Language and Speech for independent learners.

  • The fall Spanish 2 instructor-led course for independent learners is full. Please email oli-help@cmu.edu to be placed on the waitlist and to receive notice of the opening of the spring enrollment period which is expected in November or December of 2022. SPACE IS LIMITED. Registration is open now and closes Aug 30. The roster will be capped to ensure an ideal student-to-instructor ratio. Second-semester course teaching the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures, taught by Carnegie Mellon University faculty for students with an intense desire to learn the language. Is Spanish 1 or Spanish 2 right for you? College credit is not awarded for this course. Participants can receive a certificate if they successfully complete the course. 
  • The fall Spanish 1 instructor-led course for independent learners is full. Please email oli-help@cmu.edu to be placed on the waitlist and to receive notice of the opening of the spring enrollment period which is expected in November or December of 2022. SPACE IS LIMITED. Registration is open now and closes Aug 30. The roster will be capped to ensure an ideal student-to-instructor ratio. First-semester course teaching the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures, taught by Carnegie Mellon University faculty for students with an intense desire to learn the language. Is Spanish 1 or Spanish 2 right for you? College credit is not awarded for this course. Participants can receive a certificate if they successfully complete the course. 
  • The fall French i instructor-led course for independent learners is now closed. Please email oli-help@cmu.edu to be placed on the waitlist and to receive notice of the opening of the spring enrollment period which is expected in November or December of 2022. SPACE IS LIMITED. Registration is open now and closes Aug 30. The roster will be capped to ensure an ideal student-to-instructor ratio. Second-semester course teaching the French language and French culture, taught by Carnegie Mellon University faculty for students with an intense desire to learn the language. Is French 1 or French 2 right for you? College credit is not awarded for this course. Participants can earn a certificate if they successfully complete the course. 
  • The fall French 1 instructor-led course for independent learners is full. Please email oli-help@cmu.edu to be placed on the waitlist and to receive notice of the opening of the spring enrollment period which is expected in December of 2022. SPACE IS LIMITED. Registration is open now and closes Aug 30. The roster will be capped to ensure an ideal student-to-instructor ratio. First-semester course teaching the French language and French culture, taught by Carnegie Mellon University faculty for students with an intense desire to learn the language. Is French 1 or French 2 right for you? College credit is not awarded for this course. Participants can earn a certificate if they successfully complete the course. 
  • Learn Spanish 2 at your own pace in a media-rich and interactive environment, driven by video that was shot on-site in Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • Learn spanish in a media-rich and interactive environment, driven by video that was shot on-site in Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • First-semester course teaching the French language and French culture, for self-starting students with an intense desire to learn the language. Learn about Independent Paid OLI courses by visiting the “Independent Paid features” tab below.
  • First-semester course teaching the French language and French culture, for self-starting students with an intense desire to learn the language. Learn about Independent Paid OLI courses by visiting the “Independent Paid features” tab below.
  • The first of two semesters on Mandarin Chinese that comprise CMU's Elementary Chinese course. Click here for Elementary Chinese 2. Learn about Open & Free OLI courses by visiting the “Open & Free features” tab below.
  • Sample OLI's Spanish I course in a media-rich and interactive environment, driven by video that was shot on-site in Guadalajara, Mexico. This Open & Free version features one unit of content. Learn about Open & Free OLI courses by visiting the “Open & Free features” tab below.
  • Introductory logic course designed for students from a broad range of disciplines, from mathematics and computer science to drama and creative writing. Learn about Open & Free OLI courses by visiting the “Open & Free features” tab below.
  • Potentially useful to a broad range of students, Argument Diagramming provides an introduction to exploring and understanding arguments. This course will explain what the parts of an argument are and how to break arguments into their parts and create diagrams to show how those parts relate to each other. Learn about Open & Free OLI courses by visiting the “Open & Free features” tab below.
  • Learn how to communicate with the sounds and music of American English. Improve your pronunciation in Standard American English by dealing with the sounds of the words that you speak. NOTE: This is a course on speaking American English, not learning the English language. Learn about Open & Free OLI courses by visiting the "Open & Free features" tab below.
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