If you’ve been putting off adopting a new skill due to your busy schedule, it’s safe to say you no longer have any excuses. With the extra hours at home, picking up something new can also keep you feeling fulfilled and productive. To know which reliable platforms will provide you with A-grade lessons or even fun lifestyle classes, just scroll down. The time to learn is now.
An educational institution that offers business, web development, design programmes and more, General Assembly is known for its award-winning curriculum and dedicated instructors. Since the temporary closure of their local campus, GA now conducts its programmes online and has even introduced Free Fridays, a completely free line-up of workshops available every, well, Friday. Take an introductory course to HTML coding, sign-up for a Google Analytics bootcamp or even learn how to prepare for job interviews.
You may have seen the incredibly compelling advertisements from streaming platform Masterclass when scrolling through Instagram or YouTube. Their video classes conducted by world-renowned experts are indeed as outstanding as advertised. Lessons with celebrity instructors such as RuPaul and Gordon Ramsay feel intimate and personal, besides being simply enlightening. Subscribers of Masterclass are granted access to a catalog of over 80 different classes on cooking, writing, photography and more. So get an annual membership to learn anytime, anywhere and at your own pace.
With the temporary closure of its community clubs and committee centres, the People’s Association has also taken their programmes online. But apart from the Virtual CCs’ lessons for participants who are currently enrolled in courses, PA has also unveiled PAssion L!ve, that covers lifestyle courses via PA Courses Facebook page and YouTube channels. From onde onde kueh making workshops to Aroma Stretch mornings, the digital programmes are as easily accessible as they are resourceful. Further information available on their various Facebook pages.
If the Covid-19 pandemic has marred your travel plans, give WithLocals Live a try. The online marketplace offers interesting, interactive experiences through live streaming sessions hosted by passionate locals from across the globe. Malaysian curry cooking workshops, Greek history lessons, and even online tours of the Vatican museum with an Art History PhD holder are all possible thanks to this platform.