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Introducing the topic

Welcome to Week 2. If you’ve just joined the course, why not click ‘To do’ at the top of the page to catch up on Week 1. This week, we’ll …

What does English feel like?

Welcome to the course! Watch our video tutor, Nicole, introduce this week’s topic, English as a global language. Nicole talks about what English means to some of the people we …

★ Facebook Live ★

We held our final Facebook Live broadcast of the course this week where you had another opportunity to ask our educators your questions about the course and English language learning. …

★ Facebook Live ★

Our final Facebook live session of the course will be held on Wednesday 12th February at 2pm UK time on the British Council’s LearnEnglish Facebook page. Find out the time …

Charlotte Brontë

Read about the English author, Charlotte Brontë, the eldest of the Brontë sisters and author of the classic novel Jane Eyre. Charlotte Brontë was the eldest of three sisters, each …

The Landlady – a short story

The Landlady is a short story by Roald Dahl. It was first published in The New Yorker magazine in 1959, and has since appeared in many anthologies of Dahl’s stories. …

Roald Dahl

Read about the British novelist, short story writer, poet and screenwriter, Roald Dahl, author of some of the most popular children’s stories of all time. This year is the 104th …

Introducing the topic – the environment

This week we’ll be talking about the environment and what we can do to protect it. We’ll talk a bit about your own behaviour, look at an environmentally friendly project …

A visit to the Lake District

Watch the short film of Richard visiting the Lake District. Listen carefully. Which of the words from the previous step do you hear? There’ll be a quiz in the next …

Introducing the topic

Welcome to Week 2. If you’ve just joined the course, why not click ‘To do’ at the top of the page to catch up on Week 1. This week, we’ll …

Coming soon

We hope you’ve enjoyed Exploring English: Language and Culture. If you would like to continue improving your English in a global community of language learners, you might also find these …

Video review of Week 5

Two of the educators, Tina and Neil, look back over some of their highlights of the week. In the video, Tina and Neil mentioned several good discussions that have taken …