Holidays and travel

Travel ideas and languages online

With many people’s horizons limited by national lockdowns imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, exploring a new language or culture could be an ideal way to look forward to a time beyond COVID-19 – as well as giving yourself new skills and knowledge along the way.

Learning a language is a great way to keep your brain switched on when self-isolating. FutureLearn’s courses are designed to be as social as possible – meaning you can connect with other language lovers around the world as you learn.

You can explore everyday Norwegian, or take your first steps into learning Dutch and Spanish. If you’re looking for something a little more challenging, National Chiao Tung University’s course invites you to ‘fall in love with Mandarin’, examining Chinese language and culture at the same time.

Just because you’re stuck at home, doesn’t mean you can’t travel. The University of Reading’s Rome course takes you on an extraordinary 3D journey around the eternal city, learning about the ancient world along the way.

Whether you’re looking for your next holiday destination, or want to learn a language online, or free online courses will take you there today.