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Languages & Cultures Courses

Learn a new language or start teaching yours to others. Join our online language and culture courses, which can be used for travel, business or pleasure.

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University of Southampton
English as a Medium of Instruction for Academics
Equip yourself to teach in international contexts by increasing your English language skills and intercultural knowledge.
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Cambridge English Language Assessment
Exploring the World of English Language Teaching
Learn what it means to be a TEFL or English Language Teacher, and start preparing for your first teaching job.
British Council
English in Early Childhood
Discover how very young children learn English as an additional language and how you can help them progress.
British Council
English for the Workplace
This course for learners of English helps you with the language you need to find a job and successfully function in the workplace.
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Cambridge English Language Assessment
Inside IELTS
Learn about the skills you need for IELTS Academic on this free course from Cambridge English, the producers of the test.
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British Council
Understanding IELTS
Improve your English and prepare for tests, such as IELTS reading, writing, speaking and listening, with this free online course.
University of Oslo
Introduction to Norwegian
Learn to speak, write and understand basic Norwegian, with this free, four-week, introductory foreign language course.
Purdue University
Improve Your Intercultural Competence
Develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to thrive in diverse workplaces.
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British Council
Teaching for Success: Lessons and Teaching
Look at lessons, courses and resources with this continuing professional development course for English language teachers.
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University of Exeter
Who Made My Clothes?
Discover who made your clothes, share their stories, and find out how you can influence global change.
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The Open University
Learning English for Academic Purposes
Develop the academic language and study skills you need to learn in English at university.
The Open University
Italian for Beginners 6
In this sixth Italian for Beginners course, learn to book holiday accommodation and order a meal.