About this course
Our General English courses are designed to improve every aspect of your English. Each lesson has clear objectives that contribute to your overall progress and moves you closer to achieving your language goals.
In every class, your teacher will provide you with structured learning tasks and monitor your progress, providing you with feedback, correction and guidance to help you become better, more fluent and more confident when communicating in English.
Our courses can help you improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, and whilst the focus is on using English naturally, grammar and vocabulary are developed as well.
On this course you will:
- Improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
- Gain confidence in all aspects of English
- Progress towards your personal language goals
Why should you choose this course from the British Council?
Learn English with the world’s English experts and you will:
- Be taught by highly qualified teachers
- Enjoy lessons that use modern, communication-centred activities, teaching methods and materials.
- Gain access to the LearnEnglish website featuring thousands of hints, tips, games and downloads
- See your skills progress in all areas
The right level for you
We offer General English courses at every level. We have 7 levels of ability from pre-elementary for those with very basic English skills right up to advanced level for those who have already mastered many aspects of language.
If you’re a new British Council student you’ll need to take a placement test to find out which is the right course level for you. These tests take place in our teaching centres in Agouza and Heliopolis. You can book your placement test online on here.
How will I be assessed?
Each level (e.g. intermediate, advanced, etc) is divided into four courses. The courses are made up of 16 lessons that are 2.5 hours long and are held twice a week. At the end of the course you’ll receive a grade based on your progress in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
You’ll take some tests during the course. If you pass, you’ll progress to the next level. If you are not successful, you can repeat the course.
You must attend at least 12 out of 16 lessons to pass.