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Exploring English: Language and Culture

British Council via FutureLearn

23 Reviews 1299 students interested
Found in ESL, Humanities
  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate $54 Certificate Available
  • Effort 2 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long
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Overview

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On this course, you will learn about British life and culture, and improve your English language skills and knowledge.

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.

The course draws on the British Council’s expertise in online learning. It is one of two courses from its Exploring English course collection.

You can find out more about this course in Chris Cavey’s post for the FutureLearn blog: 3 tips for getting the most out of Exploring English.

This course is for non-native English speakers who have studied English to around intermediate level (approximately B1 on the CEFR).

Taught by

Chris Cavey

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Exploring English: Language and Culture
4.3 Based on 23 reviews

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Anonymous
5.0 3 days ago
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"Exploring English: Language and Culture" is a fantastic course in four weeks that will improve our productive (writing and speaking) and receptive (reading and listening) skills. Every week deals with a different subject: week 1 explores English language and its importance in the world; week 2 is about Music and how it makes a difference; week 3 describes the Countryside, and week 4 focuses on Literature. It goes without saying that they are used to help us to learn English the best way possible. That is, by using words and structures in context we will capture concepts and unde…
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María
4.0 4 years ago
by María completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Very useful for english learners, very well organized, structured by topics it helps to improve and learn grammar, new vocabulary as well as english pronuntiation.
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Animesh L
5.0 4 days ago
by Animesh is taking this course right now.
It is really helpful and not only did we get to learn from the teachers but also from each other. I have been able to communicate with people from different parts of the world which I would totally miss if I was not part of this class.

INFORMATIVE, BRILLIANT AND GIVE A CHANCE TO MAKE FRIENDS WHICH WOULD NOT BE MADE OTHERWISE
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Anonymous
4.0 5 days ago
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I did not know about this site .when I was sit on the bench on railway terminal. I was try to myself busy all the time .when I saw some videos on you tube .that's one channel who tell about this education website so I was surprised because I did not know about it any thing.i decide whenever I have time I try it . One day I search this site and know how it work after some research then I found English course I am pretty happy for this .this website or platform is very big and also provided the information about British language, culture, lifestyle or many other things so after these things I realized I Wana join this course for my knowledge and also my communication skills because it helps you understanding the culture of britishs and they thoughts .
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Anonymous
5.0 19 hours ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I have never tried any course like this, so It is a new experience. I recommend to everybody who is learning English to join any course from Future Learn. Specially this one, Language and Culture, is being very funny and entertaining. What I like the most is the live videos on YouTube where the teachers answer students' questions and express their opinions about different topics.
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Anonymous
5.0 8 hours ago
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I'm very happy with this free course, which is helping me to reconnect with English language, after several years disconnected from it. Thanks to the set of videos, activities and answers/comments of other students I'm refreshing my skills and also learning new words and expressions.

Thanks to BBC to this free learning initiative! :)

Regards,

Julián
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Katherine R
5.0 21 hours ago
Katherine is taking this course right now.
This course is useful, make me learning about Britain culture, Talking about different subject like Music role in society.

And the grammars part is understandable even if you don't have grammars background.

In general the course is easy to understand, enjoyable, and interesting.

Thanks for your efforts ♡♡
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Anonymous
4.0 2 days ago
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I enjoy the course and it helps to refresh my English. When topics of grammar are sportlighted it´s easy to memorise them. I would appreciate more courses like that.
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Norma P
5.0 3 years ago
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Anonymous
5.0 4 days ago
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A very well structured and useful course. I specially enjoyed the grammar exercise on relative pronouns. It is very clearly designed. Thank you
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Anonymous
4.0 3 days ago
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I really like the course. The only drawback, in my opinion, is the traditional way of approaching / expalining grammar phenomena.
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Anonymous
4.0 5 months ago
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Buenas tardes me gustaria mucho tomar este curso ya que me interesa mucho aprender me encantaria hablar ingles es un sueño para mi
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1.0 4 years ago
Aana completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
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