3 tips for getting the most out of Exploring English

The second run of the British Council’s free online course, “Exploring English: Language and Culture,” starts on 2 February on FutureLearn. Here, lead educator, Chris Cavey, offers some advice on how to get the most out of the course.

Chris Cavey, lead educator on "Exploring English: Language and Culture"

1. Join in

While the course explores British culture, that’s only half of what it offers. Through looking at British culture, we also give you the opportunity to discuss your own culture, and share information and recommendations with other learners around the world.

Your comments are one of the most interesting and stimulating parts of the course, and it depends on you joining the conversation. When we talk about British music, you can share what you think about the Beatles and the Rolling Stones or Adele and the Arctic Monkeys, but you can also recommend choices from your own country for our world playlist.

It’s not always easy to write in English and it might be stressful to let other people read your English, but it’s the best way to get the most out of the course.

2. Trust and help other learners

When so many learners are writing comments, how can you be sure that your comment will be read by an educator? Where can you ask questions? What if you have a language problem you need help with?

Well, the course educators do their best to answer every question, especially in the steps where we look at improving your language, but the educators aren’t the only source of answers.

We found in the first run of the course that a significant number of the learners are English teachers, who are looking to improve their cultural knowledge and share some online conversation. Very quickly we found that learners helped each other and that their advice and answers were usually very good.

We saw that learners could:

  • help each other by answering grammar and vocabulary questions
  • guide each other to other useful learning materials
  • encourage each other with praise and feedback
  • start interesting and informative conversations with each other.

The tools on the FutureLearn platform let you follow interesting people and like interesting comments. Use them!

3. Read your email

At the beginning and end of each week, everyone on the course gets an email from the lead educator (me!). Don’t delete the messages without reading them – they’ll give you details of other opportunities to get in touch with the educators and ask us any questions you have about the course.

We organise Facebook clinics (through the British Council’s LearnEnglish Facebook page) and Google Hangouts on Air, where you can watch and listen to the educators talking about ideas and questions raised on the course.

The details are also available on course pages, but the emails are a useful way to stay in touch with the latest course information.

The first “Exploring English” course showed how learners from around the world can contribute to a lively and entertaining discussion. These three simple tips can help make the second run even better.

“Exploring English: Language and Culture” starts on 2 February – join the course now. Or if you took the first run of the course and have tips of your own, leave a comment below.

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Comments (429)

  • The FutureLearn Team

    Comments on this post are now closed – thanks to everyone who posted! You can introduce yourself to other learners taking “Exploring English” on Step 1.1 of the course.

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    By for now Elba

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  • Akli Enoch

    Leave a comment…how is the lessin going to be conducted?
    is it by email, facebook or any website?

  • suela


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  • william robert da silva

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    Thank you for this opportunite!

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      • jayapratha

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    • Dodi

      I hope ******


    A native speaker’s English has been my dream. Hope I will get a glimpse into it.
    Thanks !


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    Thanking my English teacher, John Jaworski

    All the best to all.

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    Good luck

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    This is amazing…I found a perfect course for my students and myself. We all inquire about language through our mission and key concept – CULTURE. I teach IB Diploma English B which all about language acquisition through English speaking countries culture, a perfect match. Thank you for that opportunity.

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    Hello.I have written to you today in the British Council,learn english,facebook climnic.

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    I’m so happy that’s great idea to share my information and contact with another students.Its help improve my language .

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    Hello, its great idea to share my information aand contact with another student .that its help improve my language .

  • Carl Hibbs

    Dear Chris,

    I used this excellent course in February to successfully help some of my students.
    Many of the subjects fitted in perfectly to our teaching program.

    I would like to do this again the next academic year and use the course as way to promote student collaboration internationally.

    The next course date is 22nd of June unfortunately at the end of our academic year so there won’t be a great deal of participation.
    Do you have any dates or plans for courses after September please?

    Best regards,

    Carl Hibbs

  • Nabil

    I would like to acceptance my participation .

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    Thank you.

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    • wael

      Hi evrey one l

      am happy for this course

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    Please help me to improve my skill. Let’s share related to the topic 🙂 I just try to speak and write english. My teacher in Senior high school always blame me that I was a stupid student. Hmm, okay I find this way to learn english.

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    and if you ask me why you don’t have time, I am going to tell you , I am in the last grade in high school , I am scientific student in UAE ,I would like to study a lot my all subject to take full marks

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  • Antonina

    Ah…. waiting for 22 June…. meanwhile – doing IETLS course! Thank you for this helpful platform.

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    Hi evrey body thankyou for this course I hop to improve all the English skills

  • emtnan A Abdelsamed

    hi I need this course because I do help for studants

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  • Rabbit

    Hi, It is very interesting course for me because I think it the great way to improve English listening skill. I am preparing to the IELTS test and I am looking forward the next course opening. Thank you for making this course.

  • Hiba

    Hi , i need to know where can i get my lessons for “exploring English ” course and i check my email and didn’t find any thing
    thank u

  • keerthi

    Hello BC,
    Thank you for this lovely opportunity…this is a great place to learn and improve my language skills…looking forward for the course..:):) and it feels nice to see all the positive comments…
    its very encouraging…please keep posting more courses and I believe these courses keep track of our performances…to check the improvement down the line..I am sorry, I may have asked too many question as I am new to this Site!!

  • jack

    I have seen that there will be a course beginning at the end of next june . Is it the same as the one of last february ?

    • The FutureLearn Team

      Hi Jack,
      The course content in June will be the same as in February. You are welcome to join the course again and take part in new discussions with new learners.

  • karima

    i want to thank the British Council and I’m so excited to start learning through this website!!

  • Sarfaraz

    First I would like to thanks British council because this is a best opportunity for me improve English by British council

  • shewalem

    first i would like to 10ks all of u for the interst of helping us…I hope i will improve my poor english & i will achive my gretest goal.

  • shahryar Ali

    Thanks to British Council just because of i improve my English language through this website…
    and this is also my first experience i hope it would be best for me

  • Isidre

    Oh, my god! I’m starting the course very later! I’m so excited about this course, I try to improve my poor English.


    Chris, first of all, I really appreciate this content and the opportunity to learn in a fantastic contents, is very useful course and as student in British Council in Bogota I feel like being in a live class with the option to repeat and repeat the things i dont understand.
    I am writing you because i want to know if I could access to the contents after course end, because in the weekly reviews you and your colleagues give some tips and also links to continuous practicing and i would like to know if is necessary copy them now. Thanks in advanced for your answer.

  • Vlad

    This course is beautiful i think but I want to develop my English more hence i will sign in and read every course from this website!

  • Begoña

    It’s my first experience in an English course like this. I hope to live up to my fellows. Thank you¡

  • ayesha

    hello. I am a graduate from Pakistan. I hope I am not late in joining the course. I hope to get the best out of this course.
    thank you

  • leesa

    my 1st experience… hpoe it will be useful

  • cristina

    Thank you so much! for allowing me to brush up my English since I am an English teacher and my native language is Spanish, I have tried to do the course before but I had to quit it due to my conjunctivitis. So, I hope to complete it ! Cristina Gioveni

  • JagodaFilipecka

    I found the course very useful.I hope to improve my English and learn more

  • Arun baral

    I am so much interesting on this course to explore my english knowledge and culture. I am also gaining a valuable information to handle similar programme related with aboriginal group in my locality. Thank you for your great coordination.

  • Sandra

    The course is amazing! The educators and the mentors are very fantastic! Thank you very much!!

    Best wishes, Sandra

  • anna nemmer

    I want to improve my grammar and spelling better through this course. Learning new words, British culture…I’m so excited about this course and I hope it will be a good result.
    Thank you !

  • Salim Payyampallil

    Sir, I am listening your online class and lecture also.But I don’t know what question I want to ask?I know I want to learn more but i don’t know where to start the questions. Please verify my comments and let me know my level of standard.

  • Zin May Aye

    I join this course , but I don’t join it . How can you help me please.

  • Elisaveta

    Hello! I’d like to ask how can I ask a question to a tutor? I don’t see if it’s like in facebook (to choose the person’s name) or just to post it like a comment? thank you.

  • Su Win Myat

    i join this course twice. So i am appreciate it.Due to join this course, i am improve my English lidtening and writing skill.

  • samiah rahman

    Hello friends,
    I’m here to learn about the culture and explore it…..and i hope i get the things i needed frm this course..

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    Hi,everybody in ths course.I’m not good at English well.I’m ready to learn from my friends.
    I’m very interested in Language and Culture of other countries.I pleased to join this course.

  • Jairo Sánchez

    If I ask a question, how and where I would see the answer? Because I have seen a lot of questions but no answers and that will help us a lot

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  • Nadya

    I hope to improve my skills

  • zenab ezz

    Hi all,
    iam so happy to join the course.but my english is not good enough to understand many words and expresion.so how can iget the best to improve my english from the course.i need your advice .
    thank’s for your efforts.

  • Sajad

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    I have done all the exercises except the last video and the “essay” but when I checked my position I discovered that I have made only 6% of the work.could explain why ?What did I miss? thank you very much

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    Hello! So glad to join this course.

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    Hi! I am a pensioner and have a great interest in English. Thanks for all.

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    I have expecting to participate in this course since my English teacher told me about futurelearn.I have just joined it.
    But what I have to do now?
    Thanks so much

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    Hi l’m Loubna Amina from Algeria l’m happy to join to this course

  • Noelia

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    King regards 🙂

  • Gladys Kashoti

    Hi All

    I’m looking forward to explore English language and culture. Hope I’m not too late to join.

    Thanks, Gladys.

  • Sophia

    I believe it will be a wonderful English journey.

    • Salim Payyampallil

      I hope this is a wonderful English journey. On the way I expect to meet lot of peoples from different countries and culture. I hope this is fantastic.

  • Victor Rivera

    Hello everyone! I am so glad to join to this course. I was expecting to participate since the very moment a colleague told me about it.
    I hope to get the best of this course and of all of you.
    Greetings from Mexico!!!!

  • Silvia

    Hello!I,m from Spain and I’m very interested to learn English language. Regards!

  • Myrna Mora

    Hi there 🙂 !!!

    So happy to join this course. I’m a secondary school English teacher from Mexico. I’ll get a fresh start abroad but I need to improve my skills: writing and speaking.
    Please feel free to chat with me, my username is myrymora in skype and I have facetime as well, my current time is PST. I’m available around 8 pm, but we can arrange a talkdate 😉
    Hope this course will be interesting, motivating and fulfill of new enriching experiences.
    Good luck everyone!!

  • Nataliia

    i will try to better my English

  • Claribel

    I haven’t finished this course yet and I am excited, it seem to me a very useful course and the most important is that is free, I am totally grateful and hope you continue doing more in my case I need to practice listening and speaking that is where I have difficulty.

  • Brahima

    Hi, congratulation to everyone! I Brahima, working in Morocco with a maintenance engineering company, having a french educational background but also an english technical educational background. Why this online free course? Firstly because is free, secondly as a learner of wide world cultural in this universal language. As a scientist, I want to learn and improve my english with the possibility to share new ideas on gravitational theorises; quantum or strings theorises.

  • Ramesh

    Dear All,
    I’m very much eager for this course.I hope this course definitely useful to us to improve our spoken and writing skill.

  • Verónica Rosado Flores

    Hi everybody: I am Vero Rosado from México, what I find amazing about
    this course is the opportunity I´l have to share experiences with interesting people from all over the world!!

  • Conxita

    Ready to start!!

  • Ekaterina Kostina

    Hi, I am from Russia. It’s my first course with Future Learn, I hope I will be intresting

  • Anun

    Hi everybody. My name is Anun and I am from Spain.
    How many teachers and young people here! And from everywhere…It’s fantastic this method for learning a language although a little bit modern for me…I whish I could go on your rate.

  • Mohammad Ikbalurrahaman

    i think it will help me to develop and enrich my speaking.but i want to know how i can pronounce and understand english such a English man? pleas!advise me,though i have joined the course.

  • Egilson Da Gama

    Hello! I just about to star my English course with you today, however… am I supposed to PAY for the certificate??????

  • Hazarath

    Hello Everyone,

    I am Hazarath from Chennai, India. I’m very happy and excited about the course. Hope,it would benefit all of us.

  • Bibiana

    What a nice beginning. Always learning

    • Nadya

      Hi, Bibiana,i agree-always learning-very positive,even healthy,i believe..

  • Alexander

    Hello! My name is Alexander. I am twenty year old. I live in Russia, in Tyumen.
    I really want to improve my knowledge in English. I think this training will help me deeply understand English language and grammar.
    Good luck everyone;)))

  • Mai Tram

    Hi everyone, this is my first time I join an online course, I really hope that we could find interesting things and improve Ourselves. Thanks Futurelearn very much.

  • Giordana

    Hi everybody. I’m Giordana from Italy. I’m a teacher of English as a second language in a secondary school. My students are aged 14-19. I decided to join the course to keep my English updated. I suggested my students to join the course too, and I hope they will. I attended other MOOC in the past; they were in English but on different topics, mostly about new technologies. I hope I will be able to keep in touch with all of you and I thank you in advance for your help and suggestions. 🙂

  • Oriana

    Hi everyone,
    I’m Oriana from Italy, I’m a secondary school Physics teacher. I’m very keen on improving my English, so I’m very happy to share this exeperience with you all. I hope it will be a amazing course for everyone…. so let’s go

    • Lena

      Hello everyone! Hi Oriana!
      I’m also a teacher. I’m interested in learning and teaching English. I’m from Ukraine and I live in Kyiv, it’s the capital of our country. It’s great to meet all of you on this wonderful course! Hope we’ll share experience and ideas to each other. Good luck everyone, my new friends!!!

  • Atteeq ur rahman

    Hi.im atteeq from pakistan.I joined this to improve my writing and speaking skills in english.

  • Arun Sapkota

    This course is so interesting but I am so weak in English language then how to continues this course . here is need to video call or not

  • Nang Su Hnin Htwe

    Hi everyone, i am Nang Su from Myanmar.Now i am studying English Language.I also excited this online English learning cource.I believe that this course will help to improve my English Language.

  • Shakil

    Thanks for this. Learning language culture is something that I think is not possible to Lean by reading books and for this it is needed to face the real situation and interact with people. I’m glad that this course offers such a platform where there is a component of learning through interacting with others. I’m very much excited with this course and looking forward to learn with you all. Thanks.


    All participants. Assalamu alikum. i am zahid . i am interested to learn English and culture . i believe that every one will help me in learning english. stay well

  • Aye Theint Theint

    Hi : I am Aye Theint Theint . I very happy because learn for English.I want to read and write…..
    Thank You So Mach

  • Olajumoke Minat

    I was so happy to join you guys this morning for Language and Culture on line, it was so excited to find out that my listening practice is very low which needed to improve. Also need to continue this programme, so that I can be like people using English in their business.
    Please Chris, can you tell me what to do when I comment and post but get the reply edit which is not showing in other people comments. Thank you.

  • miffy

    hello, everybody, Iam miffy. I come from China.i’d like to enhance my english through this course. l hope we can communicate with each other and help each other. thx a lot ~

  • azhar

    I am azhar from Pakistan. I joined this to improve my writing and speaking skills in English.

  • katerinak

    Hi, everyone out there!
    I am really glad to attend this course!
    I hope to enjoy it.
    Best regards, from Greece!

  • Juani

    Hi eveyone!
    My name is Juani, from Seville, Spain.
    I do this course because I would like to know better the English culture.
    I am impatient and I hope to colaborate a lot with other people.
    See you.

  • maykoko

    Hello Everyone .I ‘m may . I am very happy because i will learn to improve English. Thank you very much

  • Soniya Jain

    Hi Everyone
    I am Soniya from India. I have been an English teacher but currently I volunteer at Teach India Spoken English Program For Employability. I wish
    to expand my horizon of English knowledge by this
    course. Also, I am very keen to share with each other as well as learn from each other.
    So best wishes to all of us.

  • Zin May Aye

    Hi, I ‘m Zin May Aye from Myanmar. I am a banker . I am interested in this course. So I hope improve my English language . See you again.

  • Galina

    Hi guys,
    I am Galina.I am originally from Ukraine,but moved to Canada several years ago.I would like to work on my language skills during this course.Besides it is my first on line course and I am feeling not quite confident.Anyway hope it will be fun.

  • Maria

    Hi everyone! This is Maria from Catalonia. Am studying English at university but I want to improve my English level and know a little more of the culture and many more with this interesting opportunity. I’ll be posting for sure my experiences and hope we all can keep in touch having time meanwhile.
    Thanks 😀

  • katya

    Hi, I’m Katya, regular student from Ukraine and i am waiting this cource because I want to improve my writting skills in English and in overall my language, i think it’s good opportunity 😉

  • Amr

    Hello everybody
    I am Amr from Yemen. I am an English language student. I wish to enjoy this course with you. ^_^

  • Rosa

    Hello, I’m Rosa and I’m a teacher , and I study english. I live in Tarragona (Catalunya) . I hope to improve my english level and British culture and history knowledge. See you tomorrow.

  • laura gama

    Hi! I’m Laura from Italy. I’m a retired teacher of English as a foreign language. I used to teacher English to young people aged from 14 to 19. I’ve also worked with young adults involved with European projects teaching Italian as a foreign language after attending methodology post University courses at the University of Siena . Honestly I can garantee it’s really demanding to teach your mother tongue to no native speakers. Now I’m curious to attend this course allowing me to maintain and possibly improve my English and update my knowledge of English speaking countries culture. Last but not least I’d love to share with other people everything concerned with this course and more!

    • carl aguas

      hi laura i would like to meet you and talk with you because you have much experience and you can gime some advice. thanks

  • Francesca

    Hi everyone! I’m Francesca, a twenty-three- year-old girl from Italy. I’ve studied English for many years at school, but unfortunately, I stopped when I started the university. Now, I need to practice this language for professional reasons (I need to get an English Certificate) and I would really love to learn something more about the English culture :). I hope it will be a good experience for everyone and that we’ll also have fun: I think this is the best way to learn!
    Finally, I would like to say thank you to the British Council for giving us this interesting opportunity! 🙂

  • Ajay

    Hello Everyone,
    This is Ajay from India.Am very much excited to do online English learning cource ,hope this source will help me to improve my English language as well as enhance my knowledge of culture History and many more. Looking forward to more engagements with you all. Keep posting your comments experience so we can learn from each other too..
    What’s app: +918679979697
    Email: ajaykapoor42@gmail.com

  • Madiha

    Hello! I’m from Afghanistan and I’m university student I hope I will be able to speak English more fluently after this course.



  • stefania

    Hi! I’m a teacher but i don’t speek english. This year i’m working in an association and i need to speek English because we will travel in Europe. I know many english word but i don’t understand well and i cannot express in english. Good work to everybody!

  • Herminia Blanco

    Hello everybody,
    I’m starting a new adventure as teacher of ELE, Spanish as a second language, and I really believe that improve your own knowledge about the culture of other countries open your mind to new experiences and it could be one of the best way to enjoy those countries your are studying. Without forgetting that it lets us to improve our language skills.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Olga

    Hello! I am Olga from Belarus. It is my first experience of on-line learning. I hope it will be very useful for me and my English level.

  • Tina

    Hello everyone, I am exciting to join this course and expect to improve my English. The episode ‘English is Great’ let me know more about the difference between old English and modern English. I am really interested in this. I think the combination of learning Language and culture is the best way for us to understand culture through language teaching. I believe through learning this course can not only improve my English but also will broaden my horizon.

  • Thazin

    Hello everybody! I’m also student from myanmar(Burme). I wanna to improve my english skill after i attending this couse, i hope everybody can help me.

  • Gilda

    Hi! I’m Gilda from Romania. This is my first online course and I expect to improve my English language and to learn a lot about the culture and the people. I think it’ll be a great adventure.

  • Carolina

    Hello everyone!
    I’m excited about the course, let’s have fun and learn together.
    Thanks Chris for the tips and for be the head of the project,
    From Santiago, Chili,

  • lubna tammam

    Hello everybody …it’s really difficult to write in English for the first time ..I’m really very exited to have this course and i hope it will be very useful

  • Rahul Gupta

    Hi everyone ! I’m studying Mechanical Engineering from India. I missed out on taking English as a subject in A-levels, hence a gap. I’m sure it’ll be bridged. Thanks a ton for these courses 🙂


    I want to improve my grammar and spelling better through this course. Learning new words, British culture…I’m so excited about this course!

  • Bea

    I hope this course will improve my english level, I need be able to keep a fluid conversation without nerves……I can write and reed…but when I want to speak, nerves don’t leave words come to my mind….

  • Moelay

    Hello’ everybody i wish you to good luck .i am a student from myanmar(Burme). i want to improve my English speaking writing and speak fluently so please help me thanks all my friends

  • Yen Saggers

    By the way, when you say “educator is me ” I still don’t know what you name? Isn’t fair you knew my name. :). So could you please let me know what’s your name?

    • Gilda

      Hello! I think his name is Chris Cavey. He is the lead educator. There is a photo you can see.

      • Yen Saggers

        Thank you Gilda!!

  • Yen Saggers

    You was right by to say that writing in English not so easy and never became easy for me. I passed Level 1 reading and listening but felt in writing followed NVQ level 3 Hairdressing last year in West Suffolk College Bury St Edmunds. I would love to entry this course to continue my English study with all people around the world who love English language to learn and share with. Thank you!

  • hagar

    Hey there ! I’m Hagar from Egypt . I’m working as an ESL teacher and a freelance translator 🙂 i hope that we will enjoy together having the best knowledge of a new culture and get up with our level in a new language ! please keep in touch . Best wishesh for y’all 🙂

  • Rafael Aguado

    I´m teacher in the Spanish University of Burgos, so that, I strongly believe that improving my english level will be good for the future, when more and more frecuently we have students from other countrys visiting our University, every one of then spoken a different language, but english could be the best meeting point to comunicate all together.

  • Natalia

    I’m waiting for this course. As for me enhancing knowledge about Britain helps us to improve our knowledge about English language. So I hope I will speak and read more fluently after this course!

  • Marcelo

    Hello everybody! I´m studyng computer science (doctorate level) from Brazil and I see this course like one more opportunity to improve my english, that is basic level, and to meet people.

  • Cris

    Hello to everyone! I am very happy to join this course. I am from Spain and this is the first time I take part in a course on line. I want to improve my English and learn about the English culture!

  • Brijbhushan Chavan

    I am learning English now a days. I am studying Commerce. I want to improve my English for Lectureship in abroad countries.

  • Mercedes

    Hello everybody. Greetings from Madrid. I’ve signed in to update my knowledge of the English culture, which I love, and continue practising and learning with your help. Good luck!

  • Zinaida

    Hello! I’m from Kazakhstan. I hope, this course will be excellent opportunity to improve my English:-)

  • Gosia

    Hello, I have joined the course to improve my English. I’m from Poland!

  • Pamella

    Hello! I’m from Brazil and I’m really excited with this course. Hope to learn a lot and share experiences with the others students. I am an illustrator thinking about do a Master in Animation in Britain, so I believe this course will help me greatly.

  • Mira

    Hi everybody, i’m happy to share theese on-line courses with you. I’m Bulgarian and I live in France since 10 years and unfortunately i don’t speak english enough, so theese courses are a personnal challenge and i hope that i’ll improve my english level.


    I would like to speak ,thanks you for your online free course.This is my first time learning to join online course. I expect to improve my English and I would like to study a lot from you. Thanking you..!

  • Aurora

    Hi everyone, my name’s Aurora and I’m from Madrid (Spain). I’d like to improve my english that’s why i’ve joined this course.

  • Misael

    Hello everybody! I’m from Brazil and I hope enjoy this course and learn more about british culture. I can’t wait anymore! Oh and I want to start a friendship with who wants, then we can talk and improve the english of each other. See you soon!

  • Ana

    Hello everybody!
    I´m a school´teacher…in Madrid – Spain. I want to improve my English and I would like to connet people from diferent countries.

  • Florence Ito

    It’s a great pleasure to join the course especially about language and culture.Look forward to learning from you soon.

  • Subir

    I am excited about the course which starts on 2nd Feb 2015. I am looking forward to your course content and also to fellow learners who are also will make me comfortable with the course and help me in imparting knowledge in a lucid manner. Thank you all for this course.

  • Gary

    Hello,everybody.I am Gary from China.This is my first course.Relative newcomer please care.

  • Ahmed Sadaani

    Hi, Everyone,
    I am rreally happy to take part in this course because I think it will help me a lot in improving my understanding to the English language. I am a teacher of English as an ESL and I am really interested in getting the latest news about English language and the English culture, therefore I want to take part in this course to exchange experience with the British Council members and the other participants from all over the world.

  • javid

    Hi, I’m javid from srilanka. I’m really very happy to join this course. I believe this course will be improve my english knowledge very much..

  • Ramune

    Hello! I’m Ramune from Lithuania. I believe cources will be great!

  • Zin Zin Thwe

    Firstly ,I would like to speak ,thanks you for your online free course.This is my first time learning to join online course. I expect to improve my English and I would like to study a lot from you.

  • Irene Win Nandar

    Most of my students going to join from your courses.I introduced with these course.They are interesting your courses.They will start 2 Feb .

  • Eva

    Hello to everyone! I’m studying tourism from Spain and given the fact that a lot of visitors here are British, I want to improve my english as I learn more about the culture of my future customers. I’m looking forward to starting the course!

  • Beth Thompson

    Is it possible to turn on English subtitles on the videos so that one can read and listen at the same time? I would like some English learners to consider this course, but some of them would need the subtitles. If there are no subtitles, it will probably be too advanced for them.

  • Anna

    First for me
    Self conscious

  • Lada

    Hi! My name is Lada. I’m from Russia. It is my first online experience to learn about culture of England.

  • Agyakwa

    Hi am from Ghana and waiting patiently to explore more in English. I know am going to have fun learning

  • Deepa

    Eagerly waiting for the course to begin. I have always wanted to learn about new cultires and improve my grammar…..hoping to find all these snd more……

  • Kyaw Kyaw

    Hello everyone! I’m from Myanmar. This is first time learning so I hope to improve my English. Thanks!

  • John George

    looks like an excellent opportunity to explore the nuances of the english language and learn to speak the language as any native speaker of English. I will motivate my son, an intermediate student, to join the course

  • Luis Barco

    Hi everybody I am Luis from México. I look forward to starting this online course. I am really excited about it.

  • Luis Barco

    Hi! Everybody I am Luis from México.I look forward to starting this online course. I am really excited about it.

  • Dr.R. K. Srivastava

    I am happy to know that a new course is going to be started.

  • Dr. R.K. Srivastava

    I am really waiting anxiously to start my new course “exploring English: Language and Culture”

  • Humaira Jesmin

    Hi.This is my first online course. So i am very much excited and eagerly waiting. I hope everyone will cooperate with me and help me in learning .

  • bulgaa

    I am looking forward to this course. I have joined this course for the first time like others. Wish you all the best for all the participants!

  • Hesham

    I’m interested in learning English and I will do my best to learn more about English.

  • Magy

    Hi ,everyone
    I am very happy to join to this
    course that’s my first time

  • Mona Muhammod

    Hey every one ! I am mona from Egypt …..future learn is the best e-learning ever ….

    • Hesham

      Viva Egypt 🙂

  • Angélica Madero

    I attended to the first run of the course but I never received the e-mail at the end of the week. Anyway I enjoyed very much tjhe course and I learnt a lot.
    My friends sent to me their e-mails.

  • Laura

    Hi! I’m Laura, from Spain. I’m sure we will improve our English with this course!

  • Wasim Kamran

    I really waiting anxiously to start my new course “exploring English: Language and Culture”

  • ally

    Hello! This is my first attempt to join online courses)I hope to improve my English and learn something new.

  • dr.sajidsubhani

    This is my first course with British councl so I m very interested in it

  • Ernur

    hello everyone.i am from Kazakstan. i have learned english in the school, 15 years ago and your advice is the good chance to practice our language skills.

  • sandra

    Hello, I’m Sandra and I need to improve my English, I’m from Serbia!

  • Aleesha

    hi everyone… me and my sis joined this online course few hours before.. we are confident that we can convey ideas somehow but not fluent in speaking english.. we need to improve that as fast as we can.hopefully joined this course………. 🙂

    • Wasim Kamran

      Hi Aleesha nice to see you hopefully you will enjoy the course. Wish you all the best.

  • malavika

    Hello everyone.lam also join in future learn it was my first attempt to learn english.l hope I get so many knowledge from it. Thank for participation to me.

  • farheen Qureshi

    Hello guys ! I am Farheen Qureshi my native language is Urdu this is first time I am going to be a part of online course really excited for this. Thanks for organising such programs for those who want to learn.

  • Sue

    Happy yo have the chance to improve my English. It’s nearly forgotten!. From Spain.

  • Patricia K Cymbal

    This sounds like a very interesting course. Unfortunately I’m involved with two others at the moment.
    I’m well aware of the fact that language changes but some of the changes which have taken place since I attended school astound and puzzle me. For instance how can anything be different TO something? It’s as ridiculous as saying ‘similar from’. Yet even learned? professors on TV are guilty of this error.

  • João

    Hi guys, my name is João and I’m from Brazil. Future learner is my first on line course and I look forward to start it. I already have some knowledge of english but I hope to take more experience with other people from other countries.

  • Dr Sandy Clyne

    Have been teaching English for Business. Now want to broaden my experience to link language and culture.

  • Cristiana

    Hey everone! I am happy to have the opportunity to join this course. I am looking forward to improve my general knowledge and English at the same time! Have a wonderful week!

  • Franisco

    Hi guys! My name is Francisco from Spain, but I’m working in Italy as a spanish teacher.This is my first english course. I hope to learn some english,beacuse I’m forgetting this language with the italian,haha. I wish everyone a good course.

  • Saw Ehta Ler

    This is my first online study from Burma. I hope that this would be so interesting and get many new knowledge from here. Please help me and share your information to me as much as you can.

  • olga

    Hi! My name is Olga. I am from Kazakhstan. I have learned English many years and I think that your cours help me to improve my level.I

  • Aleksandra

    Thank you for the advice.

  • darka

    I already have some knowledge of english, but hope to refresh and improve it. On line course is something new for me.

  • Kayigema Jacques

    Hello! I am Jacques Kayigema from Rwanda. I am coming on board to contribute to the English learning worldwide.

  • Khin Htet Htet Kywe

    Hi everyone!I come from Myanmar!This course is first time for me!I am so excited!

  • Khin Htet Htet Kywe

    Hi all my friends!I am Khin Htet Htet Kywe from Myanmar.This course is my first course in online.When, I am wrong test and other English languages ; you told me what is truth?
    I am not good in English.Everyone help me!I try to best!
    Thank you for you read my post.

  • Aye Aye Khine

    Hello every one. I am Aye Aye from Myanmar. Future learner is my first learning on line. it is very excited and i believe that i will get so many experience from it. it is real nice for me because i am still learning English as beginner level. thank for participation to me.

  • Angel

    Hellow! From México. I am a ESL teacher trying to improve my vocabulary and culture in the english side of the english language. I hope to read about you in the next week when this course start. Seems it´s going to be interesting!

  • Looi

    H, I am from Malaysia. I want to improve my language skill and make lesser mistakes .

  • Leandro Stein

    Hi. I’m Leandro. I’m from brazil and i am very interested in this on line course! I hope to learn and to improve my english! To discovery new cultures it will be very important to me!

  • Supyae Sone

    Hi everyone .I am Supyae from Myanmar. I am interested in English .I love learning English…..
    Have a nice day…….mwah mwah mwah<3 <3 <3

  • Supyae Sone


  • Victoria

    Hi!! I am Victoria, I am from Spain, I like learning English and I hope to improve it with this online course.

  • Nubia Aguirre

    Hi , my name is Nubia Aguirre. i am frlm Colombia. i love English. this course is another opportunity for me to practce my english. i hope i will learn a lot from all of you!!!

  • Juana

    Hi guys,
    my name is Juana, I’m from Spain and I’m living in Galicia. It’s my first time that I’ll follow an online course. I would like to enjoy it and learn a lot.
    Hope to achieve my challenge (improve my English).

  • Elena Savu

    Hello everyone taking part in this course! Going through your comments I have already the feeling that ‘culture’ alongside with the English language have started playing their important parts and showing how they combine. I really look forward to everything that the course, the lecturer and the participants are going to offer. Take good care of yourselves!

  • Antonio Canorea

    Hello everyone!

    This is the second time I try to do this course. I liked what I could do the first time. This time I get to the end.

    Good night!

  • tekalign woyesa

    hi everyone, i’m teke from Ethiopia, i’m really excited 2 join this course with u,meet u soon

  • Viola

    Hi! I am Viola, from Kiev, Ukraine. I think that this open online course is a very good and convenient tool for acquiring new knowledge and up to date information. This is also a good opportunity to broaden the outlook on British culture and talk to other participants. I am sure it will be informative and exciting course and look forward to it!

  • Tünde

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Tünde from Hungary. I would like to improve in English language. Unfortunately I’m not young girl but my dream to know this important language.

  • Tayyaba

    Hi everyone. .its me Tayyaba from Pakistan. …im really excited to join ds course.hope to learn a lot…wish u al the best of luck

  • Veronica

    Hi everybody! I’m Veronica from Italy, this is my first online English course and I hope to improve my terrible English.

  • Pilar

    Hi, my name is Pilar, I’ m from Madrid (Spain). I want yo improve my English but that’ s my first time in an o line English course. Sorry for my mistakes

  • deminse

    Hai everybody.. My name is deminse and am from India.I feel this course will be a good opportunity for me to improve my English language skills..

  • June Chew

    Hello everyone, I am June, a retiree from Malaysia. It’s amazing to join a truly international class. From the comments posted, it’s seems like almost every country is represented. I am unashamedly an Anglophile so I am most keen on this course.

  • Gema G.

    Hi everyone! I’m from Spain. It’s my first on line course. I’d like to improve my English and learn y about British cultura. Bye for now

  • Yuriy

    Hi, I am Yuriy from Russia. I like to study English and this course is new opportunity for me. I hope to have useful and fun time during the course.

  • Alvaro

    Hi guys! This is Alvaro, I´m from Spain but I´m living in the States right now, this is my first time here. I hope get a good experience, enjoy this course and learn as much as possible!
    Looking forward to start and meet you all!

  • angela

    Hello to everybody this is my first course on line and I hope to improve my knowledge.
    I’m happy to know there are so nice people

  • Rafael

    Hello all!! I look forward to starting the course! Hope we may improve our english through this brilliant opportunity from British Council and Future Learn! All the best!

  • Brian

    Hi everyone, how’s it going!
    I’m Brian from Taiwan, and this is gonna be my first course in futurelearn.
    I’ve taken courses from Coursera, so I’m really looking forward to this one.
    Stay hungry and have a nice day!

    • Gary

      Hello,I from QIngdao.

  • Ola

    Hi! My name is Ola and I’m from Poland. I hope to learn English with fun during this course and meet people from around the world online 🙂

  • Thery

    Hi everyone, I’m Thery originally from Germany but live since 5 years in the USA. I’m very exited for the course and hope we all have tons of fun together.

  • Guzin

    I am looking forward starting the course.I am interesting in learning languages and foreign cultures. I am retired and live in a small town.Finding courses is hard in my town. It is very exciting for me.I will have a chance to learn on my pace and also my cosy couch. Thank you, Guys!

  • Güzin

    I am Guzin from Turkey.I want to improve my english and learn english culture.which I find very intersting.I am looking forward to watching videos. Itis very exciting these online courses. I am retired and live the small town. It is hard finding courses related to my interests where I live.Thank you, guys! :)))

  • Khine Zin Thet

    hi, everyone I’m Khine Zin Thet from Myanmar.This is my first online course.I’m excited and happy to join this course with many friends from all over the world.
    see you soon.Bye Bye

  • Tenzin Pema

    Hello everyone, I’m Tenzin Pema, a Tibetan refugee from India. I’ve registered for eight online courses in futurelearn, and I’ve completed one yesterday, continuing one, and eagerly waiting for the rest of the courses. This course is one of them. I’m hopeful to learn and improve my Engllsh language skills…and many more…Meet you all soon…TASHI DELEK.

  • Ana-Maria

    Hello, everybody! I am from Romania. Honestly, this is the first online course I attend to. Although it is new to me, I am very excited and can’t wait for it to start. Some of you might be wondering why I joined this course. Well, I did so because I saw it as a great opportunity not only to improve my English skills, but to enlarge my knowledge too. I also expect to find out more about British culture. I am really looking forward to it!

  • dagny

    Hi there everyone! Like all of you I can’t wait starting this stuff! It’s my first time, so I’m full of expectations. Hope to keep in touch with everyone!

  • José

    Hi, my name is José and I’m Spanish. I hope “see you” in the next course. I’m very happy to know there are people from a lot of countries all over the world.

  • paola

    Hi, everybody! I’m from Italy and I teach in a secondary school. This is my first online course and it will surely prove useful and exciting! I love British culture!

  • Nathalia

    Hi, my name is Nathalia and I’m from Brazil, can’t wait to start the course… so excited ><'

  • king

    hi everyone
    am from kenya. i joined last time but my internet let me down. i want to try to do this one to the end.

  • Ursula Bomnüter

    Hello everyone, I took part in the first course and I would like to recommend it to all who want to improve their English and to learn a lot about English culture and much more than that. For me this course was like an exciting journey to Great Britain which I enjoyed all the time until now. It was my first online course and it was a great experience to be part of a global community of learners with excellent educators: That is why I took some more courses this year.

  • S. M. Rayhanul Islam

    Hello Everyone!
    Greetings from Bangladesh!!
    I’m very delighted to have joined this course. I hope this course will help our skills in English language.
    Good luck!!!

  • Iwona

    Hi everyone! I’m Iwona and I’m from Poland. It’s my first online english cours. Despite of my english is not very good, I hope this course helps me improve it. I can’t wait start learning on Monday:)

  • Hein Thu

    Hi everyone, I’m Hein Thu from Myanmar but now I studying in Indonesia. That’s first time of online learning for me. I really excited to join this program and I believe it will help to brush up my English.

  • Katerina

    Hello, world!
    Yeah, we are already an army))

    See you soon and hello from freezy Moscow!

  • maryam gilani

    Hello everyone…..this will be my first online course I’m very much excited to learn new thing

  • encarna

    Hi everyone. I’m from Spain. This is my first time in an online English course. I hope to improve my English, so I’ m looking forward to start it.
    See you soon

  • Anna

    Hi everybody! My name is Anna, I’m from Ukraine. Hope we’ll all get a useful and exciting experience!

  • Susana

    Hello everybody!!! I am from Spain. I am excited to join this course.

  • Sheryl

    Hi everyone
    I am Sheryl, from Cape Town, South Africa.
    I taught Adult Basic Education for many years but have stopped that. I am keen to study online and have signed up for a few courses. I am sure the course will be stimulating and interesting.

  • Paulino Chagunda

    I am available anytime to attend this course of english because I woul like to improve my poor english.



    • Paulino Chagunda

      I forgot to tell my nationality, I am from Mozambique and that moment I am learning english at the Bristish Council in Maputo – Mozambique that’s why I like joining this course.


    Hello everyone and good evening my name is Juan, but u guys could also call me English name ‘ Vicky’. This is my first time here. I hope it will be a good opportunity to improve my English.

  • indu choudhary

    Hello to all
    This is my first on line course. Want to learn something.

  • Raluca Ionita

    Hello, everybody! I’m Raluca and I’m fine on Romania. This is my first online course and I’m really excited about it! I joined this course because I think it’s a huge opportunity to improve my english (considering the fact that, when I finish highschool, I want to come to Great Britain to enroll to a good university). I’m looking forward to it! Have a nice day!

  • rosella

    Hi there! I’m rosella , an Italian former teacher of english;this is my first on line course though I’m not very young!I hope to be able to follow the course because not very good at computer

  • leo

    Hi everybody!
    My name is leo and I am fromSpain.
    I see we are many people . It sounds great!
    This is my first time in a futurelearn course and I am sure, it is not going to be the last one.
    I work as a children teacher and I am very interested in learning about Language and Culture .
    Thanks to British council.

    • leo

      Sorry, I posted it twice.
      I didn´t see the previous one.

  • manuel

    So exited to start this classes ; ready to learn and share!! I am from Bogota Colombia.

  • Paula Martins

    Hi, guys! I’m Paula and I’m from Brazil. I’m in college. I hope I will learn a lot with this course and with your help!

  • Ramiana Nassan Agha

    Hi every one . My name is Ramiana and I am from Syria. I live in Madrid for four years ago .I had studied English Literature in my country . Nowadayes, l like to join this coures to improve my English and I am longing to this course.

  • Yvonne

    Good Evening, i am Yvonne from Malaysia. I look forward to this participation and language enhancement !

  • Leo

    Hi, everybody!
    My god!. We are many!
    It sounds great!
    This is my first time, here.
    Sure, it is not going to be the last one.
    See you, soon.

  • Ana

    Hello cyber-classmates! I’m Ana. Excited to join this course, this is my first online English course. Lots of expectations on it!

  • Neelesh Saha

    Hi everyone my name is Neelesh and I’m from India and I live in west Bengal I’m excited to join this and I hope to learn more with this course

  • Carl Austin

    Hello everyone, and always good to participate in this course, I participated last course and although some internet difficulty does not give up, and I intend to do again to enhance this important teaching.

  • Rosângela Pinto

    I took the first Exploring English Course and loved It. Its a wonderful opportunity to improve your knowledge of the English language and at the same time learn a great deal about UK.
    Wish you all a great time!

  • Saffiatou Jobarteh

    Hi everyone, my name is Saffiatou Jobarteh from The Gambia. I completed my Bsc in Biology in May 2014 am currently working with Food Safety and Quality Authority of The Gambia. Hence my learning continues I am determined to develop more on my English language skills. I anticipate for a progressive learning from educators of Future learn. Thank you!

  • Aynur

    Hello everyone!!! My name is Aynur, I amfrom Kazakhstan. Thank you for course. This is my first online course. Hope we will enjoy. See you!!!

  • Abdul Ghaffar ansari

    Hi everyone my name is Abdul Ghaffar ansari I am from Lucknow India . I have registered myself for exploring English and culture for better learning. I wish good luck all the persons who have joined this program. Have a great day.

  • Adam

    Hi, everyone my name is Jamal. I’m from Sudan . I live in Scotland. I’m proud to be join future learning, great opportunity to improve my English language , and want io know more about culture , I found this course very useful to through up English language

  • Laura

    I am from Spain, but I live in England. I came to England 2 years ago to study English and decided stay here for living. I like England and I love its history and castles. I enjoy its countryside. I am sure I will learn many things about this fantastic country with this course. Besides, I hope to improve my writing English. It is a shame we can’t practice too the speaking English by Skype, for example.

    See you soon

  • Adam


  • Angel Oliva

    Hi everyone! I´m so in the mood to start this course. It will be great to learn English language by discussing about culture. See you in few days!!

  • Chris Cavey

    Thanks everyone for your comments – I look forward to reading your thoughts on British culture and your own countries when the course begins next week.


  • Lola

    Hi everyone! My name is Lola and this is my first online course. I’m really excited with the experience.


  • Shakti

    Hi everyone!! I am from Kathmandu Nepal. I hope i can take away as much as i can about British culture and also brush up my English.

  • Aizada

    Hi, my name is Aizada.I’m from Kyrgysztan. I’m glad to be the part of FutureLearn. I’m waiting for this course. It will be really great:) and useful.

  • Aamir Awan

    I live and work in Saudia. Besides language and cultural experience I want to know if there will be awarding or issuance of any certificate at the successful completion of or participation in the course.

  • ellen

    hi ,i am a colleage student. it happens to know the way to learn english. so i am very happy in here to practice enlglish and learn more about things .but i want to ask the quwstion .how to contact with you? by leave comment or sending e-mail?

    • Chris Cavey

      Hi Ellen – if you follow all the educators on the course you can see where they’ve posted messages and you can contact them by replying to one of their comments. We get a notification when someone replies to us so we’ll find your questions that way.


  • Ana Belén

    Hello everyone!!!
    I’m a teacher in an Adult Education School in the centre of Spain…a quite unknown area of Spain…it’s a pity that I can’t motivate my students to learn real English (I mean…more than English grammar!!)…so I’m quite hopeful
    about this course!!!

    • Angel Oliva

      Hi Belén! So, will your students attempt to this course?

      • Chris Cavey

        In the last course several teachers said how much their students enjoyed the course and the opportunity to exchange comments and discussion with other learners from around the world.

      • Ana Belén

        Hello Angel! Thanks for your interest but I’m afraid some of my students don’t have a computer let alone a proper Internet conection so I will try to get as much info as posible to enrich my lessons and try to show them that English is not just a “wachiwachi” subject!!Hello Angel!!

  • Simona

    Hello everybody!!!
    My name is Simona and I’m from Italy.
    This is my first online course and I’m so exited to begin.
    See you soon 😉

  • Victor Nieto

    Hi everyone. My name is Victor, Im from Spain but living in Ireland for three years. I’m working full time but in Spanish, so I feel I need to push my English a bit. I hope this course will help me with that.



  • Svitlana

    Hi everyone!
    I’m Svitlana. I’m from Ukraine and I’m eager to join this online course. I’ve already participated in FutureLearn course “Understanding English: Teaching, Learning”. I enjoyed it very much! I do hope this one will be even more exciting!

  • krishna

    really excited to join the course.hoping for the better English and commutation.it is a rare opportunity for studying the course in the British council

  • Lourdes

    Hi everyone! My name is Lourdes and I am from Spain. I live in Madrid and I hope to learn a lot of things with this course.


  • Zulfiya

    Hi friends! I’m from Kazakhstan, and I’m excited for starting this couse too!

  • Afroditi

    Good morning from Greese!!!

    I am eager to learn more about this course! it’s a golden opportunity to imrpove my English and find interesting people to share new ideas and thoughts…!!!!

  • Monika

    Hello, my name’s Monika as you all can see from above. I can’t wait the course to start. As I’ve been studying English for 3 and a half years (still have’nt finished), I hope to get a lot of useful information (maybe discover something new too) and be able to improve my skills even more. I’m originally from Lithuania, but I’ve lived in United Kingdom nearly 4 years now. Thank you to British Council for running this course and giving the opportunity for everyone to join.

  • Julia

    Hi everybody! I’m from Russia. I hope that the course will be fun and interesting! Can’t wait the beginning:-)

  • Aye Kyaw

    Hi everyone!!!
    I am Aye Kyaw from Myanmar and this is my first online course. So, I am a bit excited and can’t wait for starting..

  • Carla

    Hi everybody,
    I’m from the Netherlands and living in France. I’m an English Freelance teacher and looking forward to this course.

  • Enric

    Hi, mates!
    I’m from VAlencia, Spain and this is my first English online course. I hope we’ll spend great time learnig lot s of things from everyone of us.
    We’ll keep in touch.

  • Maryana

    Hello! Can I change this course for Clinical supervision with confidence, please?

  • Javier

    Hi World !!!
    I’m from Spain and I couldn’t attend to the first edition of the course. I hope I can make the most of this second edition.

    See you soon 🙂

  • tunnaioo

    Good day, I’m from Myanmar. Thanks British Council for the program. It is very nice for those who aren’t free from their jobs.

  • Thiri

    Hi everyone!
    I am Thiri and I am from Myanmar. Nice to meet you all.I am really interested in this course coz this is my first online course. I hope this course is really helpful for everyone.
    See you soon.

  • Alyona

    Hello everyone. I’m from Russia and this is my first run. Hope I’ll improve my English

  • Eli

    I ready to learn this cours

  • Godfred Odoom

    Hi everybody im Godfred from Ghana Accra and I’m waiting feverishly for the course to start…..

  • Vera

    Hi everyone!!
    I am from Indonesia..this is my first time taking online courses.
    Hope it will be great stuff to improve my english 😀
    See yaa..

  • Faten


    My name is Faten. I’m from Tunisia (North Africa). I’m sure this will be a great experience.

  • Khayrul

    Well,hello guys, i’m from Malaysia. I hope that through this course I can improve my English learning. I hope that you guys can helps me and this is my first online course..

  • Fran

    Hi everyone! I’m Fran from Barcelona. I’m really looking forward for this course. I hope it will improve a lot my English and also have fun 🙂
    See you all in few days!

  • Jisha

    Hi…..everyone , i am Jisha from India , good to know about this course, really excited to join this online course, hope that it will be interesting and helpful to everyone whoever wants to explore English language and culture.
    See you soon.Bye…

  • prateeksha

    hi.this is prateeksha from india.egarly waiting for the course…

  • Mini

    I’m from India .I’m very excited about this course.I think it make changes in my life.

  • Tomas

    Hi everybody!
    My name is Tomas and I from Poland. I’m realy Happy I can take part in second edition. I start course in firs edition but I not finished this. I hope this time I will be more disciplined. I konw that this course will be influenced on my English.

    I wish good luck
    See you soon

  • Gabriel

    Hello everyone!!!1

    I’m Gabriel, from Mozambique; I’m very interesting to be party of this second edition. I think that will improve my English it will be great.

    Congratulation by the initiative

    See you soon.

    Gabriel Vasco

  • Gulnaz

    Hello everybody from Kazakhstan!!!!
    I’m so glad that i join for this course. Hope, it will be very interesting and wil give us a lot of useful informaton.
    Dear my new friends from all over the world, let’s be friedly and social.
    Good luck for everyone!!!

  • Ahamadul Kabeer AG

    Hello everybody!,
    Dear brothers and sisters, I’m from India and I’m very proud to join this course under the British Council. It will be a great and precious moments in my life to be an expert in English language…


  • Dannilo

    Greetings from Caracas, Venezuela, i hope to have a very good experience on this course and improve my skills in english language and, of course in the knowledge of the british culture. I saw the big city of London in the year 2000 and i hope to see more in the future.

  • Andrea

    Hello 🙂
    I`m from Colombia , i`m so happy for start this course 😀


    I am interested to join for this course

  • Elsie

    Hy everyone!
    I’m from Peru and I’m really excited for starting this couse!


  • Inma

    Hello friends! I’m from Spain, but I’m living in Australia. I’m sure the course will be great. See you soon!

  • Charly

    Hi people on this web I am from Mexico and i’m so exited to begin this course
    I hope it’ll be education and clear as well.
    thanks to all the people who made this possible.
    See you soom

  • Anahit

    Hello everybody!
    I am Anahit from Armenia. I hope that this will be an interesting course and I’ll enjoy it.

  • Cristino

    Hi there,
    I´m from Brazil. I liked the first edition of the Course. It´s good for Learn English. I want to participate again in the second Edition!


  • Rita

    Hi Everyone!!

    I’m from Hungary and I’m very enthusiastic about the course. I think it’s will be fantastic and I hope I understand a lot of things 🙂 and it will be useful for all of us. Can’t wait it.
    See you soon.

  • Percy

    Hi everyone!!
    I´m from Bolivia and i´m sure this course it will be very interesting!!

  • Cecilia

    Hello everybody! I´m also from Argentina and eager to start the course. I´m
    sure it will be very interesting!!!

  • Daria

    Hello everybody! I am from Russia. I expect from this course much fun and new intersting information. Can’t wait the beginning:))

  • Anitha

    Hi Friends, I’m from India and I’m very excited. This is my first online course and I hope this will definitely change my life. See you soon……..

    • ABC

      Me too…:D

    • mike

      I am thinking of joining the course, it sounds great.

  • Sanja

    Hi everybody! My name is Sanja and I am from Serbia. Can’t wait for the course to start!

  • Gabriela

    Hello everyone!!,

    I’m from Uruguay and I get the impression that the course will be great!!!

    Congratulations and thanks a lot for this second edition.

    See you soon,

  • Tomas

    Hi everybody!

    I’m from the Czech Republic. I’m interesting in English language and culture. I’m really looking forward to take part in this course 🙂

  • Pocho

    Hi everyone, thanks for the opportunity to take this course! I am from Argentina and I’m looking forward to seeing what will come.

  • Anna

    Hi everybody,
    I just can’t wait to start the course.
    Best regards from Poland!

  • Dominik

    Hello everyone,

    I’m from Germany and I’m also very excited to learn new things about British culture. It’s my first online course and I think we will have much fun. Can’t wait to talk to with you. See u all!

  • Chris Cavey

    Hi everyone. Thanks for all of your comments. It’s good to see people from so many different places waiting to join the course. I look forward to finding out more about you all when the course starts next week. Remember to follow all of the educators so you can easily find our comments.


  • tom

    Hello, everyone
    I’m from Laos. I’ve just found this course and very interested and wanna join this. I’ve already registered the course and can’t wait for the course starting. This’s my first time that I’ve joined and I wanna talk with people from other country with many informative and interested topics. These can improve my English skill better than past time.

  • Monica Vieira

    Hey everybody! I’m from Brazil and I can’t wait to start this course! See you soon!

  • Rajesh Poyyath

    Thank You…

  • Khattab

    Good task to do

  • Rasha TV

    Hi friends,
    I am Rasha from India.I am realy happy to take part in this programme and to explore my English through this platform.

  • riyas

     I’m very interested in the course.

  • ROSE

    Hloo evrybdy em frm India……….em very much interested in exploring ma english language .Thank you british council for giving me such a opportunity to learn,explore english

    • Rasha TV

      Rose…happy to know that you r also from India.

  • Vishnu

    i am excited… i think this is the right plantform that im looking for to explore my english language..

    thanks to future learn

  • Gabriela

    Hello, my friends. I can’t wait to explore English culture and share the joy of learning.

  • sucheela

    Interesting activities

  • Marilo

    Good Night , I’m very interested in the course.

  • Ofelia

    Hello everyone!
    I am from Romania and I can’t wait to find out things about British culture.
    In the same time, thank you for this opportunity to improve my English skills.

    See you soon.

  • hiral pratap

    I am interested

  • waleed

    Good job

  • oralis

    Good afternom , i am from dominican republic, i am interesting in exploring english and culture, i think will be interesting and funny. bye.