English Extra with MyClub: more than just English classes

When you enrol with the British Council, you benefit from a wide range of activities that complement your language-learning experience, and help develop your confidence and fluency in spoken English.

Activities include:

MyClub

  • Online activities which support your learning and are totally free! Here is the MyClub weekly programme:

Mondays

  • MyClass orientation. Find out how MyClass works and how to make the most of our offer
  • Introduction to TOEIC for CPF

Tuesdays

  • Conversation Club

Thursdays

  • Study skills

Talks in English

Talks in English is a series of talks on a wide range of subjects open to our students and the general public. Past speakers have included award winning author Sebastian Faulks and Head of The Economist's Paris bureau, Sophie Pedder.  We give priority seats to our students for these events.

All talks are usually 45 minutes long and are delivered in English. Each talk is followed by refreshments, giving attendees a chance to practise their English speaking and listening skills.

  • Thursday 28 September: Chat GPT and the future of English language teaching: Luke Thompson
  • Wednesday 18 October: The Poetry Pharmacy Forever: William Seighart  
  • Thursday 30 November: The early history of the BBC: Simon Handy
  • Thursday 18 January: Peaky Blinders and Birmingham between 1919 & 1939: Chris Remick RSVP 
  • Wednesday 31 January: The art of collaboration: Robert Mailer Anderson RSVP 

Trips and tours

Past trips have included:

  • guided tours of the British Embassy and the Ambassador’s residence, including a traditional cup of tea
  • guided tours of the American library
  • trips to London with a true londoner and British Council teacher as a guide (train tickets and food not included). 
  • guided tours of Père Lachaise by our resident historian/teacher
  • guided tours of exhibitions 

Watch the London trip video1 and video 2.

Social events

Every month, our English Extra programme hosts social events at our centre in Invalides. 

Students use this as an opportunity to put what they learn into practice, exchanging with other students, teachers and British Council staff. 

Past social events have included:

  • celebrating Scotland’s national poet on Burn’s night, including recitals and Haggis tasting
  • traditional pub quizzes
  • shared breakfasts to mingle and chat over tea or coffee and English biscuits
  • welcome drinks

As the UK’s organisation for cultural relations, students also benefit from discounted tickets for events and exhibitions that we sponsor or partner with. 

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