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Learn a Language With These 50 Free Courses

KEEP - 20 February 2018

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It’s the second month of 2018. We guess you are already working hard on achieving the goals this year - say being fitter or practicing a new musical instrument. If you wish to learn a language this year, don’t miss the below free online courses that we listed for you. Or search directly on KEEPCourse to find the best resource that fits your learning plan of the year!

 

English


Hello! As the official language of one-third of the countries in the world and the most widely learned second language, mastering English definitely means better engagement in international environments and easier communication in different parts of the world. More chances in professional fields may be a good reason to practice English, too.

 

Learn English Fast Part 1 - Mr Andrew Stone (Udemy)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/149703

Conversational English Skills - Tsinghua University (edX)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/45303

Business English: Basics - The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/49041

English for Effective Business Speaking - The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/48253

How to Write an Essay - University of California, Berkeley (edX)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/169535

Tricky English Grammar - University of California, Irvine (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/47195

Take Your English Communication Skills to the Next Level - Georgia Institute of Technology (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/47905

IELTS Academic Test Preparation - The University of Queensland (edX)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/138763

Conversational English for Mandarin Speaker - Mr. Calvin Liu (Udemy)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/148983

American Life: Practical English Skills - Jim & Melissa McDonald (Udemy)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/20127

 

Cantonese


你好(Nei-hou)! Also known as Yue, Cantonese is a Chinese language spoken in Hong Kong, Macau, the Pearl River Delta of China, Vietnam and Malaysia. There are limited learning materials on the Internet, but it is not barring people from learning this interesting language for fun or for business.

 

Learn Cantonese
http://cantonese.ca

Cantolounge
https://cantolounge.com/


China

Mandarin Chinese


Ni-hao! Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in our globe, used by not only a huge population in China but also foreigners that get in touch with this language with the rise of China. Learning resources are abundant, so why not pick the ones you like?

 

Chinese for Beginners - Peking University (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/48655

More Chinese for Beginners - Peking University (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/49267

Chinese for HSK 1 - Peking University (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/135051

Chinese for HSK 2 - Peking University (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/135043

Chinese for HSK 3 PART I - Peking University (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/135049

Chinese for HSK 3 PART II - Peking University (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/135045

Mandarin Chinese 1: Chinese for Beginners - Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/135335

Mandarin Chinese 2: Chinese for Beginners - Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/135345

Mandarin Chinese 3: Chinese for Beginners - Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/135339

Learn Mandarin Chinese: Capstone Project - Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/135347

Basic Mandarin Chinese – Level 1 - MandarinX (edX)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/44563

Basic Mandarin Chinese – Level 2 - MandarinX (edX)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/45369

Basic Mandarin Chinese – Level 3 - MandarinX (edX)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/157681

Mandarin Chinese: First Steps in Chinese - MandarinX (edX)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/173065

Mandarin Chinese for Business - MandarinX (edX)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/157639

 


Japan

Japanese


こんにちは(
Kon'nichiwa). This is the national language of Japan, which is also spoken by many East Asians as a second language under the influence of Japanese entertainment culture. Try the below courses and know what did the people say in your favourite Japanese drama!

 

Sing and Learn Japanese 1 - Keiko Takenaka (Udemy)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/137759

Backpacker's Japanese - Ting-ting Chang (Udemy)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/61445

Japanese Culture and Language (I) - Tsinghua University (edX)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/173287

Japanese Culture and Language (II) - Tsinghua University (edX)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/174755

 


Spain

Spanish


¿Como Estas? Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, second only to Mandarin. Check the below elementary courses to learn this growing language.

 

Spanish for Beginners 1: Meeting and Greeting - The Open University (FutureLearn)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/142587

Spanish for Beginners 2: People and Places - The Open University (FutureLearn)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/142589

Spanish for Beginners 3: My Life - The Open University (FutureLearn)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/142591

Spanish for Beginners 4: Leisure Time - The Open University (FutureLearn)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/142593

Spanish for Beginners 5: Getting Things Done - The Open University (FutureLearn)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/142595

Spanish for Beginners 6: Out and About - The Open University (FutureLearn)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/142597

Spanish Vocabulary: Meeting People - University of California, Davis (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/145939

Spanish Vocabulary: Cultural Experience - University of California, Davis (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/145929

Spanish Vocabulary: Sports, Travel, and the Home - University of California, Davis (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/158391

Spanish Vocabulary: Careers and Social Events - University of California, Davis (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/145933

Spanish Vocabulary Project -  - University of California, Davis (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/145937

Free Spanish! Learn Spanish Effortlessly. - Mark Perren-Jones (Udemy)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/155583

Practice Speaking Spanish & Learn 101 Common Spanish Verbs - eSpanishTeacher ™ (Udemy)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/18193

 

Other languages


Already good enough in the above languages? Enjoy learning Korean, German, Dutch or Frisian with the below free resources online!

 

First Step Korean - Yonsei University (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/49025

Learn to Speak Korean 1 - Yonsei University (Coursera)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/48241

The German Alphabet - Angelika Davey (Udemy)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/15031

Start speaking German with the Modal verbs - Eleven Percent (Udemy)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/11733

Introduction to Dutch - University of Groningen (FutureLearn)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/142039

Introduction to Frisian - University of Groningen (FutureLearn)
https://course.keep.edu.hk/course/142483


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