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108 Courses

  1. Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

    Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

    Bill Worden
    4.6 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (267)
    Starting at $334.95 Starting at $334.95 $384.95 $334.95$384.95
    Experience the fun, intellectual challenge, and practical benefits of learning Spanish, one of the world’s most useful and beautiful languages. In this brilliantly designed course, you’ll get “under the hood” of the language, using an approach your teacher has refined for over 20 years to empower adult learners. Even if you think you lack aptitude for languages, these lectures will have you conversing in...
  2. Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

    Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

    James Hynes
    4.7 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (242)
    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    Writing great fiction isn’t a gift reserved for a talented few—the craft of storytelling can be learned. Even if you don’t dream of penning the next Moby-Dick, you’ll enjoy exploring the elements of fiction. From evoking a scene to charting a plot, get a master class in storytelling. Author James Hynes is an able guide, showing you what works for him, pointing out pitfalls to avoid, and inspiring you on your...
  3. Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft

    Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft

    Brooks Landon
    3.8 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (306)
    Starting at $214.95 Starting at $214.95 $254.95 $214.95$254.95
    Investigate the myriad ways we think about, talk about, and write sentences. In Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft, Professor Brooks Landon from the University of Iowa—one of the nation's top writing schools—shows you the pleasure in reading and writing great sentences. Explore the stylistic rewards (and risks) of various sentence forms, learn how to build and appreciate effective and elegant...
  4. Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures

    Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures

    Ann Williams
    4.4 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (166)
    Starting at $334.95 Starting at $334.95 $384.95 $334.95$384.95
    In Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures, you will gain a practical, in-depth introduction to a beautiful language. In these 30 step-by-step lectures, Professor Ann Williams has crafted an effective and engaging course that gives you the core building blocks while also giving you crucial insight into the relationship between language and culture—perfect for anyone serious about learning...
  5. Writing Creative Nonfiction

    Writing Creative Nonfiction

    Tilar J. Mazzeo
    3.9 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (153)
    Starting at $214.95 Starting at $214.95 $254.95 $214.95$254.95
    The 24 lectures of Writing Creative Nonfiction by award-winning writing instructor and Professor Tilar J. Mazzeo of Colby College, a New York Times best-selling author, are a chance for you to explore the entire process of writing creative nonfiction, from brainstorming for the perfect idea to getting your final product noticed by literary agents and publishers. Filled with helpful tips and techniques, memorable...
  6. Building a Better Vocabulary

    Building a Better Vocabulary

    Kevin Flanigan
    4.6 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (135)
    Starting at $334.95 Starting at $334.95 $384.95 $334.95$384.95
    For anyone who has ever grasped for the perfect word, this course provides a research-based and enjoyable method for improving your vocabulary. Your professor understands the cognitive science behind language acquisition and is able to present each new word in a way that makes it immediately memorable. But more importantly, he teaches you these tips and strategies so you can apply them whenever you learn a new word.
  7. Effective Communication Skills Sale

    Effective Communication Skills

    Dalton Kehoe
    4.2 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (109)
    Save up to $195.00 Starting at $39.95 $254.95 $39.95$254.95
    Effective Communication Skills is your chance to learn more about how you communicate verbally, the common problems you can encounter in doing so, and how you can improve your own effectiveness—especially by overcoming the psychological and biological hard-wiring that often gets in the way of success. These 24 mind-opening lectures by Professor Dalton Kehoe, packed with the tools and strategies you need, are a...
  8. Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

    Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

    Bill Worden
    4.9 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (58)
    Starting at $334.95 Starting at $334.95 $384.95 $334.95$384.95
    This exciting second course in Spanish grounds you in the building blocks of fluency, giving you the thrill of communication in this global language. In each lesson, you’ll learn core grammar, the “skeleton” of the language; essential and useful vocabulary; and the cultures surrounding the Spanish language. Learning Spanish II takes you from the beginning stages of Spanish to a more advanced level of...
  9. How to Write Best-Selling Fiction

    How to Write Best-Selling Fiction

    James Scott Bell
    4.8 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (25)
    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    Embark on an insightful, intimate, and extraordinarily revealing look at the elements of best-selling fiction. Get a comprehensive, eye-opening, and illuminating survey of the entire writing process, as well as a full breakdown of how dozens of best-selling authors have implemented these best practices in their own writing. As an aspiring author, you will gain a wealth of tools that that will not only improve your...
  10. Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language

    Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language

    Michael Carasik
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (59)
    Starting at $334.95 Starting at $334.95 $384.95 $334.95$384.95
    Get an authoritative primer on a fascinating ancient tongue with Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language. Covering everything from the Hebrew alphabet and punctuation marks to essential vocabulary words to advanced grammatical rules, Professor Michael Carasik’s 36 lectures equip you to read one of the world’s greatest books in its original language on your own.
  11. The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature

    The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature

    Marc C. Conner
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (120)
    Starting at $219.95 Starting at $219.95 $384.95 $219.95$384.95
    As Ireland shook off the shackles of British rule, it produced one of the greatest flourishings of literature in modern times—a spirited discourse that found the significance of the present intimately entwined with the legendary past. Discover the dazzling arts and bloody struggles of the Irish Renaissance and fight for independence, guided by great works from Yeats, Joyce, Lady Gregory, and others.
  12. Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language

    Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language

    Hans-Friedrich Mueller
    4.7 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (120)
    Starting at $319.95 Starting at $319.95 $374.95 $319.95$374.95
    Latin lives! The language of Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, St. Jerome, and countless other great authors is alive and well in the modern world. Learning to read Latin is immensely rewarding, and it is a discipline that trains, enhances, and strengthens critical thinking. Embark on this unrivaled adventure with Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language, 36 lectures by Professor Hans-Friedrich Mueller of Union College...
  13. English Grammar Boot Camp

    English Grammar Boot Camp

    Anne Curzan
    4.4 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (119)
    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    English Grammar Boot Camp takes you on an enjoyable exploration of the essential aspects of English grammar. These spirited and accessible lectures offer a comprehensive core training in all of the key elements of grammar and usage, in their most immediate, practical application. Discover a breadth of perspective and context you won’t find elsewhere, improving your grammar competence and confidence in all contexts.
  14. Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything Sale

    Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything

    Dorsey Armstrong
    3.8 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (82)
    Save up to $195.00 Starting at $39.95 $254.95 $39.95$254.95
    Discover the concepts and methods for clear and strong writing in the 24 accessible and practical lectures of Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything. Delivered by Professor Dorsey Armstrong of Purdue University, this course immerses you in the elements of successful writing, from organizing your thoughts to making persuasive arguments to avoiding common grammatical errors. With its engaging...
  15. Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language

    Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language

    Hans-Friedrich Mueller
    4.8 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (78)
    Starting at $334.95 Starting at $334.95 $384.95 $334.95$384.95
    Ancient Greek is a language like no other. It records an astonishing array of great works in different genres, stretching across a thousand years of history. With Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language, you’ll understand why no translation can capture the expressive power of this incomparable tongue. With no prior experience required, Greek 101 gives you direct access to a remarkable heritage. These user-friendly...
  16. How to Publish Your Book

    How to Publish Your Book

    Jane Friedman
    4.2 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (57)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $269.95 $149.95$269.95
    Today’s authors face unprecedented competition in the writing market. Get extensive insights into the publishing process that will help you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls that many writers encounter. Understanding how publishing works, from finalizing your book to effective marketing, can make the difference between a manuscript sitting on your closet shelf—or rising to the top of the best-sellers list.
  17. Language Families of the World

    Language Families of the World

    John McWhorter
    4.9 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    Starting at $334.95 Starting at $334.95 $384.95 $334.95$384.95
    In Language Families of the World, Professor John McWhorter takes you back through time and around the world, following the linguistic trails left by generations of humans that lead back to the beginnings of language. Utilizing historical theories and cutting-edge research, these 34 astonishing lectures will introduce you to the major language families of the world and their many offspring, including a variety of...
  18. Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story

    Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story

    Angus Fletcher
    4.5 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (28)
    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    Writing a script is simply another way of telling a story, albeit one with its own special set of possibilities and limitations. This course will provide you with the invaluable ability to appreciate more films and TV, tell better stories, and write your own scripts. How you decide to use these limitless creative possibilities is up to you.
  19. Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History

    Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History

    John R. Hale
    4.1 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (125)
    Starting at $169.95 Starting at $169.95 $199.95 $169.95$199.95
    Improve and enhance your public-speaking skills with time-tested techniques and strategies used by Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and other great orators in The Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History. Delivered by frequent lecturer and distinguished historian Professor John R. Hale, these 12 engaging and accessible lectures offer you helpful insights into preparing for public...
  20. How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication Sale

    How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication

    Anne Curzan
    3.7 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (83)
    Save up to $77.00 Starting at $17.95 $99.95 $17.95$99.95
    Like it or not, one of the most important things you do on a daily basis is converse with others. Successful conversations help you advance professionally and make, maintain, and deepen relationships. Fortunately, it’s a skill set anyone can acquire and refine. In just six lectures, How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication will teach you key strategies that can dramatically improve your ability...