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About us

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide.

About The English Channel:

Completely free to use, The English Channel is a British Council website with two sections for you: Learning English and building career skills

‘Learn English’ has got contemporary arts content with interactive English language practice. Through a variety of film, music and lifestyle videos, you can develop your English skills and further explore the themes and language

‘Build Career Skills’ is the ideal platform for students, young professionals and new entrepreneurs and for all who want to expand their knowledge and knowhow. Here you can access a variety of informative and practical content and monitor your progress, advancing your grasp of key-skills and ideas to help you through your career or business

Both sections of the site are free of charge, requiring only a fast and easy registration for you to access all the material

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.



We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 75 million people directly and 758 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body

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