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:


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


  • Free introduction to myClass  
  • Conversation Club
  • Language Doctor


  • Pronunciation Doctor
  • Conversation Club


  • 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 16 February at 19h: "From Punk to Britpop" an exploration of the music and culture in the UK from 1976 - 1996
  • Thursday 20 April at 19h: "What is Ukraine, what is a Ukrainian? " Professor Magocsi: University of Toronto
  • Thursday 11 May at 19h: "Photography - One Approach" Bruce Frankel
  • Thursday 8 June: Aspects of creative writing. Jake Lamar: Professor of creative writing at Sciences Po

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

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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