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British Council

Magna Carta

British Council via FutureLearn

Overview

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How did a peace treaty signed by an English king in 1215 become such an important symbol of liberty and human rights around the world?

This course will start by looking at the events that led to the signing of Magna Carta in 1215, before examining the role the Magna Carta has played in shaping history – from American independence to liberation movements around the world.

Finally, we will look at the relevance of Magna Carta to the 21st century.

At each step of the course, you will be taken through each topic and introduced to a language focus, by looking at some examples of English in use in videos and texts.

Short quizzes will help you check your understanding and you’ll be asked to join discussions with other learners around the world.

The course is aimed at non-native English speakers at around intermediate level (approximately B1 on the CEFR) or above.

Taught by

Genevieve White

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