5 Free Online Courses You Can Take To Broaden Your Horizon Before Heading Back To Work

At the beginning of lockdown, productivity was at an all time high with plenty of banana-bread-making and spending mornings running 5k for charity. But, now that the end is on the horizon and you’ll probably be heading back to work sometime soon, you might have suddenly realised your motivation has been lacking in recent weeks. But fear not: there’s still some time left to grasp an additional sense of achievement that you can brag about to all your colleagues when you head back to the office. To help you out, we rounded up five online courses on a range of subjects that you can complete to broaden your horizon just in time. The best part? They’re all free…

1. Cooking
You’ve probably mastered one or two new recipes since spending so much time at home and not being able to order-in or eat-out as often. But, why let that stop when you’re back to some normality? To really refine your skills and take on any recipe like a pro, we discovered Kitchn’s Cooking School with its 20-day course covering everything from knife skills to seafood and baking! You’ll be dying to host a dinner party in no time…

2. Languages
Learning a new language online for free is actually much more readily available than you may have thought. So, if you’re starting to feel a little regretful for not paying more attention in French lessons, then here’s your second chance. Our favourite platform we found for this is OpenLearn, with language courses ranging from beginner to intermediate and advanced in French, Spanish and German!

3. Fashion
When we first heard about this course a few months back it sounded a little too good to be true – but rest assured it really is the real deal. Taught by Benjamin Simmenauer with input from Simon Porte Jacquemus and the CEOs of Chanel and YSL, Understanding Fashion: From Business To Culture is definitely one any fashion lover out there shouldn’t miss out on. And with pages and pages of five star reviews, we’re sure you’ll want to find out what all the fuss is about…

4. Yoga
If you’re a little hesitant to head back to your usual yoga class when gyms reopen this weekend, an alternative option would be to learn all the moves yourself. Do You Yoga is is a complete encyclopedia for the popular workout and has plenty of free short-term and longer term courses sure to improve anything from flexibility to core strength. There are over 300 million minutes of yoga on the site, so you’ll never run out of things to learn.

5. Coding
With the world becoming increasingly digital, knowing at least a little bit about coding will most likely soon become pretty essential. To get a head start, we’re turning to Harvard University and MIT for Edx: the online platform which will teach you how to code as long with plenty of other lessons in compute science from 53 different schools. You definitely can’t go wrong.

 

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