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#StayHome with the British Council

Our online resources will help you to make the most of your time indoors.

Staying at home is a new reality for many of us and we’ve all got to make the best out of the current situation. We’re in this together, all looking at ways we can keep ourselves and our children occupied and entertained.

But look no further, we can help you. We’ve pulled together the best of our online resources and digital platforms so that you can make the most of your time indoors.

We have a great mix of content – from helping your kids to learn English through fun songs and games, to enabling you to explore our art collection without leaving home. If you’re planning on taking the IELTS test or a Cambridge English exam in the future, we have some excellent materials to help you prepare. And finally, we haven’t forgotten the teachers out there – we have a wide range of professional development opportunities and online resources to help you become a more effective teacher of English.

We have something for everyone! There’s no better time to learn new skills than right now.

Pick and choose the sections that interest you the most and start exploring.

Pre-school and primary students

Tips for parents

Read more articles on our Blog (available in Greek only).

Resources

Secondary students and teenagers

Adults

Tips for adults

Read more articles on our Blog (available in Greek only).

Resources

Free online courses

Exam preparation: IELTS

Resources

Free online courses

Our four free Understanding IELTS courses provide a complete guide to each section of the test (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking) and will help you improve your test performance: 

Teachers of English

Resources

Free online courses

  • Teacher development courses
    Our free online teacher development courses are three or four weeks long and cover a range of topics, from assessing learners to planning a great lesson. Study at your own pace and communicate with other teachers from all over the world.
  • Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching
    What is language? How do we learn meaning in a new language? And what is the best way to teach other languages? This free online course suggests answers to these questions and explores the latest ideas, research and practice in language learning and teaching.
  • Exploring English: Shakespeare
    Learn about the life and works of Shakespeare, and explore the universal themes he addressed with this free online course.
  • Migrants and Refugees in Education: A toolkit for teachers
    Whether you’re a language teacher, a teacher of another subject, or a volunteer working with refugees and migrant learners, this free online course will equip you with ideas and strategies to better support and teach young people affected by violence, conflict or displacement.

Arts and culture

  • National Theatre at Home
    At a time when theatres across the globe are closed to the public, National Theatre at Home brings world-class theatre to you in the comfort and safety of your home. Join us every Thursday at 21.00 for some of the best British theatre, free to stream for a week on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel.
  • Listen to Selector Radio
    Broadcasting the best UK music to over 30 countries worldwide, Selector Radio connects a global audience with the best emerging talent. Tune in online to hear – not just the best new music from the UK – but curated sounds from across the globe.
  • iRead: Navigo game
    Based on current research from the iRead project, the Navigo game has been designed to support primary school children in developing their reading skills and is freely available to download in English and Greek.
  • Browse the British Council Collection
    Since 1938 the British Council has been collecting works of art, craft and design to showcase the achievements of the best British artists, craft practitioners and designers.
  • International Museum Academy Toolkits
    Are you a museum or cultural sector professional? You can now access the course material from our first International Museum Academy – delivered by leading UK museum experts – via the toolkits we have created.
  • FameLab video collection
    FameLab is an international competition to find the world’s most talented science communicators. Participants have just three minutes to impress the judges and audience with a scientific talk. Watch our ‘FameLabbers’ in action on the FameLab YouTube channel!
  • Europe Beyond Access
    Europe Beyond Access is an ambitious project to support world-class disabled performing artists break the glass ceilings of the contemporary theatre and dance sectors.

For more digital arts and culture, visit our Arts online webpage.

#CultureConnectsUs

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