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10 Free English Classes

We've listed 10 free English classes to boost your English skills and be prepared to converse confidently, whether it be at work or casually. These courses will discuss basics such as common vocabulary, written English, and techniques to help communicate effectively.

Free English Classes
Last published: 30th August 2022
EdApp Free English Class - English for Freelancers: Getting Started

Free English Class #1 - English for Freelancers: Getting Started

This course, hosted on EdApp, was created by The British Council and Gaza Sky Geeks to help both budding and seasoned freelancers excel in their chosen line of work. As being a freelancer is not a traditional job, the pros and cons of being one will be discussed, along with the common challenges that most freelancers go through.

If you’re just starting out, this course will guide you on how to write your CV, create an online freelancer profile, and assess potential clients. There are also practice activities in between lessons so you can put what you’ve learned so far into practice.

EdApp works perfectly on both mobile and desktop devices so there’s no need to take off significant time just to complete this course. Lack of internet connection won’t also be a problem since you can just download the course and complete it offline on the go whenever you can.

Length: 5-10 minutes per lesson
Certification: Available
Cost: Free

Created by EdApp

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EdApp Free English Class - Speaking with Confidence

Free English Class #2 - Speaking with Confidence

Knowing how to speak English or being fluent is just half the battle when it comes to communication. Being able to do so with confidence goes a long way to helping you get your message across and have a meaningful conversation with others. If you want to learn how to do this, look no further as EdApp’s Speaking With Confidence is the right course for you.

In this course, you’ll unlock the secrets to learning masterful conversation, such as spending time with skilled conversers and collaborating with others through practice. It teaches the PREP method, which stands for Point/Position, Reason, Evidence/Example, and Point. There’s also a video lesson on how to develop a more conversational public speaking style.

While learning new information might be tedious, fret not as EdApp’s microlearning approach ensures that you only get relevant key information on the topic. It’s also presented in a mixed media format and not just blocks of text, as it contains videos, quizzes, and games to actively engage learners with the content.

Length: 5-10 minutes per lesson
Certification: Available
Cost: Free

Created by EdApp

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Google Digital Garage Free English Class - English for Career Development

Free English Class #3 - English for Career Development

Google’s free English class is designed for non-native English speakers who are looking to further their careers in the international sphere. This course guides you through every step in the job search process, which starts with submitting applications, writing cover letters, and preparing for interviews. These are discussed in an American workplace setting and will highlight the differences from your home country.

It teaches vocabulary to be used for meeting new people and networking by making small talk and delivering elevator speeches. It also focuses on the English language itself by teaching proper verb tenses, using phrases for comparing similarities and contrasting differences, and different word forms related to jobs.

Length: 40 hours
Certification: Available
Cost: Free

Created by Google Digital Garage

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Alison Free English Class - Fundamentals of English Grammar

Free English Class #4 - Fundamentals of English Grammar

If you already know basic English and are looking to improve your skills and understanding of the language, Alison’s course is for you. This 3-part free English class first discusses the importance of punctuation in speech and teaches you how to use it correctly. The second part then delves into the different tenses: past, present, and passive.

Now that you’ve become familiar with tenses, the last lesson will then teach you how to effectively structure your sentences. Lessons in this course will both tackle written and spoken English, so you’ve got both bases covered. After going through all the lessons, there’s an assessment to check how much you’ve learned.

Length: 1.5-3 hours
Certification: Available
Cost: Free

Created by Alison

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Great Learning Academy Free English Class - Spoken English

Free English Class #5 - Spoken English

Great Learning Academy’s Spoken English course teaches you how to speak English proficiently so you can communicate effectively with others. It gives an overview of different communication skills by discussing communication concepts and significant elements of communication. It then touches on professional communication by familiarizing you with professional jargon and mastering active listening.

Moving on to the more technical aspects, you’ll learn the different rules of verbal communication, the correct usage of some commonly interchanged words, and the pronunciation of tricky words.

Length: 1 hour
Certification: Available
Cost: Free

Created by Great Learning Academy

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edX Free English Class - Using Email for Networking in English

Free English Class #6 - Using Email for Networking in English

Learning how to write good emails is an essential business skill. Email is a very common form of communication at work, whether it be internally or externally. If you want to brush up on your email writing skills specifically for networking, edX has got you covered. In this course, you’ll gain knowledge of key terms and techniques for creating great emails, beginning with the subject line.

Since emails don’t show non-verbal cues, it’s important that you know when to use the right tone. There’s a lesson in this course to teach you about the appropriate words and terms to use to help convey your message. As much as the beginning of the email is important, ending it the right way is also crucial. You’ll also learn how to write effective openings and closings and learn useful vocabulary.

Length: 3-5 hours per week
Certification: Available
Cost: Free

Created by edX

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Busuu Free English Class  - English for Business

Free English Class #7 - English for Business

English for Business helps separate you from the rest in the job market. Through the different lesson scenarios, you’ll learn how to navigate your way from start to finish when applying for a job in an English-speaking company. It guides you through the job application process, mastering office talk, dealing with calls and meetings, and writing and responding to business emails.

Before starting out, you’ll be asked what your level of English is, and you’ll have to take a short assessment. This way, lessons are more personalized and are adjusted based on your skill level.

Length: 4 weeks
Certification: Available
Cost: Free

Created by Busuu

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Coursera Free English Class - English for Common Interactions in the Workplace: Basic Level

Free English Class #8 - English for Common Interactions in the Workplace: Basic Level

This course offers you the tools to master written English and develop specific writing skills depending on the type of communication. These include how to write effective cover letters, mission and vision statements, proposals, instructions, and reports. Other topics included are selecting the proper verb forms and tenses, selecting the appropriate nouns and modifiers, and writing clauses and sentences.

Aside from lectures, this course also includes quizzes, practice activities, and self and peer evaluations for a more holistic approach to learning.

Length: 14 hours
Certification: Available
Cost: Free

Created by Coursera

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Duolingo Free English Class - Learn English

Free English Class #9 - Learn English

Duolingo is a popular platform for those who want to learn different languages for free. It doesn’t matter if you’re just a beginner or are looking to polish your skills, Duolingo’s lessons will cater to your skill level to help you improve your reading, listening, and speaking skills. You’ll only need 5 minutes a day to complete a lesson, and they’re presented in a gamified format to keep you engaged and motivated.

Duolingo has a mobile app both for Android and Apple devices, so you can learn on the go. While learning on this platform is free of charge, there are ads in between lessons that might cause a distraction. If you’re willing, you can pay to remove them by paying for a subscription.

Length: 5 minutes per lesson
Certification: Available
Cost: Free

Created by Duolingo

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Let's Talk Free English Class  - Learn English with Let's Talk

Free English Class #10 - Learn English with Let's Talk

Learn English with Let’s Talk is a series of videos hosted on YouTube with the goal of learning “Fluent English With Neutral Accent”. It boasts over 2000 free English lessons spanning different topics that you’ll find organized through playlists. Here you’ll find job interview skills, business English knowledge, smart English phrases, and tips to improve your speaking.

If you’re looking to learn English in a non-linear way and just want to check out certain topics, this video series is perfect for you.

Length: 10 minutes per video
Certification: Available
Cost: Free

Created by Let's Talk

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Sharpen your English skills with free English classes

As most companies operate around the globe, this has been the dominant language used to communicate with colleagues and do business with others. So, learning how to speak English comes in handy. Fortunately, there are free English classes that one can take to learn the language and sharpen their skills to succeed in the international workplace.

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