The Adobe- and Microsoft-certified instructors at Photo Art Studio prepare pupils for careers in graphic design, web development, and photography during 14-hour certification programs. The digital photography course drills novices in handling and cleaning their cameras, regulating light, and convincing jumping beans to hold still for track-team portraits. During Adobe Photoshop classes, students survey the program's myriad manipulation and touch-up options by applying such flourishes as modified hues and formatted text over their own compositions. Other courses in software such as Adobe Flash and Dreamweaver focus on animation, image design, and web development respectively. The studio also hosts in-depth classes on Microsoft Office software to instill practical administrative skills.
Insotus removes barriers to attaining foundational knowledge in popular career fields with self-directed online courses. Though students can move through them at their own pace, the instruction materials aren’t just digitized textbooks—they may also incorporate moving graphics, sound, and even music to help make concepts clearer. Students can earn a certificate from the school in anywhere from 2 to 12 months, which makes it easy to work around a job or annual hibernation period.
When learning a foreign language, spoken conversation is one of the most important skills?and one of the most difficult to master. That?s why Rocket Languages? online courses focus on listening comprehension and pronunciation, rather than dry written work, using techniques that let students learn a new tongue in as little as half the time of traditional teaching methods. No matter what their experience level, students can practice chit-chatting in one of 12 available languages, including Hindi, Mandarin, Spanish, and Italian, or engage with English-as-a-second-language courses designed for native Spanish or Japanese speakers. With lifetime access to their chosen courses, participants have unlimited chances to practice more than 30 interactive audio activities per level, and time to take in enrichment lessons on cultural topics, such as how to cook a country?s cuisine or identify its soil by mouthfeel. Though the lessons are administered online, they don?t lack a human element: a native speaker hosts each course, bilingually guiding students through the material.
Rocket Languages had been positively reviewed by The New York Times even before a major 2012 upgrade that introduced games and apps that are compatible with iPhones, iPads, and Android tablets and smartphones. Since then, these interactive improvements have garnered an Editors' Choice award from PCMag and a BESSIE Award for Best Foreign Language software. Popular features include Rocket Record, where users can record their pronunciation of phrases and compare them to recordings of their tutor saying the same phrase, and a progress tracker where students can compare their progress to other students in the same level.
With more than 500,000 users in over 35 countries worldwide, Excel With Business (EwB) developed its online courses with an emphasis on teaching students only what they need to know. With courses in standard and advanced Excel, PowerPoint, Word, accounting and bookkeeping, web design, app design, sales, beauty, PCs for Beginners, and various languages, users work through a variety of downloadable exercises, text-based articles, templates, and instructional videos. Online tests at the beginning and end of courses help measure users? proficiency, with course diagnostics highlighting areas for improvement. When a course is completed, a digital certificate is generated in lieu of streamers flying out of your computer screen.
EwB's staffers offer 24/7 email support for the duration of the 12-month subscription.
The daughter of esteemed linguist and language-learning expert Dr. Paul Pimsleur, Julia Pimsleur Levine grew up in a bilingual French-English home. When she began to teach her young son French, she used her own skills as a filmmaker, teacher, and mom to help conceive Little Pim's.
Using a research-based audiovisual method, each video taps a child's hard-wired ability to learn another language before age six. Engaging their love for learning and play, the beginner-level videos immerse children in a foreign tongue, ensuring they retain a child-friendly vocabulary and hear real native accents along with their parent or guardian. Kids study and play along with books, flashcards, and CDs in languages such as Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, and Hebrew, opening up bright futures and new opportunities whether or not they grow to be jet-setting entrepreneurs and diplomats.
Little Pim's language learning tools have garnered over 25 awards, including the National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval for many products, a Tillywig Toy Awards Brain Child award, and many more.
Manhattan Elite Prep's staff of teachers and consultants carries firsthand experience navigating the complicated labyrinth of school admissions. Some were students whose high test scores and poignant essays got them into top PhD and Ivy League MBA programs. Some consultants served on admissions committees of coveted schools and know what experience, qualities, and acrobatic feats make student applications stand out. Now, this team of insiders at a firm with more than 10 years of experience pools its knowledge to help students who are serious about acing tests and placing in their top schools. They emphasize efficiency, packing as much information as they can into the time allotted, and exceeding beyond minimum requirements. Courses covering entrance tests teach students to work smarter, ruling out wrong answers and budgeting their time wisely, and essay consultants pare down applications to deliver rich content in a limited word count. Customers may complete classes online or interact in-person with their instructors as well as fellow students.