Free online course on English language and culture
Exploring English: Language and Culture
Monday 09 September 2019 - 00:00 to Friday 04 October 2019 - 00:00
Online course

This course is for people who are learning English and who are interested in finding out more about British culture and improving their English language skills.

  • Free online course
  • Duration: 4 weeks / 2 hours per week
  • Certificates available


The course will use short videos to present a different topic each week, including English as a global language, the environment, entrepreneurship and literature. Filmed in Great Britain, these videos will help you to develop your listening skills as you watch authentic examples of people speaking English. The experienced teachers will examine some of the language used in the videos and will draw your attention to useful points that will help you improve your spoken and written English.

The course does not follow a language syllabus but takes authentic English in context as its starting point. Short quizzes and discussions will help you measure your understanding and practise your English throughout the course. 

The course draws on the British Council’s expertise in online learning and will give you the opportunity to get a print and digital Certificate of Achievement.

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