- 369,000 learners took part in our teaching centre classes and we reached 231 million people via broadcasts, print or digital English teaching;
- We delivered 2.5 million IELTS tests;
- We worked with 2.9 million examination candidates in more than 850 towns and cities worldwide.; and
- We worked with 13.7 million teachers and learners in online communities. Over 109 million people accessed our range of online English pages.
We accredit over 550 UK schools, colleges and universities as providers of quality English language learning and link them to education marketing in 58 countries.
Our global English language assessment service, Aptis, supports organisations to assess the English language abilities of their people. It has been taken in 80 countries since its launch in August 2012.
Working with the UK’s leading social learning platform, FutureLearn, we produced two new MOOCs. Breaking previous records for audience participation on FutureLearn, these courses gave over 290,000 people free access to global learning opportunities.
We supported 60,000 Syrian refugee children experiencing the trauma of displacement to acquire the language skills they need to access education in Lebanon.
Our Word on the Street television series and radio programmes reached nearly 136 million people in 2014-15.
We launched an English teacher training project to help raise the level of Burma’s education system to international standards. Funded by the British Council and DFID, and delivered with Voluntary Service Overseas, the project will support over 1,500 state teacher educators across the country.
We offer a range of free and ‘paid for’ services to private sector providers of English language teaching to support their expansion in new markets, including market intelligence and networking events.