The content of the program will be created & developed by British Council. Students will be able to join this program from 2014.
British Council and FutureLearn are collaborated to create a documented English language MOOCs, and to offer a path to be able to appear in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessments at testing centres of British Council.This system seems to be very helpful for students wants to appear in IELTS. Now using the course they will be able to judge their command over English language. IELTS is one of the most popular program among people wish to migrate or wants to study abroad. The program will be very helpful to students seeking admission in higher education courses in UK.
The British Council will work closely with FutureLearn and its university partners and will expand the English language learning facilities and support to students in the country.
India will be the first country for British Council where they've launched this kind of course. British Council is looking forward for the big success of this initiative. Now people can easily qualify to migrate to UK with the help of this program.
Not only in India, but this MOOC system will help students from across India to apply improve their proficiency on English language and that will lead to more people will be eligible to apply for study abroad.
IELTS test is available at over 900 locations around the world and is accepted by over 8000 institutions globally. Over two million IELTS tests were taken in the last year.Simon Nelson, chief executive of FutureLearn, clarify that India is second biggest market for FutureLearn. This partnership with British Council will defiantly help FutureLearn to success in their mission.
The website of this program will be responsive, that mean people will be able to access the material from desktop, tablet, smartphone with the same high quality.
FutureLearn is fully owned by The Open University, which is a largest open university of UK. The university has 44 years of experience providing distance education.