The British Council’s priority is always to ensure the safety and well-being of our teaching centre customers, employees, and the communities in which we operate.

For this reason, we will be making changes to all face-to-face activities in Slovakia. You can find answers to any questions you may have due to closures or cancellations below.  

1. Please ensure you have the following for each face to face English lesson:

  • Notebook and stationery. For health and safety reasons, we will not provide shared stationery
  • A refillable water bottle
  • Your face mask

2. What safety measures are in place in classrooms and in premises?

Your health is our priority and we have implemented the following procedures, following government guidelines, to ensure the teaching centre is as safe as possible for our students:

  • Hand sanitizer will be available at entrance/exit to the Teaching Centre and in classrooms (you may wish to bring your own bottle of sanitizer as well)
  • Break times will be staggered to minimise contact between groups of students
  • Classrooms will be cleaned throughout the day
  • Toilets and frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned regularly
  • Class size will be small to ensure we follow social distancing guidelines.

3. Please do not come to our class/teaching centre if:

  • You are currently in self-quarantine or
  • You have been in contact with any person suspected of having been exposed to Covid-19 in the last 14 days or
  • You have a cold, fever, are short of breath or have flu-like symptom

4. If I register myself or my child for a new face to face course, what will happen if there is no possibility to continue with face to face lessons?

If we need to close the teaching centre in line with government guidelines, we guarantee that classes will continue online. Online classes will include the same number of hours as face-to-face classes.

We are drawing on the expertise of our wide network of teaching centres across the world to offer a virtual classroom experience that has already proven to be effective.

Virtual lessons for adults are like any other classroom lessons at the British Council. You will practise your speaking and writing with your teacher and classmates in real time, and do pair and group work. Of course, just like in any other lesson, you will also practise your listening and reading skills, and learn lots of new language. The difference is that it will be delivered via Zoom: user-friendly web-conferencing software.

Virtual lessons for young learners are designed to cover the same language skills and deliver the same progress as regular classes. Virtual classrooms include live lessons with the teacher and self-study activities to be completed online before and after each live lesson. We are committed to ensuring that all children can study in a safe and supportive environment and our platform incorporates a number of features designed to keep children safe while they are online.

We will send individual emails to students and parents with more details about our virtual classrooms and when the first virtual class for each course will begin.