Developed by the University of Southampton and the British Council, last year this course was taken by 120.000 people from all over the world.

96% of the course participants from last year would recommend it to friends.

Join this course to understand the key concepts in effective teaching and learning of languages. It will introduce you the latest ideas, research and practice in language learning and teaching.

The course is delivered online, so it can be completed whenever you want, no matter where you are. Study time will be approximately 3 hours per week, over a period of 4 weeks.  

The course starts on October 19 (you can join in even after the beggining date), and finishes on November 15

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at graduates with an interest in the development of languages and language teaching. It will give you a taste of postgraduate study in the field of English language teaching. No prior knowledge is required to take part in the course and we welcome anyone who is interested in knowing more about language learning and teaching.

Take this course and win a scholarship for an MA in English language teaching

You can take our free online course to get a taster of what studying the online MA will be like. You may become eligible to apply for a scholarship to cover part of the fees of our MA English Language Teaching (Online) programme. Find out more about the Masters degree programme developed by the University of Southampton and the British Council.

Get a course certificate

You can buy a personalised, digital and printed certificate to show you've attended this course. Find out how to buy a Statement of Participation.