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We offer a wide range of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on the FutureLearn platform.  These courses can help you develop as an teacher, improve your English and even learn about aspects of British culture.  They are free to join and open to all.

You can see our full range of courses on the FutureLearn site and here are a few that are especially relevant to English teachers.

Teaching for Success: Lessons and Teaching

Look at lessons, courses and resources with this continuing professional development course for English language teachers.  In this course you will look at four professional practices:

  • Planning lessons and courses
  • Managing resources
  • Managing the lesson
  • Taking responsibility for professional development.

Teaching for Success: Learning and Learners

Understand learners, policy and practice with this continuing professional development course for English language teachers.  In this course you will look at four professional practices:

  • Understanding learners
  • Knowing the subject
  • Using inclusive practices
  • Assessing learning

Teaching for Success: the Classroom and the World

Explore 21st-century skills, ICT and multilingual approaches with this English language teaching professional development course.  In this course you will look at four professional practices:

  • Integrating ICT
  • Promoting 21st-century skills
  • Using multilingual approaches
  • Understanding educational policies and practice.

Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching

An introduction to some key concepts in the effective teaching and learning of languages.

What is language? How do we learn meaning in a new language? What is easy and hard about learning another language? And what is the best way to teach other languages?

This free online course suggests some answers to these questions.

Becoming a Better Teacher: Exploring Professional Development

Improve your teaching skills by exploring professional development

Keeping up professional development as a teacher can be hard to fit into a busy timetable. It doesn’t need to be. This online course, broken into simple steps, will help you develop your reflective skills and improve your practice in the classroom.

Join a community of others working in education, share your experiences and grow as a teacher. This is professional development designed to help you respond to your needs and is accessible to everyone whatever level of resource is available in their setting.

English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development

How do very young children best learn English as an additional language while they’re still learning their mother tongue? How and why do children learn best through play? What can parents and practitioners do to enable children to get the most out of a learning experience?

This free online course for parents and practitioners will explore how young children learn English and investigate many more aspects of early childhood learning and development.