About this Specialization

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100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Indonesian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Albanian...

Skills you will gain

LectureNote TakingPresentationSpeech

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Indonesian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Albanian...

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Academic Listening and Note-Taking

4.5
stars
316 ratings
77 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Presentations: Speaking so that People Listen

4.5
stars
126 ratings
35 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Academic Discussions in English

4.4
stars
44 ratings
10 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Advanced Speaking and Listening Project

Instructors

Image of instructor, Meg Parker

Meg Parker 

Instructor, International Programs
University of California Irvine Extension
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Helen Nam 

Instructor
International Programs, UCI Extension
Image of instructor, Dana Saito-Stehberger

Dana Saito-Stehberger 

Curriculum Coordinator
Instructor, International Programs
Image of instructor, Tamy Chapman

Tamy Chapman 

Instructor, International Programs
University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education
Image of instructor, Judy Hu

Judy Hu 

Instructor, International Programs
University of California Irvine Extension

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • Each course is designed to be completed in about 4 weeks. The capstone will take about 4 weeks. Therefore, the whole specialization can be completed in about 18 weeks.

  • Learners should have a basic understanding of the English language.

  • It is recommended that you take these courses in order, but it is not required.

  • You should talk to your university to find out if they will give you credit. The University of California, Irvine does not give credit for this specialization.

  • Upon completing the specialization, you will be able to understand and take notes effectively when listening to college lectures and you will be able to deliver effective presentations and communicate smoothly in a variety of academic conversations.

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