Community events

Community events

The British Council organises events on social media where you can ask our expert educators questions. If you have any questions about our courses or about learning English in general, you're welcome to join our live events on Facebook and YouTube. They're free and you can join as many as you want. 

What are community events?

Our community events are an opportunity to listen to teachers and experts from the British Council answering questions from learners like you. The events take place on Facebook and on YouTube and each one lasts about 30 minutes.

How do I join in?

You can find a list of events on this page. Look at the event details and if the time is suitable for you, just follow the event meeting link. If you want to ask questions, you need a Facebook or YouTube account. If you don't or can't use Facebook or YouTube, you can watch a recording of the events – see the event details page for a link to the recording.

What happens in a live event?

Our team of educators lead a discussion about the topic and then answer questions from the viewing audience. People all over the world join in and ask questions! 

Join our live event to support our learners: Shakespeare Live – learning English with Shakespeare.

Join our live event to support our learners studying grammar: Practice makes perfect – present perfect simple and continuous.

Join our live event to support our learners studying grammar:  Contrasting ideas – in spite of, although, even if and others.

Join our live event and ask our expert educator your questions about the English language and learning English.

Join our live event to support our learners studying grammar: Word building – prefixes and suffixes.

Join our live event to support our learners studying for English writing exams: Checking your writing.

Watch a recording of our live event to support our learners studying for English writing exams: How to write a great essay conclusion.

Watch a recording of our live event to support our learners studying grammar: Figuring things out – modals for deduction.

 Watch a recording of our live event to support our learners studying for English writing exams: What makes a good paragraph.

Watch a recording of our live event to support our learners studying grammar: International Women's Day – using inclusive language.

Watch a recording of our live event to support our learners studying for English exams: How to write a great essay introduction.

Watch a recording of our live event to support our learners studying for English exams: Planning essays.

Watch a recording of our live event to support our learners studying grammar: Talking about films and series – adjectives with -ed and -ing.

Watch a recording of our live event to support our learners studying for English exams: Writing emails and letters – formal and informal.

Watch a recording of our live event to support our learners studying grammar: The language of love – dating in English!

Watch a recording our live event to support our learners studying for English exams: IELTS Reading – True/False/Not Given questions.

Watch a recording of our live event to support our learners studying grammar: The Year of the Dragon – articles.

Watch a recording of our live event to support our learners studying for English exams: Common writing mistakes – and how to fix them.

Watch a recording of our live event to support our learners studying grammar: Looking on the bright side – talking about the future in a positive way.

Watch a recording of our live event to support our learners studying grammar: Technology past and present – past ability.

Watch a recording of our live event to support our learners studying grammar: Everyday life – delexical verbs.

Watch a recording of our live event to support our learners studying grammar: New Year's resolutions and plans for 2024 – future forms.

Watch a recording of our live event to support our learners studying grammar: Checking the facts – question tags.

Watch a recording of our live event to support our learners studying grammar: Me, myself and I – reflexive pronouns.

Watch a recording of our live event to support our learners studying grammar: Black Friday – modifying comparatives and superlatives.