About this Specialization

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This specialization covers the listening and speaking skills that non-native English-speaking students need to be successful in English-speaking colleges and universities. Native English-speaking students who would like to increase their chances of success in university courses will also benefit as well anyone interested in improving their listening comprehension skills. You will learn how to listen to class lectures and take notes more effectively. You will also improve your speaking skills for common tasks such as class discussions and presentations. In the capstone, you will create a video presentation on an academic topic.
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Intermediate Level
Approximately 5 months to complete
Suggested pace of 6 hours/week
English
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100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level
Approximately 5 months to complete
Suggested pace of 6 hours/week
English

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Academic Listening and Note-Taking

4.5
stars
748 ratings
206 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Presentations: Speaking so that People Listen

4.5
stars
268 ratings
78 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Academic Discussions in English

4.5
stars
96 ratings
28 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Advanced Speaking and Listening Project

4.9
stars
26 ratings
5 reviews

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University of California, Irvine

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