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5 more tips and tools for social learning

5 more tips and tools for social learning

Following on from his first blog post, 6 tips and tools for social learning, our social lead David Thair shares more advice on getting the most out of social learning.   At FutureLearn, the idea of social learning or learning through conversation is important to us. That’s why we built commenting into almost every step…
Top courses for learning and exploring English

Top courses for learning and exploring English

In this post, find our best courses for discovering and learning the English language. It’s estimated that almost 1.3 billion people worldwide speak English. It’s a language that travels across borders, used in business and education across the world. However English can be tricky to master (as captured perfectly in the famous poem The Chaos).…
Why is teaching English important?

Why is teaching English important?

English is still the universal language Estimates vary about how many people speak English worldwide, but some believe English-speakers are likely to number in the billions. English crosses cultures, countries and industries. It’s often used as a ‘common tongue’ if neither person is a native speaker. This means teaching people English can be truly rewarding: students…
Discover courses that start conversation

Discover courses that start conversation

In this blog post discover courses to help you ditch the boring small talk and find interesting new subjects. Ask “have you seen the moonwalking bear?” with Forensic Psychology Most of us like to think our powers of memory are fairly good, but in reality giving an accurate witness statement is very difficult. There are…
4 big questions the world faces today (and courses to help you understand them)

4 big questions the world faces today (and courses to help you understand them)

Despite regularly increasing life expectancies (WHO) and improving levels of education (UNICEF), the modern world has brought its own unique set of problems: from huge food waste (UN), to climate change (NASA), to an increasing wealth divide (Credit Suisse). The good news is people the world over are working together to understand these problems, and…
8 famous figures who changed the course of history

8 famous figures who changed the course of history

Bonnie Prince Charlie Full name: Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Sylvester Severino Maria StuartOccupation: Aristocrat Also known as: The Young Pretender, The Young Chevalier Time period: 1720 – 1788 Famous for: trying to reclaim the British throne for his exiled family (the Stuarts) by leading an uprising in 1745, failing and running away to France…
Courses and tips for taking care of your mental wellbeing at work

Courses and tips for taking care of your mental wellbeing at work

The theme of World Mental Health Day 2017 is mental health in the workplace. While mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time, today is a time to think about your own wellbeing and that of the people close to you – especially in relation to work. Here are three simple things you can…
Celebrate National Coding Week with FutureLearn

Celebrate National Coding Week with FutureLearn

Join a live coding Q&A with Raspberry Pi At 13:00 UTC+1 on 18 September 2017, we’ll be running a live coding Q&A on Facebook with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. This UK-based charity provides low-cost, high-performance computers, to help people learn, solve problems and have fun. Raspberry Pi already offers a range of coding courses on…
Explore somewhere new in November with FutureLearn

Explore somewhere new in November with FutureLearn

What did Henry VIII munch for lunch? How was chocolate used as a political tool? What was Queen Victoria’s favourite food? These are just some of the questions you’ll answer on the course A History of Royal Food and Feasting from the University of Reading and Historic Royal Palaces. Take an intimate look behind the scenes…
Happy English Language Day from FutureLearn!

Happy English Language Day from FutureLearn!

First held in 2010, the day coincides with William Shakespeare’s birthday and celebrates English as one of six official UN languages. To mark the occasion, we spoke to IELTS expert Chris Cavey about how the British Council’s online IELTS course helped 2.2 million students learn English last year, enabling them to live, work or study…

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