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British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We are on the ground in six continents and over 100 countries, bringing international opportunity to life, every day. The British Council was founded to create a friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and the wider world. We call this work cultural relations. We work in over 100 countries, connecting millions of people with the United Kingdom through programmes and services in the English language, the Arts, Education and Society. We believe these are the most effective means of engaging with others, and we have been doing this work since 1934.


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Our work in English aims to bring high qualitylanguage materials to every learner and teacher who wants them. In developing and post-conflictcountries we teach English and train teachers through radio, web and TV broadcasts.We offer over three million UK examinations worldwide, helping people gain access to trustedqualifications to support their career and study prospects.


Our work in Education and Society helps transform national education systems, buildsmore inclusive and open societies and increases young people’s opportunities. We encourage international students to come andstudy in the UK, and British students to experience life abroad. We bring schools around the world together so young people andteachers from different countries can share with and learn from each other.


Our work in the Arts involves the very best British and internationalartistic talent. We help increase audiences for international work in the UKand for UK work globally. We bring artists together and support the developmentof skills and policy in the arts and creative industries. Through this work weensure that culture in its broadest sense plays a vital role in connecting withand understanding each other.


In these ways, the British Council builds linksbetween UK people and institutions and those around the world, helping tocreate trust and lay foundations for prosperity and security around theworld. 

 

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