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Our Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) are free programmes which extend teachers' and students' learning through approaches beyond the linguistic. Our MOOCs are delivered on the FutureLearn platform.  Find out more about the courses we are offering:

For students and teachers

English for the Workplace

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This course is for people who are learning English and who are interested in developing English language skills for employability and workplace contexts. Each week, we’ll focus on key aspects of English for the workplace. You’ll watch videos and listen to audio recordings of people searching and applying for jobs, preparing for interviews, taking interviews, starting their new job, and working with new colleagues.

How to succeed in the global workplace

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Beginning your career or starting a new job brings to mind lots of questions, so we’ve designed a course to guide you through those initial weeks and monthS.You’ll see videos from employers, giving you insights from around the world into what they look for from their employees. You’ll learn how to communicate across cultures and discover the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues, managers and clients.

Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching 
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If you are interested in studying an MA in English Language Teaching then why not try this MOOC which has been developed by the University of Southampton and the British Council. The course takes place over four weeks and will introduce you to some of the latest ideas in research and practice in language learning and teaching.

For students

Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests

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Anyone thinking about taking an English language test will find this MOOC particularly useful, but all English language learners will benefit from the tips and advice given in the course. The course helps learners improve their English and prepare for tests, such as IELTS reading, writing, speaking and listening. IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test, with 2.2 million tests taken annually.

For teachers

Teaching for Success: the Classroom and the World

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Explore 21st-century skills, ICT and multilingual approaches with this English language teaching professional development course.