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Top 25 online courses in Bangladesh – June 2020

The government of Bangladesh has big plans for digital and e-learning, wanting it to form a central part of the education system for years to come. Explore the most popular online courses right now in Bangladesh.


The government of Bangladesh has big plans for digital and e-learning. It’s going to form a central part of the education system for years to come.

What’s more, it’s already a popular way of learning in the country. Taking an online course can help develop skills and knowledge that can benefit your personal and professional life. With that in mind, here are the top 25 online courses in Bangladesh at the moment.

1. COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus

This is a course that consistently ranks among the most popular since it launched back in March. It’s not hard to imagine why. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of people across the world. Our course on tackling the novel coronavirus looks at how the virus emerged, how it spreads, and how we can address it going forward. 

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2. Understanding IELTS

The IELTS exam is one of the most popular assessments for English in the world. Around 5 million learners across 140 different countries take it each year, and it’s the leading test for those looking to work or study abroad. With this program of courses, both students and teachers can learn about the ins and outs of how each element works. 

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3. Understanding IELTS: Reading

The reading section of the IELTS exam is one of four key test areas. It consists of three segments of 40 questions, taking 60 minutes to complete. Within each segment, you’ll be faced with one long test, usually taken from a book, newspaper, journal or magazine. This course explores the format of the reading test and helps you create strategies to improve your test performance. 

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4. Understanding IELTS: Speaking

The IELTS speaking test draws on your English listening and comprehension skills, as well as your ability to speak the language. It takes between 11 and 14 minutes to complete and consists of a discussion with an examiner. You’ll have to speak about yourself and your family, as well about a topic. By taking this course, you can prepare yourself for how the test is structured and develop techniques to maximise your performance. 

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5. Understanding IELTS: Writing

The 60-minute IELTS Academic writing test contains two sections. In the first, you have to explain a graph or chart. In the second, you’ll have to write an essay in response to a point of view. With practice and understanding, you can take the writing test with confidence. This course gives you all the tools you need to do exactly that. 

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6. Driving Value from Data

Businesses of all kinds use data to make decisions. As such, people who understand how to drive value from data are in high demand. With this course, you’ll explore how organisations use data, and how to identify opportunities within your own organisation. It’s the ideal first step for those looking to set up their own data capabilities. 

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7. Understanding IELTS: Listening

There are four sections to the IELTS listening exam, consisting of conversations and monologues. It takes around 30 minutes to complete, and there are a series of questions to test your understanding. By taking our course on understanding the IELTS listening exam, you’ll learn more about each of the tasks and what to expect on the day of the test. You’ll also look at how to develop strategies to improve your performance. 

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8. English for the Workplace 

English is a widely spoken and understood language in Bangladesh. It’s also one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world. As such, having a working knowledge brings many benefits, both personally and professionally. Our English for the Workplace course helps develop English skills for workplace and employability contexts. It’s created by the British Council and has a 4.8 out of 5-star rating. 

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9. Introduction to Business Management

Business managers require an array of different skills to be successful. Many of these skills can also be applied to other professional and personal settings. Learners who take this course will learn some of the key concepts surrounding managing money, people, and information. You’ll also learn to apply a variety of business concepts and tools to common situations. 

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10. Basic English 1: Elementary

English language skills are useful across Bangladesh as well as in many other countries. By taking this course, you’ll learn some of the basics of the language, helping you develop your listening and speaking skills. It’s the perfect first step on your journey to mastering the English language, and it can give you the confidence to use it in everyday situations.  

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11. Communication and Interpersonal Skills at Work

In both your personal and professional life, communication and interpersonal skills are important. They help with relationship building and networking and can help in the smooth delivery of projects. In the modern workplace, there are all kinds of mediums for communication. This course focuses on identifying your own communication style, as well as some of the platforms you might encounter as you work. It will help you develop your digital skills and apply them in a professional setting. 

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12. Computer Programming for Everyone

As is the case across the world, computer programming is becoming an essential skill in Bangladesh. It’s a knowledge base that can be applied in many different settings and one that’s highly sought-after by employers. With this course from the University of Leeds, you’ll learn about the different types of coding languages and what they can be used for. You’ll also make your very own computer program by the end. 

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13. Exploring English: Language and Culture

It’s always fascinating to learn about other cultures, particularly if you’re studying the language. This online English course looks at British life and culture. Across a series of videos about life in the UK, you’ll be able to develop your listening and comprehension skills. The videos feature authentic native English speakers, as well as relevant cultural themes and topics. 

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14. Introduction to Nursing: The Role of Nurses Around the World

There is a critical shortage of nurses in Bangladesh. Thankfully, a variety of charities and organisations are helping people move into the profession. For those who are hoping to one day study in nursing or healthcare, this course can provide an excellent introduction to the subject. It examines the role of nurses in healthcare systems across the world.  

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15. Exploring English: Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is perhaps the most famous playwright of all time. His impact on the English language was significant, and his works form part of the British curriculum to this day. This course allows learners to explore the English language through the works of Shakespeare. You’ll look at five of his most famous works, as well as some of the words and expressions he introduced to the language. 

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16. How To Teach Online: Providing Continuity for Students

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, over a billion children have had to study from home. Although a useful solution to the problem, remote teaching and learning have their challenges. With this course, teachers can learn about how to provide online teaching and student support. It can help adapt your practice for the virtual classroom and identify techniques to keep students engaged. 

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17. Create a Social Media Marketing Campaign

Social media marketing is becoming increasingly popular in Bangladesh. It’s allowing businesses in the country and across the world to connect with customers. As such, the ability to run a successful social media marketing campaign is a desirable skill. This course can help you learn how to create and measure the success of such a campaign, improving your employability and developing several skills. 

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18. Managing COVID-19 in Primary Care

Healthcare systems around the world are fighting on the front lines against COVID-19. For those professionals who are facing the virus every day, it’s essential to know how to stay safe and respond effectively. This course was created by St George’s University of London with the aim of examining the signs, symptoms and epidemiology of the virus. It also follows how the situation is unfolding in the UK. 

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19. Basic English 2: Pre-Intermediate

For those learners who already have the basics of the English language mastered, this intermediate course is the ideal next step. It gives you the chance to further develop your skills, exploring English used in everyday situations. By the time you’re done, you’ll have more confidence in your speaking and comprehension skills. The course has a 4.8-out-of-5 rating from over 450 learners. 

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20. COVID-19 Critical Care: Understanding and Application

The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact countries across the world. In Bangladesh, there have already been over 70,000 recorded cases. For healthcare practitioners, it’s essential to know how to care for those who are critically ill with COVID-19. This course examines the daily practices of frontline staff. It covers topics such as how to apply ventilation, as well as what PPE is required.

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21. Health Systems Strengthening

Healthcare systems across the world have been under scrutiny during the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, there’s never been a better time to look at how to build better health systems. With this course, you’ll look at some major health system frameworks, examining their positives and negatives. This covers areas such as policy, financing and human resources. The course is developed by UNICEF and has a 4.9-star rating. 

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22. English for Healthcare

The language used in healthcare systems is often quite unique and complex. For those wanting to work in English-speaking countries, it’s important to learn the vocabulary and develop skills in this area. Our English for Healthcare course was developed by King’s College London as part of the PADILEIA project. It looks at some of the language used in English language healthcare settings. 

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23. Ideas for a Better World: Leading Change Through Policymaking

Changing policies can affect people across the country and beyond. To transform and enhance our societies, we need positive and progressive policymakers who can enact change. In this course, you’ll examine what policy is and who makes changes. You’ll also hear from experts and leaders who have contributed towards positive change in the world. 

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24. Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance

As our attention is drawn to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s worth exploring other dangers related to healthcare. Antibiotic resistance is a global problem, but there are frontiers of science that are helping in the battle. Genome research is allowing researchers to discover outbreaks and prevent ‘superbugs’. 

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25. People Management Skills

Having a management title doesn’t always mean a person has learned the skills needed to manage people. However, it’s a highly valued skillset to have. With this course, you’ll learn about how to become a confident line manager. You’ll look at different approaches to management, as well as how to develop individuals and teams. It will also give you the chance to reflect on and improve your own management style. 

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