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Exploring English Language and Culture (MOOC)

Exploring English Language and Culture (MOOC)

Interested in learning something more than just the language of the British people? Then this course is exactly for you, plus you are going to improve your language skills. Learning English is a great way to find out more about British culture.

About the course

This free course is presented by the British Council and is intended for people who are learning English, who are interested in finding out more about British culture and aiming to improve their English language skills at the same time.

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. Our experienced tutor 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. At the end of each week you will be asked to describe your own feelings and experiences about that week’s topic in a short piece of writing.

What you’ll learn:

  • find out more about British culture
  • develop your listening skills
  • improve your spoken and written English skills
  • practise your English with other students

Starting date: 6 June 2016

Duration: 6 weeks

Language: English

Instructor: Simon Carrie

Institution: British Council



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