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English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development 

This free online course for parents and early years teachers explores how young children learn English. 

British Council educators 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.

  • How and why do children learn best through play?
  • How do very young children best learn English as an additional language while they’re still learning their mother tongue?
  • What can parents do to enable children to get the most out of their learning experience?

The course runs several times a year. You can find out more and sign up on FutureLearn.