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Top 25 online courses in Qatar – June 2020

In our list of the top 25 online courses in Qatar, you’ll find a diverse range of interesting learning opportunities.

As internet speeds continue to increase, the global e-learning industry continues to grow. Learning online brings all kinds of benefits, allowing you to learn no matter where in the world you are.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are the top 25 online courses in Qatar. They cover a broad range of topics, so there’s something for everyone!


 

1. Understanding IELTS

The IELTS test is becoming increasingly popular in Qatar, with five different test centres in Doha. The English language proficiency exam assesses learners’ reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. This program consists of four courses, one focusing on each of these areas. You’ll learn how each test is structured, as well as what you’ll need to do in order to perform to the best of your abilities. 

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2. COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus

There have been nearly 80,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Qatar. As in many countries, the news and media are dominated by the virus. This course on COVID-19 launched back in March and consistently ranks among our most popular learning experiences. It examines what we currently know about the virus and how it spreads, as well as what we need to do to address the situation. 

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3. English for the Workplace

English is one of the most widely-spoken languages in the world and frequently used in business. Having knowledge and understanding of business English can help you launch your career or change jobs. This course from the British Council looks at skills specifically for employability and workplace contexts. You’ll learn functional vocabulary and grammar for business settings, allowing you to have more confidence in your skills.

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4. English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development

Although Arabic is the official language of Qatar, English is commonly used as a second language. It’s also one of the key languages of commerce and trade in the country, as well as in the education and medical sectors. Given its widespread use, teaching the younger generations English as a second language can bring many benefits. This course focuses on giving parents and teachers the knowledge to develop their children’s English language knowledge. 

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5. Understanding IELTS: Speaking

Although the shortest part of the IELTS exam, the speaking section can be a tricky one. During an interview with an examiner (lasting around 14 minutes), you’ll have to answer a variety of questions about yourself and have a discussion. The British Council’s Understanding IELTS courses examine everything you need to know about acing the test. 

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6. Understanding Fashion: From Business to Culture

Fashion and business often go hand-in-hand. Although it’s often a creative and expressive endeavour, it’s also a huge industry that helps shape our culture. With this course from the Institut Français de la mode, you’ll hear from industry experts including company CEOs and top fashion designers. You’ll explore topics of modernity, society, language and consumption. 

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7. Understanding IELTS: Reading

The IELTS reading test is the second part of the exam, taking 60 minutes to complete. In total, you’ll have to answer 40 questions related to three or four reading passages. Although your English language knowledge is important here, your test strategy and understanding can help massively. With this course, you’ll learn exactly how the test is structured, as well as strategies for how to deal with any text you encounter. 

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8. An Introduction to Teaching Vocabulary

Teaching children vocabulary can help develop their speaking, reading and writing abilities. With this course, you’ll learn some of the fundamentals of effective vocabulary teaching. As well as exploring some of the research in this field, you’ll also develop the skills you need to teach confidently. This course has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 from over 270 learners. 

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9. How To Teach Online: Providing Continuity for Students

At the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, around 1.2 billion students worldwide were out of school. In countries such as Qatar, this has meant an increase in digital learning. For teachers, this means transitioning to a whole new way of teaching. With this course, we’ve outlined some practical advice for bringing your skills to the digital classroom. 

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10. Supporting Active Participation in Lessons Through Pre-teaching

Pre-teaching is a strategy that can equip students with basic concepts and skills before they have a lesson on the subject. From a teaching point of view, it can make your lessons more effective and engaging. This course looks at some of the research in the field of pre-teaching, as well as how you can use it to support your pupils. 

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11. Communication and Interpersonal Skills at Work

Communication defines so much of our personal and professional lives. The ability to effectively communicate concepts and ideas is a highly sought-after skill in just about every industry. With this course from the University of Leeds, you’ll take a look at various forms of communication and how to improve your skills in these areas. 

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12. Exploring English: Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was one of the most influential playwrights of all time. His works transformed the English language and are still relevant over 400 years after he wrote them. The British Council created this course for those looking to explore the life and works of Shakespeare. It covers five of his most well-known plays and includes content from experts from around the world. 

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13. Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management

Project management is a skill that has applications in both your personal and professional life. The concepts of planning, creating outlines, utilising resources and minimising risks are almost universally useful. This course gives you the chance to learn some of the key principles of planning and delivering a project, improving your skills as a project manager. 

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14. Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance

It’s been over 90 years since we discovered penicillin, but no new classes of antibiotics have been discovered since the 1980s. Worryingly, in recent years, scientists have seen an increase in harmful bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. This course examines how genome sequencing is used to identify and track these drug-resistant bacteria. It’s accredited by both the Royal College of Pathologists and the Royal College of Nursing. 

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15. Language Assessment in the Classroom

Assessment is a crucial part of second language education. It helps both students and teachers gain an understanding of progress and ability in the key areas of language. Along with exploring the principles of language assessment, this course also looks at the specifics of assessing speaking, writing, reading and listening. In addition, it helps educators use these skills in the classroom. 

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16. Managing Behaviour for Learning

The student-teacher relationship is a delicate balance, particularly when it comes to effective teaching. This CPD-certified course from the National STEM Learning Centre helps teachers develop techniques for managing behaviour in the classroom. It encourages you to reflect on your current classroom practice and utilise new ways of engaging with students. The course has a rating of 4.9 out of 5 from over 300 learners. 

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17. Exploring Play: The Importance of Play in Everyday Life

Although the concept of play is something we associate primarily with children, it’s actually something that’s present throughout our lives. It’s also an important personal and cultural phenomenon. This course, accredited by the CPD Certification Service, looks at how the nature of play changes. It explores whether all forms of play are good and whether it can prepare young people to thrive in the adult world. 

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18. What is Leadership?

There is a common misconception that a leader is someone in a role of authority or management. Although many managers and authority figures are good leaders, the first doesn’t automatically result in the second. In reality, leadership is a complex concept that draws on many different elements. This course explores some of these factors, as well as how different people see personal power and leadership. 

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19. Management and Leadership, Personal Development

Many management professionals aspire to become a Chartered Manager. It’s the highest status you can achieve in the profession. This program consists of two courses that are focused on developing your management and leadership skills. Over the duration of the program, you’ll learn how to lead people and manage change. Upon completing and passing the assessment course, you’ll also earn a CMI Level 5 Award. 

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20. Basic English 1: Elementary

Qatar is a multicultural society where many different languages are spoken. Alongside Arabic, English is one of the most commonly used languages in the country. For younger generations, it can be advantageous to develop English as a second language from a young age. This course gives parents and teachers the skills necessary to facilitate this learning in their children and pupils. 

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21. Contract Management: Building Relationships in Business

There are all kinds of communication skills needed by those wishing to thrive in the world of business. One such skill is the ability to build and manage relationships, particularly when it comes to contracts. The University of Southampton developed this course on contract management in association with the Crown Commercial Service, UK Cabinet Office, Civil Service Learning and the International Association of Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM).

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22. Exploring English: Language and Culture

It’s always fascinating to learn about another culture, particularly if you’re learning the primary language spoken there. This course on English language looks at some of the cultural aspects of the UK. Across a series of videos from native speakers, you’ll learn about such topics as music, the countryside, literature, and the different parts of the UK. 

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23. ABC of Flight Mechanics: How Do Planes Fly?

If you’re interested in aerodynamics or are considering a career as a pilot or aerospace engineer, this course is for you. It explores the basics of flight, such as the mechanics behind lift, drag and propulsion.  You’ll learn about how planes take off and stay airborne, as well as how the laws of physics apply to aeroplanes. The course was developed by aerospace engineering experts ISAE-SUPAERO. 

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24. Food and Mood: Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition

The food we eat has a significant impact on our physical and mental wellbeing. So much so that poor diet and poor mental health are the leading causes of mortality worldwide. In this course from Deakin University, you’ll explore the relationship between diet and mental health, as well as the principles of dietary change. 

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25. Preparing for an International Health Elective: Exploring Global Health, Ethics and Safety

An International health elective (IHE) is a student-organised placement related to the health and healthcare industries. It can be a valuable experience for medical students, allowing them to take charge of their own learning in an unfamiliar context. This course from St George’s University of London gives students the opportunity to learn how to get the most out of their IHEs. 

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