About this Specialization

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This specialization is intended for English as a Second Language Learners (elementary, intermediate, and advanced). No prior knowledge is required for these courses. Through 4 courses, Conversational English skills, Just Reading and Writing English 1, Just Reading and Writing English 2, and General Academic English, you will cover the following interesting topics in each course: 1.Meeting new people, the people in your life, eating in and eating out, the reason to learn English, good times and bad times, and hobbies in course 1 will prepare you to have a good knowledge of conversational English skills in your daily life to improve your ability to communicate better in English in a wide range of daily situations and become more fluent and confident in using the language. 2.Feelings, staying healthy, learning, university, cultural differences, and cities in course 2 will prepare you to have a good knowledge of primary English reading and writing skills. 3.Education, manners, personal communication, purpose of living, cultural studies, life science in course 3 will prepare you to have a good knowledge of intermediate English reading and writing skills. 4.Art, man and nature, social issues, engineering and technology, psychology, economics and management in course 4 will prepare you to have a good knowledge of general academic English learning skills for your academic career, covering all aspects of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

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Flexible Schedule

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Beginner Level

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 1 hour/week

English

Subtitles: English

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 1 hour/week

English

Subtitles: English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Conversational English Skills

4.4
stars
177 ratings
71 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Just Reading and Writing English 1

3.8
stars
17 ratings
8 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Just Reading and Writing English 2

4.8
stars
8 ratings
2 reviews
Course4

Course 4

General Academic English

3.9
stars
16 ratings
2 reviews

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • 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.

  • About 28 weeks. 7 weeks are required for each course.

  • No prior knowledge is required.

  • 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.

  • No.

  • 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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