Increase your confidence in English with the British Council’s free online course Exploring English: Language and Culture (MOOC).
By popular demand, the British Council is repeating this course focusing on the everyday use of English. The course is for intermediate learners – from those with a general interest in learning more about language and culture to those keen to improve their English for work, travel or study. If you complete more than 50% of the steps in the course, you will be eligible to purchase a Statement of Participation.
Based on the British Council’s high-quality language learning content, Exploring English: Language and Culture gives you the chance to practise your skills online, to engage with people all over the world, to improve your English and to develop your understanding of British culture.
The next course dates will be published shortly. Register your interest now!
The course will use short videos to present a different topic each week, including English as a global language, the environment, entrepreneurship and literature. Filmed in Great Britain, these videos will help you to develop your listening skills as you watch authentic examples of people speaking English. Our experienced tutor will examine some of the language used in the videos and will draw your attention to useful points that will help you improve your spoken and written English.
The course does not follow a language syllabus but takes authentic English in context as its starting point. Short quizzes and discussions will help you measure your understanding and practise your English throughout the course. At the end of each week you will be asked to describe your own feelings and experiences about that week’s topic in a short piece of writing.