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.
Teaching English. Supporting learning. Testing proficiency.
How it works
We offer courses for:
English for kids and teens
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 adults - beginners
Begin your English language journey with our basic English courses and online support. We’ll get you communicating with confidence and enjoying everything the English language has to offer.
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
Maximise your opportunities with our English and IELTS courses, tests and online resources. We’re uniquely positioned to help you get the grade you need for your education journey.
English for the workplace
Realise your full potential at work by communicating effectively in the world’s business language. Our targeted approach for business English ensures your learning is focused and relevant.
English courses for companies
Is English essential to the success of your business? Our training courses are designed to improve the skills, motivation and performance of teams and individuals in the workplace.