About the course
On this course, one 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.
- English: the global language
Why is English so widely used?
How does technology help you learn?
Language focus: passives
- Music: making a difference
What does British music mean to you?
Music and society
Language focus: clauses
- Countryside: a green and pleasant land
What do people think about the British countryside?
A visit to the Lake District in north-west England
A look at the different parts of the UK
Language focus: description
- Literature: books and identity
Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre
Anniversaries in British literature
Language focus: comparatives and superlatives
Interested one can register on this page on or before 9 September 2019. It is a 4 weeks course and each day one has to study 2 hours on a weekly basis.
Who can attend?
This course is for non-native English speakers who have studied English to around intermediate level (approximately B1 on the CEFR)