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We have over 80 years' experience in producing language courses for learners around the world. Today learners (and teachers) can choose from a wide range of innovative and exciting BBC Active books and accompanying resources to help them in their language learning. Whether you're looking for simple guides, phrase books and audio to help you get by on holiday, short courses and grammars to build up your vocabulary and confidence, or more in-depth courses for beginners or intermediates, the BBC Active languages range can help you achieve your goal.

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Designed by language-teaching experts, our courses make the best use of today's technology. We aim to offer something for everyone, with book and audio, audio-only and multimedia courses and resources. There are also free online activities at www.bbc.co.uk/languages that complement many of the products in our range.

All our courses are available to buy through this website, or from all good booksellers.

We are constantly adding to our range, so keep up to date with developments by checking the recent news on the Home page or the Teachers’ Home page. Teachers can also keep up to date by joining the Teachers’ Club.  If you are a language learner and have any thoughts or comments, please let us know by contacting us at: bbcactive.languages.admin@pearson.com.

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About the Teachers' Club

The BBC Languages Email Club, as it was then known, was set up in 2001. Its aim, as stated in the first ever monthly newsletter to club members, was ‘not only to keep you fully informed about BBC language programmes, support materials and forthcoming developments – but also to provide you with a regular opportunity to tell us what you think, what’s on your mind and what you think we should be doing if we are not already doing it’.


Since its inception, the email club has continued to grow and now has around 5,800 members – language teachers, tutors, advisers and specialists from around the UK and all over the world. The newsletter continues to be absolutely free, and provides an engaging bi-monthly round-up of news, information and resources from the languages world. You can read more about becoming a member of the Club on the dedicated BBC Active Language Teachers’ Club page. Why not join today, and become part of a fun, friendly community where you can have your say?
 

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About BBC Active

BBC Active, formerly known as BBC Worldwide Learning (including BBC Children’s Learning, and BBC Languages), is a joint venture between Pearson Education, the world's leading educational publisher, and BBC Worldwide, the commercial consumer arm of the BBC. BBC Active trade as Educational Publishers LLP (Registered Number OC314882), whose registered office is at Edinburgh Gate, Harlow, Essex CM20 2JE.

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