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

General, Speaking, Business and Legal English courses

CEFR 
level
Speaking 
courses
Business
English
General
English

C1-C2

 

Advanced 
A/B/C  

Proficient User 
A-F  

 

Legal English 
A/B/C

 

B2

  Pre-Advanced 
A/B
The Speaking course
18 hours
Upper-Intermediate 
A/B/C
Upper-Intermediate
A/B/C
B1 Intermediate 
A/B/C
Intermediate 
A/B/C
Focus on Speaking
18 hours

A2
  Pre-Intermediate
A/B/C
   
A1     Elementary
A/B/C

IELTS and Cambridge exam preparation courses

CEFR 
level
IELTS test
preparation
Cambridge English
exam preparation
C1-C2

IELTS Master
18 hours   

 

IELTS Coach
36 hours


C1 
Advanced
 B2  

CEFR = Common European Framework of Reference for Languages