FutureLearn is an online learning platform, an initiative by the Open University, in partnership with 23 leading universities, the British Council, British Museum and British Library to provide learning opportunities that let you:
- experience UK higher education
- gain new skills and knowledge
- explore varied subjects and topics
- discuss and share ideas and with other learners and academics.
How does it work?
All FutureLearn courses are free of charge and are taught in English. Most courses require around 2–4 hours study per week and last six to ten weeks. There are also some short courses lasting two or three weeks.
There are no formal exams, but once you finish the course, you can share a public version of your progress page as evidence of what you’ve learnt.
What courses are on offer?
Whether you are interested in physics or psychology, information technology or history, ecology or marketing, you will find a course to interest you!
Exploring English: Language and Culture
This course for learners of English looks at British culture and examines English in use to help you improve your language skills.
Through short videos, you will learn about different popular culture topics as well as ways of life in the UK, including English as a global language, the countryside, music, 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. You will also examine some of the language used in the videos and analyse its use and learn how to use it again in practice.
Course starts: 9 Sep 2019
Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2YMxyUU
To find out more, please visit www.futurelearn.com.