Gender in language education

Find out more about our free course 'Gender in language education'.

Welcome to 'Gender in language education'

In this practical four-week course, you will learn to recognise the different kinds of gender bias and stereotypes which exist in language education, some of the barriers people face in terms of gender equality and equity, and how these can be overcome.

How do I sign up for the course?

This course is not currently available. It will be available in 2023.

About the course

Module 1: Gender representation in teaching materials

This module will introduce you to the different kinds of gender bias and stereotypes which exist in language education. It's aimed at providing you with a general introduction to and understanding of the topic as well as helping you to recognise and evaluate these issues so that you can respond to them effectively in the classroom.

Module 2: Gender equality in teaching practice

This module will introduce you to ways we often perceive gender differences in the classroom. It's aimed at breaking down common assumptions about the differences between gender in education, so that you can help all of your students achieve success.

Module 3: Working with gender equality in education

This module will introduce you to some of the progress that has been made, as well as some of the barriers people face in terms of gender equality and equity, and how these can be overcome and worked with on an individual as well as a global scale.

Start dates and duration

The next course dates will be announced later this year. It will run in 2023.




For participants who successfully complete all tasks and achieve a score of 70% or above in the online exercises, there will be a downloadable certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Level of English required

Minimum CEFR B1



Submitted by Berthe Gerardine on Mon, 12/13/2021 - 09:56


I'm happy to be part of the boat and eager to learn something new

Submitted by Moustapha Malam Sani on Mon, 12/13/2021 - 14:04


I'm very proud to have succeeded in enrolling myself in this platform. This is without doubt an opportunity to learn more about Gender in Language Education. 

Submitted by Moustapha Malam Sani on Mon, 12/13/2021 - 18:09


I'm from Niger Republic. I very glad to be among all of you in this plateform. I hope these weeks of courses on Gender in Language Éducation will be an opportunity to learn more about it. 

Submitted by Nilanka on Mon, 12/13/2021 - 18:57


I am really happy to follow this course also as I have done others successfully. and hope this course also will be benefitted for teachers all over the world as gender discrimination happens all over the world 

Submitted by gassim20032001… on Tue, 12/14/2021 - 00:38


When is the coures starting?

A concern from Guinea

Submitted by gassim20032001… on Tue, 12/14/2021 - 00:42


I an so happy to be among educators.

Submitted by Chalbyen Godwin on Tue, 12/14/2021 - 04:49


Thank you British Council for this great opportunity to acquire the knowledge required to teach our students about gender equality. This is also an opportunity for me go learn and increase in knowledge

Happy learning!

Submitted by Tagarji on Tue, 12/14/2021 - 09:13


It's indeed an honor and privilege to me personally to take part in this training exercise.

Submitted by Mamane Sara Abacar on Tue, 12/14/2021 - 11:54


Gender issues are nowadays on top of school and professional concerns. I'm glad to be sharing things in the course.

Submitted by Soe Soe Nwe on Tue, 12/14/2021 - 13:46


My interest is to increase in the area of gender studies concerning teaching English in the classroom. Thus, I'm happy for having a chance of taking this course and many thanks.

Submitted by Daniel Caetano… on Tue, 12/14/2021 - 16:32


I'm glad to be participating in this course

Submitted by Belal Abdullah on Tue, 12/14/2021 - 16:45


Many thanks are extended to the British Council Team for their great efforts in providing teachers with new methods and techniques of modern teaching and learning. Iam really excited to be involved in this course.

Submitted by Arlette2021 on Tue, 12/14/2021 - 21:39


It's a great opportunity for me to be part of this program. Hope to learn more about the topic. This will help me a lot to relate what is happening in other countries with my own country in Benin (A West Africa country).

Submitted by Kaman Doré on Tue, 12/14/2021 - 23:29


I'm proud to be here, in order to participate to this wonderful course.Hopping that it will be a great experience for me!

Submitted by Amadu Lamarana Bah on Wed, 12/15/2021 - 04:52


Good morning ladies and gentlemen 

It's a great pleasure for me to be among the members of this challenge.

First of all my name is Amadu Lamarana Bah Guinean by nationality , an English teacher.

As a good educator,a great teacher ,it's an obligation for me to follow this technical teaching procedure, gender education.

Seriously speaking I would like to improve my knowledge,my skill,I am curious to know, to discover how things are going on.

Nowadays the best weapons to fight against poverty and ignorance is to get a good and stong education.

So,the questions are :

What is a good education?

How can we get it?

I can't end this comment without thank you very much to the British Council,to all the administrators of this website challenge.

Submitted by Sylla Issa on Wed, 12/15/2021 - 09:13


So delighted to be part of this exciting course. I think, it would help me understand the difference beliefs and attitudes on gender equality in Education, why not in the society. 

Once again good morning. 


Submitted by Kennedy E on Thu, 12/16/2021 - 04:52


I am excited to participate in this course because it will help me to broaden my horizons on how to deal with gender in my classroom activities and the society generally.

Submitted by Kaman Doré on Thu, 12/16/2021 - 07:40


I'm very glad to assist this interesting course! Hope that it will be a great experience for me in order to give feedback to my colleagues who don't assist and practice this experience to our different schools!

Submitted by Maricristy on Thu, 12/16/2021 - 11:07


Hi, everybody! My name is Maria Cristina and I am from Cuba. Glad to share with all of you.

Submitted by Hachimou Nakab… on Thu, 12/16/2021 - 15:52


Hi everyone I'm very happy to be part of this platform but I have problems on following the course so could I do to better understand the way to follow the course without any problems.Thanks Nakabo from Niger


Hi Nakabo

If you are enrolled on the course, you need to click on the "My Portfolio" tab on the top left of this page.  This will take you to the learning platform where you can access the course materials.

Don't forget that you can also ask questions and interact with other participants on the course by joining the course Facebook group:

I hope that helps,


TE Team

Submitted by Safaa Atiya on Thu, 12/16/2021 - 16:20


Hello everybody. I am so glad to join this course and I hope it will meet my expectations 

Submitted by Khalil ur Rehman on Thu, 12/16/2021 - 20:20


This program will be beneficial both for participants and eductional policy makers and educators and in the long run for students also.

Submitted by Alpha Ibrahima… on Fri, 12/17/2021 - 03:17


Being convinced that teachers have reference the British Council am proud to be accepted and I hope to have the knowledge which is in this lesson.

Submitted by Daniel Caetano… on Fri, 12/17/2021 - 18:26


I'm joyful to be here and I think that it will fine process.

Submitted by nidalelsousi8 on Sat, 12/18/2021 - 16:07


Iam Nidal El sousi, a teacher of E. Iam teaching primary ages. Iam happy to have this course with you. Thanx a lot

Hi wahiba

If you have enrolled correctly, you should see the "My Portfolio" tab next to the "home" icon in the top left of your screen, just below the British Council logo.

Hope that helps,


TE Team


Submitted by Taiwo Olatunde Ajayi on Sun, 12/19/2021 - 14:46


I am happy to be part this wonderful training. Hope to learn new things. Thanks

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