We offer a number of different training courses, either on our British Council teacher development platform or on FutureLearn. 

The short courses on our teacher development platform are free and run on specific dates during the year.

The short courses on FutureLearn are free, with an optional paid upgrade.

The courses are three or four weeks long and there are a range of topics, from assessing learners to planning a great lesson. Study at your own pace and communicate with other teachers from all over the world. 

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Teaching pathways: How to teach speaking

Our online training course 'Teaching pathways - How to teach speaking' helps you learn how to design speaking tasks and improve the speaking skills of your students. 

English in Early Childhood

Discover how very young children learn English as an additional language and how you can help them progress.

Research and insight

We have hundreds of case studies, research papers, publications and resource books written by researchers and experts in ELT from around the world. 

See our publications, research and insight

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