Join our free massive open online courses (MOOC) to improve your English, gain knowledge on a variety of different subjects and connect with learners across the globe. Find out what a MOOC is and how does it work, and register for our upcoming courses.
Our free open online courses (MOOCs)
Learn more about British Council MOOCs that you can sign up for:
English in Early Childhood
This free online course will help you explore the best way on how young children learn English as an additional language while they’re still learning their mother tongue.
English for the Workplace
This free course is perfect for people who are learning English and who are interested in developing English language skills to help them secure a better job.
How to succeed in the Global Workplace
This free online course will help you to prepare for your first role or the early stages of the career. 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.
Professional practices for English language teaching
A free online course for English language teachers around the world. It will develop the skills and practices you need for your continuing professional development (CPD).
Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English language tests
This online course is recommended for anyone thinking about taking the IELTS test, but all English language learners will benefit from the tips and advice given in the course. Join the course between 13 February and 26 March 2017.
Understanding language: learning and teaching
Developed by the University of Southampton and the British Council, last year this course was taken by 120.000 people from all over the world.
Exploring English: Language and Culture
Increase your confidence in English and improve your language skills with the free online course while exploring more about British culture at the same time.
Exploring English: Magna Carta
Improve your English language skills while exploring Magna Carta - the 800-year-old “great charter” that shaped the world.
Online course ‘Exploring English: Shakespeare’
Improve your English language skills by learning about William Shakespeare’s life and work and his universal appeal.