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British Council now offers online courses on FutureLearn

The British Council has launched a series of free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on IELTS and English for teachers and students on the FutureLearn platform. The two current courses include: Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests and Exploring English: Language and Culture. The IELTS course will include all the stages of the IELTS test, namely the reading, writing, speaking and listening while the Exploring English course will include info on the language, British culture and ways to improve the users’ English language skills. Last month, the Council had launched a course on Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching of teachers of English. The course focused on exploring English language and tactics of learning and teaching other languages. The British Council claims to have over 400,000 registered users for its MOOCs previously. FutureLearn is an MOOC platform, owned by The Open University in England and partners with the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and over 50 UK and international universities. The British Council is a charity British organisation which specialises in international educational and cultural opportunities. Some of the recent developments in the MOOC space include: - One of the largest acquisitions in the MOOC space has been of LinkedIn’s Lynda.com acquisition. The former spent a $1.5 billion in a cash and stock deal to acquire the latter, last month. - The Delhi University launched a series of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) in January this year. The courses would be free, open and accessible worldwide. The…

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