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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

Studying in the UK

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The latest in our series of MOOCs aims to support teachers, parents, consultants, education agents, counsellors, prospective students and anyone interested in learning more about studying in the UK.

English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development

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How do very young children best learn English as an additional language while they’re still learning their mother tongue? How and why do children learn best through play? What can parents and practitioners do to enable children to get the most out of a learning experience? This course for parents and practitioners will explore how young children learn English and investigate many more aspects of early childhood learning and development.

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.

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: Learning and Learners
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This free online course will give you a chance to compare teaching approaches and experience with others from around the world. You will also reflect on the factors involved in learner motivation and consider the implications for our teaching practice.