Online course in Languages & Cultures

Exploring English: Language and Culture

Join this English language course for an introduction to British culture as you work to improve your English language skills.

Exploring English: Language and Culture

  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Weekly study 2 hours

Why join the course?

On this course, you will learn about British life and culture, and improve your English language skills and knowledge.

Through short videos, you will learn about different popular culture topics as well as ways of life in the UK, including English as a global language, the countryside, music, 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. You will also examine some of the language used in the videos and analyse its use and learn how to use it again in practice.

The course draws on the British Council’s expertise in online learning. It is one of three courses from its Exploring English course collection.

You can find out more about this course in Chris Cavey’s post for the FutureLearn blog: “3 tips for getting the most out of Exploring English.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced
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Who is the course for?

This course is for non-native English speakers who have studied English to around intermediate level (approximately B1 on the CEFR).

Who will you learn with?

Genevieve  White

Genevieve White

I've taught English in Hungary, Romania, China and the UK. At the moment I teach in Shetland and I also write English language teaching materials.

David Lewis

David Lewis

I have been working in English language teaching for over twenty years in Europe and Africa, teaching a wide range of classes to everyone from 5 years old and up!

Who developed the course?

The British Council is on the ground in six continents and over 100 countries connecting the best of UK culture with a global audience and providing high-quality English language courses.

Get a taste of this course

Find out what this course is like by previewing some of the course steps before you join: