Free online courses for English language learners

As an English language teacher, I have been asked a lot by my students about free resources which they can use to improve their English language skills. I have always told them to take MOOCs from such websites as Coursera, Futurelearn or Edx. Below are a few free online courses that I think are really useful for English language learners and I have been recommending to my students:

1. Speaking:

Georgia Institute of Technology (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/speak-english-professionally

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Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) – a world top 100 university.

University of California, Irvine (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/…/presentations-speaking-so-that-p…

UCI

University of California, Irvine (USA)

Tsinghua University (China):

https://www.edx.org/…/sheng-huo-ying-yu-ting-shuo-tsinghuax…

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Tsinghua University (China), a top 50 university in the world.

University of California, Irvine (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/academic-discussion-english

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong):

https://www.edx.org/…/english-doing-business-asia-speaking-…

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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong), a young but highly ranked university in the world.

University of California, Irvine (USA):

(Pronunciation) https://www.coursera.org/…/tricky-american-english-pronunci…

2. Writing:

University of California, Berkeley (USA):

https://www.edx.org/…/how-write-essay-uc-berkeleyx-colwri2-…

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University of California, Berkeley (USA), consistently ranked among top 30 universities in the world.

University of Queensland (Australia):

https://www.edx.org/c…/english-grammar-style-uqx-write101x-4

UQ

University of Queensland (Australia), one of the top universities in Australia ranked among top 100 universities in the world.

Duke University (USA)

https://www.coursera.org/learn/english-composition

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Duke University (USA), among top 30 universities in the world.

Georgia Institute of Technology (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/professional-emails-english

University of California, Irvine (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/grammar-punctuation

Georgia Institute of Technology (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/business-writing-english

Lund University (Sweden)

https://www.coursera.org/learn/writing-english-university

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Lund University (Sweden), one of the top universities in Sweden ranked among top 100 in the world.

University of California, Irvine (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/advanced-writing

University of Reading (England):

https://www.futurelearn.com/…/english-for-study-intermediat…

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University of Reading (England)

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong):

https://www.edx.org/…/english-doing-business-asia-writing-h…

 Commonwealth Education Trust (England)

https://www.coursera.org/learn/writing-for-children

3. Grammar:

University of California, Irvine (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/perfect-tenses-modals

University of California, Irvine (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/tricky-english-grammar

University of California, Irvine (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/noun-clauses-conditionals

4. English for specific purposes

+ Journalism:

University of Pennsylvania (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/journalism

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University of Pennsylvania (USA), a world top 20 university.

+ Business:

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/business-english

University of Pennsylvania (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/business

University of Washington (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/business-english-intro

University-of-Washington

University of Washington (USA) ranked among top 100 universities in the world.

University of Washington (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/business-english-meetings

University of Washington (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/lea…/business-english-presentations

Arizona State University (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/management-leadership-english

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Arizona State University (USA)

University of Washington (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/business-english-negotiating

Arizona State University (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/finance-economics-english

Arizona State University (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/marketing-sales-english

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong):

https://www.coursera.org/…/cross-cultural-communication-bus…

+ STEM:

University of Pennsylvania (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/stem

+ Media:

University of Pennsylvania (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/media

+ Career:

University of Pennsylvania (USA):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/careerdevelopment

British Council:

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/workplace-english?lr=6

+ Academic English:

Open University (England):

https://www.futurelearn.com/…/learning-english-academic-pur…

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Open University (England)

University for Foreigners of Siena (Italy) and Open University (England):

https://www.futurelearn.com/…/english-for-academic-purposes…

5. For some international standardised tests:

+ TOEFL:

ETSx (Educational Testing Service)

https://www.edx.org/…/toeflr-test-preparation-insiders-guid…

+ IELTS:

University of Queensland (Australia):

https://www.edx.org/course/ielts-academic-test-preparation

British Council:

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-ielts?lr=5

Cambridge Assessment English, University of Cambridge (England): https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/cambridge-english-ielts…

I hope many will find these sources useful and make the best use of them.

Cheers,

Duy

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