The following FREE on-line courses are offered at the times listed below. To take and other free classes, please go to ShareAmerica’s Advance Your Career page or click on the Source link below. The ShareAmerica site also offers many other lessons for all English language learners.
English for Business and Entrepreneurship
This MOOC is designed for entrepreneurs who want to work in the international arena. Learn the English you need to write business plans, conduct market research, and communicate with partners and customers around the world.
English for Journalism
Are you an aspiring journalist who wants to inform a global public of important issues and events? Build the language skills needed for reading, drafting, editing and proofreading in English.
English for Career Development
November 2016 and April 2017
If you’re ready to launch an international career, this MOOC is for you. Master the English skills needed for resumé writing, networking and interviewing while learning about the job-application process in the U.S.
More courses coming in 2017:
English for Media Literacy
April and October 2017
Do you ever think about the role the media play and how they influence public opinion? Hone English skills tied to reading and evaluating sources of information, such as social media, blogs and newspapers.
English for STEM Fields
June and October 2017
Interested in studying science, technology, engineering or math (STEM)? Open doors to educational opportunities by learning English used in STEM-related fields.
This speaker offers several suggestions for how to make language easier for people to understand–and why it’s so important to do so. By law, U.S. government agencies must use “plain language” (common words, short sentences, no idioms and graphics). Companies should use plain language; but, as yet, are not required to do so. My hope is that companies use plain language in their documents and when speaking with people who need it in order to communicate with someone and comprehend what is being said.
Children and Teens: You can learn how to talk about interesting topics with your friends in English from the videos in a new website, called Learn English-Speak English Fluently. It offers free, 15-minute videos every day and the words are pronounced slowly and clearly. The new vocabulary words are explained when spoken, displayed on the screen, and reviewed often. Adults may like these videos for this reason, even though the lessons are for young people.
The video below is about hiking and nature, and introduces the following vocabulary words: gate (noun), hike (verb), waterfall [falls] (noun), trail (noun), view (noun).
A Tear Fell
by Marge Tindal
I shed a tear today
Silently, I felt it fall
You caught it
This poem is so beautiful that I had to share it with you! For those of you who like to read and write about relationships, feelings and self-discovery, I also wanted to share information about the site that offers and accepts such poems.
Passions in Poetry (http://www.netpoets.com) is the most “interactive poetry site on the web, according to its host. Writers who contribute to this site are proof that creative self-expression is worth more than money–at least for those who want to share what they’ve experienced and learned for others’ benefit.
What animal would you rather have as a pet from the 4 choices below? Why did you choose that animal? Find someone who chose a different animal for a pet than you. Then, share your reasons for your choice with each other. Did either of you change your mind after discussing why you each chose “your” animal as a pet? What did you learn about each other from the conversation you had about your favorite pet?