This year The Big Challenge and InterACT English are teaming up to offer your school access to our growing collection of creative online English courses for free.
As a Big Challenge participant you can claim an unlimited number of free licenses for our courses. Providing access to individual students or entire classes.
Our online English courses are structured like a masterclass with pre-recorded tutorials, reading, video resources, review sections and practical creative tasks. All in English and taught by our Native Speakers.
The programs Filmmaking and Creative Writing help students to make their own original art work in English. Students and classes then have the option to enter their stories and films into our InterACT Film & Creative Writing Festival for a chance to win awards and recognition for their work.
Teachers will receive a teaching guide for the course that includes the estimated times for each module and a list of the students assignments. Unfortunately we cannot currently provide access for teachers to observe their students' progress in the system, but the guide will help you to keep students on track and to assign modules for homework or home learning.
All students will receive a certificate of completion after finishing their course.
Please check the FAQ below to learn more about how the courses work and who we are. To claim your licenses please fill out the form below and We will send your access codes and information about the courses right away.
We hope you and your student will enjoy and benefit from our online courses. Also be sure to also check out our regular programming where we bring our team of Native Speakers directly to your school for English projects
In this course you'll work with Brea, a professional musician and performer from Australia. She is going to teach you how to write a short story in English. From brainstorming ideas, to developing great characters and editing your writing you’ll learn a lot and improve your English at the same time. By the end of this course you'll be writing like the pros.
You will have access to all of the online lessons and videos. The courses are designed in a way that allows students to progress through the content at their own pace following the structure of the course we have designed. You will also have access to technical support. Please allow 2-3 days for us to answer any technical questions or resolve any problems.
The courses can be completed from home or in a media classroom. Please follow your schools and governments most current regulations and laws relating to COVID-19 and social distancing. Be safe and don’t take any risks. If you want students can definitely collaborate digitally even if they’re not able to be physically together. Get creative but more importantly be safe!
If you are taking the course on your own there are no deadlines. BUT there are deadlines for students to enter your films and stories in the festivals check the website for more details about festival deadlines. There will be multiple festivals so if you missed the first one don’t worry another is coming.