge for the full social psychology course, this is a great place to start!

The Neuroscience of Reframing & How to Do It

Reframing should be in the water we drink, scientists say. But how does reframing work - and what happens in the brain?

Created by Anette Prehn - Author, Social scientist, Behavioural Expert

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Students: 77215, Price: Free

“One of the best courses on Udemy.”

“A gift beyond measure.”

"If you are looking for inspiration with a science-based foundation this is for you."

"I've long been interested in neuroscience and found this course to be one of the most practical ones to date."

"An incredibly stimulating, enlightening and well-presented course. Anette Prehn's non-technical approach, together with her clear explanations, made this course a joy to follow."

"Truly helpful"

"This woman must be a saint. She gives away so much here that I'm left in utter gratitude."

"This should have been taught in school at a young age"

"WOW!"

More than 800 course participants have reviewed this course over the years. More than 60% give it a straight 5 out of 5 stars, ensuring it an impressive 4.5 out of 5 in total.

Will you be the next one to benefit from this free course?

Reframing should be in the water we drink, scientists say. Reframing is the ability to change your perspective deliberately. But why is it praised like that? What happens in the brain when you reframe? What are the inner and outer effects? And how do you do it?

You are invited to share your most powerful reframings - either as a comment to the group or by contacting Anette Prehn at anette@anetteprehn.com

This course is targeted for professionals, managers and executives which will show in the examples given and the questions asked. However, anyone is free to join so that as many as possible may harvest the benefits of reframing.

Recommended reading: "Play Your Brain" by Anette Prehn and Kjeld Fredens (Marshall Cavendish, 2011 - translated into both Complex Chinese and Russian).

IELTS Band 7 Preparation Speaking Course

Guide to learning and understanding strategy and tactics to success on IELTS Speaking.

Created by Keino Campbell, Esq. - TOEFL iBT and IELTS Specialist

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Students: 75595, Price: Free

IELTS Band 7+ Speaking Preparation Course

IELTS Speaking Course Description

TIE, LLC is a premier IELTS and TOEFL training company offering UDEMY online courses, and in-person classes in Denver, Houston, Casablanca (Morocco), and Salvador (Brazil). I have written other IELTS and TOEFL exam preparation courses on UDEMY, so we have the experience in effective course design for students. Now we give you an excellent IELTS Speaking Course!!!!

Getting a high score on the IELTS Speaking test is not easy, but it can be done as we have taught thousands of students how to do over the past 10 years. You need an experienced and well-trained IELTS teacher to show you EXACTLY what the examiners want. After taking this IELTS Speaking course, you will have the knowledge, strategy, skills, and master-level tactics to achieve a superior IELTS score.  See our Student Recommendations and discover their opinions of the teaching qualities offered by our company. Visit our company website "tiexams" to learn more about our company philosophy and experience in this area.

The TIE, LLC “IELTS Band 7+ Preparation Course” prepares participants for all parts of the IELTS exam - the Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking modules. It focuses on the skills and techniques required to sit for the test by helping them to familiarize with the various test formats and acquire test-taking strategies

This course will provide you all of the necessary strategies and tactics to achieve a significantly high score on the IELTS Speaking exam.  Our instruction team is comprised of teachers with backgrounds in English, Law, Standardized Exam Design, IELTS Grading, and Test Psychology. I have personally taught the IELTS exam for the past 10 years, lived in 5 different countries, and taught students from all over the world.

What You Get From This Course

·         ·         Over 20 Speaking Lectures + Articles

·         ·         Strategies and Tactics for Each Speaking Section

·         ·         Instructor Led Examples of Mastering Each Speaking Section

·         ·         Free Participation in Live Course (Limited Time Offer)

·         ·         Contest Entry Into Our Monthly 5 Hour Private Training Giveaway

·         ·         Exam Advice From Past Speaking Examiners/Graders

·         ·         Practice Tests With Teacher Led Explanations of Each Answer

·         ·         Access To Practice Exercises So You Can Apply Strategies

·         ·         Speaking Practice Test Feedback

By the end of the Understanding IELTS course, you will:

·         be familiar with all parts of the IELTS Speaking test

·         have some useful tips to help you achieve your IELTS goals

·         understand how the IELTS Speaking test is assessed

·         have an opportunity to have your spoken English assessed by instructor

Course Structure

TIE, LLC IELTS Band 7+ Preparation Speaking Course is organized by Speaking Section: Each section area has four key components:

·         Starting out: introducing the strategies and tactics for each area, explaining task types and providing hints not only on how to prepare but also on how to achieve the best marks on each test section.

·         Advice and tutorial videos: Our experts explain the application of the tactics and strategies.

·         Practice zone: candidates practice tackling the various question types.

·         Test practice: candidates simulate the test experience with mock tests.

Course Requirements

·         ·         A minimum of Intermediate level English

·         ·         Ability to Actively and Consistently Participate

·         ·         You Need a Score of 6+

How Effective Is Online Learning

The benefits of studying for the IELTS, particularly our IELTS Online Course, are significant. Studies around the world reflect that universities and university students are embracing online learning and that this concept is here to stay. Almost every university, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and M.I.T. significantly increased and promote their online course offerings. With our online course you can learn at your own pace and repeat lessons over and over again until you completely understand.  Research has shown that online learning is just as effective as face-to-face learning and in some key areas, online learning is better. 

Russian Made Easy – Accelerated Learning for Russian

Learn to speak Russian the right way, right from the start using modern, language learning techniques.

Created by Mastery Group - You'll Learn Faster

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Students: 66343, Price: Free

Using modern techniques like contextual learning, construction branching, pattern recognition for grammar and multiple native speakers, our 'Russian Made Easy' course teaches beginner's Russian in a fun, efficient style. With thirty episodes in all, each episode approximately 20 mins long, the course could be finished in a week, but it's best to study only one episode per day.

This course is ideal for absolute beginners to Russian, as well as those with some experience but who just haven't been able to find the right course.

American Life: Practical English Skills

Learn English conversation, how to pay bills, and learn the cost of living in America all in your free time at home.

Created by Jim & Melissa McDonald - English Teachers, Greenhouse Club University Student Center

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Students: 66281, Price: Free

Have you already learned English grammar in school or university but have little experience putting it into practice? Our lectures are practical and will give you an understanding of the English language in real life situations.

American Life English gives you Practical Skills! At the end of this course you will be able to confidently:

  1. Make Travel Reservations
  2. Refine a Search
  3. Contrast and Compare
  4. Follow the Rules of the Road
  5. Purchase Protection Plans

You will learn vocabulary used in the American cultural context. You will be able to appropriately communicate with and relate to Americans.

We will teach 5+ hours of video lectures and all the vocabulary you need to independently complete these life skills. Anyone is welcome to join who can speak and understand reasonably well and can use basic tenses but have problems with more complex grammar and vocabulary.

You can access the lectures and worksheets when it is convenient for you. You don't ever need to worry about missing a class. You can listen to the lectures as many times as you need until you master each topic.

Language + Culture = Adventure!

Are you considering moving to America or soon travelling to America? This course will help you to get ready for your new adventure.

We want you to be as prepared as you can, taking advantage of every opportunity presented to you through knowing the English language and to succeed in those opportunities.

50 English Phrases, Idioms, and Expressions for ESL Students

Learn idioms and expressions in spoken English with clear and easy-to-understand explanations of each phrase.

Created by Shayna Oliveira - English as a Second Language Teacher

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Students: 58642, Price: Free

Do you want to learn the informal expressions that native English speakers use in everyday life? This course will teach you 50 idioms and phrases, with clear and easy-to-understand explanations and examples.

The English language has a lot of idiomatic expressions - phrases whose meanings are not obvious from the individual words - such as think outside the box (think creatively) or let the cat out of the bag (reveal a secret).

These expressions can be confusing to English as a Second Language learners, making it harder to understand movies, TV shows, and native speakers' informal conversations.

In this free course, you'll learn 50 idioms & expressions quickly and easily. Each short video explains the phrases and gives examples, and you can check the transcript in order to understand every word!

Math is Everywhere: Applications of Finite Math

Computer fonts, Angry Birds, March Madness, and Google - sound like fun? Indeed, math influences the world around us.

Created by Tim Chartier - Associate Professor of Mathematics - Davidson College

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Students: 56742, Price: Free

A Faculty Project Course - Best Professors Teaching the World

Computer fonts, Angry Birds, March Madness, and Google — sound like fun?  Indeed, finite math is engaging and influences the world around us.  

Equations of lines can allow computers to create fonts, store them quite compactly, and render them at essentially any desired resolution.  Plotting the graph of a polynomial can affect how you play Angry Birds as you strive to dislodge the pesky pigs.  Linear systems model the performance of sports teams and influence which college football teams play in the new year bowl games.  You can create your own linear equations to help you create a bracket for March Madness.  Finally, probability and simulation lies at the core of the mathematical algorithm that catapulted Google as a leader in search engines.  

You benefit from applications of finite math every day.  Through this course, you can better understand how you benefit from applications of finite math in your every day life.  Along the way, you will likely learn new mathematical ideas, too.

English Grammar | Learn English | Foundation Course

A collection of the most important English Grammar topics. Build a strong foundation!

Created by Langpill - Learn English - English for Everyone

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Students: 55098, Price: Free

***This is a free sample course of some key foundation (beginner) topics from our English Grammar | Master Course. The master course has over 300 lessons. Every grammar topic for any level of student from beginner to advanced. Students who enroll in our free foundation course will recieve a special discount code for the master course. It will be in the bonus lecture at the very end***

|Foundation Course|

This course will help you build a strong foundation in English grammar. We are sharing some of the most important beginner English topics for free so that you can move on to more advanced grammar without being confused.

Every lesson has dozen of useful examples, video lecture, guided practice, real life English conversation, and worksheet pdf full of practice problems that you can print out.

Every lesson come with the following:

  • Dozens of examples with full explanation.

  • Side by side guided instruction with Professional English teacher

  • A real life conversation dialouge to show the grammar topic in use

  • Plent of activites and exercises to practice what you learned.

  • A PDF worksheet to download and work offline

With the help of our course, you will be able to master English grammar to improve your English speaking, or to ace those tough English grammar test such as A1, A2, B1, B2,  TOEFL, IETLS, AND TOEIC.

Learn English and save money :)

Start learning English the easy way!

40 Tips on Making a Great Online Course

Free Course: 40 Lessons I wish I knew when I started teaching online.

Created by Chris Haroun - Award Winning MBA Professor, Venture Capitalist and Author.

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Students: 47396, Price: Free

This is a free course to help you save time and money when creating your online courses. Learn from my mistakes. Creating an online course is easier than you think; in this course I will humbly teach you how to work smarter (not harder) by discussing 40 tips/best practices I have learned the hard way teaching online over the past 12 months.

Topics we will cover include:

  • Technology to use to make your online courses
  • What should you teach?
  • Structure of your courses
  • Delivery (how you present/teach)
  • Promoting your course
  • Customer/student communications (the customer is always right)
  • Legal issues (protect your intellectual property)
  • What to do if your course isn’t selling
  • The easiest way ever to write a book version of your course!
  • And much more...

    I will be making an annual free course like this one every November that discusses solutions to problems I encountered during my year of creating courses so that you won't have the same issues that I have had (and therefore you can work smarter and not harder). 

    Thanks!

    Chris

    TOEFL Speaking Success in 90 Minutes

    An Easy-to-Follow Guide to the TOEFL Speaking

    Created by Josh MacPherson - TOEFL Instructor

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    Students: 46488, Price: Free

    ***Updated 2019***

    How’s your English?

    For many English language learners, speaking is the hardest part. You can read and write in English at school in your native country. You can listen to actors in American movies at home. Speaking, on the other hand, requires you to engage with another person from another culture, and that can be scary.

    Do you want to travel, go to university abroad or further your career?

    English dominates your world. It’s inescapable. If you want to travel abroad, you need to be able to speak English. If you want to study at a top-notch university, you must be fluent in English. If you want to gain a leg up in the job market, English competency is a must.

    What’s the TOEFL exam?

    The TOEFL, Test of English as a Foreign Language, is an academic proficiency exam designed to determine whether international students are competent enough in English to enroll in American college courses. There are four sections in the TOEFL exam: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. This courses focuses solely on the speaking section.

    Why should I take the TOEFL exam?

      • Concrete proof of English competence

      • TOEFL AND IELTS are the two most widely-accepted English proficiency exams

      • More than 9,000 colleges, universities and agencies in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores

      • TOEFL scores can also help you earn scholarships, visas and teaching certificates


    Course Overview

    Besides teaching about the content of the exam, I also focus on you, the English language learner. Our goal should not just be to improve our TOEFL speaking score, but to become more competent English speakers in general. For you to speak English with more confidence, we’ll talk about mindset and culture.

    By the end of this course, you will have gained a deeper understanding of the structure of academic English and the power of a growth mindset.

    Improve your French Now

    A series of videos and audios on different topics with exercises to improve your French

    Created by Français avec Pierre - Native trained French Teacher

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    Students: 45863, Price: Free

    In this course, you will have a series of videos on different topics (France, French culture, idioms, interviews and stories). The objective is to get immersed in real spoken French to improve your listening skills, your global comprehension, and your general French level.

    In each section you will have a video where I talk about different topics or I interview people. You have the transcript as well, to help you understand the spoken language. After listening to the video and reading the transcript, you will have exercises.

    If you have already studied a little bit of French and you want to improve your French, this course is for you!

    5 Amazing Psychology Experiments

    Learn More About Human Nature Through 5 Interesting and Engaging Studies in Social Psychology

    Created by Andrew Luttrell, Ph.D. - Social Psychologist

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    Students: 43361, Price: Free

    UPDATE: All videos in this course now come with complete English subtitles.

    Join more than 7,000 students learning about interesting research in psychology!

    If you've ever wanted an easy way to start learning about psychology, this is the course for you!

    In this free course, you'll learn about 5 studies in psychology and see how their results reveal interesting things about human thought and behavior.

    The studies in this course reveal…

    • how we can persuade someone to do what we want without even providing good reasons
    • why praising some kids for their intelligence vs. their hard word dramatically changed their test scores
    • why people who held a hot cup of coffee instead of an iced coffee automatically started thinking a stranger was especially generous and caring
    • …and more!

    Carefully designed experiments tell us a great deal about the choices we make, the ways we behave, and why we think the way we do. I'm a social psychologist myself, and I thought about which studies most interested me early in my education and which studies are my current favorites. I even reached out to my colleagues to ask them what studies have most inspired them and are important for everyone to know about.

    So enroll in this fun introductory course and start seeing how simple research in psychology tells us amazing things about human thought and behavior!

    This course is a special selection of lectures on experiments in social psychology. For a more advanced course, please check out “Quickly Understand Social Psychology," available here on Udemy.

    Learn Russian Language – Russian For Beginners

    From this course you will learn Russian letters and sounds special cases pronunciation and other phonetics specifics.

    Created by Ilona Protchenko - M.A. in Philology, Teacher of Russian as Foreign Language

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    Students: 38717, Price: Free

    This is a Russian phonetics course. You will learn Russian letters and sounds and Russian sounds special cases pronunciation in words.

    This course will be useful for Russian language beginners and interesting for those who want to learn more about Russian phonetics specifics.

    Here you will found not only examples and exercises with Russian sounds articulation and Russian words pronunciation, but also basic phrases in dialogues.

    The course consists of 10 lectures and 4 quizzes. The course includes 1 hour of video lectures, several downloadable files with reference materials such as phonetics rules and vocabulary with more than 300 words and phrases in Russian. We suggest you to watch lectures twice or more as there is a lot information shown in each video. Therefore it might take more than two hours to complete, tasks and quizzes could take a longer time.

    The Grammar part (Lecture 7) contains a lot of useful information that you can use even outside of the course frequently.

    If you want to learn a language, start with sounds and correct pronunciation!

    Essay Essentials: Improve Your Academic Writing

    Achieve academic essay success by learning and practicing essential writing skills in this step by step course

    Created by Andrew Sippie - English Composition Teacher, Tutor, and Learning Specialist

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    Students: 36862, Price: Free

    Writing essays can be intimidating. Often, this is because we don't know what the teacher wants. As a teacher, I understand what that is. Using my experience teaching and tutoring essay writing at various colleges and remembering my experience as a student, I'll help you find the essay writing success you deserve through learning the foundations of essay writing.

    Write successful essays by learning:

    • How to use classroom resources
    • The Writing Situation
    • The Writing Process
    • How to Revise effectively
    • Easy Editing Tips

    Learn how to develop and organize:

    • Brainstorms
    • Introduction Paragraphs
    • Body Paragraphs
    • Conclusion Paragraphs 
    • The Entire Essay

    ...Using color-coated examples that show every step

    Practice and Use your writing knowledge with: 

    • 5 quizzes
    • 3 writing activities
    • A downloadable essay example guide 

    3 Minute Italian – Free taster course | Beginner lessons

    Learn to speak Italian you can use in everyday real-world situations - all in just 3-minute chunks!

    Created by Kieran Ball - 3 Minute Languages - over 500,000 total enrollments

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    Students: 36281, Price: Free

    Ciao! Hello and welcome to 3 Minute Italian :-)

    3 Minute Italian is a collection of online lessons that helps the complete beginner learn to speak Italian in simple, bite-sized chunks.

    The lessons start off by giving you a few words that you can use to build your own sentences. For example, in lesson one, you'll learn these words and phrases:

    buono - good
    è - it is
    fantastico - fantastic
    qui - here
    molto - very
    non è - it isn't

    With those words, you can build sentences like these:

    It's good.
    It's here.
    It's very good here.
    It isn't here.
    It isn't good; it's fantastic!

    (See if you can translate those five sentences above into Italian just by using those words and phrases.)

    The lessons continuously build on what you've been learning, enabling you to express yourself fluently in Italian. As you move through the course, you'll pick up new vocabulary, useful grammar points and interesting ways to look at the structure of the Italian language that will give you plenty of "Aha!" moments.

    The reason it's called "3 Minute Italian" is because the lessons are broken down into very short, three-minute chunks. Everybody, no matter how busy you are, has time to fit in a single three-minute lesson once a day, and in fact, by keeping learning to such short chunks, you'll reap huge benefits. Short but consistent daily lessons are more effective than a longer lesson once or twice a week, because you'll find you maintain enthusiasm, develop a learning habit and you'll also memorise everything much better.

    If you've never learnt Italian before, or if you have had a bad experience with learning this beautiful language, the 3 Minute Italian lessons will help you to succeed.

    Grazie :-)

    Kieran

    Decoding AP Computer Science A

    Ace AP Computer Science A and get an Introduction to Java

    Created by Moksh Jawa - High School Student

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    Students: 36133, Price: Free

    Prepare for and ace the AP Computer Science exam!

    Learn the basic concepts and functions of the Java programming language to create your own computer programs!

    Learn more about computer science with a course with 115 lectures and over 10.5 hours of content FOR FREE!

    • Java Development Kit Installation
    • Types and Operators
    • Methods and Wrapper Classes
    • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), Classes, and Objects
    • Loops and Conditionals
    • Inheritance and Polymorphism
    • Recursion and Sorting/Searching Algorithms

    Content Overview
    Suitable for beginning programmers, through this course of 115 lectures and over 10.5 hours of content, you’ll learn all of the Java fundamentals and establish a strong understanding of the concept behind object-oriented programming (OOP). Each chapter consists of exercises, putting your new learned skills into practical use immediately.

    Starting with the installation of the Java Development Kit, this course will take you through Java variable types, operators, and how to use them. By creating classes and objects, you’ll a establish a strong understanding of OOP.

    With these basics mastered, the course will take you through program flow control by teaching you how to use for loops, while loops, and conditional if-else statements to add complexity and functionality to your programs.

    Students completing the course will have the knowledge to create functional and useful Java programs.

    Complete with working files and code samples, you’ll be able to work alongside the author as you work through each concept, and will receive a verifiable certificate of completion upon finishing the course.

    30 Days to Learn English Pronunciation

    Improve your English learning and English speaking in this fun pronunciation course to increase your confidence

    Created by Sara Dasko - PMP, Owner of Free Mind, Language Coach

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    Students: 35894, Price: Free

    This 30 Days to Learn English challenge is an introduction course taught by me, Sara, a native Canadian speaker. If you want to learn from someone with a neutral accent so you can sound more native-like, then take this course. All you have to do is one lecture every day for 30 days to build great habits in learning English. All of this will get you sounding like a native speaker in no time.

    This is an excellent course for practicing pronunciation and improving your English speaking abilities If you want to improve your English, then you can get started here, with me.

    Learn English tongue twisters to build your confidence and have fun learning English for a change.

    Although we don't cover English grammar or English vocabulary specifically in this course, you may pick up a few things over the 30 days.

    The main objective in this course is for you to have fun and improve your English speaking.