Online free courses for writers

The aim of this site is self-education, and nothing fits this idea better than Coursera. If you never heard about them, check out their website asap or download an app, you are going to be delighted. What you will see there is a comprehensive list of available FREE courses and specializations (also for writers who want to write in English fluently). Nothing can be better, especially if you do not have money to go to college right now (unfortunately, it appears that it’s pretty hard to earn 3,000$ for one semester).


What can you learn online?

Almost everything. From programming (and this is the most popular topic), math and music to how to learn effectively (check out the amazing course “Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects”). It’s almost like a college, with deadlines, classmates, assignments and even the certificate (but you’ll need to pay a little extra for it – $49 if I’m not mistaken).


As we all here love to write (or at least are really interested in this magic process) I can recommend two great courses I currently enjoy:

1. Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade (Fundamental English Writing)

This session is almost finished, but there are going to be more of them. Whether you are not a native speaker (like me) or you are still not confident about your writing, try this! It lasts only for 5 weeks, and you’ll have a lot of discussion opportunities and writing assignments, video lectures, and not-boring essential English grammar.

2. Grammar and Punctuation

This is the first step of the Writing specialization and an interactive way to learn everything from the very beginning: complex and compound sentences, clauses and phrases are waiting for you! This course is self-paced so you can enroll it anytime and enjoy 5 weeks of pure English grammar for writers.

P.S.: Moreover, you can find good courses for writers on ITunesU and EdX. Did you try studying with free online courses already? Tell us about your experience!