Advanced Language Skills for Cross-Cultural Communication

DynEd’s high-level video-based courses take learners beyond advanced towards fluency at CEFR C1 and C2 levels. These courses are designed to help learners develop high-level listening and note-taking skills, and to master real-time sentence construction and sequencing of ideas.

In the context of cross-cultural communication, they will prepare students for study in an English-speaking degree- or post-graduate program.

Advanced CoursesCEFR C1 - C2

Advanced ListeningListening skills for real-life success
CEFR Levels C1 to C2

Advanced Listening is a strategy-based listening course for advanced ESL/EFL students, built around authentic lectures from Stanford University professors. Its interactive lessons are designed to develop listening strategies, academic vocabulary, and critical thinking.  The course focuses on processing complex information in real-time, in order to improve high-level listening and note-taking skills for those striving to succeed in academic or professional environments.

Advanced Listening will prepare students for certification required by English-based university or post-graduate programs and will help them succeed in international business environments

Lecture 1Dealing with Stress

Lecture 2Genes & Gene Therapy

Lecture 3The Chinese Economy

Lecture 4How to Give a Lecture

Lecture 5The History of Slavery

Lecture 6The Geology of Volcanoes

Lecture 7The “Invention” of the Airplane

Lecture 8Principles of Child Psychiatry

Lecture 9Women & Social Reform

DialogueDevelop Interactive Listening Skills
(CEFR Levels C1 to C2)

Get intensive listening practice with Dialogue, a supplementary English course focused on televised interviews on topics of general interest. Originally broadcast on China Central Television (CCTV), Dialogue’s advanced content helps higher-level learners prepare for university lectures, discussion groups, conferences, and international business presentations in English.

Each of the three interviews represents approximately seven hours of study in three parts: presentation, interactive listening, and language skills. The language is authentic and is spoken at a natural pace, with false starts and overlapping sentences.  The course also accustoms students to communicating with non-native speakers in the global business environment.

The three In-Depth Discussion Topics include:

  • Higher Education in a Globalized Era
  • Environmental Protection
  • Issues on Aging


General Comprehension (Listening for main ideas, taking notes)

Interactive Listening

Detailed listening skills and ability to synthesize information from different parts of a conversation

Language Skills

Focus on vocabulary and idioms, and grammar review