Communication and Language Courses

COMMUNICATION

Jul 13-16. Improving Your Presentation Skills (Online, University of Ottawa). Learn to make highly effective presentations and become an effective public speakers through practice and immediate, personalized feedback. $995. pdinstitute.uottawa.ca

Jul 14 – Aug 6. Public Speaking for International Professionals. This course is designed for professionals who speak English as an additional language to improve pronunciation, fluency and presence in speaking English publicly. $425. extendedlearning.ubc.ca

Robin Roberts Teaches Effective and Authentic Communication (Online, on-demand). Learn how to communicate effectively, whether it’s in front of an audience, at work, or with those you love. Start embracing vulnerability, building resilience, and living life with optimism. $20/month. masterclass.com

Effective Business Writing (Online, University of Waterloo). Learn the secret to developing powerful written documents that immediately draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue until your very last, well-chosen word. $190. pd.uwaterloo.ca

Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Writing (Online, on-demand). The renowned storyteller and best-selling author of Blink and The Tipping Point is teaching his first online writing class where you can learn to craft stories that captivate by learning how Malcolm researches topics, crafts characters, and distills big ideas into simple, powerful narratives. $20/month. masterclass.com

The Science of Stage Fright and How to Overcome It (Online, on-demand). Mikael Cho advises how to trick your brain and steal the show. ted.com/talks

Speak Like a Pro: Public Speaking for Professionals (Online, on-demand). If you get nervous about giving presentations or leading meetings at work, this course will help you speak up powerfully when it matters most. And if your public speaking skills are holding you back in your career, this course will give you the tools you need to speak like a leader. udemy.com


LANGUAGE

Sept 19 – Nov 21. French Intermediate and Advanced (Online, University of British Columbia). Focus on improving your conversational fluency by acquiring more complex grammatical structures and sentence formation. $370. extendedlearning.ubc.ca

Sept 19 – Nov 21. Sign Language for Beginners (Online, University of British Columbia). You will learn how to introduce yourself, discuss leisure activities and learn about deaf culture. $370. extendedlearning.ubc.ca

Duolingo (Language Learning App). A free app that uses reading, writing, and listening exercises to teach a variety of languages (i.e. French, Mandarin, Arabic, etc.) in a game-like fashion. duolingo.com

Babbel (Language Learning App). Immerse yourself in a new language like a native. Instead of drilling abstract sentences, vocabulary or grammar rules, the app teaches through real-life dialogue. babbel.com

Memrise (Language Learning App). Watch and learn real conversational language from native speakers, get a personalized learning experience that gives you just the right level of challenge to keep you motivated and use a variety of fun and proven memory techniques that will speed up your learning. memrise.com

The French Experiment (Online Website). French learning website that includes, lessons, children’s stories and course recommendations. thefrenchexperiment.com

edX Spanish Courses (Online, on-demand). Learn basic Spanish conversations, elementary Spanish grammar, vocabulary and more. Free. edx.org

Introductory Chinese 1 (Online, Ryerson University). Using the standard Hànyu Pinyin phonetic system and a variety of authentic materials, students will learn to make statements, ask questions, respond to questions and create conversations. $635. continuing.ryerson.ca

 

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