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Upcoming Events and Days of Note

2021

3 May

English for Business and Entrepreneurship (Second Offering)

May 3, 2021 to December 27, 2021

Enrollment Dates: May 3 - December 17, 2021

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in improving their language skills and knowledge of business and entrepreneurship at the same time. From identifying an opportunity to planning a persuasive pitch, this course will guide you step-by-step through the basic elements of starting up a new business. Through selected readings and video lectures, you will learn how to use market research to identify risks and opportunities. You will learn how to read and develop a business plan and how to find investors and financial support. Finally, you will learn strategies for making a pitch to present your business concept.

Full Link: https://www.canvas.net/browse/fhi/courses/english-business-entrepreneurship

Shortened Link: http://bit.ly/EBE2020Enrollment

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3 May

English for Media Literacy (Second Offering)

May 3, 2021 to December 27, 2021

Enrollment Dates: May 3 - December 17, 2021

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in improving their language skills and knowledge of the media at the same time. In this course, participants will investigate how media has changed over time. They will explore the world of advertising and identify targeted marketing strategies, analyze sources, detect bias, and examine how diversity representation in media influences individual identity and society. This course provides the opportunity to develop a broader understanding of the role media plays in our lives while building the vocabulary and language skills needed to analyze what we read and watch.

Full Link: https://www.canvas.net/browse/fhi/courses/english-for-media-literacy

Shortened Link: http://bit.ly/EML2020Enrollment 

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21 Jun

English for Science, Technology, and (Second Offering) Mathematics (STEM)

June 21, 2021 to December 27, 2021

Enrollment Opens: June 21 - December 17, 2021

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in improving their English skills in the sciences. In this course, you will explore some of the most innovative areas of scientific study while expanding your vocabulary and the language skills needed to share scientific information within your community. In Module 1, you will learn how to preview texts and practice some of the language used to make comparisons when talking about global warming and climate change. In Module 2, you will examine the chemistry of climate change and the language of cause and effect. In Module 3, you will learn about some of the impacts of Climate Change and the language used to describe these effects. In Module 4, you will learn reading strategies that can help you explore the science behind some new energy systems. In Module 5, you will investigate practical advances in nanotechnology that help slow down climate change, while developing your own research skills in English. This is a self-paced course, which will be open for 12 weeks. Participants can complete coursework at any time during these 12 weeks. The course has 5 modules; each module will require approximately 3-5 hours of work.

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13 Sep

English for Career Development

September 13, 2021 to December 27, 2021

Enrollment dates: September 13 - December 17, 2021

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in advancing their careers in the global marketplace.

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