No prior experience required.
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Learners will video several poster presentations on the topic of a well-known place in your country, a speech on your favorite university, a design on a training program for a summer course, and an interview of a market survey respectively for each course. The conversational English skills as well as reading and writing skills from the course are supposed to be applied properly. All these projects are carefully designed to help the learners in international communication and further in their future career.
No prior experience required.
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Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
About 28 weeks. 7 weeks are required for each course.
What background knowledge is necessary?
No prior knowledge is required.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
Yes. We suggest you take the courses with the following order: Conversational English skills, Just Reading and Writing English 1, Just Reading and Writing English 2, and General Academic English. You can adjust your learning if needed.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
You will have a good knowledge of conversational English skills, English reading and writing skills, and general academic English learning skills. Your ability to communicate better in English in a wide range of situations will be improved and you will become more fluent and confident in using the language.
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