Aug 21, 2014

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5 Invaluable Skills You Can Learn For Free

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Invest your time (not money) in these FREE online courses.

Learn To Code

Why pay someone to build your website if you can save money by learning how to do it yourself? Codeacademy is an online education platform dedicated entirely to helping novice techies, bloggers and web afficionados learn how to code. The best part about this free online tutorial is that it allows participants to build real web projects as they go along. Talk about multitasking!

Learn A New Language

Do you want to learn a second–or third– language, but don’t want to pay hundreds of dollars for Rosetta Stone? Try Duolingo. Dedicated to providing the language education for the world (no small feat), Duolingo offers FREE interactive online courses in Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian and French. Yes, you read that right — it’s free. Find out how it works by watching the video below.

Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

If you’ve ever dreamed of participating in a TEDx or LATINAS THINK BIG™ event, then University of Washington‘s free Intro to Public Speaking course is for you.
According to University of Washington’s website, the interactive online course is designed to “demystify the process of writing, practicing, and performing a clear and engaging speech, work through the unique traits of oral versus written communication,” and help participants “learn how to prepare speeches that are easier to deliver orally and understand aurally.”

Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect from the course:

Learn How To Negotiate

Perhaps the most valuable skill set any mujer can have in her arsenal is the ability to negotiate her worth. Let Stan Christensen show you how “to manage relationships both inside and outside of the office,” and avoid common negotiating pitfalls in his free online video series.

Practice Yoga

Yome is perfect for telecommuters who needs a good stretch after sitting at their desks for hours on end, or even Yoga newbies who are interested in trying it for the first time but aren’t crazy about the cost. So go ahead and get your “ohm” from home, starting today.

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Tanisha Love Ramirez

Tanisha Love Ramirez

Tanisha is the Managing Editor at NEW LATINA, and a social commentary and pop-culture writer/blogger from New York City. She studied Sociology and Women's Studies at Bowdoin College, where she developed a strong interest women's issues and community advocacy. Tanisha has written for the Bowdoin Orient and has interned at BUST Magazine and Jezebel.com.

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