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Top 25 online courses in Mexico – June 2020

On our list of the 25 online courses in the country, you’ll find some topics of inspiration, as well as enrolment links for each course.

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The e-learning market is expected to see substantial growth over the coming years. In countries like Mexico, government agencies are investing in all kinds of educational platforms, including online education. As such, we’re already seeing that there’s an interest in this way of learning. With that in mind, we’ve outlined the 25 online courses with our learners in Mexico. 


1. Teaching English Online

As part of the shift towards online learning, there is a significant demand for those who can teach English online. Whether you’re teaching in your home country or abroad, there are many opportunities available. This course helps you transition your existing teaching skills for use in the digital classroom. You’ll learn to understand the principles of online teaching, as well as how to plan classes for specific goals.

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2. English for the Workplace

In Mexico, around 11% of the population speak English. It’s still an important language for the country, particularly in tourist hotspots. And, for those hoping to work abroad, having English language abilities for the workplace can be beneficial. This course focuses specifically on English skills for employability and workplace contexts. It takes you through topics such as applications, interviews, starting a job, and working with others.

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3. COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus

One of our most consistently popular courses over the last few months has been this one about COVID-19. The virus has changed the lives of people around the world, and it’s important to understand the how and why of the pandemic. Learners who take this course will explore how the outbreak has impacted the word, how it spreads, how countries have responded, and what we can do going forward.

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4. Understanding Fashion: From Business to Culture

Fashion is a far-reaching concept that has many different sides to it. Culturally, it can be a creative, expressive, and cohesive part of our lives. Commercially, it presents a huge opportunity for businesses to thrive. This course examines these two elements in further details. Industry experts give their insight and opinions, and you’ll learn more about the workings of the industry. 

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5. Basic English 1: Elementary

There are around 15.5 million English speakers in Mexico. Although this represents a relatively small proportion of the population, it shows that there is a demand for those who can speak the language. It’s also one of the most widely-spoken languages in the world. This course explores some of the basics of English speaking and comprehension. You’ll learn how to introduce yourself and your circumstances, and gain the confidence to express yourself in a variety of situations. 

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6. Basic English 2: Pre-Intermediate

If you’ve already developed your basic English language skills, this course represents the next step up. You’ll develop your knowledge of different areas, such as asking for directions, talking about routines, and preparing for university. You’ll develop your listening, speaking, and writing skills as you expand your vocabulary and grammar. 

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7. Exploring English: Language and Culture

If you’re interested in improving your English language skills while learning about British culture, this is the perfect course for you. It examines a variety of aspects of life and culture in the UK while helping improve your language skills and knowledge at the same time. You’ll cover topics such as music, literature, and the British countryside, all while hearing from local native speakers. 

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8. Italian for Beginners

Italian and Spanish are two languages that are closely related. It is, therefore, little surprise that Italian courses are popular in Mexico. This program from The Open University consists of six courses that will help learners develop a basic level of Italian. It also explores some of the cultural elements of the country. You’ll work on your basic speaking, listening, reading and writing in Italian. 

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9. Exploring English: Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is one of the most famous and influential playwrights from history. He’s a British icon, and his plays are still taught, performed and enjoyed all over the world. With this course from the British Council, you’ll explore the English language through five of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. Actors and experts from around the world explain some of the key themes the writer addressed in his work.  

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10. Understanding IELTS: Speaking

Millions of learners from around the world take the IELTS English proficiency exam each year. It’s one of the most popular tests of its kind, with test centres in 140 countries. The exam itself is split into four sections and tests a variety of skills and knowledge. This course focuses on one specific section, the speaking test. It helps you prepare for the 15-minute long segment where you’ll have a conversation with an examiner. 

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11. Fashion and Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World

The global fashion industry employs around 50 million people and is thought to be worth in excess of $2.4 trillion. However, it’s also one of the world’s most polluting industries. Plastic pollution, carbon emissions, and massive amounts of waste are just some of the problems caused by fashion. Yet there are those who are working towards a more sustainable and environmentally conscious industry. The course explains some of the main issues and solutions surrounding sustainable fashion. 

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12. Understanding IELTS

The IELTS test consists of four sections – reading, writing, speaking and listening. Each test requires a different set of skills and knowledge. You’ll also need to approach each one slightly differently. This program from the British Council explores each section in detail. It helps you understand how the tests are structured, as well as how you can develop strategies to perform to the best of your abilities. 

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13. The Power of Podcasting for Storytelling

There are an estimated 800,000 active podcasts available. It’s a medium that continues to grow in popularity, thanks to its format, accessibility, and low cost of entry. If you’ve always fancied telling your story, this course explores why podcasting could be the ideal format for you. You’ll get to develop your own podcast plan, create a script, and explore the available publishing options. 

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14. How To Teach Online: Providing Continuity for Students

Over the last few months, many teachers have had to move their practice to an online setting. For educators of all kinds, this brings challenges and the need to adapt. One of the hardest aspects of teaching online is to make sure students continue to engage with learning materials. With this course, developed specifically for the coronavirus pandemic, you’ll learn how to adapt your teaching methods for the virtual classroom. 

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15. Understanding IELTS: Reading

The 60-minute IELTS reading test consists of 40 questions covering a wide range of reading skills. Some require a detailed look, understanding key themes and arguments. Others require speed and gaining the main ideas. With this course, you’ll explore how to approach the different types of questions you might face on the IELTS reading test. You’ll also develop strategies to cope with any kind of text you might encounter. 

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16. English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development

During early childhood, children learn at a remarkable rate. Although it has its challenges, teaching a second language at this stage can be a valuable and worthwhile prospect. This course explores how children learn through play and how parents and teachers can help their children learn English. Experts on the subject guide you through some of the advice and resources that can help teaching English as a foreign language. 

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17. Teaching for Success: Lessons and Teaching

English is the most taught and studied language in the world, with around 1.5 billion learners. This course is aimed at English language teachers to help with your continuing professional development. It looks at some of the skills and knowledge you need to become a better teacher, including topics such as lesson planning, resource management, and self-development. 

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

It can sometimes seem hard to make a difference in the world. Yet one of the most effective ways to do so is through policy change. They can transform lives, enhance societies, and change the world. This course explores some of the key concepts of policymaking and leadership. A range of experts give their opinions and advice on how you can make a difference. 

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19. Introduction to Sustainability and Development

The impact humans are having on the environment is becoming increasingly clear. As we develop an understanding of these effects, it’s clear that we must take steps to reduce the harm we are doing. This course explores ideas of sustainability and development, outlining some of the actions we can take for a sustainable future. 

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20. Digital Skills: Digital Marketing

Our digital skills series of courses looks at a wide variety of topics. This one focuses on digital marketing, an in-demand skill set across a range of industries. You’ll explore how digital marketing can be used to help businesses grow and thrive. You’ll cover some of the key strategies used, as well as how to integrate these techniques in a practical setting. 

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21. Managing Mental Health and Stress

Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health. However, the world is full of stresses, both at home and in the workplace. With this course from Coventry University, you’ll look at what poor mental health looks like and how stress can impact it. You’ll also look at some of the interventions used to combat stress and improve mental wellbeing. 

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22. Business Fundamentals

If you’re hoping to enter the world of business, this is the ideal program for you. It helps you develop some of the key skills needed to succeed in the workplace. You’ll look at networking, communication, project management and relationship building. Each of the four courses can help you boost your employability and effectiveness at work. 

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23. Understanding IELTS: Writing

In the IELTS academic writing test, you have 60 minutes to complete two tasks. In the first, you’ll be given a graphical set of data and have to describe and summarise its contents. In the second, you’ll need to write an essay responding to a given argument or point of view. Although it seems like a lot, with some preparation, you have a good chance of maximising your performance. This course from the British Council can help you develop strategies to do exactly that. 

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24. Data Analytics for Decision Making: An Introduction to Using Excel

Organisations of all shapes and sizes are using data to inform their decisions. As such, there is a constant demand for skilled workers who can collect and analyse data. With this course from Bond University, you’ll learn the basics of how big data works. This includes how data is described, as well as some of the concepts needed to interpret data. It also focuses on how Microsoft Excel can be used in a business setting. 

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25. Food as Medicine

The relationship between what we eat and how we feel is a complex one. Our diets can impact our physical and mental health, and as such, can be used as a form of medicine. This course explores some of the origins of this concept, as well as how food impacts the gut, brain, our genome and more. It also details some of the controversies and complexities in the world of nutrition. 

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