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. 

See our courses below

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25 Nov 2021

Enrol now for our course 'Teaching pathways - How to teach speaking' starting on 11 January 2022. Learn how to design speaking tasks and...

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24 Nov 2021

Enrol now for our course 'Teaching pathways - How to teach pronunciation' starting on 1 March 2022. Develop your skills in teaching...

01 Feb 2021

Explore how to plan accessible online lessons and assessments and how best to build relationships with young learners.

25 May 2020

Grow your skills as a teacher and learn more about professional development for teachers. 

16 Apr 2020

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

01 Apr 2020

Learn how to teach and support young people across the globe affected by violence, conflict or displacement.

26 Feb 2020

Assessment is a vital part of language education. Improve your understanding of language assessment with this online course.

26 Feb 2020

Learn to plan and deliver thoughtful and engaging English lessons.