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Aug 7th 2017

Explore the history of China’s language and culture and its adjustment to an increasingly globalised world. This course provides you with insights into the rich fabric of the cultures of China. You will develop a basic understanding of written Chinese, its history and expression in calligraphy. We will also explore the origins and variety of Chinese cuisine, the role of food in festivals and the etiquette of Chinese dining and tea drinking. You will also look at the origins of some of the values that underpin Chinese society and how these are being affected by economic development and urbanisation. You will uncover some of the symbolism of numbers and colours and the Chinese Zodiac and get a feel for how traditional values and beliefs are expressed in Chinese opera and architecture.

Average: 6.2 (22 votes)
Jul 31st 2017

The course develops technical writing skills necessary to communicate information gained through a process of technical or experimental work. The course highlights the factors that determine the degree of technicality of the language and concepts involved.

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Jul 31st 2017

El tercer curso del Programa Especializado Chino básico para hispanohablantes: lenguaje y cultura empresarial es el último curso del Programa Especializado, y tiene un enfoque en el lenguaje que se usaría en un viaje a la China.

Average: 10 (2 votes)

Jul 31st 2017

In this course, you will be introduced to some of the challenges of teaching and learning listening and speaking, such as paralinguistics, performance variables, reduced and regional forms, and differing types of oral discourse. Don't worry--you'll learn what those mean, too! Then you'll learn how to ease the acquisition of listening and speaking for your students. The course also highlights the powerful opportunity to include pronunciation in listening and speaking classes and offers strategies to incorporate pronunciation activities.

Average: 7.4 (7 votes)
Jul 31st 2017

Everywhere, every day, everybody uses language. There is no human society, no matter how small or how isolated, which does not employ a language that is rich and diverse. This course introduces you to linguistics, featuring interviews with well-known linguists and with speakers of many different languages. Join us to explore the miracles of human language!

Average: 6.7 (16 votes)
Jul 27th 2017

An introduction to academic writing for English Language Learners, focusing on essay development, grammatical correctness, and self-editing.

Average: 6.3 (10 votes)

Jul 26th 2017

Nowadays, there is an increasing number of people who are interested in Chinese culture and language. And it is useful to know about the language when coming to China for travel or business. This is an ABC Chinese course for beginners, including introduction of phonetics and daily expressions. After taking this class, learners can have a basic understanding of Chinese Mandarin and make basic conversations of daily living such as exchanging personal information, talking about daily arrangements and food, asking about price, introducing the city and the weather, telling your hobbies etc.

Average: 6.2 (35 votes)
Jul 25th 2017

Learn key concepts and strategies in grammar and style to help enhance your writing and confidently respond to the demand of high levels of literacy in the 21st century.

Average: 6.4 (12 votes)
Jul 24th 2017

This is an elementary-level Korean language course, consisting of 5 lessons with 4 units, and covers 4 skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The main topics include basic expressions used in everyday life, such as greetings, introducing yourself, talking about your family and a daily life and so on. Each lesson covers dialogues, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, quizzes and role-plays.

Average: 6.5 (10 votes)
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This course is a Korean basic-level language program developed by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). The course has been used for over thirty years by United States government diplomats and officers for learning the Korean language.

Average: 8.5 (2 votes)
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This course is a Portuguese (Brazil) basic-level language program developed by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). The course has been used for over thirty years by United States government diplomats and officers for learning the Portuguese language.

Average: 8.2 (6 votes)

Jul 17th 2017

El segundo curso del Programa Especializado Chino básico para hispanohablantes: lenguaje y cultura empresarial tiene un enfoque en el lenguaje que se puede usar en posibles situaciones profesionales. Antes de aprender este lenguaje, se repasará la información aprendida el en curso anterior. Para poder entender bien el contenido de este curso, es necesario que el aprendiz tome el primer curso antes de entrar en este.

Average: 8 (1 vote)
Jul 17th 2017

You will gain a foundation for college-level writing valuable for nearly any field. Students will learn how to read carefully, write effective arguments, understand the writing process, engage with others' ideas, cite accurately, and craft powerful prose.

Average: 4 (5 votes)
Jul 17th 2017

The aim of the course is to obtain the idea of the lexicon as a complex system and to get the methodology of the typological approach to the lexicon cross-linguistically, as well as to learn about the general mechanisms of semantic shift and their typological relevance.

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Dutch is a West Germanic language and the native language of the Netherlands, and about 60% of the populations of Belgium & Suriname, the 3 member states of the Dutch Language Union.

Average: 7.8 (4 votes)
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This course is a Greek basic-level language program developed by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). The course has been used for over thirty years by United States government diplomats and officers for learning the Greek language.

Average: 7 (1 vote)
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This course is a German basic-level language program developed by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). The course has been used for over thirty years by United States government diplomats and officers for learning the German language.

Average: 7 (41 votes)

Jun 12th 2017

Improve your writing skills in this comprehensive introduction to English composition credit-eligible course. Language, and the ability to communicate effectively are critical skills in the global economy. Writing and composition are vital to communicating your ideas clearly. This introductory writing course will help you develop and express ideas effectively for a variety of purposes, audiences and occasions.

Average: 5 (11 votes)
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This course is a Spanish basic-level language program developed by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). The course has been used for over thirty years by United States government diplomats and officers for learning the Spanish language.

Average: 5.5 (40 votes)
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These courses are French basic-level language programs developed by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). The courses have been used for over thirty years by United States government diplomats and officers for learning the French language. Other popular language programs (including Rosetta Stone and Pimsleur) rely heavily on the methods pioneered in this exclusive course.

Average: 5.9 (55 votes)

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