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#ILD2016 – our best courses for literacy

This International Literacy Day we’ve rounded up our best courses for helping people worldwide improve their English literacy - featuring everything from improving your IELTS score, to helping children learn the basics.

As a company dedicated to learning, improving literacy across the world is something we can wholeheartedly get behind. So this International Literacy Day we’ve rounded up our best courses for helping people worldwide improve their English literacy.


If you want to improve your own literacy…

If you’re interested in living, studying or working in an English-speaking country, you’ll usually need to have a good level of English, including reading and writing. This often means preparing and taking an English test, one of which is IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

For an introduction try Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests or for preparation for the test itself try Inside IELTS: Preparing for the Test with the Experts

Or maybe you’re interested in improving your English for working specifically. In that case have a look at English for the Workplace, which will teach you some useful language for work environments.

If you’re looking to develop literacy in other languages, we have courses for that too – try our Spanish and Italian programs or get to grips with Dutch.

If you want to help others improve their literacy…

Teaching children to read and write is absolutely crucial for their future – and we a range of great courses to help teachers and parents help little ones master their ABCs and 123s.

Want to explore how children learn language and how to help them progress?

Try English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development

Want to discover the best ways to teach languages? Try:

Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching
Multilingual Learning for a Globalised World
Teaching Literacy Through Film

Or maybe you want to understand more what it takes to teach a language? Try:

Teaching Your Subject in English
Exploring the World of English Language Teaching

No course mentioned that’s quite right for you? Check out all our courses.

And Happy International Literacy Day!


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