Improve your English and live life to the full

Being confident with your English can enhance your life in so many ways. It can improve your career prospects. It can improve your social life. 

As the world’s English experts we’re uniquely positioned to get you closer to the English language and help you speak, listen, read and write with confidence so you can get the most out of everyday life. 

And with support from the world’s most comprehensive online learning resource and access to internationally accredited qualifications, the chances of success are much higher with the British Council.

So whether you’re learning English for the first time, want to top up your skills, or become an expert speaker, we’ve got the right course for you.

Explore the unrivalled range of courses and support available from the world’s English experts to help you get the most out of life.

Teaching English. Supporting learning. Testing proficiency.

Our levels

Choose the best way to learn

Classroom

Intensive English

Description
Join one of our week-long intensive courses and make real progress
Location
In Paris and Sèvres
Price
€670 for 30 hours

General English

Description
Learn real English language skills for real life situations.
Location
In Paris, Sèvres.
Price
€670 for 30 hours

Business English

Description
Improve your professional vocabulary.
Location
In Paris.
Price
€680 for 30 hours

Focus on English speaking skills

Description
Improve your fluency and accuracy.
Location
In Paris.
Price
€680 for 30 hours

English literature class

Description
Discover, discuss, and debate English literature.
Location
In Paris.
Price
€680 for 30 hours

Cambridge English exam preparation

Description
Prepare for your English exam and maximise your potential.
Location
In Paris.
Price
€680 for 30 hours

IELTS preparation

Description
Prepare for the internationally recognised IELTS test.
Location
In Paris.
Price
€490 for 20 hours

Online

LearnEnglish

Description
Activities and practice for adults.
Location
Price
FREE

Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests >

Description
Prepare for IELTS with tips and advice from experienced IELTS trainers.
Location
MOOC
Price
FREE

Exploring English: Language and Culture >

Description
Improve your English by examining English in use and British culture.
Location
MOOC
Price
FREE

Mobile app

LearnEnglish Grammar

Description
Grammar review and practice.
Location
iOS, Android and Windows Phone
Price
FREE

Sounds Right

Description
Pronunciation chart.
Location
iOS
Price
FREE

MyWordBook 2

Description
Vocabulary notebook.
Location
iOS or Android
Price
FREE

Johnny Grammar's Word Challenge

Description
English Quiz.
Location
iOS and Android
Price
FREE