We offer a wide and flexible range of courses to meet your needs. So whatever your age, your level or your learning goals, we have a course for you.

How do we teach English at the British Council?

  • We make learning fun because people learn better if they enjoy being in the classroom.
  • We use different teaching techniques because different students have different learning styles.
  • We ask students to work in pairs and in groups so they develop real-life communication skills.
  • We use course books produced by specialist publishers and materials created by our teachers.
  • We provide students with language input and skills practice.
  • We also teach study skills to help you become more independent language learners.
  • We integrate the use of technology into our courses to enhance language learning, develop creativity, critical thinking and digital literacy.  
  • We provide access to high quality online content and digital resources that support language learning inside and outside the classroom.
  • We expect you to play an active part in your learning.

Levels and British Council courses

CEFR = Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

CEFR level General courses Business courses Cambridge exam IELTS preparation
A0 Beginner          



Elementary A

Elementary B

Elementary C



Pre Intermediate A

Pre Intermediate B

Pre Intermediate C




A2 Key 



Intermediate A

Intermediate B

Intermediate C





B1 Preliminary

B1 Business Preliminary


IELTS Coach 



Upper Intermediate A

Upper Intermediate B

Upper Intermediate C

Pre Advanced A

Pre Advanced B



Upper Intermediate 


B2 First

B2 Business Vantage 









IELTS Master 18

IELTS 36    



Advanced A

Advanced B

Advanced C







C1 Advanced

C1 Business Higher