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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.

British Council
Understanding IELTS
Improve your English and prepare for tests, such as IELTS reading, writing, speaking and listening, with this free online course.
British Council
Exploring English
This course for learners of English looks at British culture and examines English in use to help you improve your language skills.
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.
Shanghai International Studies University (SISU)
Intercultural Communication
Learn to appreciate, adjust to, and work or study in different cultures, with this free online intercultural communication course.
University of Groningen
European Culture and Politics
Learn about the link between identity, culture and politics in the construction of contemporary Europe.
Lancaster University
Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching
Gain practical tools and theoretical insights to help dyslexic students learn second languages, with this free online course.
University of Southampton
Understanding Language
An introduction to some key concepts in the effective teaching and learning of languages.
Cambridge English Language Assessment
Teaching Your Subject in English
Build your confidence to use English effectively to teach subjects such as Maths, Science or History with this online course.
British Council
English in Early Childhood
Discover how very young children learn English as an additional language and how you can help them progress.
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.
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.
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.