Learn English with the British Council and you’ll be learning with the world’s English experts.
We’ve been teaching English for more than 75 years and have helped more than 100 million people in 100 different countries improve their English skills and build their confidence.
You can learn English by taking face-to-face lessons in our teaching centres or at home via our online courses and learning tools. We can demonstrate your progress by providing you with internationally recognised proficiency tests.
Explore our unrivalled range of courses and support to meet your exact learning needs.
How it works
We offer courses for:
English for children
Give your child the best start in life with our popular courses and online support for kids and teens. They are specially designed to be fun, interactive and very effective.
English for teenagers
Our courses for teenagers are designed to complement learning at school by improving language knowledge and developing confident communication in English.
English for adults
Get the most out of life by improving your English skills. Our interactive and sociable courses and comprehensive online support will help you speak, listen, read and write with confidence.
English for university students
Our courses and online resources are specially designed to help improve all your English skills and get you on the path to a successful future.
English for the workplace
Realise your full professional potential with our wide range of flexible courses, which are specially designed to focus on situations related to your everyday working life.
English courses for companies
Transform your business or organisation with our customised courses built around your unique company needs.