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The Best Online Classes for Picking Up New Skills at Home

Updated: Jul 6, 2021

If you're looking to take up a new language, hone your Photoshop skills or moonlight as a pastry chef, there are a plethora of both free and paid online courses to help you accomplish your goals.

MasterClass MasterClass has an impressive network of celebrity and industry-leading instructors such as Frank Gehry, Annie Leibovitz, Anna Wintour and Martin Scorsese. Get access to every class at just $15 a month (billed annually). Enroll here


Coursera collaborates with over 200 universities and companies to offer certification-level classes in nearly every subject field. There are audit-level courses for free, including Yale's renowned Science of Well-Being course. Full versions of courses are available to purchase individually or through a Coursera Plus ($33/month) or Coursera Specialization ($49/month) subscription. Enroll here


Skillshare is one of the most interactive platforms available, allowing students to create projects with their peers and teachers. The platform offers a wide variety of free classes whereas Skillshare Premium gets you offline access to all courses, as well as access to the 20,000+ premium courses. Enroll here

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