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Upcoming Events and Days of Note

2021

30 Jul

International Friendship Day

July 30, 2021

International Friendship Day

9 Aug

English for Tourism Professionals

August 9, 2021 to September 27, 2021

Enrollment Dates : July 6 - September 17, 2021

This is a course designed for tourism speakers who are interested in improving their professionals or students of tourism. This language skills and knowledge of the media at the course will help participants improve their same time. English skills and their professional skills.

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6 Sep

Integrating Critical Thinking Skills into the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting

September 6, 2021 to October 18, 2021

Enrollment Opens: August 9 - October 8, 2021

This MOOC, provided by World Learning, presents participants with a working definition of culture and tools for analyzing, understanding, and negotiating differences between cultures. Participants explore what critical thinking is and why it is necessary for the development of intercultural competence. With a view toward preparing teachers to implement culture and critical thinking lessons into their current teaching contexts, participants of this MOOC will explore activities for teaching and evaluating culture and critical thinking.

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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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27 Dec

English for Journalism

December 27, 2021

Enrollment available until December 17, 2021

This course is designed for non-native English speakers interested in developing the skills needed for a career in modern journalism. In this course, you will explore print and digital media while expanding your vocabulary and increasing your ability to research and develop local and global news stories. Module One will provide an introduction to the history and principles of journalism. In Module Two, you will learn how to research, pitch, and interview. Module Three will focus on the language for writing newspaper and magazine articles. Module Four will cover the basics of broadcasting the news. Module Five will focus on the growth, impact, and challenges of the digital media age. 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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