In partnership with the FutureLearn, we are producing a number of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)  for learners and teachers of English. 

The MOOCs available right now are:

Exploring English: Language and Culture

Duration: 4 weeks

This course is for people who are learning English and who are interested in finding out more about British culture and improving their English. The course will use short videos to present a different topic each week, including English as a global language, the environment, entrepreneurship and literature. Learn more

How to Plan and Teach Great English Lessons

Duration: 12 weeks

The British Council’s CPD Framework identifies twelve professional practices that describe what a teacher does and help you plan your own professional development. These three courses look at all twelve practices from Knowing the Subject to 21st Century skills and provide you with a wealth of great suggestions and ideas to take into your own practice. Learn more

Teaching for Success: Lessons and Teaching

Duration: 4 weeks

This free online course is for English language teachers around the world. It will help you develop the skills and practices you need for your continuing professional development (CPD). Learn more

Understanding IELTS

Duration: 12 weeks

Understanding IELTS​ ​is available now and users can register when they want to start learning. ​The four courses in this ExpertTrack from the British Council give learners all the information and practice they need to approach all four parts of IELTS with confidence and achieve th​​​e band score they need.​ Learn more

Exploring English: Food and Culture

Duration: 4 weeks

On this course you will learn about the role food plays in UK culture, and improve your English language skills and knowledge. Learn more