In our interview, Chris talks about how the course was created and discusses the logistics of managing over 100,000 online learners and responding to over 145,000 comments in the first week. He also discusses how there is a genuine sense of community developing on the course, with lively discussion and exchanges taking place between learners. In his opinion, this may be one of the most valuable aspects of the course.

Useful links

The course, aimed at adult intermediate learners, is free and lasts for 6 weeks. It is still possible to sign up. Click on the link to find out more: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/explore-english-language-culture

Find out more about the ELTons awards for ELT innovation: http://englishagenda.britishcouncil.org/eltons

 

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