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Learn everything about languages through free online courses from leading universities around the world, including Harvard, Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Search for your favorite university or select your preferred course duration or weekly effort. Most of these language courses are self-paced.

Course name
Duration
Effort

Technical Writing

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours per
Approx. 18 hours to complete

Strategies for Teaching Perfect Tenses and Modals

University of California, Irvine
3-4 hours/week for 4 weeks
Approx. 26 hours to complete
5 weeks of study, 5-6 hours per
Approx. 16 hours to complete

Chinese for HSK 3 PART II

Peking University
9 hours/week
Approx. 13 hours to complete

Verb Tenses and Passives

University of California, Irvine
4-5 hours/week for 4 weeks
Approx. 18 hours to complete

Business English: Networking

University of Washington
5 hours/week
Approx. 25 hours to complete

Successful Interviewing

University of Maryland, College Park
3 hours/week
Approx. 19 hours to complete
6 weeks of study, 2-3
Approx. 18 hours to complete

Business English: Planning & Negotiating

University of Washington
4 weeks of study, 3-5
Approx. 24 hours to complete

Mandarin Chinese 1: Chinese for Beginners

Shanghai Jiao Tong University
5 weeks, about 3 hours per
Approx. 13 hours to complete

Academic Discussions in English

University of California, Irvine
4-5 hours/week for 4 weeks
Approx. 19 hours to complete

Academic Literacy

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours per
Approx. 26 hours to complete

Tricky English Grammar

University of California, Irvine
5 hours/week
Approx. 19 hours to complete

Grant Proposal

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
4 hours/week
Approx. 21 hours to complete

Perfect Tenses and Modals

University of California, Irvine
4 weeks of study, 4-6
Approx. 19 hours to complete
7 weeks, 4 hours/week
Approx. 23 hours to complete
8-15 hours
Approx. 16 hours to complete

Teaching Intermediate Grammar Project

University of California, Irvine
3-4 hours / week for 6 weeks
Approx. 15 hours to complete

Chinese for HSK 2

Peking University
7 hours/week
Approx. 17 hours to complete

Advanced Grammar & Punctuation Project

University of California, Irvine
3-4 hours/week for 6 weeks
Approx. 10 hours to complete

Chinese for HSK 3 PART I

Peking University
N/A
Approx. 28 hours to complete
5 hours/week
Approx. 17 hours to complete

English for Media Literacy

University of Pennsylvania
7 hours/week
Approx. 22 hours to complete

Write Professional Emails in English

Georgia Institute of Technology
3-4 hours/week
Approx. 13 hours to complete

Business English: Meetings

University of Washington
4 weeks of study, 3-5
Approx. 21 hours to complete
6 hours/week
Approx. 23 hours to complete
4 hours/week
Approx. 16 hours to complete
4 weeks of study, 2-4
Approx. 12 hours to complete

Mandarin Chinese 3: Chinese for Beginners

Shanghai Jiao Tong University
5 weeks, about 3 hours per
Approx. 15 hours to complete

Adjectives and Adjective Clauses

University of California, Irvine
4 weeks of study, 2-4
Approx. 16 hours to complete

Advanced Speaking and Listening Project

University of California, Irvine
3-4 hours/week for 6 weeks
Approx. 12 hours to complete

Scholarly Communication

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
4 weeks, 3 - 4 hours per week
Approx. 13 hours to complete

English for Business and Entrepreneurship

University of Pennsylvania
5 weeks of study, 2-4
Approx. 24 hours to complete

Advanced Interviewing Techniques

University of Maryland, College Park
5 weeks of study, 2-3
Approx. 16 hours to complete

Business Case Analysis

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
7 weeks of study, 2-3
Approx. 29 hours to complete

Learn to Speak Korean 1

Yonsei University
6 weeks of study, 2-4
Approx. 14 hours to complete

English for Teaching Purposes

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
4 weeks of study, 4-6
Approx. 13 hours to complete

English for Effective Business Speaking

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
6 weeks of study, 4-6
Approx. 28 hours to complete

Business English: Making Presentations

University of Washington
3 hours/week
Approx. 13 hours to complete

Chinese for HSK 1

Peking University
6 weeks of study + 1 week final
Approx. 24 hours to complete

English for Effective Business Writing

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
6 weeks of study, 3-5
Approx. 26 hours to complete

English for Research Publication Purposes: Capstone Project

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
N/A

American Deaf Culture

University of Houston System
2 hours per module.
Approx. 5 hours to complete

English for Journalism

University of Pennsylvania
6 hours/week
Approx. 27 hours to complete

Academic Listening and Note-Taking

University of California, Irvine
4-5 hours/week for 4 weeks
Approx. 26 hours to complete
3-4 hours a week for 4 weeks
Approx. 18 hours to complete
7 weeks, 4 hours/week
Approx. 22 hours to complete

English for Career Development

University of Pennsylvania
10 hours/week
Approx. 21 hours to complete
6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours per
Approx. 18 hours to complete

Build Your Professional ePortfolio in English

Georgia Institute of Technology
4 weeks of study, 1-2
Approx. 12 hours to complete

Grammar and Punctuation

University of California, Irvine
4 weeks of study, 4-5
Approx. 9 hours to complete

Advanced Writing

University of California, Irvine
2-3 hours/ week for 4 weeks
Approx. 15 hours to complete

Business English: Finance and Economics

Arizona State University
6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours per
Approx. 13 hours to complete

Translation in Practice

Nanjing University
Ten weeks of study, 3-5
Approx. 25 hours to complete

Chinese for Beginners

Peking University
6 hours of videos and quizzes
Approx. 11 hours to complete

Teach English Now! Capstone Project 2

Arizona State University
3 hours/week
Approx. 19 hours to complete

Business English: Marketing and Sales

Arizona State University
6 weeks of study, 2-4
Approx. 14 hours to complete

Business English for Cross-cultural Communication

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
6 weeks of study, 2-4
Approx. 19 hours to complete

Spanish Vocabulary: Careers and Social Events

University of California, Davis
4 weeks of study, 3-4
Approx. 19 hours to complete

Spanish Vocabulary: Sports, Travel, and the Home

University of California, Davis
4 weeks of study, 3-4
Approx. 17 hours to complete

Business English: Capstone Project

University of Washington
7 weeks of study, 3-5
Approx. 17 hours to complete
6 hours/week
Approx. 12 hours to complete

Mandarin Chinese 2: Chinese for Beginners

Shanghai Jiao Tong University
5 weeks, about 3 hours per
Approx. 12 hours to complete
6 weeks of study, 2-3
Approx. 19 hours to complete

Intermediate Grammar Project

University of California, Irvine
6 weeks of study, 3-4
Approx. 8 hours to complete

General Academic English

Tsinghua University
7 weeks, 4 hours/week
Approx. 22 hours to complete

Business English: Final Project

Arizona State University
5 weeks of study, 3-5
Approx. 14 hours to complete
10 hours/week
Approx. 15 hours to complete

Spanish Vocabulary Project

University of California, Davis
N/A
Approx. 14 hours to complete

Business English: Basics

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
6 weeks, 3 - 5 hours per week
Approx. 25 hours to complete

Presentations: Speaking so that People Listen

University of California, Irvine
3-4 hours/week for 4 weeks
Approx. 20 hours to complete

First Step Korean

Yonsei University
5 weeks of study, 1-3
Approx. 12 hours to complete

Project: Writing a Research Paper

University of California, Irvine
6 weeks of study, 1-3
Approx. 8 hours to complete

Spanish Vocabulary: Meeting People

University of California, Davis
4 weeks of study, 3-4
Approx. 14 hours to complete

Conjunctions, Connectives, and Adverb Clauses

University of California, Irvine
4-5 hours/week for 4 weeks
Approx. 16 hours to complete
6 weeks of study, 5 hours per week: 2 hours –
Approx. 19 hours to complete

Better Business Writing in English

Georgia Institute of Technology
4 weeks of study, 3-4
Approx. 19 hours to complete

Conversational English Skills

Tsinghua University
7 weeks, 4 hours/week
Approx. 27 hours to complete

More Chinese for Beginners

Peking University
6 周课程, 2-4 小时/周
Approx. 12 hours to complete
2-3 hours of study per week
Approx. 14 hours to complete

Learn Mandarin Chinese: Capstone Project

Shanghai Jiao Tong University
3 hours/week
Approx. 17 hours to complete

Teaching Tips for Tricky English Grammar

University of California, Irvine
4-5 hours/week for 4 weeks
Approx. 18 hours to complete
5 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Introduction to Malay Language

University of Malaya
3 weeks
2 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
6 weeks
4 hours of weekly study

Introduction to Italian

Università per Stranieri di Siena (UniStraSi)
6 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
4 hours of weekly study

Spanish for Beginners 3: My Life

The Open University
4 weeks
4 hours of weekly study

Virtual Hong Kong: New World, Old Traditions

City University of Hong Kong
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
5 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
4 hours of weekly study

Introduction to Chinese: Conversation

Shanghai International Studies University (SISU)
6 weeks
2 hours of weekly study

Introduction to Chinese: Pronunciation and Tone

Shanghai International Studies University (SISU)
3 weeks
2 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
4 hours of weekly study

Introduction to Linguistics

University of Birmingham
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

English for Academic Purposes: a MOVE-ME Project Course

Università per Stranieri di Siena (UniStraSi)
6 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
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