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Short courses on FutureLearn

Our short courses on FutureLearn are free for anyone to sign up to. The courses are three or four weeks long and there are a range of topics, from English for the Workplace to IELTS preparation. Study at your own pace and communicate with other learners from all over the world. British Council educators will answer your questions on all of the courses.

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This course for learners of English helps you with the language you need to find a job and successfully function in the workplace.

4 weeks @ 2 hours per week

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Discover how very young children learn English as an additional language and how you can help them progress.

6 weeks @ 2 hours per week
Start date: 22 June 2020
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This course for learners of English looks at British culture and examines English in use to help you improve your language skills.

4 weeks @ 2 hours per week

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Improve your English language skills by looking at the life and works of William Shakespeare and his enduring popularity.

6 weeks @ 2 hours per week

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Find out what you need to know about the IELTS Listening test and learn techniques to improve your test performance.

3 weeks @ 3 hours per week
Start date: 14 September 2020
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Find out what you need to know about the IELTS Reading test and learn techniques and strategies to improve your test performance.

3 weeks @ 3 hours per week
Start date: 10 August 2020
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Find out what you need to know about the IELTS Speaking test and learn how to improve your test performance.

3 weeks @ 3 hours per week
Start date: 10 August 2020
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Find out what you need to know about the IELTS Writing test and learn techniques and strategies to improve your test performance.

3 weeks @ 3 hours per week
Start date: 14 September 2020
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