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FutureLearn to offer English Language under MOOC framed by British Council

Nov 21, 2013 01:20 IST

    UK’s led first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) provider, ‘FutureLearn’ is to offer a platform to British Council to introduce its open online courses, framed to help course takers to build their proficiency in English language.

    The original web-based online courses will be created using the British Council's expertise in lending a helping hand to the learners and academicians to assess and improve their English language sense, globally. The global learners can avail new MOOCs from the British Council from 2014 onward.

    British Council and FutureLearn are collaborated to create a documented English language MOOCs, and to offer a path to be able to appear in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessments at testing centres of British Council.

    This new joint web-based English course will make sure that course takers learn from around the world to excel well in Higher education and will also help them to communicate more efficaciously.

    For migration in various countries and to assess students for admissions in higher education, IELTS is a salient and most recognized English language test. The IELTS can be availed in more than 900 locations globally, besides being accepted by 8000 above institutions worldwide.

    Chief executive of FutureLearn, Simon Nelson, visited India for having discussion with Indian institutions and government representatives regarding the function of MOOCs in university level education.

    He spoke about India already being FutureLearn's second largest market. This new introduction of English course by British Council shall help by offering a valuable chance to support the development communication skills through English language for people across the globe.

    The FutureLearn course experience focuses on distance and open learning by imparting knowledge through social interaction, by engaging course takers with each other and let relevant online conversations occur through the course. The study material is also provided, besides taking tests and rewarding learners with certificates.

    The learners can learn from their native country, sitting at home using their Desktop computers, Mobiles, Tablets and other devices.

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