Registering for a course at the British Council is easy:


  • You can book a face-to-face consultation in one of our Paris centres or a video consultation online.

Does my child need to do a placement test?


When you join the consultation, your child may need to do a spoken and written test with the teacher.

  • The consultation will take between 15-20 minutes.
  • If you are doing an online consultation, please connect using the Zoom link we will have sent you in the email/sms confirmation message.
  • Parental presence is essential throughout.


  • The results of the test will help us to determine the best course from our range of English courses for kids and teens.
  • You must be 18 years old to be able to pay and register for a course.
  • Our customer services team will call you with all the information you need to sign-up after the test.  Or you can visit them directly after your face-to-face test.

Does my child need to do a placement test?

Your child needs a placement test in order to register them into the correct class for their level for school year courses.

However you can directly register if:

  • they have done a placement test within the past six months
  • they have passed the FCE, CAE or CPE exam within the past six months
  • your child is attending one of our intensive holiday courses.

How to sign-up your child to an intensive course?

 Please fill in an online registration form

Data protection

British Council will use the information that you are providing in connection with processing your registration. The legal basis for processing your information is agreement with our Terms and Conditions of registration (contract).

British Council complies with data protection law in the UK and laws in other countries that meet internationally accepted standards.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold on you, and the right to ask us to correct any inaccuracies in that information. If you have concerns about how we have used your personal information, you also have the right to complain to a privacy regulator.

For detailed information, please refer to the privacy section of our website or contact us at We will keep your information for a period of 7 years from the time of collection.

I'm not able to do a video consultation

I you do not have the technology required to do a video consultation, please contact our customers services team to book a phone consultation.

We look forward to welcoming you or your child at the British Council.

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