Partnerships, courses and resources

Bring an international dimension to your school and support the teaching and learning of modern languages with international partnerships, curriculum resources, courses and competitions.

Our resources and opportunities are designed to increase young people’s international awareness and help them learn about other cultures and languages.

Partner and collaborate

School exchange starter kit

Connect with schools worldwide to work together on curriculum-relevant projects and develop lasting partnerships that benefit students, teachers and the whole school community.

Our starter kit will help you think through the necessary steps to plan and run an exchange at your school.

Mandarin Excellence Programme

Find out about the new intensive language programme, funded by the Department for Education and delivered by the UCL Institute of Education in partnership with the British Council.

International Education Week case studies

Looking for ideas for activities or trips to run in your school?  Read our case studies, written by teachers about their international activities, and get inspired.

Primary languages starter pack

Download our new primary languages starter pack and activities, designed to support the teaching of languages in UK primary schools.

HSBC/British Council Mandarin Chinese Speaking Competition

A great, fun opportunity for students to practise their Mandarin Chinese language skills and win a week in Beijing. 

KS2 Chinese Immersion courses

An exciting opportunity for Primary school pupils in England and Wales to learn Mandarin Chinese and experience some of China's rich culture. 

Year of the Sheep

Download our education pack to celebrate the language and culture of China in the Year of the Sheep. 

Bienvenido a Mexico - Welcome to Mexico 

Celebrate Mexico and Spanish language at your school with an introduction to the diverse country through art, literature and architecture by downloading the resource.