Exploring English: Language and Culture
British Council repeats Massive Open Online Course on futurelearn.com by popular demand
Bangalore, 21 January 2015: The British Council’s free Massive Open Online Course Exploring English: Language and Culture is being offered on futurelearn.com for the second time, by popular demand. It is a six-week course that begins on 02 February 2015.
Chris Brandwood, Regional Business Development Manager, English, British Council South Asia, said, “This course is for those keen to improve their English for work, travel or study. Large numbers of people from across the world signed up for the first edition of the course and we look forward to large numbers this time too.”
Based on the British Council’s high-quality language learning content, Exploring English: Language and Culture gives learners the chance to practise their skills online, to engage with people all over the world, to improve their English and to develop an understanding of British culture.
The course uses short videos to present a different topic each week, including English as a global language, the environment, entrepreneurship and literature. It centres on social interaction, where people engage in debates and participate in online quizzes, all of which encourage active learning.
The British Council is working closely with FutureLearn and its university partners to facilitate students’ access to British Council English language content and assessment. You must be at least 13 years old to create a profile on FutureLearn. Parents can register using their own name and then supervise a child throughout the course.
The first edition of Exploring English Language and Culture was launched in September 2014. Over 122,000 learners registered and participation levels were the highest that FutureLearn has seen since their launch in December 2012.
To register for the course and learn more MOOCs, interested candidates can log on to British Council website at www.britishcouncil.in/educating-world-through-massive-open-online-courses.
FutureLearn offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. FutureLearn is wholly owned by the Open University, UK with the benefit of over 40 years of experience in distance learning and online education. The aim is to connect learners from across the globe with educators and with each other.
About the British Council:
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. The British Council was established in India in 1948. The British Council is recognised across India for its network of 9 libraries and cultural centres. We offer a range of specialised projects in arts, education, exams, English language and society to audiences across India and more than 100,000 members. We also provide access to English language training and learning for both students and teachers, offer UK qualifications in India and enable opportunities to study in the UK. www.britishcouncil.in