Join our free massive open online courses (MOOC) to improve your English, improve your knowledge on a variety of different subjects and connect with learners across the globe. Find out what a MOOC is and how it works, and register for our upcoming courses.
Our free open online courses (MOOCs)
Learn more about British Council MOOCs that you can sign up for:
Becoming a Better Teacher: Exploring Professional Development
Grow your skills as a teacher and learn more about professional development for teachers.
Teaching for Success: Learning and Learners
This free online course is for English language teachers around the world. It will help you develop the skills and practices you need for your continuing professional development.
Teaching for Success: The Classroom and the World
This free online course is for English language teachers around the world. It will help you develop the skills and practices you need for your Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Join the course between 29 May and 26 June 2017.
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.
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. Join the course between 20 March and 01 May 2017.
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
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 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.
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 29 May and 9 July 2017.
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: Shakespeare
Improve your English language skills by looking at the life and works of William Shakespeare and his enduring popularity.