English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development

This free online course will help you explore the best way on how young children learn English as an additional language while they’re still learning their mother tongue. 

By participating in this course you will learn how and why do children learn best through play, as well as what parents and practitioners can do to enable children to get the most out of a learning experience.

British Council educators will share their insights and experiences so that you can learn:

  • how to best talk to young children
  • how to create the best environment for them to learn English as an additional language
  • and how to monitor their progress most effectively.

You will have a chance to join discussions about child development and early childhood English language learning, so that you have the opportunity to interact live with our experienced educators. Here you will also be able to share your opinions, ideas and questions with other participants.

English in Early Childhood course is extremely flexible and will only take up to two hours of your time per week, over the period of six weeks, so you can practice at any time that suits you. You can sign up from now until the very last day of the course.