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

The MOOCs running right now are:

Understanding Language:Learning and Teaching

Starts 8 January 2018, 4 weeks

This free online course suggests some answers to these questions. It has been developed by the University of Southampton and the British Council, and draws on their exciting joint online course, MA in English Language Teaching. 

Understanding IELTS:Techniques for English Language Tests 

Starts 5 Febuary 2018, 6 weeks

The course focuses on the IELTS test (International English Language Testing System). IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test for higher education and global migration. IELTS is accepted by over 10,000 organisations worldwide including universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies. Over 3 million IELTS tests were taken globally last year.

Becoming a better teacher:Exploring professional development

Starts 5 Febuary 2018, 6 weeks

This online course, broken into simple steps, will help you develop your reflective skills and improve your practice in the classroom.

English in early childhood: language learning and development

Starts 12 Febuary 2018, 6 weeks

This course for parents and practitioners will explore how young children learn English and investigate many more aspects of early childhood learning and development.

Study UK: a Guide for Education Agents and Counsellors 

Starts 15 Febuary 2018, 3 weeks

This online course from the British Council will provide international education agents, school counsellors and consultants with advice on all aspects of UK education. Further information is included around becoming a professional education agent for the UK if relevant for you.

NEW! Better Email Writing

Starts 15 Febuary 2018, 3 weeks

This online course develops your planning, organising, writing and editing skills, to enable you to write more effective and efficient emails. You will learn techniques to help you write emails that people want to read and ensure you are better understood in the workplace.

Teaching for Success: Practices for English Language Teaching

Starts 16 April 2018, 4 weeks

This course is part of our Teaching for Success: Practices for English Language Teaching program. In the program we will look at the 12 professional practices for CPD on the British Council’s teacher development framework.

English for the Workplace

Starts 23 April 2018, 4 weeks

This course for learners of English helps you with the language you need to find a job and successfully function in the workplace.

Exploring English: Shakespeare

Starts 7 May 2018, 6 weeks

This online course will look at the life and works of William Shakespeare and take you from his Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to the Globe Theatre in London, from where he secured his central place in English literature.