Language courses

  • Language courses

    The British Council is a world leader in the teaching of English, and has been reaching language learners for over 70 years throughout the world. Our Teaching Centres offer a wide variety of language courses for young learners designed to develop your child’s confidence in English. We are committed to providing the highest quality language teaching and all our teachers are well-qualified and highly experienced in teaching young learners.

    Select your country below to find an English course for your child.

    If your country is not listed below, or you are looking for an English course for adults, please choose your country on the main British Council contact page.  

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  • Bangladesh

    Our Young Learner courses will help your child with their English at school and improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The courses are designed for children from 8-10 years and from 11-14 years of age. At the end of the course, there is a Parents' Day for you to discuss your child's progress with the teacher.

  • Bulgaria

    Help your children to meet their full potential through speaking and writing better English. Our teachers take every opportunity to develop their pupils’ interest in the language through motivating activities in an authentic English-speaking learning environment.

  • Burma

    We know that the challenges facing your children at school are greater than they have ever been. That's why our English Language for Young Learners programme aims to help your children grow in confidence and succeed in their studies.

  • Colombia

    Our Young Learner courses are for learners aged 5 to 17. Classes are grouped by their stages of development and are divided by language level so we can focus on age specific language and learning needs. We follow a language through content approach where the majority of our courses (5-14) are based on a graded reader. Our courses aim to develop accuracy and skills that support school curricula.

  • Czech Republic

    For children aged 7 to 10 our courses are 12 weeks long with two 60-minute classes per week. We offer five main levels: Starters, Movers A, Movers B, Flyers and High Flyers. Our courses give your child a positive experience of English that they will enjoy and will want to continue with as they get older.

  • Egypt

    Each course is designed to give students a chance to learn English through a variety of interesting topics and themes. They will work in pairs and small groups, providing opportunities to focus on real English structures and communication, across all four skills of speaking, reading, listening, and writing.

  • France

    Our English as a Foreign Language section offers courses of General English as well as preparation for the Cambridge Exams (from the level of FCE). Our bilingual section offers anglophone pupils courses based on the UK’s National Curriculum Attainment targets, organised according to their class at school.

  • Greece

    We centre our methodology around your child and base our classes on a variety of carefully planned tasks and activities that involve vocabulary, grammar, speaking, listening, reading and writing. We aim to challenge and motivate your child, whatever their individual learning style, and are committed to making your child’s learning a successful, enjoyable and positive experience.

  • Hong Kong

    We offer a variety of English language courses for Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary learners. Our courses are tailored to the specific needs of Hong Kong students and are all taught by internationally qualified teachers. We use a communicative method which not only makes learning fun and engaging but also is an effective way to foster the all-round development of your child.

  • Hungary

    In Hungary our Young Learner courses are designed for children aged 6 to 17 to develop their communicative ability, confidence and an enthusiasm for learning English. We also offer Cambridge Young Learner Tests for children aged between 7 and 12.

  • India

    Broaden your child’s horizons and prepare them for the future by enrolling them on an English course at the British Council teaching centres in India. Not only will it help your child in speaking English fluently and confidently but they will also gain team-working and other social skills. We offer a variety of courses for Junior (8-10 year-olds), Senior (11-12 year-olds) and Upper Senior (13-15 year-olds) Young Learners at our four Teaching Centres in India.

  • Italy

    The aim of our primary courses is to improve knowledge of all aspects of the English language. Divided by level and by age group, children will learn English in a stimulating and positive environment.

  • Japan

    Do you want to boost your child’s confidence and ability in English? Our methodology ensures your child will love to learn English and will use it communicatively from an early age. We understand that each child learns in different ways, so we ensure activities appeal to all learner types, allowing your child the chance to shine.

  • Jordan

    The British Council Amman offers year round young learner courses in addition to our very popular summer intensives. These courses take place every Saturday, Thursday and also at other times during the week. We also offer courses offsite with partner schools. The courses are 24-hours per term for Juniors (7-9 year-olds), Highers (10-13 year-olds) and Seniors (14-17 year-olds).

  • Korea

    Our methodology includes the values of creativity, communication, support, achievement and accountability in our work with children and parents. We make learning English meaningful and motivating for children through the use of stories, songs, and situations that children can understand, enjoy and respond to at their level.

  • Kuwait

    If you want to develop your child's English using the latest learning methods, our courses and tests could be just what you need. We believe that learning is better when lessons are fun, interesting, interactive and challenging. We have courses to suit young learners at all levels from elementary through to advanced.

  • Lebanon

    Our Young Learner intensive summer courses are designed to help your child improve their English, think independently and work collaboratively. Our fun, communicative lessons will increase your child’s confidence in using English both inside and outside the class and help them do even better at school.

  • Libya

    Our primary courses are coursebook based and enable topics to be explored in depth. The courses develop all major skills as well as vocabulary and grammar. A significant aspect of our approach is the building of our learners' confidence, learner training and helping them become independent learners and users of English.

  • Malaysia

    We know that children learn best when they are having fun. That’s why we design classroom activities that not only improve their language skills, but are also enjoyable and help build their confidence. We keep children motivated by making sure that they are learning in a stimulating, happy and encouraging environment.

  • Mauritius

    Our primary courses are communicative with integrated skills. Our learners develop all four skills (listening, speaking, reading & writing) through a variety of communicative tasks and introduce and recycle a wide variety of language items. Language is also reinforced through a variety of songs, rhymes and games.

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