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Happy English Language Day from FutureLearn!

First held in 2010, the day coincides with William Shakespeare’s birthday and celebrates English as one of six official UN languages. To mark the occasion, we spoke to IELTS expert Chris Cavey about how the British Council’s online IELTS course helped 2.2 million students learn English last year, enabling them to live, work or study…

Quiz: How much do you really know about the Magna Carta?

It’s 800 years since King John of England signed a peace treaty that went on to become a famous and important symbol of liberty and human rights around the world. It’s also the topic you will explore to help develop your English language skills on the British Council’s free online course Exploring English: Magna Carta. But how much…

3 tips for getting the most out of Exploring English

The second run of the British Council’s free online course, “Exploring English: Language and Culture,” starts on 2 February on FutureLearn. Here, lead educator, Chris Cavey, offers some advice on how to get the most out of the course. 1. Join in While the course explores British culture, that’s only half of what it offers….

Exploring English with the British Council

Update – Chris Cavey has written a new blog post, highlighting how to get the most out of this course. Read Chris’s three tips now. Chris Cavey, lead educator on the free online course “Exploring English: Language and Culture,” talks about how the British Council has combined its experience in developing online learning materials with…