About this course

Learning English with the British Council can give you that all important competitive edge. It will help you get better grades now and the best chance of getting in to the university of your choice.  

Our courses also improve your social life. You’ll communicate with friends better, enjoy music, movies and social media more, as well as making new friends from other places.

On this course you will:

  • Learn to use grammar and vocabulary for meaningful communication
  • Gain the confidence you need to speak and write well
  • Develop the language and social skills that will give you a competitive advantage at school and in later life

Why should you choose this course from the British Council?

Teens learning English with the world’s English experts will:

  • Be taught by the best qualified teachers
  • Enjoy lessons that use modern, group based activities specially designed for the way teens learn
  • Get access to the world’s largest online learning resource
  • Have lessons that support their school studies
  • Keep parents connected to progress through meetings and reports from the teachers

The right level for you

We offer courses for every age group and ability level with classes organized as follows:

We have two age groups:

  • Lower secondary 2 (ages 13–14)
  • Upper secondary (ages 15–17).

And four ability levels.

If you’re a new British Council learner 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. And you can book your placement test online on here

Please bring your birth certificate with you.

How will you be assessed? 

At the end of the course, you will receive a report card, containing grades for speaking, listening, reading, and writing, as well as for participation, behaviour and effort. 

If you pass, you’ll receive a certificate and progress to the next level. If you don’t, your teacher may suggest that you repeat the course to ensure you’re learning with people of the same ability.

Where is this course taught?

Additional information

What course materials do I need to buy?

Your child will need their textbook in time for their first lesson. They’re available at the British Council bookshops in Agouza and Heliopolis. If you tell the bookshop staff which level your child is in, they’ll know which book to give you.

Bookshop opening times

Agouza is open Sunday to Thursday, 10.00–14.30 and 16.00–20.30. For the first two weeks of term this bookshop extends its opening hours to include the following times:

  • Friday 09.00–14.00 and 15.00–18.00 
  • Saturday 09.00–14.30 and 16.00–20.00

Heliopolis is open Saturday to Thursday, 09.00–19.00. For the first two weeks of term it will also open at these times on Friday.

Free online resources 

Visit the LearnEnglish Teens website for free resources.

Can I get a refund?

Refunds are only available if the course is cancelled by the British Council or if you can prove that your child is unable to complete the course due to serious illness, a loss or bereavement, or another personal trauma. 

If a refund is offered, you will be issued with a course credit. This credit must be used within six months.

Calendar and pricing

When are classes held?

The course consists of 16 lessons, and each lesson is 2.5 hours long. 

Lessons take place on Friday at the following times:

  • 09.30–11.30
  • 13.00–15.00
  • 15.30–17.30

And on Saturday at the following times:

  • 09.30–11.30
  • 12.30–14.30
  • 15.00–17.00
  • 17.30 –19.30

 

Where are classes held?

You can send your child to one of our training centres in Agouza, Heliopolis or Nasr City. Visit our teaching centres page for more information about these locations. 

 How much does the course cost?

  • Course – 2,220LE
  • Textbook – 150–250LE
  • Placement test for new students – 90LE