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5 useful tips and tools for social learning

Learn how to use the commenting and liking feature on our courses.

FutureLearn’s Head of Community, David Thair, shares his top five tips for getting the most out of our social learning features.

At FutureLearn, learning through conversation is important to us.

That’s why you can leave comments and have a conversation on almost every step of our courses.

Just scroll to the bottom of a step, or press the comments link.

If you’re new to FutureLearn or to social learning, making sense of lots of comments might seem like a lot to manage.

Here are a few tips to help you feel at home.

1. Complete your FutureLearn profile

Your FutureLearn profile is what other learners can see about you when you interact with them on a course.

If you haven’t already, you should add some information to your FutureLearn profile–just like our example learner above. 

Your profile can only be seen by logged in learners. It isn’t public and it won’t be found by search engines unless you untick the box on the Edit profile page.

You could include the country you live in, your hobbies and interests, or why you’re taking courses on FutureLearn.

You should also add a profile picture. If you don’t, a coloured logo is created from your initials, but I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a lot more fun to talk to a friendly face. 

Read more about getting started with your FutureLearn profile.

2. Join the conversation

Write a comment when you have something to say. Maybe the step has prompted you to share your own experience or reflect on an idea. Or, perhaps you can help answer another learner’s question.

If you don’t feel confident writing, you can encourage others and share your views by ‘liking’ a comment instead.

You are not expected to write a comment on every step or even read every comment (that could take a while!).

Instead, just read as many comments as you wish, and use the next three tips to make organising them easier. 

Read more about getting started with comments and replies.

3. Follow educators and learners you find interesting

If you notice a learner who writes comments you enjoy, you can follow them to find their comments more easily.

There’s a follow button on each profile and next to every comment.

It’s a good idea to do this for the educators on your course too. That way, you can quickly see what they’ve been saying to learners on the step you’re viewing. We’ll explain how in the next section.

And don’t worry, when someone follows you, they do not get notifications about your personal activity. 

Read more about following, followers, and finding people

4. Organise and filter comments

Here’s the clever part…

At the top of every comment section there are two buttons you can press to filter and sort the comments on the step:

As there are sometimes a lot of comments, it can help to filter how you read them. 

The show button lets you choose which comments you see on the step. The default is all comments

Choosing show: following will show you only comments by people you are following.

Read a comment that you’d like to come back to later?

Just press the bookmark button on the comment, and use the bookmarked filter to see any comments you have bookmarked on that step. 

You can also choose to only see your own comments by choosing the your comments filter. 

The sort by button lets you choose the order you want to see the comments in. 

The default is the newest comments first. You can also choose to sort by most liked to see the comments and conversations that other learners found useful or interesting on that step.

5. Get involved

This is the most important tip!

A comment that says "Hi everyone, can't wait to get started :-)"

If you’ve never made a comment or replied to someone else’s, you should definitely give it a try. 

I have a hunch that after you’ve received your first reply, you’ll find plenty more things to say.

Even if you don’t feel you have something to contribute all the time, giving other people’s comments a few ‘likes’ will help everyone to find the most useful interactions.

If you’d like to put these tips into action, go back to your courses and start commenting, liking and replying in the discussions there. 

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Comments (303)

  • Dawn

    Lovely to be here. I am excited to get started.

  • awezu

    Pleaes my friends help me to be speak english effectivly


    Hi I’m Mathew Ayuba is my name, i’m from Nigeria i will be very glad to learn more about SECURITY,TERRORISM AND COUNTER TERRORISM as well as to increase the level of my English when reading and writing. i left secondary school since 2007 till now that I’ve decided to take a new move about my life

  • Sarah Hall

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      Hi, how are you doing and how is brazil today?

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  • Joseph Gyawu

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    thx you every one

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  • RUGUMYA Seth

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    in matters relating to child protection.

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    Hi, I am Osas. A health advocate working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Southeast region of Ireland. Curiosity is my guilty pleasure.

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  • Stefan

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  • Samuel

    Hi, I’m Samuel from Nigeria, a fresh graduate it’s a honor to be a part of this.

    • mathew ayuba

      samuel happy meeting you here, i thought i’m the only nigerian here untill i saw you

  • Oumou

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    Hello everyone
    Am Nura am 24 Years old it is both a honor and privilege to meet with you guys, nice meeting you.

  • Musa Alister Lamin

    Hi all, I am Alister from Sierra Leone and I am 24 years old. I hope I will enjoy my stay here.

  • Tiffany N.

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  • Kipsang

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  • Kunal

    Hello everyone!
    I am from india .I am 40 years old. I have done want to improve my communication skill and reduce hesitation about spoken english that’swhy I joined this platform….I love to learn English more and more I can…pleasure to meet all of you .

  • Paula

    Hello everyone!
    I want to share whit you something about me. I am from Mèxico, I am 61 years old, I am retired and I am married. I love to do exercise so I practice yoga and swimming. I love to learn English I would like to improve my skills about it whit this course. Nice to meet you.

  • Simmone

    Hello everyone,

    So excited to meet you all and good luck with your studies!

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  • Asha

    Hi everyone I would like to introduce my self, I am Asha from Somalia but living in Nederland,
    My hoppy is swimming. I am Housewife why I am taking this class is to improve my knowledge and gain a better life in the future.

  • Kathleen

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  • Kathleem

    Hi! My name is Kathleen, I am currently working in healthcare field but I so want to do something else that is authentic to who I am, the healthcare field is NOT me! I’ll avoid the long story, so jumping to the present, I am a beining writer, right now I am writing a fictional story. I am also a pagan and a witch, amongst other things, & I enjoy the process of incorporating new learning experiences into my life!

  • Asha

    Hi everyone I am Asha from Somalia. I would like to learn English and take this class with you.

    • Kathleem

      Hi Asha! Nice to meet you, good luck in your studies!

      • Asha

        Hi Kathleen
        Nice to meet you too. and thank you.

  • Elena

    I’m Elena and I live in Greece,
    nice to meet you all.

    • Kathleen

      Hi Elena! Greece sounds beautiful! Enjoy your studies!

    • James Sherman

      Kalispera Elena,
      I have spent a significant amount of time in Greece, working and sailing. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards,

  • Ali

    Hello everyone,

    I’m Ali Elema Turcha from Kenya, happy to join you all.



    hi everyone i’m a student i reinvent for different things to learn

    • Kathleen

      Hi! Saurabh! I too am reinventing, best of luck!

  • Linda

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    • Kathleen

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  • Desireé

    Hi all, I feel a bit clueless about coding and would like to overcome my ignorance.

  • Alfredo

    hello guys!!!
    i’m Alfredo from Mozambique, i need to learning and speaking english. help me!!


      i’m also afraid of speaking english but u try and see the mirror and talk and i can do it say

  • Mariana Cerati

    Hello everyone. Glad 2 be here

    • Kathleen

      Hi Mariana! Glad your here too! Learn on!!

  • Ahmed Abdo

    Hi everyone, Ican’t wait to get started

  • Gloria Mbaga

    Hi everyone! I’m Gloria. I want to take this course because I trust this could be very helpful in teaching phonics to my students.

  • Toluwani

    Hello everyone, I’m Tolu and I live in Nigeria. i think this course would serve as an eye opener to making us more aware of the various environment we might find ourselves in.

  • Muhamed

    Hello everyone, iam muhamed from egypt

    • Ali

      Hello to you too Muhamed, happy to meet you.

  • Paschal

    I am paschal from Nigeria I am happy to be in your mist and I want to add and share more ideas with you all

  • Eniola

    I am Eniola from Nigeria , medical student, I hope to learn a lot to improve my skills and increase my knowledge

    • Martins damilola

      Hello eniola,
      I am damilola, also from Nigeria. I am a physiotherapist, also came here to learn. So much to learn outside of medicals

  • Victoria Sposina

    Hello everyone.
    My name is Victoria. I am from Brazil and also very happy that I can follow you in that Dutch course.

  • Arlyn

    Hi everyone. I’m Arlyn from Philippines and I’m so happy to be part of this course.

  • Jennifer

    Hello everyone,
    I am Jenny and I would like to get more information about mental health issues.

  • Hanan

    Hello everyone,
    I’m from Kenya. I’m here to improve my English speaking skills through doing this course.
    So I hope we will do better learning

  • Suja

    Hi every one,
    I’m from India and have marine research background. I want improve my English.

  • Lawal Yakubu

    Hi, I am Lawal a geology student from Nigeria, am here to study more about our natural environment.

  • Vânia Rosa Costa

    Hello, everyone!
    I am very happy to be part of this course.

  • Fernanda Mantesso

    Hello everyone. I’m Fernanda from Brazil. Nice to meet you all!

    • Vânia Rosa Costa

      Hi, Fernanda!
      I’m brazilian too. I live in Rio de Janeiro. Nice to meet you.

  • Huda

    Hello everyone,
    I am from Egypt, I am a research or at least trying to be. 🤗

    • Nawoda

      Hi Huda, nice to meet you.. I love your country

  • Shafya

    Hi, I am Shafya from Libya, I’m here to learn and improve my English.

    • Kathleen

      Hi Shafya! Nice to meet you, best of luck!


    Hi everyone
    Nice to meet you

  • Carolina

    Woo, a lot of people… nice to meet u all, I’m Carolina, I’m from Colombia and well I’m here to learn…to enjoy learning another language and also improving my English, u know…so…

    • Shafya

      Hi Carolina, nice to meet you.

      • José Ángel

        Greetings from Spain Carolina

  • Rita

    …can’t wait to be part of this family

  • Lynda

    Enrolled in genealogy class beginning 28 October. Mid-60’s student from the USA, living near Washington, DC. Looking forward to participating!

    • Kathleen

      Hi Lynda! I lived in DC looong time ago, loved it! Gluck!

  • Zineb

    Hi, Iam a teacher of English. I joined this group in order to get more information and strategies of better teaching full of benefits and fun at the same time.

    • Luu Harvert

      I am about to be an E teacher, too. Hope that I can well interact with all of you and learn more
      From Vietnam🤗

  • jack

    Hi,i am a student,this is a real good platform for us to learn english,Thanks a lot to teachers!

  • Huma

    Hi I m a teacher I join this group to improve my English as well teaching skills inorder to get confidence while stand before my learners.

  • Reem

    Hi I am reem from Iraq I am here to learn new skills to improve my English speaking And to learn new meanings for making a useful conversation

  • Bianca

    Hi all, am from South Africa. Am here to improve my English.

    • Luu Harvert

      Hi guy! I am impressed by your nationality. I had a friend who was from South Africa like you and I always thought English was her mother language up to now🤔

  • Erum

    I want to enhance my english speaking power but it will possible if i talk in english with someone hiw it is possible in this online course

  • Kiran Sahrish

    Hi fellows !!! I am kiran from Pakistan and by professional am a Nurse and am not so good in english . To improve my english skills i joined this st
    stage .. 😊

  • Nadia

    Hello everyone! I’m from Ukraine and i would like to brush up and improve my English language skills, so that’s why I’m here

  • Eva

    Hi everyone! I´m from Czech republic and I´m here because I´m interested in this topic and I would like to improve my English…

  • Aneta

    Hi there! I’m from Poland. I would like to learn more about the UK -that’s why I am here. I also would like to boost my English.

  • darren mouton

    Helo from SA what up

    • Kathleen

      Hi Darren! It’s great to meet you too:)

  • Omongul

    Hi I’m from Uzbekistan iwant to know much more things about Great Britain and its education

  • Bill Wilding

    I am interested in the practical aspects of solar and batteries
    Am in Australia where there is great scope because of our exposure to sunlight

    • Kathleen

      Hi Bill! Just got small panels; best of luck!

  • sethlina

    Leave a comment…hi, I’m also from Ghana

  • Angela

    Hello from South Africa classmates.

    • Yvette

      Hi there, I am also from SA!

  • Hemanth

    Hi Buddies! This is Hemanth. I’m a citizen of India. I’m an 18 year old Arts student and I find this to be a wonderful opportunity, to be sharing a platform with all those fantastic people, from around the globe.

    • Kathleen

      Hi Hemanth! Nice meeting you!

  • Nourhan

    Hey there, I’m Nour from Egypt, I would like to improve my English , thanks

  • upendra

    how anlising this course friends pleas hlp me friends

    • Kathleen

      Hi Upedra! You will make lots friends!!

  • Bernice

    I am a 71 year old retiree, living in Virginia (USA). I have always loved reading and aspired to write. This course seems like an opportunity to learn and become involved in a community of people who also love to read and write.

    • Kathleen

      Hi Bernice! I’m beginning writer, glad to meet!

  • Noran

    My name is Noran . I am from Egypt. I am not fluent in English and also not good at writing . I hope by joining this course I can improve my English.

  • Farhanah

    Hi everyone. My name is Farhanah and I’m from Malaysia. My English is not so good so i come here to improve my English 🤗

    • Kathleen

      Hi Farhanah! Nice to meet you!

  • Eileen P. Engh, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, CPN

    My name is Eileen and I am a Ph.D. student with an interest in learning more about the scope of genetic counseling and how the public learns about genomics and genetic information.

    • Kathleen

      Hi Eileen! Nice to meet you, best of luck!

  • Μaria

    Hi! My name is Maria and I am from Greece.I need some guidance to keep up to date and develop my skills.This is the reason why I am here.

    • Saeed Ashfaaq Ahmed

      Mrs. Maria can you say what course have you taken

  • altina

    Hello, my name is Altina, i come from Kosovo, I want to learn English better. English language all over the world so we have to learn them better. We try to speak english off better and you can help we .

    • Kathleen

      Hi Altina! Children’s books/tapes awesome & easy!!

  • nokwanda

    hi everyone my name is nokwanda known as sandy,i’m from pmb in south reason taking this course is to better my self in talking English.i hope I,m in a right place and I,m so please to meet u all.

    • Yvette

      HI there, it seems SA is well represented here. I am also from SA – JNB

  • Jawed Ahmad Noori

    Hello everyone My name is jawed Ahmad. I’m from kabul Afghanistan. I want to learn English

  • hassan

    i like to learn things easily and free

  • Khoo hooi bin

    Hi. I just like to refresh n up Grade my teaching again. Learn new things.

  • doaa mashlah

    hello,i always look for any course or knowledge which can develop my career.

  • Teddy

    I love personal development because it will it lunch me into uncommon achievement. Future learn is a good platform to realize our potentials.

    • Elias Mwela

      yes Teddy, its a hit, I did like to do all English courses here to develop my self.

  • Jacqueline

    Hello, I’m looking forward to getting going on this course. I think it will be a big help to my teaching work.

  • Shahinaz

    Hello everyone. My name is Shahinaz, I am so glad and eager to try Future Learn courses for the second time and share knowledge with others. I am looking forward to increase my knowledge in teaching English as a second/ foreign language. I hope that taking such useful courses in teaching would improve my Language skills as well. Thank you.

  • Nengi longjohn

    hi everyone,My name is Nengi happy to be here sharing knowledge with everyone here.i hope we will be able to gain as much at the end of it all.Thank you guys

  • Svetlana Chupyr

    Hi everyone! My name is Svetlana, I`m from Ukraine. I want to improve my English skills and I`m glad to be here and enjoy to your team.

  • oasiseducon

    Thank you so much for sharing these tips that teachers can use in the classroom for Goodreads.

  • Emile Mbeke

    Hi everyone,
    my name is Emile . I’m from Cameroon. I have been living in Hamburg/Germany since 7 years. I am here to improve my English, for I want to do an internship in England. Glad to be here and I hope we’ll have fun.

  • Christo Engelbrecht

    I am looking forward to this course since my researching, reading and writing interests are enviro-history, micro-history and world-ecology in relation to capitalism. These are done by looking at estuaries, rainfall history and the relation between birds and eco-systems. There are aspects of Critical Theory such as domination and interdisciplinary studies that over-arch what I write about.

  • caroline symon

    hi i am from New Zealand and am just keeping my learning going

  • Deepali Ukhalkar

    Hi everyone,i am Deepali Ukhalkar from India..I am happy to be part of this group

  • Ayesha

    I’m Ayesha. I’m glad to here
    And I’m here to improve my English.
    I’m excited. 😊

  • Chit Su Win

    I’m CHITSUWIN,I’m from Myanmar.I wish to improve my english skill and get more knowledge.

  • Dragana Dabetic

    Hy to all.
    I am happy to be a part of this community. I am here to improve my English skills and to get a high mark on IELTS. I want to immigrate in a foreign country which means that I am going to take the general test. I think the part which I need to improve the most is writing but also need to exercise the other three parts.

  • James A Yai

    Hi everyone, my James and I’m here trying to improve my English language skills. By taking course of essay writing at the reading University

  • John Joseph

    Hi one and all, I wish improve and develop English skills much better rather than now. I hope and believe everyone would help me out to get progress in me.

  • Sitta Said

    Hi ther?
    I’m sitta from Tanzania, I would like to improve my English skills here,I hope we get along and have fun.

  • Juan Carlos

    Hi everyone I’m doing this course as a way to recover my memory as I had a stroke that let me with some speech and visual impediment. I’m 69 years old a look forward to start the course and have a lot of fun.

  • amar alassad

    hi everyone .. I’m here to improve my skills, hope we all enjoy it

  • Tekuame

    Hello! Am Tekuame From Ethiopia, I Join the online IELTS course to see my English scale level knowledge

  • Liesa Simpson

    I joined the course to improve my professional knowledge of Autism with a view to progressing onto a P Cert or Diploma

  • Sayem

    Hi, This is Sayem from Bangladesh. I have completed my graduation. I enrol this course to improve my English skill.

  • Saleem Khan

    I’m from Sindh Pakistan. I’m here to improve my English.

  • Khaled Ali

    I’m really glad to be with you

  • Sudhakar Tat

    Useful article.

  • Rosalie Humphrey

    I am new to this, but planning to work for older people and need to know more about healthcare. I do love learning, but this is my first time learning online…

  • Muksita Jahan

    I’m from Bangladesh.I’m here to improve my proficiency in English.Let’s hope for the best.

  • praveen

    Feeling good to be the part of this workshop

  • Giovana Colqui

    Thanks a lot, the true I didn’t know how was the sistem of the course. I’ve tried to finish others courses but I can’t. Whit these tips I hope so do it.

  • Sazaat Ahammed

    Hello everyone, I am a learner learning reading different fascinating comments posted here.

  • abozar

    hello I am abozar. from Kabul Afghanistan
    I have interest to learn something . and thanks for giving us apportunity

  • R Isaac Otala Jr

    Am frm Zambia nd am here bcoz i want to learn mor about computer networking…

  • joanne

    Hi from England and here to learn!

  • Celia

    I´m from Spain, and I’m here because I want to improve my English. Thanks for the opportunity this gives me.

  • Biftu Geda

    Thank you very much for giving me this opportunity and this is my first time online learning; am here to learn service improvement in health care and hopefully will enjoy it.

    • Ibrahim Ezra Shehu

      Yes Bifti, the centre point of the entire course is on healthcare especially for children with developmental disabilities and adults with disabilities. We all will learn more about it and how to improve the life of children and adults with developmental disabilities through healthcare and importantly social inclusion for a better society. Welcome!

  • Dr Ayyaz

    Hello everyone, I am here to learn about human behaviour. Different perspective which I never focused. Special interest is in spiritual healing for mental health problems.

  • Shahzad Khan

    Hello Learners!
    I am Shahzad, HR professional and learning is my passion so either its books or online session I am on move to learn & update myself. Also, an active facilitator on HRM, Career Counsellor and have interest in Psychological testing for measuring and improving behavior.

  • abdinasir

    hello everyone, my name is Abdinasir Ahmed Garowe i am from somalia i am happy to be a part of this course because my English is very weak I wanna improve and became a good in English. and also very exciting became a member of this group.

  • Purva

    Hii friends. I’m purva and i’m from india. I joined this course to improve my English and skills and I’m looking forward to it

  • Xiujuan

    Hello everyone,
    Hello everyone,
    I’ m Xiujuan from a university located in the North of China. The city I am living in is famous for the great number of higher education institutions, manufacture of high-speed trains and gorgeous snow and ice in winter.
    I join the course because I am curious about the content of the course, the way of studying an online course, and I am interested in knowing new friends and sharing learning experience with people.

  • Md.Rasel Miah

    Hello everyone,
    I’m Md Rasel Miah.I’m from Bangladesh.
    I want to be a good speaker for Engliah and also
    I would like a poper English speaking. so I join here.


    Hello every one,
    My name is Md. Rasel Miah and
    you can call me Rasel. I am from Bangladesh.

  • Anika

    Hi everyone,
    I am anika from Bangladesh. Recentlly I have completed my graduation in B.Sc of Mechanical Engineering. I want to be a professional mechanical engineer designer.So I want to develop my skill more professional. So I have joined here.

  • julie

    Hi, I’m looking forward to starting this autism course, it is my first time using future learn hope I will be able to follow some others that may also be doing this course I’m a slow learner but am willing to give this ago.

  • Reyes

    Hello all, I am from Spain. I joined Futurelearn to get some knowledge around HTA and the impact of health advances in the budget of the healthcare systems

  • paola

    Hello I am from Italy, I want to improve English for my job

  • Popi

    Hello I am from Cyprus. I want to improve English for my job and in order to communicate with english speakers.


    hello, everyone. I am Li Zhuqiang, from china. I now want to learn more about English language and prepare for IELTS.

  • Saif

    I am Saif , I m from Indian. l have done mass media so it is very to me learn English

    • Sarfaraz

      Wr do u stay in india

  • Liduina Maria Alves Macambira

    I am from Brazil and I am moving to Canada in 2019. It is very important for me to learn the English Language. Furthermore I intent to pass IELTS exam and maybe to get back to study.
    I love to study and adquire knowledge.

  • Liduina Maria Alves Macambira

    I am moving to Canada in 2019. It is very important for me to learn the English Language. Furthermore I intent to pass IELTS exam and maybe to get back to study.
    I love to study and adquire knowledge.

  • Lalji Sindhal

    Hi I’m from India I’m here to know something more about latest teaching techniques and to update and upgrade myself

  • Marie-Anne ASSANVO

    Hi Dear,
    I am from Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa. English is one of my passion and communicating in English like native speakers is my ultimate goal.
    I am therefore here to improve my skills to proficiency-native speakers level for two main reasons:
    – the first one is to confirm a conditional offer for a Master degree,
    – the second is to experience the IELTS Test on the learner perspective as I intend to provide IELTS preparation classes in my country.

  • charles chinionga

    Hi all,
    It is my first online course, I am here to improve my skill and get my IELTS to get scholarship. I want be as native people that speaks the language English.

  • Muhammad

    I hope to be as the native speakes in this language to help more people to achieve thier goals

  • Roberlt Liwe

    Really great one

  • ana rosa rodriguez montero

    I’m very happy in taking this course and I can to learn more about English Academic, also I would like have a proper English speaking, So let’s go everyone!

  • Gugulethu Mavuso

    I am very excited to take this course. It will inform the position that I am at in a great way. I do child safeguarding in my MA.

  • Dina Mowafi

    i am interested in taking this course because i need to improve my second language also to help my children to learn right and fast.

  • Dennis Maralit

    Hi everyone!
    I am also interested to learn much more of English Language because I want to be prepared by moving to other country like Canada, New Zealand and or Australia. And learning English language is one of the strongest qualifications in applying in English language country. I want to push myself in studying to improve my English language. I motivate myself because i want to pass IELTS exam.


    Hi everyone!
    I am interested in improving my English for Academic and also I want to learn more about English Common Law. I am a professor at a University in Brazil. I am very happy to stay with this group. I hope that all of us can learn a lot.

    • Md.Kabir Ahamed

      Hi ! Camila Barreto Pinto Silva,
      I’m a retired banker, runing 62 years from Banladeh in South Asia. I ‘ve visited India, Indonesia,Malaysia,Thailand,Singapore,Saudia Arabia,UAE & UK. My mother language is Bangla. But when I talked they do’nt understand my laguage.That is why I would like to develop my english laguage proficiency.

  • Donnavan Staddon

    Hi all iam interested in taking this course because i have a passion to learn almost anything to do with how computers work, i have been interested in getting a job in IT this is why iam taking this course.

  • Michael Ray

    My name is Mike I am from Kansas in the USA have been interested in emergency magagement for some time. Thaking this course to keep me updated on current theory.

  • Tin Nyunt

    I am a teacher and teache student many business and management subjects. I love to be professor in international universities. So love to improve my English and to share my knowledge.

  • Lilia

    Firstly I want to thanks the IELTS group about this apportiunity they give us to learn and to share our knowledge
    Secondly I hope to from my self to get this chance to improve my English level wich is moderate

  • Tembeni

    Hello everyone I’m Tembi from South Africa I’m very happy to find this course I have been searching for. I’m a nurse and a counsellor, Im hoping to get more tips in helping patients health through adherence in medication.

  • Michael Mclymore

    I am Michael McLymore and I joined this course to improve my communication with others through thoughtful conversation

  • Maureen Ogoo Offor

    Hello Guys, I am Maureen from West African. I joined this course to better my life and life of others outside there. Happy to meet you guys.

  • omar

    Hello,everyone, my name is Omer i am from ethiopia i am very happy to join here

  • sylvia

    Hello, everyone. My name is Sylvia. I come from China. I am a college student. I cherish this chance to learn new knowledge and meet you here.

  • Meg

    My name is Meg, and I am from Australia. I live in the nation’s capital Canberra. I love that I am joining such a diverse student body. In addition to learning the course material, I look forward to learning a little more about my fellow students, your homes, your countries, and your stories.


    My name is Bawine A-Ayaa Naomi and I am from West Africa, Ghana to be precise. I am happy to join the course because it will help me to better my writing, reading and communication skills in English as well as coming out with excellent IELTS acedimic results.thank you

  • irma santa ana

    Hello I am Irma, I am a teacher and I live in Villa del Carbon, State of Mexico, It´s a beautiful country near the forest, I like farm animals and horses, I have got 3 siblings Sergi is 29, Miguel is 27 and my little love Shantal, she is 8 an I am 49, I am keen on this course in order to catch up on these topics, I want to be better, on the other hand, I know that I have to improve my English.

  • anwar

    My name is anwar i am from jordan i am very excited to learn english i know a little bit but i want to speak flunet i hope that

  • Nelson

    My name is Nelson i am very interested in entrepreneurship for you people …i have a small business in South Africa .hoping to learn more from other people here thanks

  • Haroun

    Hi this is Haroun im new here this is my first comment also really im very happy to be one of the member British Council when i red these tips gave me more motivation

  • Humphrey

    Hi All, I’m a microbiologist with a public health background, interested in exploring the changing roles and emerging trends in global humanitarianism in a world faced with worsening global challenges today. It will be my pleasure to work with you all as we all journey in this together.

  • Ebi Rebecca

    Hi everyone i am into management and entrepreneurship, my aspiration is to become a certified entrepreneur to be able to train other young emerging entrepreneurs.

  • Jillian Clarke

    Hi everyone, looking forward to learning with you all. I am a midwife and I hope to utilise the knowledge and skills I acquire in this course to facilitate some major changes within my work environment

  • Louay

    Hi there, this is Louay, it’s not the first online course, but the last courses i didn’t completed.
    Now i’ll make it seriously.
    Best wishes all of you.


    Hi everyone,
    My name is Ariza and my wish is to learn about the situation the refugees. Best regards.

  • Tamvo

    Hi every body,
    I am Tamvi, i am very excite to join the course with all of you and hope to have opportunity to improve my English to prepare for living in American next two years. Bye

  • Kalyani Gowariker Paranjape

    Hello everybody ! We shall be communicating with each other very often, once the course starts. Till then, bye bye !

  • Blanca Estela

    my name is Blanca estela, i am from Mexico and I am an industrial engineer, i hope to learn English to improve my audit reports.

  • Manuela Rosas Gomes

    Hi, my name is Manuela and I hope to learn a lotação with you.
    Lets work!

  • alaa m

    Hi, I am alaa this is me second time on online course i hope to improve my language throe it .

  • Derek White

    Spending a pleasant Bank Holiday Monday browsing the tips for social learning and preparing for the Scratch to Python course starting on 4th June. Looking forward to it.

  • Muhammad Amir Saeed

    Hi, I am Muhammad Amir Saeed from Oman. These are really useful tips which make learning more enjoyable and easier to handle

  • olivia ileto

    Cool! Very useful tips. Thanks a lot for the info Sir David. Hi to each and everyone here. I’m from Manila, Philippines.

  • May

    Hi everyone ! I am May from Thailand. Thanks so much for the social learning tips .

  • Dumile

    Hi. Dumile Sibandze is my name. I hope to apply these learning tips as I continue with the course.

  • Lee

    Hi everyone ! I am Lee from Sydney, Australia. Thanks so much for the social learning tips on how and when to use them. Cheers.



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  • Yuriko

    I want to improve myself every day. And I know that with this course we can do make best things with leas time

  • Christian Makin

    Thanks for the top tips! Looking forward to getting underway with my first course!

  • Deborah Harris

    Currently looking to make a career change. Ideally, I would like to find a role in the creative industry. Looking to update my research and writing skills. Looking forward to Summer.

  • Herminda Rivera

    I’m Herminda I’m from Colombia, I like to learn English because I will go to Australia, maybe in the nex year.

  • Graham

    Seems like some very solid advice, particularly complete your profile, upload a picture, and jump right in and fully commit. This is the future, social learning. Enjoy the experience fellow students, and Thanks for providing these great courses

  • john moore

    this is not my first online course though i was finding it a bit confusing to understand the learning concepts at first, but when i carefully went through it again, the pattern and learning approach process made quite a lot of sense, also comparative learning is the best way to gain and achieve information plus knowledge. i will advice anyone having difficulty to go through the guide lines properly and understand it before starting the course.

  • Mohamed Khashana

    Hello All,

    I’m Interested in Learning so many tips for IELTS and Practice English with Natives.


    • Ally

      Hi Khashana, you meant there is a course for IELTS in future learning too?

  • Diego Lara

    Hello Everyone! it is so interesting this type of information. I believe that the direct contact is the best way to learn a language, for this reason I am doing this course. Firstly, I am living in Netherlands for 7 months and I need to speak and undertand Dutch. Finally, if sombody need information about netherlands, not doubt it in get in touch with me. Thanks

  • Ukebuo

    I love this online programme, can certificate be issued?

  • Ernesto Salazar

    The course is very interesting for me

  • Rustam

    I want to study in Oxford University, therefore I go through this online course

  • robert

    Leave a comment…hi I like online course but only thing make down is financial please ask any help.

  • Frederica Parks

    Iam enjoying the first part of my course

  • Patrick kamulegeya

    good guidance
    thanks a lot

  • Ralf Scheidemantel

    I like studying online very much due to the flexibility that comes with it.

  • Carolina F

    This is my first online course and I really hope to improve my English!

  • Abdi

    I like online course because this is avery important opportunity for those who are willing to

  • ciliane carla

    I like online courses. This one is a real opportunity for us to study and improve our knowledge in English.

  • heba

    this is my first time to join an online course and i hope to improve my conversation skills and i’m happy to communicate with people from all over the world

    • MohamedHakem

      Welcome to the world of online courses.
      I believe this course will be useful for improving your English language skills
      It is a good start to your journey around online learning

  • Irina

    Hi everyone,
    I just joined for this course as I will go for a Top Up Business Course and I am willing to learn useful tips from the course itself and also to exchange ideas with other people that study in this field, which will help me to succes on this new path. Looking forward for this new experience

  • Nozuko

    Hello everyone,
    I have decided to take up this course on this online platform to improve my writing skills. Of course, this is the first course that I am taking through FutureLearn. I look forward to a dynamic with everyone.


    Good evening I am a teacher and this is a good way to practice and commnicate con people from other countries.

  • Wakwe Florence

    I was very excited when I heard of online courses on Futurelearn I was so carried away that I jump into the course without going through these useful tips Anyway I am learning and I will continue to learn

  • olabode

    Its amazing and excited to meet you people online I want to know about internet of a thing I speak in with my able knowledge

  • Inna

    Its great that we have one more opportunity to increase or study English! I look forward and waiting for the start of a course!

  • Rima Akther Fatema

    I can’t speak English. I want to learn English proper for talking

  • Ko Thiha

    Hello. I’m Thiha from Myanmar. Nice meeting you all.

    • Renee

      I am from China. Nice meeting you all.

  • Nahawand

    My name is Nahawand , I’m from Jordan.
    I joined this course to improve my English skills in order to start learning of master degree in Civil Engineering.

    • Arya Wang

      Good afternoon! I am Arya, who comes from China. Do you like the English pronunciation? Well, I do. More than that, I fancy about all beautiful voices. How about you? If you do, hey, let us be friends. HAHAHA .o.O

  • Zoya

    When I was doing my first course here, I did try to read all the comments, and it consumed a lot of time, I fell behind the schedule. I wish I had come across these useful tips that time! Now I will take all these tips into consideration!

  • Paola Mosquera Hurtado

    Thanks a lot for the information.

  • Siddharamesh K M

    Hi everyone!
    I am new here and I wanted to prepare for the IELTS exam
    Can anyone help me how to start preparing for the exam??

  • Oonagh O'Reilly

    Found all the tips helpful. Thanks


    thanks great ideia

  • Arman

    Thank you for the nice tips! I have one suggestion: Maybe it would be better if you combine these two blogs (5 tips+ 6 tips). Best regards.

  • SJ

    Thank you for all 11 tips and tools. They will enhance my ability to participate and learn in this on-line learning community.

  • Vladimir

    I appreciate your initiative and your five tips, all of them are just in time and in the right place. I especially liked the tips: 3. Follow interesting people and 5. Sort and filter comments. Many thanks.

  • Joshua Bateeze

    Quite relevant and helpful tips to me as a first timer

  • Jennifer C

    The two articles were very useful. I am commencing online study for the first time in the new year and the tips will benefit my learning. Thank you.

  • Amanda Blatch-Jones

    The tips are useful especially since this is the first time I’ve done a course through Future Learn. I’m looking to explore different ways of learning which suit today’s busy working environment. And so far, this is great as you can pick it up and put it down easily between meetings and when you have a spare hour or so to learn.

  • Nadya

    Thank you for the tips!

  • Pablo Guerrero

    Thank you for all of these tips on how to go through this course. I’m looking for the way to join a MSc program with the University of Toronto. Since I finished my undergraduate studies a long time ago, it’ll be necessary for me to catch up on my English skills, particularly for academic purposes.

  • kgaria mantibane

    that is what I really needed to know thanks a lot with those tips

  • Rose

    Finally it looks like an interaction I can relate to. Thanks for the tips

  • Fred

    Hi Everyone…
    I’m just starting in this trip for learning more…
    enjoy at all!!!!

  • Lucía

    Thank you for these useful tips on how to make the best of our time in Future Learn! It’s greatly appreciated! 🙂

  • Rita Obertelli

    Thank you so much for your very useful tips and for not making me feel like a technological idiot – which is how I usually feel! Learning how to use the platform (is that what it is??) is as interesting as the course itself and I really never imagined I would enjoy it so much. I hope I will slowly manage to get the most out of it.

  • Mercy

    I want to study English intensively for excellent score in my exams to enable me obtain full scholarship for my MSc. programme in UK.

  • Nordiana

    I love to learn English very well because I want to use this language as my second language after Malay..Please Help Me Out..Thank You

  • Mayada

    So happy to join you
    I hope my English will be improved
    Thanks everybody in this courses

  • alexandra

    Hello everyone!
    I am Alexandra from Cyprus.I can not wait to start this course and have a great conversations.I am interested to learn more information about exams.

  • Fatima

    First of all I would to thank u …actually this is my first time joining this kind if courses …I hope I can handle with all of information you will give for us ,because I really to get more information about exams to prepare wall for it…

  • Fatima

    First of all I would to thank u …actually this is my first time joining this kind if courses …I hope I can handle with all of information you will give for us ,because I really to get more information about exams to prepare wall for it…

  • Mare

    Hello,I started this course,and I hope as I learning so much interesting thing’s, but truly say,as I don’t have so much knowledges what there waiting for me,sorry.

  • Victorine

    Hello, i am hoping to stay motivated to keep on with the courses.I had done some online free studies befor but the tenacity was lacking.thanks again FutureLearn & David Thair.

  • Sanette Brits

    Thank you for the valuable information and tips

  • Madina

    Im Madina from Afghanistan. Thanks from futurelearn to give me this oportunity yo share my idia and help us to improved our english language

  • Abdullgani

    Hello guys ,
    um so happy because um here , um ready to start this course and um guess it’s very enjoy .
    nice to meet you and Thank You .

    • meri

      Hello everyone,
      I am teacher of maths and I am not good with in english. So you can help me to learn because in the future I am teaching in english

  • Ganiyatu Tiamiyu

    Hello everyone,
    I wish to thank FutureLearn, David Thair and the entire team members who contributed to make this learning platform a pleasant one to be part of. The welcome pack is very informative and I can’t wait to start to course. I am hoping for an interesting and fulfilling learning experience. Many thanks once again to FutureLearn and regards to all course mates.

  • Jean

    Hi all,
    I’m from nyc and looking forward to my second course on FutureLearn! I took python for data analysis last year and it was great!

  • RUTAYISIRE Naphtal

    Among the course present i have not found any of my interest, my area of interest is “family based and alternative care for children”, should i expect it soon? .
    Thank you.

  • Doris Lewin

    Hello everyone!
    I am a Colombian woman . Colombia is a country in South American. I studied Anthropology and then Fundraising and international cooperation. I worked for 35 years in the Colombian Welfare Institution. The interest of this Institution is to work specially on nutrition, day care motivation for children,legqal aspects for families. We are interested in childhood, in their families .We understand that all families have their own way to take care of their babies and,children and youth.. So we work together with communities to know about their own way of life. We learn a lot from them but we also have information to share. So this course will improve our habilities to share with communities.

  • Shonmirin P.A

    Hello everyone!
    I am Shonmirin from India. I am doing PG English Literature in WCC, Chennai. I hope this course would help me specialised in ELT. Thank you.

  • menaka

    HI every one,
    I am Menaka from Chennai,i would thank to future learn giving me the opportunity to share my ideas and chatting.i have done my MCOM CO-Operative management. i am working in MNC hobbies are listening to music, car driving,
    my strength is its my self confidence and hardworking.

  • Glyn

    Hello everyone. This is my first time on Futurelearn and the first studying I’ve done in many years. Looking forward to finding out more about the course and sharing ideas with you.

  • Sally

    Hi everyone! I’m Sally a Chinese language teacher in Seoul Korea.
    So excited to have this opportunity to learn more English from you guys.
    This is my first time to learn sth in this way.
    Practice makes perfect,
    I hope this is the good way to practice using English and improve my English skill.
    Thank you all~!

    • Rasha

      Hi Sally,
      nice to meet you

      • Rahaf

        Where are you from rasha?

  • Nicholas

    Hi guys. It’s a great opportunity to learn with you all. Hope we have a good time.

  • Deng Mayot Mabior

    Hey guys!! I’m Deng Mayot Mabior from South Sudan and live in Spain Barcelona! I have interested in learning future specially the business administration and management I would like to learn more about this department and I’m basketball professional player I play for manresa basketball club in Spain! I would like to have adgree of business administration and management that’s my in the learning future!!

  • Mahadalle

    I’m really happy to enjoy this course.